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Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies: Combining the Benefits of CNC Machining and 3D Printing

Somewhere in between conventional and 3D printing is a technology known throughout the industry as ‘Hybrid Manufacturing’. This form of manufacturing combines the unique production techniques of subtractive and additive manufacturing offering plenty of benefits for manufacturers. These two techniques used together deliver the precision of subtractive manufacturing while giving the freedom of ...

ISM 2017: MFG Talk Radio’s Wrap-Up

Today, Wednesday 5/24/17 brings with it the end of ISM 2017. This incredible conference offered incredible insight into the modern supply chain and the complexities the industry faces each day. Bringing together some of the brightest minds, the Institute for Supply Management created an important forum to encourage collaboration between industry professionals. Some of the topics being discus...

Millennials: 3 Ways to Recruit this Talented Workforce

Every manufacturer has heard or struggled with the skills gap. Baby boomers are retiring and these businesses are finding it difficult to attract millennials to fill these and new job openings. To fully embrace this group of potential employees, manufacturers are going to need to update some of their recruitment strategies which should include a digital recruitment strategy, using modern manufa...

30 Under 30: THOMASNET & ISM Rising Supply Chain Stars

The manufacturing industry is vital for the well-being of the global economy, however without the Supply Chain, manufacturers products would be still be sitting on their doorsteps. The Supply Chain is a critical aspect of the manufacturing industry and this year Manufacturing Talk Radio is attending The Institute for Supply Management’s® ISM 2017 event in Orlando covering this important ...

Boeing vs. Bombardier: Canada Cautions The U.S.

On Thursday 5/18/17, the Canadian government warned the United States that they may cancel a $2 billion order for 18 Super Hornet fighter jets from Boeing. This announcement came just after the Trump administration took the first official step to renegotiate NAFTA. However, Canada’s government cited the cause for the cancellation will be directly related to the U.S. Department of Commerce ...

Weekly Recap for May 19th, 2017

Economic conditions around the world are driven on the strong back of manufacturing. In the April/May 2017 Global Outlook, you will hear from industry experts how the U.S. economy and manufacturing is performing, along with manufacturing in Asia, the UK and the EU. Next Week, Manufacturing Talk Radio will be broadcasting from ISM2017 where we will get an update of the ISM’s Annual Outlook. ...

NAFTA Renegotiation: Federal Government Moves Forward

The North American Free Trade Agreement has been making headlines since the U.S. election. President Donald Trump called the trade deal a ‘disaster’ and vowed to address the issues with the agreement. Now, the Trump administration took its first formal step to renegotiate NAFTA which could have an impact on more than $1.2 trillion in annual trade. Corporate supply chains hang in the ...

Manufacturing Takes Another Giant Leap Forward: Rapid Liquid Printing

Manufacturers of all kinds have benefited from the rapid advancement in 3D printing technology in so many different ways. From rapid prototyping to end use components, the technology continues to move forward and show even more potential along the way. Now, manufacturers may soon have another incredible piece of technology at their disposal, Rapid Liquid Printing. Rapid Liquid Printing takes ...

Europe’s Largest Wind Farm Open For Business: Impact on Manufacturing

Europe just opened the world’s second largest offshore wind farm. With more than 150 turbines and expected to produce about 2.6 TwH of electricity every year, this will be the Netherlands largest offshore wind farm. It’s located in the North Sea, 53 miles north of Groningen, it’s not viewable from shore and the location is particularly fruitful when it comes to producing energy from ...

Apple Invests $200 Million in U.S. Glass Manufacturer, Who’s Next on their List?

Apple made headlines earlier this month when the company announced that it would be investing $1 billion into U.S. manufacturing. Only a week later, Apple is already committing some of its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to a U.S. manufacturer. A New York based operation known as Corning Incorporated will be receiving $200 million from the tech leader which will go into its R&D facility in ...