year : 2017 315 results

New Jersey Manufacturing: NJMEP Manufacturing Caucus

New Jersey manufacturers and state legislators have been working vigorously to strengthen New Jersey manufacturing in all of its aspects. From putting New Jerseyans back to work to gaining a deeper understanding of what manufacturers need in order to thrive, collaboration between government officials and businesses within the state is critical. Now, state legislators have renewed their mission by establishing the bipartisan, Manufacturing Caucus. The first meeting was held in downtown Paterson, ...

Gov. Scott Walker Signs Wisconsin Foxconn Deal

In a big move for the state of Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker signed legislation on Monday approving the Foxconn $3 billion incentive package previously drawn up by the state. This new factory will primarily build flat-screens for smartphones and will be located in Southeastern Wisconsin and is set to create thousands of new manufacturing jobs for the state. The bill was signed at a ceremony at Gateway Technical College in Racine County, where the plant will be located. During the ceremo...

PMI’s Well Above 50 Mark Almost Worldwide

Tuesday, September 19th at 1PM ET: Purchasing Manager's Indices are totaling above 50 in almost every developed country of the world as manufacturing strengthens it footing after a long and sluggish recovery from The Great Recession. In addition, few headwinds are present, so manufacturing is in the enviable position to make so long-term strategic moves now and in the near term instead of the tactical dance it has embraced for over 99 months of a recovery that seemed uncertain and ...

Annual WiM SUMMIT: Interviews & Wrap Up

Last week Manufacturing Talk Radio was on location with the annual WiM SUMMIT in Hartford, Connecticut. Incredibly talented and successful women from all aspects of the manufacturing industry came together to share their experiences and pass on important knowledge. The event included keynote speeches, networking events and industry discussions in order to share experiences that could help others take their career in manufacturing to the next professional level. These kind of gatherings are ...

Researchers Develop Self-Healing Modular Robots That can Merge and Split

Recent developments at the Université libre de Bruxelles has taken the idea of modern robots and completely redefined it. The talented team of engineers working on behalf of the university have designed and created self-reconfiguring modular robots that have the ability to merge, split and self heal, all while maintaining full sensorimotor control. Their hard work has taken another step forward to implementing robots on the factory floor that can autonomously change their size, shape and ...

Weekly Wrap Up for September 15th, 2017

Sean Osborne is an inspirational individual who made a decision to stop doing things that got him in trouble with the law and use his hands-on skills and intelligence in manufacturing. Learn what that decision was like and the results he has experienced as he raised himself up at Wagner Machine, a full service custom machining and fabrication shop in Norton, Ohio. Here are Some of This Week's Top Manufacturing Stories Hurricane Irma Impact on Manufacturing: The Sunshine State Goes ...

NJMEP ‘Made in New Jersey’: The Importance of MFG Day

Manufacturing Day is right around the corner and manufacturers from all over the country are getting ready to show the world what the industry has become. The industry has struggled with the public's outdated perception of manufacturing and MFG Day offers these businesses a chance to invite the community to see behind the curtain. Facility tours, educational events and industry summits are all a part of the important celebration, focused on offering an inside look at this highly advanced ...

How Metal 3D Printing Could Make Hypersonic Travel a Reality

Since aviation became one of the world’s top forms of travel, humans have imagined the potential of hypersonic flight. In fact, this means of travel was a talking point used in President Reagan’s state of the union address back in 1986, with the former President stating “We are going forward with research on a new Orient Express that could, by the end of the next decade, take off from Dulles Airport, accelerate up to 25 times the speed of sound; attaining low Earth orbit or flying to ...