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New Avenues For The Energy Conscious Manufacturer

Manufacturers are constantly looking for new ways to reduce their energy costs while still being able to conduct business as usual. The manufacturing industry is incredibly dependent on energy in all of its forms to process their raw materials and create their end-use products for the customer. Businesses spend a huge portion of their budget on heating and cooling costs, but there could be a way ...

The Levitating 3D Printer

It's no secret aerospace manufacturers are extremely interested in the possibilities additive manufacturing (AM), otherwise known as 3D printing, presents for their businesses. Many aerospace manufacturers have been investing heavily into this technology, as AM offers incredible ways for these manufacturers to cut down on the weight of non-critical components throughout an aircraft. But now, ...

Should Manufacturers Care about Apple vs. FBI?

On the surface, this case might not pique the interest of a manufacturer, but looking up close could reveal a fact that could have a profound impact on manufacturers and businesses in nearly every industry. First, we will give you an overview of the Apple vs. FBI case to offer a little more background on the subject. Then we will discuss how and why this case could set a dangerous precedent for ...

Three Innovative Startup’s Taking On Nuclear Power

A few Canadian startups are getting serious about finding an alternative to fossil fuels. These are not your typical startups, not focusing on solar or wind but rather nuclear power instead. Renewable power continues to be a hot topic as we continue forward through 2016.  Nuclear power is not the most welcoming source of clean energy when compared to others like wind and solar. The waste it does ...

The Comeback of Iron Ore

Good news in the mining sector has been hard to come by as commodity prices have been on a steady decline for months. But now, iron ore has climbed to its highest point in the last three months on Friday (2/19/16) and it is great news for miners and manufacturers alike. China has boosted output after the Lunar New Year break and this could have contributed to the jump in prices. Also, the ...

Innovative Infrastructure: Time To Upgrade

America's aging infrastructure is severely holding us back and slowing down more than just our morning commute. Manufacturers rely on critical infrastructure like roads and bridges to ensure their freight can reach customers safely and on time. The normal course of action is to put a bandage on this gaping wound, but now it has become apparent that our infrastructure does not need repairs, it ...

Are You Ready For A Hydrogen Powered Car?

The Rasa, a two-seater hydrogen powered car, has just been unveiled. Developed by a small Welsh start-up, this hydrogen fuel cell car is set to makes waves throughout the auto industry, and auto manufacturers are starting to take notice. The company, Riversimple Movement is based in Llandrindod Wells, and has been developing the carbon-fiber car for 15 years. In 2015, they received a grant for ...

“The Government Has Gone A.W.O.L…..”

The federal government will not, or cannot,  protect small and medium-sized manufacturer's intellectual property (IP) from foreign entities. So often, foreign businesses will illegally acquire American manufactures private IP to gain an unfair competitive advantage over businesses here at home. Until recently, there was no where these small and medium-sized manufacturers could turn for help when ...

Impressive First Steps To Stabilize The Crude Market

Russia and three OPEC members are in the beginning stages of discussing a deal to freeze oil production at January levels to help stabilize the volatile energy market. Russia, a non-OPEC member, and Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Venezuela, are all included in these discussions. The announcement of the potential agreement between a non-OPEC member and three large OPEC members prompted a surge in oil ...

The Elusive Millennial Manufacturer

The modern manufacturing industry is not what it used to be, which is largely a good thing. New technologies and processes are creating a cleaner and safer manufacturing facility, while boosting the industry's image among the general public. However, manufacturers still sight that finding employees with the necessary skills is the top issue facing the industry today. This new generation of ...