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OPEC’s Early Emergency Meeting And What It Could Mean For the Global Economy

Oil is at multi-year lows and on the edge of going below $30bbl today 1/12/2016. The dramatic dip in oil prices has been caused by a overproducing countries trying to put their competitors out of business by producing more than demand calls for. New emerging oil producers in the U.S. have also added to the oversupply of oil floating around the global market. OPEC (Organization of Petroleum ...

Additive Manufacturing’s Endless Potential

3D printing technology has been the cause of much excitement throughout the manufacturing industry. As the technology matures and more materials become readily available, the applications of additive manufacturing continue to add up. From full scale 3D printing production lines, to 3D printing components for NASA's space shuttle, more manufacturers are looking to additive manufacturing to help ...

Choosing The Best ERP Software For Your Manufacturing Operation

More manufacturers are turning to ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software to help streamline day to day operations and create an overall more efficient business. There are so many different ERP software options out there, and choosing the best one can be a challenge. Manufacturing Business Technology recently interviewed Forrest Burn, a researcher with Software Advice, and discussed the most ...

The Power Of The Manufacturing Apprenticeship

Concerns surrounding the manufacturing skills gap continue to grow. Manufacturers are having an incredibly hard time finding qualified applicants to fill the growing number of new positions that are becoming available. Depending on which report you read, there could be anywhere between 2 and 3 million new manufacturing job openings to fill within the next decade, a majority might be left open if ...

UK Getting Smart About The IoT

The U.S. government has started an initiative that includes innovation hubs dedicated to advance the advanced manufacturing industry, while also making new manufacturing technology more readily available to businesses of all sizes. These government programs are a great relief to an industry that has become increasingly dependent on these new technologies in order stay competitive. However, the UK ...

TPP Gaining Momentum

Business groups begin to endorse President Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership giving it the momentum it needs to potentially pass through Congress. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or the TPP, is a trade pact that will link 12 nations along the Pacific Rim that makes up 40% of the world economy. The TPP will remove tariffs and other regulatory restrictions between the nations that are included in ...

NASA Continues To Make The World A Better Place

NASA has developed some of the most incredible technology the world has ever seen since their inception in 1958. Many of their achievements trickle down into the hands of consumers. The world of space exploration calls for the most advanced technology known to man, and it is NASA's job to develop, test, and use, all of these advanced systems. Cell phones, LED lights, powdered lubricants, and more ...

The Industrial Internet of Things and Manufacturers In 2016

There was a lot of hype surrounding smart manufacturing and the introduction of the Industrial Internet of Things at the beginning of 2015. As the year progressed, it became apparent that the technology was available, but the cost of installing and creating a smart facility and supply chain was out of reach for many small to mid size manufacturers. Many of the manufacturing powerhouses like Ford, ...

The Energy Conscious Manufacturer

When it comes to saving money, many manufacturers might not be looking in all of the right places. Some might opt to lay off employees, others might look for new, untested, affordable suppliers, but so few look at one of the most expensive parts of running a manufacturing operation, their energy bill. Energy is often the largest expense a manufacturing company will face. A recent energy survey ...

Innovation Hubs For Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturing has become more dependent on advanced digital technology to produce products and components than ever before. Customers can be more connected to the manufacturing process and manufacturers have new lines of communication to keep the entire supply chain informed throughout the entire manufacturing process. All of this technology has come together to create incredibly advanced ...