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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 ...

Science-Fiction Becoming Reality: Lunar Base By The 2030’s

The European Space Agency has been throwing around the idea of constructing a base on the moon for quite some time. But now this conceptual idea is becoming more than just a dream, the ESA began taking the idea very seriously. They expect to have a lunar base in place by the 2030's. At a symposium entitled "Moon 2020-2030: A New Era of Coordinated and Robotic Exploration" the EPA presented the ...

The Benefit of Closing the Gender Gap In Manufacturing

There is a serious issue that continues to have a negative impact on the manufacturing workforce. The gender gap has limited manufacturer's perspective and secluded a large portion of the talent pool. A diversified workforce offers a multitude of unique perspectives from individuals with different backgrounds. However, outdated manufacturing business models are less likely to attract and retain a ...

The Manufacturing Industry Throughout 2015

This past year for the manufacturing industry was an interesting one to say the least. Technology, economic volatility, educational programs, new government rules and regulations, things are beginning to move very fast. We will be discussing some of the important trends and events that have shaped the manufacturing industry this past year and how they could impact the future of the industry. ...

Manufacturers Gifts From Congress

Manufacturers and distributors received some of the best gifts they could  have asked for this holiday season. Congress extended tax provisions to help provide tax relief to these industries which will help them thrive in the coming new year. The $650 billion in total tax relief extensions have some key areas that manufacturers are particularly excited about. Section 179 Expensing Limitati...

5 Emerging Technology Trends For Manufacturers In 2016

The manufacturing industry is in the midst of their fourth industrial revolution. Industry 4.0 is set to take the industry by storm as new emerging technologies continue to streamline business practices and allow manufacturers to get more out of the data they're gathering. Some technologies have had a profound impact on the industry already but as 2016 comes around, more manufacturers will begin ...