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Record Breaking Deal: Warren Buffett’s $37 Billion Investment Into Aerospace

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett purchases aerospace component manufacturer Precision Castparts Corp. His holding company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., has been making industrial purchases for the past decade which includes the 2006 buyout of Iscar Metalworking Cos. and the purchase of Burlington Northern Santa Fe in 2010. The latest deal was announced recently and this marks the most impressive ...

What nanotech could bring to the energy sector

Most important processes in the energy sector happen at the nanoscale. Take solar cells, where photons can free electrons from a material—which can then flow as an electric current—or hydrogen and fossil fuel production, where chemical reactions among atoms and molecules are accelerated by catalysts. In both processes, nanometer-scale engineering can significantly improve their effectiveness ...

The Manufacturers New Reality: Augmented Reality

Manufacturing has become an industry where technology rules. To stay competitive, manufactures are diving in to the latest technology available. There is new technology hitting the market every day it seems, new technology like affordable long lasting sensors and the Internet of Things has drastically changed the way manufactures keep tabs on their operations. Another technology with a bright ...

Manufactures and 3D Printing: A Perfect Match

3D printing has been an exciting topic for manufacturers. They have long known of the technological ability to rapidly prototype and create small custom orders.   3d printing was at first a way to cut down time on prototyping and something that wasn't going to be produced on a mass scale, the technology, however, has been advancing at a rate where this may just be possible. New materials are ...

The Manufacturing Industry Is Facing A Skills Shortage: The Workforce Is Out There

The manufacturing industry has become a highly technical and advanced industry that makes use of the latest technologies available to stay competitive and continue to stay innovative. Still, manufactures continue to struggle to find and hire skilled employees. As well as the worsening skills gap, there is also severe gender inequality among the workforce. [1]Even though 47% of women make up the ...

Manufacturing: Not To Be Underestimated

Manufacturing has a weak public image. The thought that is conjured up when thinking of a manufacturing job is one that takes place in a dirty and unsafe factory. People instantly imagine lines of workers hovering over an assembly line doing mind numbing repetitive labor. The image has been forged from decades of these assumptions being a truth, but this is no longer what the manufacturing ...

Remanufacturing & Reverse Logistics: Saving money, The Environment and Your Image

The manufacturing industry has been trying to take advantage of all this new technology that is hitting the market each day. New technology can streamline a manufacturing process creating a more efficient way to construct a product. Also, manufacturers are taking advantage of new systems like the internet of things and other cloud software to gather as much data as possible to give them a clear ...

Revolutionary Concept Coming To Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing has created a lot of buzz throughout the manufacturing industry. But traditional 3d printing still has some draw backs that kept it in the realm of rapid prototyping. With the implementation of metal powder material for additive manufacturing, the potential of 3d printing began fully being recognized. Still, the cost was high for these machines and being strictly an ...

When will the Internet finally be accessible all over the world?

Facebook Taking the Internet to New Heights The world wide web isn't exactly worldwide just yet. Nearly 40% of the world's population still has no access to the internet and this is a serious problem. The internet brings with it the largest source of information the world has ever seen, bringing this information to underdeveloped countries could have a profound impact on the lives of those ...

Cradle to Cradle Manufacturing

Reducing waste is an important goal for many manufacturers today. Less waste equals less wasted money. This is the motivating factor behind many manufacturers efforts to go green. Cradle to Cradle design (Cradle to Cradle, C2C, cradle 2 cradle, or regenerative design) is a biomimetic approach to the design of products and systems keeping the environment in mind. It models human industry on ...