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What Will You Be Doing For MFG Day?

Manufacturing Day Event Hosted By MFG Talk Radio Manufacturing Day is right around the corner and manufacturers from all over are eager to do their part to educate students and parents alike about the rewarding careers that are available throughout the industry. MFG Day is on October second this year and is a day where manufacturers put on different kinds of events in order to enlighten the ...

$70 Million Grant For Smart Manufacturing Technologies

The Department of Energy is investing in smart manufacturing by putting up $70 million for the Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute grant The goal is to develop more affordable and energy efficient manufacturing processes to create advanced sensors, controls, platforms and modeling. They wish to reduce the cost by 50%, increase energy productivity by 50% and improve energy efficie...

Ex-Im Bank Still Shutdown: American Jobs Being Lost

As many manufacturers know, Congress failed to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank this past June. The Em-Im bank has provided loans and guarantees for American exporters for eight decades. Congressional inaction forced the Ex-Im bank to shut its doors as the charter expired on June 30th 2015. Many of those who oppose reauthorization state that this program is welfare for businesses and is a ...

First U.S. Aerospace Manufacturing Facility To Receive Silver Zero Waste Certification

Northrop Grumman Corp. has announced that its Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence, located in Palmdale CA, has received the Silver level Zero Waste certification from the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC). This will be the first time in the U.S. an aerospace production and manufacturing facility received this level of certification. The facility has successfully diverted over ...

Fog Computing For Manufacturers

Fog computing otherwise known as fogging is the process of distributing information so that some gets uploaded to the cloud while having some get redirected to an onsite smart storage device like a smart phone. The goal is to improve efficiency and reduce latency. For some systems this may not be necessary, but for others, latency can prove detrimental for operations. Manufacturers will see fog ...

Women In Manufacturing 2015 Summit

Women in Manufacturing (WiM) is an amazing organization with an incredible goal, to support and promote women throughout the manufacturing industry. The manufacturing sector has long been a male dominated industry and only 27% of the workforce composed of women. Time is changing this, but not fast enough. There is a serious shortage of talent throughout the industry and women can provide the ...

Lean Manufacturing: Reducing Waste and Saving Money

Today on MFG Talk Radio we are discussing lean manufacturing practices and how to help businesses produce less waste and increase productivity. Manufacturers are always looking to explore different ways to improve on efficiency and lean practices are, or at least should be on the minds of every business owner. To listen to the in-depth explanation and to hear examples of lean processes you can ...

Industry 4.0: Smart Factories Need Smart Supply Chains

Automated manufacturing facilities will require higher levels of logistics integration. Charlie Chung | UPS It’s been just three years since Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research coined the term Industry 4.0 to describe a manufacturing and assembly process closely aligned through interconnected machines. Also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the next evolution of ...

The American Apprenticeship Grant: Creating The Skills Manufacturers Need

Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan was awarded $175 million in federal public-private partnership grants for apprenticeship training to meet local needs. President Obama made the announcement at the college on Wednesday 9/9/2015. A large portion of the funding is focused on the advance manufacturing sector. $2.2 million will be used to run a community college consortium which will work ...

$100 Million Investment Into Sustainable Jet Technology

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is providing $100 million in contracts to eight manufacturers in order to develop new jet technology to lower emissions, noise and fuel consumption. This is the second phase of the FAA's Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions, and Noise (CLEEN II) program. This five-year program will be a continuation of the original CLEEN program that began in 2010. The goal ...