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$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 ...

Who’s Doing What? Some Big Names Behind The Internet of Things

There has been so much talk about the Internet of Things (IoT) and about its off shoot for manufacturers, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The applications for this IIoT are starting to become clear but it all would be impossible without advancements in sensor technology and the cloud. There are some huge hurtles to get past to fully gain the support of manufacturers, but there are ...

Less Downtime, More Money: Think Lean

In any industry, especially manufacturing, companies will try to work as efficiently and productively as possible in order to cut down on wasted time and money. An efficient business will keep customers happy while also adding to their bottom line. Lean manufacturing helps do just that. Lean manufacturing is an operational strategy that will help streamline and contain a manufacturing process to ...

STEM Careers In Manufacturing

Over the next decade, it is estimated that three and a half million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled. However, two million of those jobs are expected to be left vacant due to the skills gap that has been plaguing the manufacturing industry. As the industry becomes more advanced and technology driven there is a need for highly skilled and technically trained employees to fill new positi...

Recap: Women in Manufacturing Pt. 1

Women In Manufacturing Part 1 With guests: Allison Grealis, President of Women in Manufacturing & Karen Norheim, Executive Vice President of American Crane. Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - Tim and Lew sat down with Allison Grealis and Karen Norheim to discuss the evolution of women in manufacturing and how to create, develop and maintain a strong presence of women leaders throughout the manufa...

MFG Day One Month Away

There's less than a month left until MFG Day and manufacturers all over are starting to get excited about this tremendous manufacturing holiday. On October 2nd 2015 manufacturers will be hosting events to create excitement about the manufacturing industry and educate younger generations about the career opportunities manufacturing has to offer. This is an extremely important day where manufactu...

The Supply Chain and Manufacturers: Connected Like Never Before

The manufacturing industry is highly dependent on a strong and connected supply chain. Miscommunication and unexpected problems can cost businesses time and a great deal of money. There has however been drastic advancements in communications technologies that have had a profound impact on how manufactures handle their supply chain in order to keep operations running smoothly. How can you as a ...

We’re Running Out Of Fossil Fuels & Fast: It’s Time To Go Green

It is a fact that at some point the world will run out of its precious fossil fuels. This presents a serious problem for the Earth as well as mankind. We rely of these fossil fuels as a main source of energy to power everything from our cars to manufacturing plants. Using these fuels also has a serious impact on the overall health of the Earth by trapping greenhouse gasses that warm our atmosph...

10 Interesting Manufacturing Facts:

For a while now people have underestimated the importance of the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing does so much for the economy and helps drive innovation. The industry has come so far from where it started. No more are manufacturing facilities dark, dirty and dangerous, now there is a focus on technology and innovation. These are some quick facts about the manufacturing industry that help ...

Big Data Means Big Things For Manufacturer

Big data is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry. Manufacturers are recording terabytes of data throughout all levels of their operation and supply chain thanks to new affordable technology and processes. The value of this data has increased exponentially, as more ways to utilize the data continues to bubble to the surface. Not only are their new ways to utilize this vast amount of data ...