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Suiso Frontier

The World’s First Liquefied Hydrogen Carrier Ship

For the first time ever, liquefied hydrogen can be transported overseas in large quantities thanks to Kawasaki Heavy Industries. The Suiso Frontier launched from the Kobe Works shipyard this week as part of Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ continuing sustainable development goals. Until now the international demand for hydrogen did not justify the significant cost of transporting […]

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Skills Gap

NJMEP Receives Approval For New Apprenticeship Program

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) has received approval from the U.S. Department of Labor to offer the first registered Industrial Manufacturing Production Technician (CNC) Apprenticeship Program in the State of New Jersey through the NJMEP Pro-Action Education Network™. “NJMEP developed an innovative, nationally approved Computer Numerical Control (CNC) program that is discovering—and then […]

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Ford headlamps

Ford And McDonalds Use Coffee To Make Car Headlights

With consumer concern over pollution and carbon emissions, companies large and small have made every effort to clean up their act. Some of their efforts have been mostly symbolic PR efforts with little or no actual affect their carbon footprint. Some have really dug deep to find ways to develop new sustainable materials that are […]

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SPACE 3D Makes Large-Scale SLA 3D Printing Affordable for Everyone

An exciting new entry into the desktop 3D printing category is giving users the power of SLA printing in an easy-to-use, high-performance, stylish design. Stereolithography (SLA) is a form of 3D printing technology used for creating models, prototypes, patterns, and production parts in a layer by layer fashion. Now, beginners, hobbyists and professionals alike can […]

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More tariffs

Trump Imposes Tariffs on Brazil And Argentina

In a move that surprised everyone, President Trump announced Monday via Twitter (how else?) that he would be imposing metal tariffs on both Brazil and Argentina. The tweet read in part “Therefore, effective immediately, I will restore the Tariffs on all Steel & Aluminum that is shipped into the U.S. from those countries.” Back in […]

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Vietnam Investment Lags

US-Vietnam Trade Accelerating But Direct Investment Lags Behind

Michael Ryan, Associate Director at IHS Markit recently appeared as a guest on the Manufacturing Matters podcast to talk about the US manufacturing sector balance sheet. Below is an article just published by Mr. Ryan on US-Vietnam trade relations in the wake of the US-China trade war. To listen to Mr. Ryan's interview with Manufacturing Matters Host Cliff Waldman, [...]
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3d printing

Researchers Create New 3D Printing Method For Manufacturing Complex Glass Objects

Producing glass objects using 3D printing is one of the hardest tasks to achieve with the new method of manufacturing. In fact, only a few researchers around the globe have attempted to even produce the material using additive technology. Some scientists have made objects by printing molten glass, but the disadvantage is that this requires […]

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Cybertruck

Here’s Why Tesla’s Cybertruck Looks Like That

When Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s new Cybertruck last week, the design had a lot of people scratching their heads. The linear, angular design of the new 4-door, electric pickup truck looks more like an artist from the 1980’s rendering what trucks will look like in the year 2020 than an actual truck in 2020. The […]

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Weekly Wrap Up For November 22nd, 2019

Jeffrey Stein, Policy Reporter for the Washington Post joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss how the trade war and Trump tariffs failed to save some steel mills in the long run, and other issues impacting America’s industries. Is the autonomous supply chain achievable? Can the cost yield the benefits to make it justifiable? […]

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Made In The USA

Harry Moser & the Reshoring Initiative Receive “MADE IN AMERICA 2019” Award

Four-day event dubbed largest-ever showcase of American businesses and their products Sarasota, FL, November 21, 2019 — Harry Moser and the Reshoring Initiative team received the MADE IN AMERICA 2019 Reshoring Award during the four-day MADE IN AMERICA 2019 event recently held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The event’s mission is to raise awareness […]

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Weekly Wrap Up For November 15th, 2019

One Of America’s Largest Solar Manufacturers Changes Direction SunPower Corp, one of the largest manufacturers of solar panels has spun off its manufacturing business to focus on roof-top solar panel installation. The new manufacturing arm, named Maxeon Solar, will be headquartered in Singapore with manufacturing facilities in the Philippines, France, Malaysia, and Mexico. The CEO […]

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Splar panels

One Of America’s Largest Solar Manufacturers Changes Direction

SunPower Corp, one of the largest manufacturers of solar panels has spun off its manufacturing business to focus on roof-top solar panel installation. The new manufacturing arm, named Maxeon Solar, will be headquartered in Singapore with manufacturing facilities in the Philippines, France, Malaysia, and Mexico. The CEO of SunPower’s Technologies business unit Jeff Waters has […]

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Weekly Wrap Up For November 8th, 2019

Dr. Chris Kuehl, a managing partner with Armada Corporate Intelligence and chief economist for several non-profit organizations including the FMA and FIA, joins co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the current Credit Manager’s Index issued by the National Association of Credit Managers, as well as the outlook for the U.S. economy in view […]

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Trade Tariffs

Possible End To The Trump Tariffs In Sight

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that U.S. and Chinese officials are close to rolling back some tariffs in the interest of keeping negotiations moving forward. In an article published Monday, November 4th, Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is quoted as saying, “The two […]

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Medical Manufacturing Company To Build 3D Printing Plant In Buffalo, New York

Thinking Robot Studios Inc., a privately held medtech company based in Buffalo, New York, has received permission to build an implant 3D printing facility. The new site will be located at Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park, a reclaimed “smart growth” area, where 22 acres of land is set to be acquired by the company. Thinking Robot […]

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