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Tesla Earns Chinese Government Approval For Gigafactory 3 In Record Time

In a surprising turn of events, Tesla was able to secure an official government certificate of approval for the Gigafactory 3 ahead of production starting at the facility, which is supposed to be very soon. The Gigafactory 3 is going to be the electric automaker’s first facility located in China and it’s also the first […]


FATHOM Obtains Patent For On Demand Digital Manufacturing Platform

Advanced prototyping and manufacturing service provider based in California, FATHOM, has received a patent behind its online quoting platform for 3D printed parts. The patent, which was issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, covers the company’s system and methods used to provide price quotes on ISO-certified 3D printed objects. Alongside the patent, […]


Weekly Wrap Up For August 16th, 2019

Trillions of dollars in counterfeits are in the manufacturing supply chain and delivery chain. Joining hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady are Rosemary Coates, Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute, and Imran Vakil, managing attorney for Nexio PC to discuss this pervasive problem and potential solutions. U.S. Air Force Building “Digital Hangar” For Lifecycle Management […]


Penn State Researchers Awarded $75,000 To Advance Concrete Additive Manufacturing

A team from Pennsylvania State University has been awarded $75,000 dollars to develop a 3D printing system for concrete. $50,000 of this sum has been provided by the College of Engineering’s Engineering for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ENGINE) grant program, with the other $25,000 coming from the College of Arts and Architecture. This announcement follows the […]

Apple and the tariffs

Apple And Others Get An Early Holiday Present From The Trump Administration

Apple and other consumer electronics manufacturers who rely on China to make their products just got an early holiday present from the Trump administration in the form of a delay on some tariffs until mid-December. The tariffs in question were set to go into effect on September 1st, a date that coincides with Apple’s plans […]


New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) NJMEP Awarded Grant to Offer Food Training to the MEP National Network

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) was named the recipient of a grant worth $992,050 by the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). The grant will allow NJMEP to assist the MEP National Network in creating a platform for MEP Centers nationwide to deliver […]

US Air Force

U.S. Air Force Building “Digital Hangar” For Lifecycle Management Of Aerospace Systems

The U.S. Air Force has a brand new hangar under construction at their Wright-Patterson base in Ohio. This new facility isn’t made of concrete and steel, it’s made up of digital ones and zeroes. The Digital Hangar is a concept that was created by Dr. Rick Graves, a design and analysis branch aerospace research engineer […]


Weekly Wrap Up For August 9th, 2019

Dr. Chris Kuehl. The CMI or Credit Manager’s Index produced by the National Association of Credit Managers ( is yet another slice of economic health that is presented each month by Dr. Chris Kuehl, as he discusses the report in depth as well as other economic factors impacting the U.S. economy including the tariffs with […]

Gen-Y in manufactruring

Manufacturing Talk Radio Hosts ThomasNet News Publisher and Lead Reporter

Guests Discuss the Importance of Attracting Generation Y Talent to Manufacturing NEW YORK, NY – MFG Talk Radio co-hosts Lewis Weiss and Tim Grady discuss manufacturing in America from the perspective of the small and middle market companies that represent the vast majority of the country’s manufacturing businesses. Join them as they tackle a well-publicized [...]
Lordstown factory

Hope Fades For Lordstown Plant

Workhorse, the Ohio-based electric truck company that had been involved in preliminary discussions with GM to buy their shuttered Lordstown manufacturing facility may not be the savior President Trump assured us they were. When GM started closing factories in North America last year, the Lordstown Assembly Plant in Warren, Ohio was on the list. With […]


U.S. Treasury Department Designates China As A Currency Manipulator As The Trade War Becomes A Currency War

In a rare move, the U.S. Treasury Department has officially labeled China a currency manipulator. After the People’s Bank of China allowed their currency to drop to the lowest level in over a decade, the Treasury Department issued a statement that read in part, “In recent days, China has taken concrete steps to devalue its […]


Foxconn Looking To Sell New Display Factory. Why? Tariffs, Of Course.

Foxconn, the folks who assembled your iPhone, are looking to sell their brand new, $8.8 billion factory in China. While the company hasn’t officially placed the facility, which produces displays, on the market, there is every indication that the devices manufactured there will be heading to places like Vietnam and India along with all the […]

John Oliver

John Oliver, Late Night TV Comedian Trumps Trump On U.S.A. Tariffs

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Weekly Wrap Up For August 2nd, 2019

Institute for Supply Management®’s Report On Business® Series for July 2019. Hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady welcome Chair, Tim Fiore for a closer look at the factors that went into the Manufacturing Report On Business and this month’s PMI of 51.2% Don’t miss this exclusive interview available only on Manufacturing Talk Radio. In today’s episode, show […]

Cree Inc.

LED Manufacturer Invests $1 Billion in North Carolina

LED lighting and semiconductor manufacturer Cree Inc. recently announced plans to invest $1 billion in their existing manufacturing facility in Durham, North Carolina. Founded in 1987, Cree Inc. has a long history of technology milestones including the first blue LED in 1989, the world’s first silicon carbide wafers in 1991 and the first single-die LED […]



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