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Top 4 Non-Tech Manufacturing Trends in 2018

In celebration of the approaching new year, let’s take a look at the non-technology trends that will follow the industry into 2018. Manufacturers are beginning to become much more modern, not only in terms of the technology they use but the way they view their business as a whole. From innovative ways to bridge the […]

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Weekly Wrap Up for December 15th, 2017

Michael Wildes, managing partner with Wildes and Weinberg P.C., a 3rd  generation immigration law firm that has  clients including First Lady Melania Trump, famed artists Sarah Brightman, Lionel Richie, Boy George, many of the former Miss Universes’ as well as soccer icon Pele, master Chef Jean-Georges, and other talented artists, discusses DACA and our broken immigration system. […]

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Finisar Next Investment for Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund

Apple awards another company funds from its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund. This time they’ve recognized Finisar, a leading manufacturer of optical communications components, will receive $390 million as part of Apple’s commitment to support innovation, job creation and American manufacturers. This will allow Finisar to significantly increase its R&D spending and high volume production […]

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Top 5 States for Manufacturing

The U.S. manufacturing industry has taken impressive strides forward in the past few years. Employment is picking up, the economy is recovering and the industry as a whole is becoming much more advanced. As U.S. manufacturing continues to improve, let’s take a look at these 5 great states doing their part to breathe new life […]

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GE Breaks Their Own Turbine Efficiency Record

GE just broke the net efficiency record of its own gas turbine the HA, which was already widely heralded as the most efficient technology of its kind. Using new additive manufacturing methods, GE was able to beat the previous record which stood at 63.7% efficiency. The HA reached 64%, which was recently discovered under certain […]

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Manufacturing in 2018: 5 Technologies Making A Difference

With 2018 right around the corner, it’s time to look at the incoming technology trends revolutionizing the manufacturing industry. Each year businesses are forced to deal with a plethora of disruptive trends claiming to be the next big thing. However as time goes on, more and more of these trends actually become critical components helping […]

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The Jobs Report Is In: Manufacturing Industry Celebrates

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the November Jobs Report and it had some fantastic news to share about the manufacturing industry. The National Association of Manufacturers was excited to present the report to show manufacturing is on the right path forward. United States manufacturing faced some hard times in 2008 when markets crashed all […]

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Weekly Wrap Up for December 8th, 2017

Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair of the Institute for Supply Management’s Non-Manufacturing Report on Business – the NMI – joined Manufacturing Talk Radio host Tim Grady to discuss the ongoing strength of the non-manufacturing sector, which comprises 88% of the U.S. economy according to the ISM. This sector has averaged 57.0 for the last 12 months […]

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Forget the Horses: Anheuser-Busch Invests in the Tesla Semi

Anheuser-Busch is foregoing their Clydesdales this holiday season and instead are putting 40 of Tesla’s electric semi trucks on pre-order. The Budweiser producer hopes that this move will help reduce fuel costs and emissions throughout their supply chain. Anheuser-Busch InBev’s U.S. subsidiary plans on using the trucks for shipments to wholesalers within 150 to 200 […]

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How Can the Manufacturing Industry Continue to Improve? The Results Are In

Digital technologies have reshaped the way manufacturers view their industry. From cloud-based solutions to mobile applications, there are a host of opportunities available to manufacturing businesses of all sizes. As the technology begins to mature, they become more reliable and affordable. However, when looking at the current state of the industry the question remains if […]

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Wandelbots: Making Robotic Programming Accessible for Everyone

There’s a new Robotics startup that wants to solve one of the biggest problems facing its industry. The German company, Wandelbots was officially founded only two weeks ago but is already on its way to fulfilling its ambitious goals. With over two years researching and designing adaptive software systems and utilizing the power of wearable […]

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Increasing the Speed of 3D Printing: Manufacturing Industry Benefits

There have been a few major aspects of modern Additive Manufacturing, better known as 3D printing, which held it back from having a monumental impact on the manufacturing industry. Speed, variety of materials and quality have kept smaller manufacturers from investing in the technology. However, with a recent breakthrough from the University of Michigan has the […]

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Manufacturing New Years’ Resolutions

Things to Evaluate on your Shop Floor for the New Year We won’t judge you if you don’t have a few New Years’ Resolutions. We get it. How many times have you said you would hike once a month and it never happened? However, why not make some serious New Years’ Resolutions for your shop […]

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Weekly Wrap Up for December 1st, 2017

Ultra Consultants is an independent advisory firm for manufacturers who want to transform their business performance with an emphasis on competitive advantages and the ROI on their software investment. Jeff Carr, CEO and Founder of Ultra Consultants leads a team of more than 40 process improvement and software experts to help companies from $10 million […]

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G20 Steel Summit: First Steps Taken in Overcapacity Situation

In an attempt to avert a trade war, Germany hoped the G20 steel summit this week in Berlin could lead to a breakthrough. German Economy Minister, Brigitte Zypries told reporters on Monday that the European Union would impose countermeasures if the United States opted to impose new tariffs. The announcement came in the wake of […]

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