Weekly Wrap Up For September 20th, 2019

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Norbert Ore, Director of Industry Surveys with Strategas Securities LLC, and Senior Correspondent with Manufacturing Talk Radio, discusses the latest Global PMI Survey trends with hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady that are showing short-term softening.


High School Student Develops 3D Printer Sensor For Harmful Emissions

Makers around the world that utilize 3D printers for their creations often times do not worry, or are unaware of the harmful fumes created by their device. To tackle this issue a high school student from San Diego, Gary Peng, has created a project that will help alleviate this stress from the additive manufacturing community. (Read More)


Amidst rising fears of a world economic downturn, Greg Daco, Chief US Economist at Oxford Economics, offered much-needed perspective on global economic and financial signals. Greg responded to questions about the mixed economic picture in the US and identified his biggest concerns outside of the US.  He also offered analysis of the recent tumble in US bond yields. The interview concluded with a discussion of the high-flying dollar, a considerable challenge for US-based manufacturers.


Additive manufacturingBlueprint Launches Additive Manufacturing Enablement Program

Blueprint, an additive manufacturing consultancy owned by Stratasys, has launched a brand new technology enablement program called “Think Additively,” to help businesses understand and embrace 3d printing technology throughout their organization. The program is intended to go past technical Design for Additive Manufacturing training to help companies achieve larger transformation goals such as creating innovation drivers, accelerating go to market, and improving manufacturing efficiency. (Read More)


Women And Manufacturing

This week on The WAM Podcast’s edition of “Riveting Exchanges,” hosts, Andrea Olson and Desiree Grace, continue with their “Bad Boss” discussion. The ladies look at the four different types of “weak” personalities. Here, you’ll meet the four archetypal passive-aggressive bosses: Indecisive Ike, Steady Eddie, Insecure Ida, and Absentee Al.