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U.S. Engineering Employment to Grow by Quarter-Million Jobs

U.S. Engineering Employment to Grow by Quarter-Million Jobs

Jul 21, 2014

By William Ng, Thomasnet Kelly Services’ latest Engineering Employment Outlook forecasts what the U.S. engineering labor market will look like by 2023 as well as takes a snapshot of employment conditions today, including top jobs and salaries. The demographics and skill sets of the engineering workforce will also continue to evolve.  The United States will need...

Dispensing for Automotive Applications

Dispensing for Automotive Applications

Jul 21, 2014

By Claude Bergeron, Assembly Magazine Automakers have myriad options for dispensing adhesives, sealants, oils and coatings. Automotive manufacturers are using more adhesives, sealants, oils, and coatings than ever before. For example, today’s vehicles typically contain as much as 40 pounds of adhesive. Whether it’s a handheld pneumatic benchtop dispenser or a...

Bringing Manufacturing to the U.S. After a World Tour

Bringing Manufacturing to the U.S. After a World Tour

Jul 18, 2014

By Timothy Aeppel, Wall Street Journal Encouraged by Wal-Mart, Bicycle Maker Kent International Opens South Carolina Factory Kent International Inc. has hopscotched among 19 countries in all corners of the globe over the past half-century in search of cheap labor to make its bikes. Its latest stop: South Carolina. As it moved from country to country, Kent often...

US Manufacturing Output Edges Up in June

US Manufacturing Output Edges Up in June

Jul 16, 2014

By Steve Minter, IndustryWeek Manufacturing production increased 0.1% in June, the Federal Reserve reported today, underperforming analyst expectations for an increase of 0.3% or more. Industrial production showed a similar modest improvement, up 0.2% for the month. For the second quarter, industrial production advanced at an annual rate of 5.5% while...

Micro Manufacturing the Impossibly Small

Micro Manufacturing the Impossibly Small

Jul 15, 2014

By Micro Engineering Solutions In the early days of the commercialization of micro manufacturing technologies, there was a lot of discussion about what constituted “micro” manufacturing. There was (and indeed still is) a recognized continuum from small to precision, micro, and then nano scale components and features. In general, it is safe to say that with...

Made in America – FMS (CA)

Made in America – FMS (CA)

Jul 14, 2014

Foam Molders & Specialties is another preferred American supplier of contract manufacturing services you will find only at a Design-2-Part tradeshow at http://www.d2p.com. Since 1971, Foam Molders & Specialties has taken great pride in the design, workmanship and quality of all of their products. All FMS products are manufactured in the USA with the...