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Boeing Moving More Manufacturing to the US

Boeing Moving More Manufacturing to the US

Oct 14, 2014

By Ginger Christ, IndustryWeek Boeing (IW 500/13) (BA) is moving production of parts for the 777X to its St. Louis facility. In light of the announcement, Boeing will expand its St. Louis composites facility to handle the 777X parts production, which will begin in 2017. “Placing this work in St. Louis optimizes resources, skills and technology in St....

Made in America – PremaTech (MA)

Made in America – PremaTech (MA)

Oct 13, 2014

PremaTech Advanced Ceramics is another preferred American supplier of contract manufacturing services you will find only at a Design-2-Part trade show at http://www.d2p.com. PremaTech Advanced Ceramics designs, engineers, machines, grinds, laps & polishes basic and complex components made of high-purity silicon carbide and other advanced ceramics. For more...

Unified Manufacturing Can Enhance Design and Innovation

Unified Manufacturing Can Enhance Design and Innovation

Oct 13, 2014

By Pat Toensmeier, Thomas.net The ability to network once-disparate elements like shop-floor production machinery, design and management software, controls and data analysis tools, and robots is weaving them together into a synergistic environment ripe for innovation. Product design and manufacturing are more closely knit than ever and, as a result, are...

How a Startup Built a Groundbreaking 3D Printer

How a Startup Built a Groundbreaking 3D Printer

Oct 10, 2014

By Mark Shortt, Design-2-Part Magazine An award-winning design that centers on usability is brought to life through smart engineering and tight collaboration with suppliers. It sports an orange, see-through cover, weighs 18 pounds and, at a boxy 12 x 11 x 18 inches, can fit on virtually any designer’s or engineer’s desk. There’s not much upfront work to do...

How A National Network Can Spur Manufacturing Innovation

How A National Network Can Spur Manufacturing Innovation

Oct 9, 2014

By Rebecca O. Bagley, Forbes A formerly abandoned warehouse in Youngstown, Ohio is home to the latest 3D printing technology; at North Carolina State University next generation power electronics are being developed; in Chicago a consortium of companies, non-profits and research institutions is working on digital manufacturing and design innovation; in Detroit...

A Tale of Two Gigafactories

A Tale of Two Gigafactories

Oct 8, 2014

By Katie Gloede, EcoBuilding Pulse Tesla Motors and SolarCity to Bring Manufacturing Back to Home Turf Tesla and Solar City are two companies poised to bring massive manufacturing back to the US, which will create thousands of jobs, bring production costs down and make their sustainable industries even greener by reducing the shipping distances of finished...