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Right-Shoring: Where Is The Optimum Place To Manufacture?

Right-Shoring: Where Is The Optimum Place To Manufacture?

Aug 11, 2014

By Jeff Sweeney, Manufacturing Business Technology Do manufacturing jobs “belong” on-shore? Is off-shoring or outsourcing inherently bad? Both questions are based on an erroneous assumption that effective trade creates winners and losers. A job producing something in Vietnam does not equate to one fewer job here in the US. It does not have to be a...

Why Tech Is the Future of Manufacturing, Not the End of It

Why Tech Is the Future of Manufacturing, Not the End of It

Aug 8, 2014

By Ricky Ribeiro, Biz Tech Magazine More manufacturers are figuring out how to leverage IT to improve their businesses. Things just aren’t the same for U.S. manufacturing. Thanks to the rise of China as a manufacturing powerhouse and the efficiencies made possible with advanced technology, traditional factory jobs have seen a sharp decline in the United...

Sciaky Makes First Official Sale of Giant Metal 3D Printer

Sciaky Makes First Official Sale of Giant Metal 3D Printer

Aug 7, 2014

By Michael Molitch-Hou, 3D Printing Industry Last month, Chicago-based Sciaky, Inc. announced that it had opened up its large-scale Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) System for sale.  The Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) subsidiary had long been working with aerospace manufacturers, such as Boeing and Lockheed Martin, but, now that their EBAM...

The Internet Of Things, Robotic Manufacturing, And The End…

The Internet Of Things, Robotic Manufacturing, And The End…

Aug 6, 2014

“The Internet Of Things, Robotic Manufacturing, And The End Of The World” By Chris Fox, Manufacturing.net Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, recently tweeted a disturbingly poignant fact: Hope we’re not just the biological boot loader for digital superintelligence. Unfortunately, that is increasingly probable — Elon Musk...

10 States Where Manufacturing Still Matters

10 States Where Manufacturing Still Matters

Aug 5, 2014

By Alexander E.M. Hess, Thomas C. Frohlich and Alexander Kent, 24/7 Wallst Economic activity in America’s manufacturing sector rose for the thirteenth consecutive month this June, according to the Institute for Supply Management. Manufacturing jobs have been on the upswing as well, rising for the eleventh straight month in June. Despite employment growth in the...

Made in America – Fox Valley Spring Co. (WI)

Made in America – Fox Valley Spring Co. (WI)

Aug 4, 2014

The Fox Valley Spring Company is another preferred American supplier of contract manfacturing services you will find only at a Design-2-Part tradeshow at http://www.d2p.com. The Fox Valley Spring Company has been manufacturing springs since 1989 in their state-of-the-art 53,000 square foot facility in Greenville (Appleton) Wisconsin. With their automated...