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Lockheed: Orion still on schedule for 2018 mission
Lockheed: Orion still on schedule for 2018 mission
As Lockheed Martin completes one key element of the next Orion spacecraft, a company executive says he is confident the spacecraft will remain on schedule for launch in the fall of 2018. In a ceremony Jan. 26 at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orl...
'Gifted' manufacturing sector maintains competitive edge over global rivals
'Gifted' manufacturing sector maintains competitive edge over global rivals
Although the manufacturing sector in Arkansas and the rest of the U.S. has been mired in a recent slump, a new report from Oxford Economics says U.S. productivity from the blue collar-friendly segment of the economy is still the strongest in the world ...
You know what really makes an outfit? Ultrasonic welding
You know what really makes an outfit? Ultrasonic welding
The beautiful, ever-confident gods of fashion and technology — from Anna Wintour to Jony Ive — gathered in the Metropolitan Museum’s classical Great Hall on Monday to mark the opening of the institution’s expansive new exhibitio...
For more money, women need to aim for welding and mechanics jobs
For more money, women need to aim for welding and mechanics jobs
Women would earn more and narrow the gender pay gap if they got jobs now dominated by men in fast-growing fields such as information technology, welding or truck mechanics, according to a new study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Th...
Welding women: Reducing stigma, recruiting more females key to meeting high demand
Welding women: Reducing stigma, recruiting more females key to meeting high demand
When workforce development officials survey local business owners in the manufacturing industry, one thing is resoundingly clear: skilled welders are in high demand.
Air Force secretary gets welding lesson during Fairchild visit
Air Force secretary gets welding lesson during Fairchild visit
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James visited Fairchild Air Force Base on April 27 to better understand the daily operations of the 92nd and 141st Air Refueling Wings and 336th Training Group. During her visit, James observed 336th TRG survival, evasio...
MesoGlue hopes to eliminate electronics soldering
MesoGlue hopes to eliminate electronics soldering
Soldering has been around for thousands of years: it’s an essential component to electronics around the world. But, there’s some limitations: high temperatures can damage delicate components. Now, some researchers think that they’ve c...