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'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 ...
Snake robot slithers through pipes, laser-welds from within
Snake robot slithers through pipes, laser-welds from within
What if it was possible to weld pipes from the inside? While not necessary for all welding, sometimes there are metal tubes that need repair, and no good way to get to them other than going inside. For tubes that are too small for humans, repairing the...
Leadership lab gives women in manufacturing a boost
Leadership lab gives women in manufacturing a boost
The national trade group Women in Manufacturing, along with Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, today announced the creation of a Leadership Lab for Women in Manufacturing. The training program will provide executive education and training to...
Slump in US manufacturing may be easing as orders increase
Slump in US manufacturing may be easing as orders increase
The slump in U.S. manufacturing is showing signs of abating. Orders for capital equipment, a harbinger of business spending on such things as machinery and computers, jumped in January after plunging to a more than two-year low at the end of 2015, figu...
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...
How small manufacturers can leverage smart manufacturing
How small manufacturers can leverage smart manufacturing
Andrew Waycott sees three ways in which smaller manufacturers can leverage smart manufacturing. The first is the way applicable to all manufacturers — using today’s affordable sensors to get better data, then using that data to fine-tune th...
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...