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1.3 million industrial robots could be installed around the world by 2018
1.3 million industrial robots could be installed around the world by 2018
It's a great time to be in the robotics manufacturing industry. Between 2010 and 2014, average worldwide robot sales increased at a combined annual growth rate of 17 percent, according to the International Federation of Robotics. The majority of purcha...
California is new headquarters for smart manufacturing institute
California is new headquarters for smart manufacturing institute
On June 20, at a conference of global business leaders in Washington, D.C., President Obama announced the creation of a new $140 million Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII), to be headquartered at UCLA, with a Berkeley, C...
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...
American manufacturing isn't dead yet
American manufacturing isn't dead yet
Here's one stat people often cite when talking about the state of U.S. manufacturing: The sector has lost 5 million jobs since 2000. But there's another that's not as well-known: The sector has actually gained about 838,000 jobs since 2010.
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...
Pendulum swings back to career education
Pendulum swings back to career education
The 104-year-old Grand Trunk Railroad train depot sits on the south edge of the Porter County (Indiana) Career and Technical Education center parking lot, a relic of another time. But this fall, it will serve as a learning lab for students in the build...
Canadian Navy identifies and solves welding issues
Canadian Navy identifies and solves welding issues
The Royal Canadian Navy is resolving an issue with quality assurance measures of a small portion of welds performed in its West Coast surface and sub-surface fleet. In the fall of 2014, during a routine quality control inspection carried out by contrac...