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Indiana Company Bringing Product Manufacturing Back…

Indiana Company Bringing Product Manufacturing Back…

Aug 26, 2014

“Indiana Company Bringing Product Manufacturing Back to America” By Design-2-Part Magazine FONTANET, Ind.— Green Leaf®, Inc., a manufacturer of liquid handling products located in Fontanet, Indiana, recently announced that a number of its products being produced in China will return to be manufactured in America. Many factors aided in Green Leaf’s...

Frost & Sullivan: 4-D Printing to Usher in Age of Low-Labor…

Frost & Sullivan: 4-D Printing to Usher in Age of Low-Labor…

Aug 25, 2014

“Frost & Sullivan: 4-D Printing to Usher in Age of Low-Labor, Fast-Paced Product Manufacturing” By Ariel Brown, Frost & Sullivan The aerospace, defense, automotive and healthcare industries will lead in the adoption of this technology MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Aug. 21, 2014 – Four-dimensional (4-D) printing develops materials that alter their...

Distracted Manufacturing: GM Takes Google Glass for a Spin

Distracted Manufacturing: GM Takes Google Glass for a Spin

Aug 25, 2014

By Travis Hessman, Industry Week Since Google first unveiled its space age monocle last year, geeks and techies everywhere have been scrambling to find a single, practical use for the thing. So far without much success. Sure, Glass can check email and surf the web, it can take pictures and videos and all that. But, so far, developers haven’t come up with...

What A Customer Wants, A Customer Gets

What A Customer Wants, A Customer Gets

Aug 21, 2014

“What A Customer Wants, A Customer Gets” Empowered Customers and the Future of Manufacturing By Diego Tamburini, Medium Makers and 3D printing are the usual headliners for the transformation that’s taking place with the future of manufacturing. Go ahead and take your pick of monikers for this era underway—“Manufacturing 3.0,” the “Third Industrial...

Save Money–10 Reasons Why It’s Cheaper to Buy From…

Save Money–10 Reasons Why It’s Cheaper to Buy From…

Aug 20, 2014

“Save Money–10 Reasons Why It’s Cheaper to Buy From a U.S. Factory Than China “ By Drew Greenblatt, Inc.  When total cost of a purchase is taken into account, in many cases, the USA is not only better quality, but cheaper. Conventional wisdom says the cheapest price can only be found in China. Shortsighted purchasing managers have...

Comparing Methods for Plastics Assembly

Comparing Methods for Plastics Assembly

Aug 19, 2014

By Miranda Marcus, Assembly Magazine Engineers have myriad options for joining plastic parts. Which is best for your application? There are quite a few options for welding plastic parts, including ultrasonics, laser, hot plate and radio frequency. Additionally, parts can be mechanically joined via fasteners, snap fits or adhesives. Each of these processes has...