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Lawmakers Hope To Designate, Fund ‘Manufacturing….

Lawmakers Hope To Designate, Fund ‘Manufacturing….

Mar 24, 2015

“Lawmakers Hope To Designate, Fund ‘Manufacturing Universities’ “ By Andy Szal, Manufacturing.net A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Wednesday introduced legislation that would provide 25 universities with federal funding to bolster programs relating to manufacturing. The bill would establish a program within the U.S. Commerce Department...

Industrial Output Edged Up In February

Industrial Output Edged Up In February

Mar 23, 2015

By Martin Crustinger, Manufacturing.net U.S. industrial production edged up in February, as a big surge by utilities due to a cold winter offset a third straight decline in factory output. Overall industrial production rose 0.1 percent in February following a revised 0.3 percent fall in January, the Federal Reserve reported Monday. The January retreat had...

Resolving Problems in the Modern Supply Chain

Resolving Problems in the Modern Supply Chain

Mar 19, 2015

By Bolaji Ojo, Electronic Purchasing Strategies As companies rushed to embrace globalization, the lean, complex and highly intertwined supply chains that they created over the past decade took on another, unexpected characteristic: fragility. Practices such as just-in-time manufacturing stripped cost and time out of supply chains, while globalization created...

Someone’s Gotta Do It: This Collaborative Robot Does…

Someone’s Gotta Do It: This Collaborative Robot Does…

Mar 17, 2015

“Someone’s Gotta Do It: This Collaborative Robot Does the Dull Jobs Few Humans Want” By GE Reports A manufacturing robot is hardly chummy chap. Set off from its flesh-and-blood coworkers inside a safety cage, its powerful metal biceps easily lift, weld and shape massive machine parts. People can watch it in awe from a distance, but they better keep...

Made in America – SmartProducts (CA)

Made in America – SmartProducts (CA)

Mar 16, 2015

Smart Products, Inc. is another preferred American supplier of contract manufacturing services you will find only at a Design-2-Part trade show at http://www.d2p.com. Smart Products design and manufactures an extensive family of check and pressure relief valves, JACO Smart Fittings, liquid and air pumps, and related components.  Their products provide accurate,...

Personalized Care Drives Innovation in Medical Product…

Personalized Care Drives Innovation in Medical Product…

Mar 13, 2015

“Personalized Care Drives Innovation in Medical Product Design and Manufacturing” By Mark Shortt, Design-2-Part Magazine But the more things change, the more they stay the same, as medical device OEMs hold fast to requirements for quality, reliability, and shorter lead times. It’s hard to talk about medical devices without getting into what makes...