Manufacturing

Experts brainstorm ways to hook youth on manufacturing

"Manufacturing has a major image problem," said Eric Spiegel, president and CEO of Siemens Corp., noting it ranks dead last in career pursuits for people ages 18 to 24.

Air Force Enhancing U.S. Manufacturing Capability

As the first Institute of Manufacturing Innovation, America Makes will serve as an example of best practices for the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) as it brings together diverse groups from academia, industry, and government to develop technologies and foster manufacturing innovation.

Manufacturing innovation is key to boosting growth

Some pundits argue that American manufacturing is rebounding and returning to our shores. Others contend that manufacturing doesn’t matter anymore so we should not even focus on the sector.

King calls for investment in American manufacturing

Yesterday, on the floor of the United States Senate, U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, called for a greater investment in American manufacturing and, to that end, announced his support for bipartisan legislation that would help jumpstart innovation and promote manufacturing in Maine and the country.

Innovation is our future

Sen. Roy Blunt is co-sponsor — with Democrat Sherrod Brown of Ohio — of a proposal that would provide funding for manufacturing “hubs” that involve public-private partnerships between universities, businesses and federal agencies.

U.S. innovation drives manufacturing’s charge

By any standard, 2013 was a big rebound year for manufacturing, and the momentum continues into 2014.

Walmart, Walmart Foundation and the U.S. Conference of Mayors Launch $10 Million U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund

Anticipated participating organizations include research and academic institutions, think tanks and other non-profit entities focused on innovations in manufacturing.

Maryland Students Create Parts For ISS Projects Through HUNCH Program

Three students in the program are currently machining parts for NASA that may one day fly on the International Space Station.

Why Apple Is Hiring More Engineers in China

Apple's move to transfer some production back to the U.S. has been in the headlines, but that doesn’t mean the iPhone maker is scaling down its China operations. In fact, it’s still expanding.

Obama announces two new manufacturing hubs

"If we want to attract more good manufacturing jobs to America, we've got to make sure we're on the cutting edge," Obama said during a ceremony at the White House.

New Manufacturing Institutes will Spur U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness

Across the country, communities are clamoring to land the next Manufacturing Innovation Institute, new “hubs” supported by the Obama Administration that are spurring the types of advanced technologies that will help grow the U.S. economy.

Manufacturing: A Key Ingredient for U.S. Growth

Manufacturers in America are making more products today and making them better than ever before. Innovation is a big reason.

Univ of Michigan, Ohio State Team Up for High Tech Manufacturing Research

"Through this initiative, our region will build on its core strengths to become the nation’s technology hub for lightweight materials and manufacturing,” said U-M President Mary Sue Coleman.

Sen. Coons announces new bill connecting manufacturing with higher education

Coons plans to introduce the Manufacturing Universities Act of 2014 that would launch a competitive grant program incentivizing universities to increase manufacturing related education.

Silicon Valley must be wary of United States' shrinking lead in science, technology

For the past six decades, Silicon Valley's innovative and entrepreneurial prowess has helped bolster the nation's economic prosperity and given the United States a technological edge over its global competitors.

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