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Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Machine Maker Invests to Close the Skills Gap

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Does a skills gap exist in North American manufacturing? The answer appears to depend on perspective. Those who analyze manufacturing are skeptical, saying that, except in extraordinary cases, low-growth data on jobs and wages do not signal a … [Read more...]

Lightweight Metals Innovation Hub Could Be Boon to Machining

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The latest initiative to emerge from the Obama administration's efforts to assist the progress of U.S. advance manufacturing is the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute, or ALMMII. The institute is also being referred to … [Read more...]

Can the Industrial Internet Pave the Way for a New Industrial Revolution?

This infographic shows GE predictions for the impact on GDP a fully integrated Industrial Internet could have. Source: GE

As manufacturing equipment and tools become increasingly more sophisticated and “smart,” the margin for increasing efficiency becomes ever narrower. The law of diminishing returns has caused innovators to search for different areas within … [Read more...]

Sandvik Coromant Donates Tools, Assistance to Veterans Organization

Workshops for Warriors will use Sandvik's $40,000 grant to help train veterans for civilian employment.

Cutting tool manufacturer Sandvik Coromant has made a grant of cutting tools to Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit organization providing job training and certification to veterans. The grant, worth $40,000, includes cutting tools manufactured in … [Read more...]

Industry Groups Decry Federal Government’s Lack of China Action

Industry group's are upset that the federal government will not name China a currency manipulator. Credit: Jason Wesley Upton

During the election campaign, Republican candidate Governor Mitt Romney often mentioned his intention to brand China as a currency manipulator on his first day in office. Although Governor Romney lost the election, many are still hoping the federal … [Read more...]

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