Tag: production


The FTC is Considering Strengthening Enforcement of “Made in USA”

September 14, 2020

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Remember Patriot Puck? It was touted as the “only American Made Hockey Puck,” with marketing materials that included the American flag. Then there’s PiperGear USA, a company that sold thousands military-themed, Made in USA labeled merchandise on military bases directly […]

Process, Production, R & D

When Should You Use 3D Printing for Production?

August 13, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

3D printing is one of the most flexible and cost-effective prototyping methods. There are few better ways to test designs at a cost-effective price point, helping designers iterate through the rapid prototyping development cycle from low-fidelity concept models to near-production […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Nexa3D Unveils Its Expanded Ultra-Fast Polymers for Manufacturing Aerospace and Medical Products at Virtual ASME AM Industry Summit

August 7, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Nexa3D, the maker of ultra-fast polymer production 3D printers, announced today it plans to demonstrate its expanded portfolio of polymer production solutions that now include both photoplastic and thermoplastic capabilities at the virtual ASME AM Industry Summit on August 11 […]

Process, R & D

3 Steps to Integrate IT Products in Industry

August 7, 2020

Via: Industry Today

More than 50 % of companies around the world have faced difficulties when initiating digital transformation, because the technologies they use are outdated. In 2017 and 2018, 63 % of companies in Russia started out on this journey. It is […]

Process, Production

Global Factories Increase Production but Overseas Demand Remains Soft

August 3, 2020

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Factories across Europe, the U.S. and parts of Asia increased production in July, but the upswing was held back by weak overseas demand, suggesting a long and precarious road ahead for the global economy. Export orders were soft across most […]

Process, Production

100 year record fall for US industrial output

May 26, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

At 85.5% of its 2012 average, manufacturing output was at its lowest level since 1997, as all major industries reported declines in output. The production of motor vehicles and parts was by far the most affected, as closed assembly plants […]

Design & Planning, Process, Regulations

Michigan due to reopen manufacturing from coronavirus lockdown

May 11, 2020

Via: Reuters

Michigan, a major Midwest industrial powerhouse hard hit by both the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout, is the latest of several states permitting the restart of assembly lines halted in mandatory business closures meant to contain the outbreak. But […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Tesla applies to become UK electricity generator

May 4, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

An application to Ofgem, published on Ofgem’s site last Wednesday, read: ‘Tesla Motors Limited hereby gives notice that it has made an application to the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority for an electricity generation licence. The closing date for comments […]

Process, Production

The Pandemic Proves the Need for Industrial Policy

April 14, 2020

Via: The New York Times

Hundreds of companies across the United States are reinventing themselves to make equipment that is desperately needed to treat the coronavirus. That so many American manufacturers are rising to meet this pandemic with little coordination from the federal government reveals […]

Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

How the biggest companies in the world are preparing to bring back their workforce

April 9, 2020


At some point, the biggest American companies are going to tell their employees it’s time to leave home and return to work. That decision will be fraught with risk without widespread testing for the COVID-19 virus. For some industries, such […]