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University, Industry Experts Recommend Steps to ‘Invigorate’ U.S. Manufacturing

Reposted from NIST Tech Beat *****  University, Industry Experts Recommend Steps to ‘Invigorate’ U.S. Manufacturing Mark Bello  |  July 17, 2012  |  NIST Tech Beat A new report by a national committee of U.S. industry and university leaders details 16 recommendations “aimed at reinventing manufacturing in a way that ensures U.S. competitiveness,…

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Boeing’s Planes Are Riddled With Chinese Counterfeit Electronic Components

Reposted from Manufacturing and Technology News ***** Boeing’s Planes Are Riddled With Chinese Counterfeit Electronic Components Richard A. McCormack  |  June 15, 2012  | Manufacturing and Technology News The Senate Armed Services Committee’s year-long investigation into counterfeit electronic parts in military weapons systems has revealed a problem that goes beyond…

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AWT Regional RoboBot Competition 4/28/12

VIDEO: Robots Batte to the Finish   Although we had to wait months to see the epic sci-fi destruction that occurred in downtown Cleveland for The Avengers movie, a series of high-tech battles was being waged east of Cleveland even before the blockbuster made its premiere. The setting was the gymnasium at Lakeland…

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China Flexes Its Regulatory Muscle, Catching Google in Its Grip

Reposted from The New York Times ***** China Flexes Its Regulatory Muscle, Catching Google in Its Grip In today’s globalized world, you can’t avoid China, or so goes the cliché. Google is discovering that it’s actually true. Following a dispute over censorship, Google largely abandoned mainland China two years ago, redirecting its…

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Manufacturing is dirty?

Well, its not any more.  Here’s an interesting video of a German Volkswagen plant in the center of Dresden, made entirely out of glass. Magnetic floors, components brought in by Dresden public trams, it looks like a museum.  

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Billboards try to shame new Bay Bridge

Reposted from SF Gate ***** Billboards try to shame new Bay Bridge Michael Cabanatuan | March 26, 2012 | SF Gate A group of American manufacturers and the United Steelworkers union held up the new Bay Bridge as an icon Monday.  But not as an icon of  inspirational engineering, beautiful…

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Case Based in China Puts a Face on Persistent Hacking

Reposted from The New York Times ****** Case Based in China Puts a Face on Persistent Hacking Nicole Perlroth | March 29, 2012 |The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — A breach of computers belonging to companies in Japan and India and to Tibetan activists has been linked to a…

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Optical Manufacturing in the US

Reposted from Jeff Ferry’s blog: Thoughts on marketing, economics, & technology My article Global Optical Manufacturing Rebalances is now out in this month’s OPN Magazine. (The full report is here.) Global Optical Manufacturing Rebalances looks at the migration of virtually the whole of US optical component manufacture to Asia in…

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Obama Will Unveil $1-Billion National Manufacturing Innovation Network Initiative Based On Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute

Reposted from Manufacturing and Technology News ***** Obama Will Unveil $1-Billion National Manufacturing Innovation Network Initiative Based On Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute Richard McCormack  |  February 28, 2012  |  Manufacturing and Technology News Tucked deep — very deep — within the Obama administration’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget submission to Congress is…

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Innovation and the Bell Labs Miracle

Reposted from The New York Times ******** Innovation and the Bell Labs Miracle Jon Gertner | February 25, 2012 | New York Times “INNOVATION is what America has always been about,” President Obama remarked in his recent State of the Union address. It’s hard to disagree, isn’t it? We live…

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