The Big Benefits of 3D Tool and Die Printing
APR 10, 2019 manufacturing
The Big Benefits of 3D Tool and Die Printing To make one requires many — at least in traditional tool and die printing. The process of making tools is difficult. It’s expensive and often tedious because of the complex part requirements. Sometimes, multiple intricate parts are required to make a single tool. Read More
The Changing Manufacturing Industry Dramatic changes to technology, risk, and human capability have all shaped the current manufacturing landscape. Future generations of manufacturers could work with entirely different products and processes than those of their predecessors. Read More
Hands-On Work is Making a Comeback
SEP 07, 2018 construction, manufacturing, market trends
Hands-On Work is Making a Comeback Over the past 50 years, there has been a sharp decline in the recognition and education of skilled trades. Now, as Baby Boomers begin to retire from the construction, manufacturing and engineering fields, 31 million positions will be open to vocational workers in the next two years. The problem? Skilled trades have been deemphasized for so long that younger generations do not consider this career path. Read More
Robot or Cobot?
AUG 03, 2018 manufacturing
Robot or Cobot? Since the introduction of the first commercial cobots in 2011, significant advances have improved their capacities, acceptance, cost and use.  Cobots can be purchased for as low as $15,000 and have little additional expenses— such as end of arm tooling. Read More
Natural Disasters- Breaking the Links in the Chain
APR 24, 2018 manufacturing
Natural Disasters- Breaking the Links in the Chain Supply chain disruptions are becoming increasingly common worldwide with hurricanes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters. Read More
Nanotechnology – What is it and How Will it Affect the Insurance Industry?
MAR 07, 2018 manufacturing
Nanotechnology – What is it and How Will it Affect the Insurance Industry? Something small is in the process of having a big impact on the manufacturing and insurance industries. Nanotechnology is being positioned as the key technology of the 21st century and the driving force behind a new industrial revolution. Sounds great, right? But what is it? Read More
Are More Manufacturing Jobs Returning to the U.S.?
FEB 14, 2018 manufacturing, market trends
Are More Manufacturing Jobs Returning to the U.S.? It wasn’t very long ago that the U.S. was the largest manufacturing country in the world. That all changed, however, when China took over the title in 2010 – and it’s been there ever since. The good news is the U.S. is positioned to retake the number one spot again by the end of this decade. Read More
Pros and Cons of 3-D Printing in Manufacturing
JAN 25, 2018 manufacturing
Pros and Cons of 3-D Printing in Manufacturing 3-D printers. By now, we’ve all seen them in action and have a grasp of their capabilities for personal use. But on a professional level, 3-D printers have the potential to entirely disrupt and reshape the manufacturing industry. Think tank McKinsey Global Institute research predicts that the 3-D printing market could have an impact of nearly $550 billion per year by 2025. Read More
January is National Radon Action Month
JAN 11, 2018 healthcare, manufacturing
January is National Radon Action Month January is National Radon Action Month. When we think of radon risk, we usually think of testing our homes for the dangerous gas. But any building where people are going to spend any major amount of time – residential or commercial – should be tested to make sure it’s safe. Read More
Back-Saving Tips for Lifting and Bending Safely
DEC 28, 2017 construction, manufacturing
Back-Saving Tips for Lifting and Bending Safely Do you know what one of the leading causes for missed work days is? Lifting and bending work-related injuries. If fact, they account for 34 percent of all work-related injuries each year. Most of these types of injuries are due to overexertion and gradual trauma of the back or shoulders from incorrect and unsafe lifting techniques. Read More
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