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American manufacturing is on the rise and it appears to be destined to claim the number one spot in the world in the next several years, but it will only happen if United States (US) manufacturers remain focused on improving their overall competitiveness. As the latest Deloitte manufacturing study identified, there are five key elements that companies should target if they want to ensure their competitiveness in today’s rapidly evolving manufacturing environment.

Technology is currently being adopted within the manufacturing sector that will redefine the way factories work. This “Fourth Industrial Revolution” is known worldwide as Industry 4.0. Because these technologies enable physical-to-digital-to-physical connectivity, they will drive productivity and efficiency to levels that are difficult to appreciate at this time.

Netzsch-Gabo Launches New Eplexor 500N Series for High-Force DMA of Rubber Last year, Netzsch Instruments North America acquired a company that makes high-force DMAs for rubber testing. In a March 2017 press release by the company, they announce the release of a new product called Eplexor 500N. Read Netzsch-Gabo Instruments’ full press release on the product […]

Advanced Technologies as a Key Component to Global Manufacturing Competitiveness United States manufacturing is on the rise and it appears to be destined to claim the number one spot in the world in the next several years, but it will only happen if American manufacturers remain focused on improving their overall competitiveness. As the latest […]

The first open source online library developed and designed by Manufacturing USA institutes has recently been unveiled. Dubbed the LIFT-IACMI Online Learning Hub (“The Hub”), its purpose is to provide educators and students anywhere in the United States access to in-demand manufacturing tools and materials related to lightweight metals and composite materials.

Your Company Can Help American Manufacturing Become the Best in the World USA Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Overview If it seems to you as if innovation and advanced technology manufacturing in the United States have been on a rapid rise in recent years, that’s because they have. Deloitte’s 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index (GMCI) has verified […]

NASA Glenn Releases Draft RFP for Huge Project Cleveland-based NASA Glenn Research Center has been placed in charge of the construction of up to seven Universal Stage Adapters for future Mars missions. This appears to be the largest space flight contract that NASA has managed in more than fifteen years. The project will run for […]

Vadxx Energy Establishes Waste Plastic to EcoFuel™ Facility in Akron As stated by JobsOhio: “Ohio’s polymer industry is supported by a world-class supply chain of academic and technical institutions, designers and material suppliers, mold builders, resin suppliers and compounders, plastic and polymer processors, industry associations and economic development groups.” And now it is also home […]

Why Ohio is a Boon for Plastic and Rubber Companies Collaborative supporters such as PolymerOhio, MAGNET, and National Network Manufacturing Innovation (NMMI) help advance product innovations to commercialization in Ohio, the best plastic and rubber ecosystem in North America. Want to know more? Read the article on JobsOhio’s blog to learn more about expanding your […]

Today’s New Drugs Offer Opportunities for Plastic Product Development WRITTEN BY Rick Heggs, Owner of The Material Solution LLC Commercials for HumiraTM, EnbrelTM and StelaraTM are in heavy rotation on television these days1, but have you ever considered how these widely used new drugs might affect the plastics industry? All three of them are examples […]

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