May 25, 2017
PolymerOhio has added three new informative presentations to its summer schedule. These presentations will give attending manufacturers a chance to learn from experts on topics that are important to their business operations. All presentations are free to attend; registration is required to reserve your spot.
May 19, 2017
The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) has released a Fact Sheet on the recent WannaCry Ransomware cyber attack. According to SecureState, a global management cybersecurity consulting firm in Cleveland, Ohio, industries running legacy systems — such as many manufacturers — are still at a high risk of infection. The information released by NCCIC in their fact sheet, as well as the information relayed in SecureState’s recent article on WannaCry, are important reads for those in the manufacturing industry.
May 4, 2017
In our previous article, we examined the second element—embracing advanced technologies. In this article, we will examine the third of Deloitte’s five key elements: “leveraging the strengths of ecosystem partnerships beyond traditional boundaries”.
April 25, 2017
No college is more dedicated to Ohio’s polymer industry than the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering (CPSPE) at The University of Akron. So it stands to reason that CPSPE organizes and hosts the “Polymers Appreciation Day for Alumni and Industry”.
April 7, 2017
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.
March 24, 2017
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 […]
March 15, 2017
February 27, 2017
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.
February 15, 2017
TAPP: The Smarter, Less Costly Alternative to Temp Agencies Locating and hiring skilled employees in today’s manufacturing environment can be difficult to say the least. It’s no secret that manufacturers face some pretty significant hurdles when it comes to improving or even just maintaining a skilled, dependable and dedicated workforce. Responding to customer needs in […]
January 30, 2017
In a previous article, we gave an overview of the United States’ position in the Deloitte study that predicts that the U.S. will be ranked number one by 2020. With this article, we begin our examination of each of the five key elements of focus starting with the first and most important element—ensuring talent is the top priority.