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.
January 3, 2017
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 your suspicions. This study, along with those Deloitte previously published on the subject in 2010 and 2013, have enabled them to confirm the steady upward trend of American manufacturing since the start of the decade.
December 21, 2016
Accurate Sink Mark Predictions for Complex Geometries Using Moldex3D Simulation OPENING TEXT FROM AN ARTICLE WRITTEN BY MOLDEX3D: “As the trend of plastic product designs moves towards smaller and thinner design concepts, it is important to strike a balance between the aesthetic appeal and the structural integrity when designing contemporary plastic parts. Ribs are often […]
December 21, 2016
Increase Exports and Create Jobs with the IMAGE Grant Program Small and medium-sized enterprises, or SMEs, “…can be a critical driver for economic growth through exports at the state level.”1 If you are considering exporting, or are already exporting and seeking to expand your customer base, there is good news from The Ohio Development Services […]