Category: Manufacturing

Top 20 Facts About Manufacturing

In the most recent data, manufacturers contributed $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy. This figure has risen since the second quarter of 2009, when manufacturers contributed $1.70 trillion. Over that same time frame, value-added output from durable goods manufacturing grew from $0.86 trillion to $1.17 trillion, with nondurable goods output up from $0.84 trillion to $0.99 trillion. – See more at:

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3D Printing Comes of Age in US Industrial Manufacturing

Has 3D printing (3DP) finally come of age? It’s become clear that the technology, also known as additive manufacturing, is crossing from a period of hype and experimentation into one of rapid maturation. 3D-printed parts and products are quickly making their way into end products—from a printed car to athletic shoes to a printed NASA rocket engine. Manufacturers of all stripes are building 3DP programs and are likely to continue to expand those programs as advancements in 3D printers, software and printing materials (or “inks”) make adoption easier and more cost-effective.

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Fit-for-Life Connections

Four fasteners bringing together two flanges is a popular method of connectivity in high-pressure applications. This connection allows for weight to be distributed evenly among the four fasteners, thereby reducing stress and the possibility of failing joints due to vibrations. As standards in production continue to improve, pressure ratings are higher than the industry has seen previously, leading to greater quality.

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2016 STEP Ahead Award Honorees & Emerging Leaders

The Manufacturing Institute launched the STEP Ahead initiative in 2012 to celebrate women in the manufacturing industry that are making a difference through advocacy, mentorship, engagement, promotion, and leadership. The STEP Ahead Awards highlight the achievements of real women in manufacturing on a national stage with a formal gala to celebrate their accomplishments. The 2016 STEP Ahead Awards will take place from April 20 through April 22, with the Awards Dinner Gala on the night of April 21 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

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The MFG Meeting is Almost Here

The MFG Meeting brings together the complete manufacturing chain for a unique conference experience that provides unparalleled opportunities to network with industry leaders. The business sessions and speaker presentations are designed to address key business challenges and provide solutions to improve your business. The event is hosted by the two major manufacturing trade associations, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA).

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Upcoming Show: IBS Vegas 2016

The International Builders’s Show (IBS) will be taking place January 19-21, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. The show “is the largest annual light construction show in the world, every year attracting 50,000 visitors from more than 100 countries.” In more than 500,000 square feet of exhibits and suppliers, the show brings together industry influencers, manufacturers and builders from all over the globe to showcase the latest and most in-demand construction products, tools and technologies for all variations of building materials including wood, concrete, stone and brick.

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Fabtech Wrap-up by Techgen Media Group

This year’s Fabtech in Chicago boasted some impressive numbers: more than 1,700 exhibitors, a total of 43,836 attendees representing more than 90 countries and 730,000 sq. ft. of exhibits. And although the event has come to a close, the results of attending will be palpable for weeks and months to come.

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The City of Youngstown Celebrates Manufacturing Day, October 2nd, 2015

Manufacturing Day is dedicated to addressing current perceptions about the manufacturing industry, to remedy any misconceptions and educate those within and outside of the industry. On the first Friday of every October, manufacturing professionals open their doors to students, parents, teachers, government officials, friends, and anyone willing to learn and share with them why they are proud to be manufacturers.

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