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Presidential Panel Urges US Manufacturing Efforts Build on Institutes

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


A presidential advisory panel said the United States needs to go beyond the current network of public-private institutes to bolster American manufacturing.The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee, known as AMP 2.0, issued a final report in October. Full Article

DMDII Releases Seven New Solicitations for R&D Projects in Digital Manufacturing and Design

Press Release - DMDII & UI Labs


The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), a collaboration of UI LABS, has unveiled its latest roster of “project calls” for seven separate R&D projects of investments of over $25 million. DMDII expects that these projects will help to revolutionize American manufacturing by demonstrating how the thoughtful use of data during the production process can help streamline American factories. Full Article

Engineering, Manufacturing Among Hot Jobs in 2015

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Engineering and manufacturing positions are on staffing company Randstad US’s “Hot Jobs” list for 2015.Electrical, mechanical and quality engineers are in demand, Randstad said in a statement. On the manufacturing side, forklift operators, quality control technicians and production supervisors are being sought by employers. Full Article

PwC: US Business Outlook Improves Among US Manufacturers

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Economic sentiment among US manufacturers improved during 2014’s fourth quarter, according to a report issued today by PricewaterhouseCoopers. PwC’s Manufacturing Barometer indicated that multiple indicators reflected improvement during 2014’s final three months, the consulting firm said in a statement. Full Article

Detroit Manufacturing Institute Opens, Gets New Name

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


A Detroit group, which aims to speed the development of light-weight materials, had a public coming out and got a new name today.The new moniker, Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, or LIFT, was unveiled as the institute officially opened with a ceremony. LIFT replaces the name Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing Innovation Institute. Full Article

Tooling U-SME Outlines Case for Investment in Human Capital to Drive Manufacturing Competitiveness

Press Release - Tooling U-SME


Committed to raising awareness of the importance of human capital to ensure sustainability of manufacturers in the long-term, Tooling U-SME, an industry leader in manufacturing training and development, is introducing a new white paper, People Power: Human Capital Drives Manufacturing Competitiveness. It is designed to help companies recognize the importance of investing in a well-trained workforce to meet business objectives. Full Article

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