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

Press Release - DMDII & UI Labs

1/21/2015

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

PwC: US Business Outlook Improves Among US Manufacturers



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

1/21/2015

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

1/15/2015

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

1/15/2015

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

Senvol Launches Database for Industrial Additive Manufacturing Machines and Materials



Press Release - Senvol

1/14/2015

Given the rapid growth of the industrial additive manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing) industry, it has become increasingly difficult to keep track of all of the machines and materials that are on the market. Senvol has solved this problem with the launch of the Senvol Database (http://www.senvol.com/database). Users are able to search the database by over 30 fields, such as machine build size, material type, and material tensile strength. Full Article

Ford Americas Chief: Manufacturing Hubs Will Lead to Discoveries



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

1/14/2015

The National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, aimed to speeding development of advanced manufacturing, is a “positive,” the head of Ford Motor Co.’s Americas unit said today. “I think discoveries will happen,” Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of the Americas, said at a press conference at the Automotive News World Congress. Full Article

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