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Digital Manufacturing Institute Awards First Innovation Research Contracts

Twenty months after its founding, the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) this week issues its first five national contract research awards, cumulatively valued at $7 million.
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Which 3D Printer And Materials Do You Need? New 3D Printing Database May Help

For many manufacturing companies hoping to harness the power of new 3D printing technologies in their prototyping or production operations, identifying the right machines and materials to use can be a complex exercise and a major constraint to adoption.
Popular Discussions For many manufacturing companies hoping to harness the power of new 3D printing technologies in their prototyping or production operations, identifying the r… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/which-3d-printer-and-materials-do-you-need-new-3d-printing-database-may-help/

New Innovation Hub Aims To Slash Composite Materials Production Costs by 50%

The Obama Administration launched its latest U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Hub last week focusing on the development and production costs of next-generation composite materials.
Popular Discussions The Obama Administration launched its latest U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Hub last week focusing on the development and production costs of next-generation … http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/new-innovation-hub-aims-slash-composite-materials-production-costs-50/

U.S. Manufacturing Group Calls for National Technology Strategy

The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, formed in 2011 to strengthen advanced manufacturing in the U.S., has come out with a set of recommendations that includes establishing a national strategy in emerging manufacturing technologies, new centers of excel…
The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, formed in 2011 to strengthen advanced manufacturing in the U.S., has come out with a set of recommendations that includes establishing a na… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/us-manufacturing-group-calls-national-technology-strategy/

Are Digital Tools the Future of Manufacturing Innovation?

When Booz & Company published its latest Global Innovation 1000 rankings last week, one thing was abundantly clear: digital tools are now beginning to radically transform the entire innovation process. A prime example emerged earlier in the month when Loc…
When Booz & Company published its latest Global Innovation 1000 rankings last week, one thing was abundantly clear: digital tools are now beginning to radically transform the … http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/are-digital-tools-future-manufacturing-innovation/

Is Manufacturing Ready For The Internet Of Things?

Newly connected and digitally-enabled ‘things’ will need to be manufactured in some way. The big question is, how is manufacturing now going to switch from its traditional focus on hard physical entities, to learn how to embed, test and monitor whole leve…
Industrial revolutions are never easy to handle, especially when you don't see them coming. The imminent 'Internet of Things' (IoT) revolution over the next few years could well b… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-ready-internet-things/

It’s Time For Manufacturing To Drive Innovation: GE Research

“Manufacturing must change to drive growth in today’s more competitive environment,” said Christine Furstoss, technical director for manufacturing and materials technologies at GE Global Research during her keynote speech earlier today at the 2013 Manufac…
“Manufacturing must change to drive growth in today’s more competitive environment,” said Christine Furstoss, technical director for manufacturing and materials … http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/its-time-manufacturing-drive-innovation-ge-research/

Manufacturing Innovation: Can A National Innovation Network Make A Difference?

Do you think President Obama’s proposal last week to set up a National Manufacturing Innovation Network to give US manufacturers access to new, cutting-edge capabilities and equipment can make US industry more competitive in global markets?
Do you think President Obama’s proposal last week to set up a National Manufacturing Innovation Network to give US manufacturers access to new, cutting-edge capabilities and… http://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturing-innovation-can-national-innovation-network-mak/

Why Is There Government Spending On The Manufacturing Industry And Where Should The Money Go?

Whenever I ask why money is taken out of a paycheck for taxes I am told a few different answers: “It goes into a social security fund for you later in life”, “it goes to help re-build roads, bridges, law enforcement, etc. etc. to help maintain a safe soci…
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Manufacturing Innovations You Should Know About

Smart manufacturing executives are always searching for a breakthrough product idea or a novel management theory that can put their company ahead of the pack or harness the energies of their workforce in a more effective manner. Apple’s iPad certainly emb…
Materials, product tools, and processes head annual Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ list of innovations By David R. Brousell Smart manufacturing executives are alw… http://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-innovations-you-should-know-about/

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