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Skills Certification Awards on the Rise. Is This a Positive Sign?

Are more workers being attracted to expanding career opportunities in manufacturing? One potential indicator that they are came recently from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) which controls certification programs for industrial worke…
Popular Discussions Are more workers being attracted to expanding career opportunities in manufacturing? One potential indicator that they are came recently from the National… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/skills-certification-awards-rise-positive-sign/

DMDII Launches Seven Digital Manufacturing R&D Projects

What are the core technologies, process, and skills that manufacturers can employ to assess cyber security vulnerabilities they may face, increase the productivity of shop floor workers using wearable devices and augmented reality, and create a digital t…
What are the core technologies, process, and skills that manufacturers can employ to  assess cyber security vulnerabilities they may face, increase the productivity of shop floor … https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/dmdii-launches-seven-digital-manufacturing-rd-projects/

Could 3D Printing Really Transform Global Manufacturing Supply Chains?

One of the holy grails often cited by advocates of 3D printing technologies, or additive manufacturing (AM) as they are also known, is the potential for manufacturing companies to radically transform their traditional supply chains by creating a pool of d…
Popular Discussions One of the holy grails often cited by advocates of 3D printing technologies, or additive manufacturing (AM) as they are also known, is the potential for manu… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/could-3d-printing-really-transform-global-manufacturing-supply-chains/

U.S. Manufacturers to Increase Hiring, Capital Spending

Inspired by what they see as an improving economy, U.S. manufacturers say they plan to increase hiring and spending on capital equipment and operations.
Popular Discussions Inspired by what they see as an improving economy, U.S. manufacturers say they plan to increase hiring and spending on capital equipment and operations. T… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/us-manufacturers-increase-hiring-capital-spending/

Participate in the Council’s Big Data Research Project

In order to better understand one of the hottest and most controversial technology topics of the day – big data and analytics – the Manufacturing Leadership Council has launched a research study on the topic.
Popular Discussions In order to better understand one of the hottest and most controversial technology topics of the day – big data and analytics – the Manufacturing… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/participate-councils-big-data-research-project/

The Great Fuel Cell Challenge: Will Toyota’s 5,600 Free Patents Change the Green Car Game?

Just when you thought you were getting used to the idea of plugging your new electric car into a charging station for an hour or so before electro-gliding into the wild blue yonder, along comes another fuel-efficiency paradigm for the future of the auto i…
Just when you'd got used to the idea of plugging your new electric car into a charging station for an hour or so before electro-gliding into the wild blue yonder, along comes anot… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/great-fuel-cell-challenge-will-toyotas-5600-free-patents-change-green-car-game/

The Benefit of the Sony Cyber Attack

If nothing else, the recent cyber attack, apparently by North Korea, against Sony for producing the satiric film “The Interview” should serve to raise to the highest level the issue of cyber protection on the agendas of every board of directors in the man…
If nothing else, the recent cyber attack, apparently by North Korea, against Sony for producing the satiric film “The Interview” should serve to raise to the highest level the iss… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/benefit-sony-cyber-attack/

Manufacturing Renaissance: Reality or Hype?

Is all the talk in the popular media about a “manufacturing renaissance” actually working against the manufacturing industry? A report issued this week by the Washington, DC-based Information Technology and Innovation Foundation think tank concludes that,…
Is all the talk in the popular media about a “manufacturing renaissance” actually working against the manufacturing industry? A report issued this week by the Washi… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-renaissance-reality-or-hype/

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… https://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 … https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/new-innovation-hub-aims-slash-composite-materials-production-costs-50/

Can the Middle East Become a Manufacturing Hub?

Looking to diversify their economies, oil-dependent Middle Eastern states—particularly Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates--are reportedly investing in efforts to convince global manufacturers to establish manufacturing plants in their countries.
Popular Discussions Looking to diversify their economies, oil-dependent Middle Eastern states—particularly Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates--are reportedly invest… https://www.gilcommunity.com/discussion/can-middle-east-become-manufacturing-hub/

Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2015

As the new year begins, the editorial team at the Manufacturing Leadership Council offers its predictions for the year ahead:
As the new year begins, the editorial team at the Manufacturing Leadership Council offers its predictions for the year ahead: U.S. Manufacturing Growth to Continue Strongly. L… https://www.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-trends-watch-2015/

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