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The Future of Localized Manufacturing

January 24, 2014 2:10 pm | by The Atlantic | Videos

Neil Gershenfeld, Director of the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, and Robert Atkinson, Founder and President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, argue about the role of localized 3D printing in manufacturing's tomorrow.

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How Pliers Are Made

January 23, 2014 2:07 pm | by Bahco | Videos

Watch as Bahco pliers are turned from raw material into their final state. This video features close up views of hot forging, washing, drilling, grinding, induction hardening, threading, and injection equipment, as well as final hand assembly. 

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Harley-Davidson's York Manufacturing Facility

January 23, 2014 9:38 am | by Harley-Davidson | Videos

This video showcases how Harley-Davidson and its employees are "exporting freedom" around the globe every day. Get a behind the scenes tour of their facilities and plant practices that create the Harley culture.            

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Tiny Cars Flunk Crash Test

January 23, 2014 9:16 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Eleven of the smallest cars sold in America performed very badly in crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Only the Chevrolet Spark received a score of "acceptable."               

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The Future Of Digital Fabrication

January 23, 2014 8:36 am | by Fareed Zakaria, CNN | Videos

Fareed Zakaria discusses the future of 3D printing and digital fabrication with MIT's Neil Gershenfeld. Gershenfeld argues that 3D printers are just the beginning and explains how technological advancements can impact manufacturing globally. 

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Mike Rowe Discusses The Skills Gap

January 23, 2014 8:34 am | by HBO, Real Time With Bill Maher | Videos

Mike Rowe appeared on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" to discuss Rowe's efforts to bridge the "profound disconnect" between the 3 million good U.S. jobs that can't be filled due to lack of skilled applicants.           

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The World's Most Fuel-Efficient Car

January 22, 2014 2:18 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

The Volkswagen XL1 is the world's most fuel-efficient car. It's a plug-in hybrid with a 0.8 liter, 2 cylinder aluminum diesel engine and gets 160 mpg.                             

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Why Electric Cars Matter To GM

January 21, 2014 1:31 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

Mark Reuss, President, GM North America discusses why electric cars are crucial to GM.                                               

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New Infrared Imaging Technology

January 20, 2014 12:30 pm | by Fluke Corporation | Videos

A lot is at stake when you're relying on images that are out of focus. Never again question your infrared image with Fluke's LaserSharp Auto Focus which gives you consistently in-focus images, every single time, says the company.      

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The Coolest Concept Cars In Detroit

January 17, 2014 1:40 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

The Kia GT4 Stinger, Toyota FT-1, Audi Allroad Shooting Brake, and the VW Dune concept cars stirred up a lot of buzz at the Detroit Auto Show.                                

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Marlin Steel: Why I Automate

January 16, 2014 1:14 pm | by Robotic Industries Association | Videos

Watch and listen to Marlin Steel CEO/Owner Drew Greenblatt as he discusses how automation allowed him to transform his business.                                   

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Reinventing America's Workforce

January 16, 2014 9:39 am | by CNBC | Videos

Steve Forbes, Forbes media chairman and editor-in-chief, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, discuss how implementing innovations with cheap energy will provide a renaissance in manufacturing and create more jobs.           

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Obama Announces First Manufacturing Hub

January 16, 2014 9:33 am | by CNN | Videos

President Obama discusses a new North Carolina "manufacturing hub" that he hopes will spread innovation nationwide.                                       

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China Reduces Solar Power Costs With Large-Scale Manufacturing

January 16, 2014 9:27 am | Videos

Over the past decade, China has become the world's leading manufacturer of solar energy technologies. China's solar manufacturers have helped drive down the cost of solar panels by using large-scale production practices, spurring the European Union to set a minimum price for Chinese solar panels sold in Europe. 

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Living The Dream: Manufacturing Chocolate

January 16, 2014 9:16 am | by Mondelez International | Videos

Hear from Mondelez's UK Manufacturing Director of Chocolate, Neil Chapman. Chapman explains why he is passionate about working in manufacturing, and tells the story of manufacturing at Cadbury. Also watch insider footage of how the Cadbury Dairy Milk bar is made. 

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Big, Sexy Power Detroit Auto Show

January 15, 2014 1:28 pm | by Conway G. Gittens, Reuters TV | Videos

American auto companies are choosing brawn over brains at the 25th Detroit Auto Show with a Chevy Corvette and Silverado truck grabbing top honors. The turnaround certainly puts the wind at the back of incoming GM CEO Mary Barra as the industry's first female leader, but the competition is coming on strong and heavy.

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Ford CEO: Aluminum Is Stronger And Tougher

January 14, 2014 11:40 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Debuting an aluminum F-150 at the Detroit Auto Show, Ford CEO Alan Mulally says the material is stronger, tougher, and more fuel efficient than steel.                             

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The Future Is Here And It's Wearable

January 13, 2014 3:45 pm | by NBC Nightly News | Videos

Check out the next generation of technology you won't be able to live without. Gadget by gadget, people expect even the most common things to be more useful with the Internet.                      

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ISM: November Numbers Recap

January 13, 2014 9:57 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

Brad Holcomb, chair of the ISM Business Survey Committee, talks to Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology, and Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.Net, about November's PMI and explains what's behind the numbers. 

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PepsiCo's 'Performance With Purpose' Strategy

January 10, 2014 1:17 pm | by NBC News | Videos

Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, discusses her company's initiative to shift to more "good for you" snack foods and ramp up the development of new products. This was an extremely difficult transformation, says Nooyi.       

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