AMT's Industry Economist, Eric LeMasters caught up with Alan Beaulieu, President of ITR Economics at the 2013 Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference for a quick update on the current Fiscal Reality. Alan's presentation at the conference covered projections for machine tool orders as well as an outlook for the general economy.
AMT's Industry Economist, Russ Waddell talks with Adrian Cooper, CEO of Oxford Economics and long time presenter at the Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference. Adrian provides some insight on the next downturn in the economy, exchange rates impacting global supply chains, and what it takes to create a global economic forecast.
Nissan Renault Chairman & CEO Carlos Ghosn discusses manufacturing in Mexico how his company is using the country as an export hub for its cars. Nissan is investing $2 billion and adding 7,000 jobs in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Canadian engineers are on the verge of creating a car with more than 60 percent of parts made on a 3D printer.
With Google Tattoo, users apply a sticky substance on their neck and their voice is transmitted through their throat, allowing them to talk hands-free. Google has applied to patent the technology.
The Bentley Flying Spur is sedan that can go 200 mph and offers luxury amenities like a back seat refrigerator and massaging seats.
Women can make a critical difference in an industry in dire need of qualified skilled workers -- and they have the same opportunities as men to succeed and excel in the new world of manufacturing.
Buford discuss the role 3D printing can play in increasing affordability of manufacturing, creating flexible, scaleable models of manufacturing, and eliminating the need for warehouses of inventory.
Mark Dwight, founder of Rickshaw Bagworks, is a passionate advocate for the "maker movement", who believes that micro-manufacturers, like his small cut-and-sew factory in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, are the future of American manufacturing.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez says job growth is more robust than in just low-wage sectors, but still believes the minimum wage should be raised across the nation.
After decades of decline, Detroit tries to figure out how it will emerge from bankruptcy with a stronger economy including more innovative and creative companies.
Warby Parker co-founder Neil Blumenthal joins Morning Joe to discuss launching the eyewear brand and the company's philanthropic mission of giving glasses to those in need.
Engineered Machined Products (EMP), an Escanaba, Michigan-based manufacturer, is competing globally with the help of high-tech robotic automation. Flexible automation systems in place at EMP have been instrumental in allowing the company to meet increasing demands.
This video shows how experts at TWI have adopted automated laser cutting technology for hand operation. The main application is in the area of decommissioning where the flexibility to choose where and how to cut the components can lead to significant advantages when it comes to packing.
Pollution causing school and airport closures in Harbin, China hurts many, but helps one entrepreneur trying to capitalize on the smog.
Sales of the Durango were up 50% in October, a sign that Dodge's clever ad campaign featuring Will Ferrell's Anchorman character is doing the trick.
Breaking down Apple's 32GB tablet into its parts reveals the true cost and profit of the $729 iPad Air.
Watch this time lapse video of a 2013 Bentley being made from beginning to end.
Minnesota news channel KSTP features an Eden Praire manufacturer that has embraced 3D printing without laying off workers.
Navigating the world of manufacturing hasn't always been a walk in the park. Factories and sourcing facilities are hard discover, unless you know people in the business or are willing to shell out a huge fee for directory information.