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Custom-Made Products Manufacturing

January 2, 2014 12:24 pm | by CNNMoney

CafePress, the online retailer of user-customized products, can personalize anything from mugs to Kindle cases using their 100 percent "home-grown" software and manufacturing equipment.                   

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Busting Slime For More Sustainable Ships

December 23, 2013 10:19 am | by AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has released this rather fascinating video about how it has worked with Newcastle University to improve the sustainability and fuel economy of the world’s largest ships.                     

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The Top 3 Manufacturing Trends For 2014

December 20, 2013 11:23 am | by Manufacturing Business Technology

With the end of the year approaching, manufacturers are looking forward into next year and the trends that matter to them.  Matthew Littlefield, president and principal analyst with LNS Research, narrows down the list of trends that you should be aware of.

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Manufacturing Newswire: Price Fixing, Tech Trends & NASA’s Superhero Robot

December 19, 2013 1:08 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology

In this episode of MBT’s Manufacturing Newswire, we’ll discuss scandals facing some big businesses, as well as major updates from GM and Ford. We’ll also talk to LNS Research about 2014 tech trends in manufacturing, and take a look at NASA’s superhero robot.

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F35: The Last Manned Fighter Jet

December 19, 2013 9:51 am | by CNNMoney

United Technologies CFO Greg Hayes explains why he thinks the current fleet will be the 'last procurement' of manned fighter jets.                                   

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BMW Motorcycle Assembly Plant Tour

December 19, 2013 9:38 am | by BMW

BMW will guide you and your friends, colleagues, and fellow students through the birth place of BMW motorcycles.  Experience the fascination of a highly modern vehicle production, where man and machine build two-wheeled dreams.     

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Manufacturing: Moving Into The Middle Class

December 19, 2013 9:28 am | by cafwd.org

There's no arguing the facts: Manufacturing, in California, is a huge element of the state's economy.  According to the state's Employment Development Department, there are more than 1.2 million people working in the industry.     

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American Energy And Manufacturing Competitiveness

December 19, 2013 9:20 am | by U.S. Department of Energy

Top CEOs, including Chad Holliday of Bank of America and Eric Spiegel of Siemens USA, discuss the advantages that the U.S. offers for manufacturing, including the largest market in the world, low energy costs, and a strong technology infrastructure.

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Breakingviews: Is Google Building The Terminator?

December 18, 2013 1:32 pm | by Reuters TV

Rob Cox and Rob Cyran try to make sense of Google's purchase of robotics firm Boston Dynamics, its eighth in the space this year.                                   

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MBT Manufacturing Newswire: 3D Printed Guns, Automotive Bankruptcies & Employing Vets

December 17, 2013 12:07 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology

In this episode of MBT’s Manufacturing Newswire, sponsored by Exact, we’ll discuss 3D printed guns and other disruptive technologies, as well as the Saab brand’s resurrection. We’ll also talk to Brad Holcomb of ISM on the latest strong manufacturing numbers, and see Honda’s fun new take on the airbag.

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Automotive Insights 3: 3D Printing Your Next Car

December 16, 2013 10:59 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net & Tia Nowack, IMPO Associate Editor

GM is designing cars with 3D printing, Ford is scanning each car for paint imperfections the size of a grain of salt, and everyone is making more models on the same line.                        

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The Pros And Cons Of 3D Printing

December 13, 2013 1:14 pm | by 60 Minutes Australia

As a follow-up to the previous video about a manufacturing facility consisting entirely of 3D printers, reporter Ray Martin discusses the pros and cons of 3D Printing.  As part of his commentary, Martin talks to Cody Wilson, the creator of the 3D printed gun.

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Inside Hammond's Candy-Cane Factory

December 12, 2013 1:12 pm | by CNNMoney

Watch how Hammond's Candies has been handmaking candy canes for the last 93 years.                                                

Is Washington Holding Job Growth Back?

December 12, 2013 9:37 am | by CNNMoney

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says extending unemployment insurance, passing a budget, immigration reform and infrastructure investments will 'build on this progress' in the job market.                 

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A Factory From The Future

December 12, 2013 9:26 am | by 60 Minutes Australia

Reporter Ray Martin takes you on a tour of the Redeye 3D printing factory in Minneapolis - where the world's first 3D printed car was born.                               

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Plant Tour: GE Appliances

December 12, 2013 9:17 am | by GE Appliances

Experience a virtual tour of GE dishwasher manufacturing in Louisville, KY where over 1,000 people are employed in wire rack fabrication, injection molding, stamping, and assembly facilities.                 

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Can Apple Get Back To $700?

December 12, 2013 9:05 am | by CNN Money

Apple is in the green for 2013 and shares are nearing $600 thanks to a reported China Mobile deal.  But to get above its all-time high, Apple must innovate.                          

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90 Seconds With GM's Next CEO

December 11, 2013 12:57 pm | by CNN Money

Mary Barra, speaking at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Conference, discusses why she went into the auto industry and her 'no more crappy cars' mandate to employees after GM's bankruptcy.                  

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Ford's Virtual Plant Mapping Technology

December 10, 2013 12:33 pm | by Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is piloting new software from Siemens that facilitates virtual navigation within its assembly plants, helping the company improve global collaboration and better share best practices.              

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Automotive Insights 2: Reshoring And The Southeast

December 9, 2013 11:09 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net Tia Nowack, IMPO Associate Editor

In the second part of Automotive Insights, we’re talking how reshoring and the Southeast’s rise is changing American automaking. Over the last few years, the automotive industry has seen more foreign manufacturers, like Toyota, Honda, and Volkswagen, establishing manufacturing operations here in the U.S.  

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