Category Archives: US Manufacturing

New Year Equals New Job in Manufacturing

Posted on February 11th, 2020
manufacturing skills

It’s a new year and there’s no better time for an update in the form of a new job in manufacturing. Because of an ongoing skills gap, manufacturers are on the lookout for employees who are versed in the newest manufacturing skills. If you haven’t thought of a career in manufacturing before, know there are many positive changes worth considering. To start, manufacturing is no longer considered a “dirty” industry with only low-wage jobs. Today’s manufacturing is on the cutting edge, applying high-skill applications and paying higher wages. Manufacturing now includes growing applications of automation, the use of robots and cobots (robots working with humans), artificial intelligence (AI), analytics and IoT, the Internet of Things. New pairings of technology and innovation continue to move the industry forward as manufacturing draws on applications of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). As…

Nano Technologies Offers a Range of New Options for Manufacturing

Posted on April 9th, 2019
nano manufacturing

The word nano comes from the Greek nanos, meaning dwarf but in this case, we’re talking extremely small. While minuscule might be what most of us think about when we hear about nanotechnologies what’s exciting in this case is that size really does matter. At nano sizes, matter behaves differently than it does at larger sizes. Such a distinction means the display of unique biological, chemical and physical properties. The addition of nano technologies to manufacturing offers a range of new options for manufacturing things at nano scale. This includes the production of nano scale materials or powders and fluids as well as the development of scalable, high-yield processes for the development of nano scale structures and devices. Nano scale materials provide high surface-to-volume ratios, great packing density and ideal material behavior and properties. Two Approaches Manufacturing at nano scale…