Archive for April, 2013

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (4/19/2013)

The price of producing goods in China has so skyrocketed recently that according to at least one report outsourcing to China will cost virtually the same as producing the same goods domestically in roughly two years. Manufacturing.net, meanwhile, ponders, Is the United States Ready to Take Back Manufacturing? Brand Channel reports that for various reasons a […]

The Speed of Change, or Why 3D Printing Might Already Be Yesterday News


Want to know why staying ahead of manufacturing trends is now not only critical these days, but utterly essential? Or want to know just one more reason why the manufacturing today is going to look nothing like the manufacturing many of us will be doing in as little as – oh, I don’t know – […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (3/5/2013)

The ISM tells us that U.S. manufacturing cooled in March somewhat. Tim Hanley of Deliotte offers this perspective on U.S. manufacturing, including his company’s take of four critical considerations for the near and perhaps distant future; shale gas, talent shortage, tax reform and infrastructure spending. Manufacturing in China this past month, on the other hand, […]