Study: US Could Switch to Alternative Energy with Relative Ease

Most people are fully aware of the benefits of using alternative energy sources such as wind turbines, solar panels and geothermal. Because they don’t produce or emit greenhouse gases, they do not contribute to man-made climate change. However, one of … Read More

US Manufacturing Rebounds in January

December marked the end of a rough year for the U.S. manufacturing industry. It saw several consecutive months of job cuts, prompting analysts to issue a warning about the industry. But it appears that things are turning back around for … Read More

New 3D Printing Technology Uses Rust and Metal Powder

3D printing was once viewed as nothing more than science fiction with no real practical use, but that’s beginning to change thanks to recent advancements made in this ever-growing industry. Among the most notable advancements in 3D printing is the … Read More

How to Clean Stainless Steel

Stainless steel, also known as inox steel, is a type of alloy steel that’s made with a minimum of 10.5% chromium. The presence of chromium helps to protect against the otherwise destructive formation of rust and corrosion. As such, many … Read More

Study Finds Wal-Marts Overseas Imports Cost 400,000 US Jobs

The world’s largest retailer is at the center of a new controversy, this time involving a study conducted by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). According to the EPI, by importing products from China between 2001 and 2013, Wal-Mart either eliminated … Read More

Stadler Rail to Open Manufacturing Facility in Utah

Stalder Rail has announced plans to open a temporary manufacturing facility in Utah. This will be “phase one” of the company’s 15-year plan to expand its operations in North America. Stalder Rail is based out of Bussang, Switzerland, but in … Read More

What is Lean Manufacturing?

If you’ve been in the manufacturing industry for any significant length of time, you may have come across the term “lean manufacturing.” Many companies are now utilizing lean manufacturing practices to improve their output and generate higher profits. But what … Read More

More Manufacturers ‘Reshoring’ Jobs Back to the US

More US-based manufacturers are closing their overseas factories while opening new factories here in the US. Known as reshoring, it’s been gaining momentum among manufacturers, and for good reason: it reduces shipping costs, allows manufacturers to be closer to their … Read More

Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2016

Enhanced Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Human machine interfaces are becoming more and more commonplace in the manufacturing industry, and for good reason: they allow workers to command machines and equipment from a convenient, easy-to-use interface. HMIs differ from traditional computers … Read More