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  • Is 3D Printing the Future of Manufacturing?

    • February 15, 2016

    The idea of “printing” a fully functional guitar may have once been disregarded as nothing more than science fiction, but the times have changed, and now it can be done with very minimal effort. Thanks to recent technological advancements, 3D printing has transitioned from a novel concept into a functional, practical application for creating a

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  • Manufacturing Jobs Increase in 2016

    • February 8, 2016

    While some analysts remain dubious over the future of the US manufacturing industry, new employment numbers reveal a strong, healthy industry that continues to grow. According to a report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), unemployment in the US has dropped below 5%, which is the first time it’s been this low since

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  • Study: US Could Switch to Alternative Energy with Relative Ease

    • February 2, 2016

    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 the drawbacks to alternative energy has been the cost-effectiveness (or lack thereof). Up until now,

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  • US Manufacturing Rebounds in January

    • January 26, 2016

    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 the U.S. manufacturing industry, as we’re seeing strong gains thus far in January. According to

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  • New 3D Printing Technology Uses Rust and Metal Powder

    • January 18, 2016

    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 application of a new type of ink that’s made of rust and metal powder. Researchers

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  • How to Clean Stainless Steel

    • January 11, 2016

    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 manufacturing facilities prefer stainless steel equipment over other types of metals. But even stainless steel

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