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Viewpoints: Advanced Solutions Can Overcome Challenges

Don Lane


There is no question that manufacturing in the United States is ramping up and driving demand for additional capacity. From automotive to aerospace, companies are seeking new ways to turn up capacity while simultaneously working to overcome shortages in skilled labor. This situation has left many onlookers asking, “Is the United States truly capable of meeting these demands?” The short answer is yes, and many of today’s leading companies are proving this through investments in sophisticated technologies and contracted engineering services. Full Article

UpFront: Modern New Connections for the Future

Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster


As you walk around the show floor at IMTS this month, it should be clear that the manufacturing industry—and the advanced technology that shapes it—is changing rapidly. The way we connect is changing, too. Full Article

Viewpoints: Think About IMTS 2020 Before You Attend IMTS 2014

Scott Walker, President, Mitsui Seiki USA Inc.


IMTS is the manufacturing world’s “big box” superstore. For those attending, knowing your objectives in advance is wise. Before you prepare your IMTS 2014 “must see” list, I suggest asking yourself and your team: “What do we want to be working on five years from now? What types of parts? What industries? What technologies do we want in place by then? What do we want our factory floor to look like? How will we manage all the data?” Full Article

UpFront: Warriors of US Manufacturing—Unite!

Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster


Are you rrrrr-eady? … Let’s get ready to rumble! An event like IMTS 2014 needs that kind of introduction, with all of the new advanced manufacturing technologies slated to be unveiled at the big show. The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 will be held Sept. 8-13 in Chicago, and the show should be more exciting than ever, filling 1.2 million square feet of the sprawling McCormick Place. Full Article

Viewpoints: What Manufacturers Need to Know About Generation Z

Meghan West


Resources and programs to attract people into manufacturing careers are blossoming across the country, seeded by hundreds of companies. State governments, our federal government, and national organizations such as SME offer scholarships, grants, and teaching tools for businesses and schools. As encouraging as these initiatives are, we need to keep expanding the effort and do whatever we can as individuals and companies to promote the field and not let up.
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UpFront: Celebrating Young People in STEM

Sarah A. Webster


It’s usually not a good idea to say you have a favorite child, but I’m going to do it anyway here: Our July issue, focused on workforce development, is easily one of my favorites. Inside, you’ll find our second annual list of 30 Under 30 honorees. It’s so heartening and uplifting to read about all the excitement young people have around STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)—fields that are essential underpinnings to a career in advanced manufacturing. Full Article

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