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Trade Group: Robots to Boost US Manufacturing Jobs

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


An automation trade group says adding industrial robots to factories will boost manufacturing employment. “Robots certainly aren’t job killers but job creators,” said Jeff Burnstein, president of the Association for Advancing Automation. Full Article

Panel: Industry, Regulatory Barriers May Hold Back Medical 3D Printing

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Industry and regulatory inertia may hold back widespread adoption of medical 3D printing, panel members at the Rapid Canada conference said today. Full Article

US Manufacturing Barely Grows in September

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


US manufacturing barely grew in September as the country’s industrial economy struggled to stay above water. Full Article

NewsDesk: Next US Manufacturing Hub: Silicon Valley

Edited by Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster and Senior Editor Bill Koenig


The Obama administration said in late August that Silicon Valley will be the home base for one of its network of manufacturing institutes. FlexTech Alliance, a public-private group in San Jose, CA, will work to develop the “next generation bendable and wearable electronic devices,” according to a White House statement. The electronics alliance consists of 162 companies, non-profit entities, laboratories and universities. The San Jose institute is the seventh of a network the administration says may eventually total 45. Full Article

Alcoa Completes Automotive Expansion in Tennessee to Meet Demand for Aluminum Vehicles

Alcoa press release


Alcoa announced it has completed an expansion at its Tennessee facility dedicated to supplying aluminum sheet to the automotive industry. Full Article

DMG MORI USA Launches Customer-Centric Sales and Service Model



DMG MORI, a global leader in manufacturing technology, today launched a direct-to-customer sales and service model in the United States. The company will double its existing local service and sales centers to 27 locations across the country in close proximity to customers. Full Article

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