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Desktop Metal to Acquire EnvisionTEC

Desktop Metal, Inc. said it agreed to acquire EnvisionTEC, a provider of volume production photopolymer 3D printing solutions for end-use parts, for total consideration of $300 million.

Use the Swiss Cheese Model to Fight COVID-19

In 2020, most manufacturers focused on mitigating the impact of COVID-19, but mitigation is too little too late. Many companies learned that lesson after seeing how COVID-19 outbreaks affected either their own facilities or other manufacturing firms.

Kyocera to Build New R&D Center

Kyocera Corp. said it will begin construction of a new research and development center in January 2021 at its Kokubu campus in Kirishima City, Kagoshima, Japan.

Where is Manufacturing Tech Headed in 2021?

Manufacturing technology is constantly changing, both in terms of the types of products produced and the ways those products are made. As we ease into 2021, here are some interesting trends I’ve heard about.

To Retain Young Workers, Change Workplace Norms

This article is based on the Workforce Leadership Exchange at FABTECH 2019. It continues coverage that began with the Up Front column in ME, January 2020, page 6, and continued with “Workforce Pipeline” on pages 102-103 of the April issue and “Workforce Pipeline” on pages 86-87 of the October issue.

Honda Adopts Virtual Training

Honda Motor Co. this week began production of the 2022 Acura MDX. The company is using virtual reality, in combination with traditional training, to get output up to speed.