On this episode of the "Manufacturing Minute," we begin a series to examine how the growth of 3D printing may affect manufacturing.
Many of us have returned to work this week after the holidays and face huge inboxes and countless voicemails. While you attempt to catch up, here are a few good reads to help you ease gently into the new year.
On this week's "Manufacturing Minute" video, we tell folks a little about the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, including their current focus on innovation.
Congratulations to three NC State Technology Incubator alumni companies -- d-Wise, the Prometheus Group, and Valencell -- on being named 2012 "Companies to Watch" by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development.
I kept expecting someone to jump up with an “Amen! Tell it, brother!” Instead of a tent revival, this series of high energy sermons took place in the elaborate ballroom at the Ballantyne Hotel in Charlotte the first week in June. And instead of saving souls, this traveling preacher leads a group dedicated to saving American business, especially manufacturing.
Recently OSHA issued a challenge to build tools to educate the public about safety and health in the workplace.
We are pleased to welcome one of the newest members of the "Manufacturing Makes It Real" Network, Durham's ACW Technology.
I don't know if it's hot where you are, but in North Carolina, we have seen 90 degree days this week. If you're looking for a reason not to go outside, you can beat the heat by pulling up a chair and reading a few interesting articles I came across this week.
When did you first fall in love with choo choos? For me it started in a dusty basement library at the local Methodist Church. I was 7 and had discovered a book called “The Box Car Children.” The Wild Wild West TV show fueled my imagination as James West and Artemus Gordon saved the world while they rode the rails on their private train, “The Wanderer.” Then came the cult classic “Harold and Maude” where a rich, young, death obsessed Harold falls in love with a quirky, carefree and elderly, Maude who lives in a caboose. So it wasn’t a total shock when in college; I made a civil engineering project out of converting a retired caboose – then lived in it.
54 hours to build a new company, a new life or at least some new friends? This may sound ridiculous to some but not to Startup Weekend enthusiast. Triangle Startup Weekend is an event designed to bring together developers, designers, marketers, product managers and entrepreneurs to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups all in 54 hours.
For the first time in years if not decades, manufacturing is a bright spot in the economy and receiving long-overdue attention on its importance to a healthy economy. Hopefully this positive attention will lead to concerted efforts and policies to enable manufacturers to succeed and to restore "Made in the USA" to prominence. However, not all economists believe that manufacturing is all that important to our economy.
This week I had an interview with a reporter from TBJ about the increase in client interactions we have experienced at NC State University. During the interview, he was trying to relate that increase to many things, one of which was the economic recovery.
Or, how to get inspired and discouraged at the same time.
I wanted to work for all of them, the seven organizations that told their stories at the 23rd annual Quest for Excellence conference in Washington, DC, last week.