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When Innovation Meets Reality

One of the workforce criticisms lobbed at the students of today is that they learn mostly theory and have little practical, hands-on experience.  Yet the pressure is on schools to perform, with performance metrics coming from testing. How can public schools incorporate real-world projects and problem solving into their curriculum?

(1) Comments | by KeAnne Hoeg | Read More

3D Printing and Liability [video]

In this episode of the "Manufacturing Minute" -- the fifth in our series, Will 3D Printing Doom Manufacturing, or Save It? -- we consider the issue of liability with respect to 3D-printed items.

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Good Reads for the New Year

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.

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An Innovative Spiritual Awakening; or, Let me hear an “Amen”!

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.

(1) Comments | by Jane Albright | Read More