CNMI Advanced Manufacturing Blog 

Smart Manufacturing Blog Series Part 4

Posted by Ellen McKewen on Sep 25, 2015 1:38:23 PM

This fourth Smart Manufacturing (SM) post, courtesy of CMTC and SMLC, goes into the inevitable changes that must happen within manufacturing workforces.

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Smart Manufacturing Blog Series Part 3

Posted by Ellen McKewen on Sep 3, 2015 3:48:57 PM

This third Smart Manufacturing (SM) post, courtesy of CMTC and SMLC, lays out the benefits that are to be gained from every player in a manufacturing value chain.

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Smart Manufacturing Blog Series Part 2

Posted by Ellen McKewen on Aug 19, 2015 11:00:00 AM

This Smart Manufacturing (SM) post answers the business questions that manufacturers may have, primarily “What’s in it for me and my organization?”

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Smart Manufacturing Blog Series Part 1b

Posted by Ellen McKewen on Aug 18, 2015 3:54:27 PM

In this second post of CMTC’s 6-part series, done in conjunction with the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC), one can get a better grasp on the concept of Smart Manufacturing (SM).

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Smart Manufacturing Blog Series Part 1A

Posted by Ellen McKewen on Jul 29, 2015 11:29:00 AM

This Smart Manufacturing (SM) post is the first of a 6-part series that California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) has created in conjunction with the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC). The series intends to inform manufacturers on the components of SM, its business structure, its role in the value chain and how it has the potential to positively impact manufacturers across the country. Click here to read "What is Smart Manufacturing"

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2015 Smart Manufacturing Trends

Posted by Ellen McKewen on Apr 17, 2015 12:07:37 PM

Industry4.0Smart Manufacturing trends are quickly gaining steam with worldwide government cooperation and the growing production statistics to back it up. From virtual manufacturing to cloud computing, our industry’s continuous innovations are showing great promise by cutting company costs, streamlining production, increasing output and creating a safer work environment for employees worldwide.

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Tags: Manufacturing Innovation

This is Not Your Child's Paper Mache

Posted by Carrie Pittman on Aug 26, 2013 2:11:00 PM

Materials for 3D printing are no longer limited to plastics and metals.  And 3D printing is not happening only in garages or nifty service salons.  European Staples stores will now be able to make a 3D paper model of just about anything.  Yes, the revolution is maturing from the garage to the big box stores.  You can take a photo of any object with your smartphone – yes, 2D – and upload it to the office supply megastore and they’ll make it for you out of the same material they’ve peddled for years: paper.  They recently made a deal with MCor to put one of their UK-made, Iris True Color 3D in each of their office supply stores.

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Tags: 3D Printing

Getting to a State-wide Manufacturing Network – The Process

Posted by Carrie Pittman on Apr 25, 2013 1:40:00 PM

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Tags: Additive Manufacturing, CNMI, LLNL, Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing Innovation

It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Additive Manufacturing!

Posted by Carrie Pittman on Apr 19, 2013 7:04:00 PM

This article, written by Ben Vickery, for MEP's Manufacturing Innovation Blog chronicles the rise of additive manufacturing and what it may mean for the future of product innovation.

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Tags: Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing, Manufacturing Innovation

The Top 5 Manufacturing Trends of 2012

Posted by Carrie Pittman on Apr 19, 2013 6:43:00 PM

This article, originally posted on NIST MEP's Manuafacturing Innovation Blog and written by Roger Kilmer, discusses the most notable manufacturing themes of 2012. 

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Tags: Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing