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The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, will lead a consortium to identify new and emerging areas of advanced manufacturing that would benefit from shared public-private investment in research and development, education and training.
In this week's address, the President emphasized that we need to do everything we can to strengthen economic growth and job creation. This week, despite the fact that more than half of Republicans in Congress voted to shut down the government for the second time in two years, Congress managed to pass a last-minute bill to keep the government open for another ten weeks. That means that in December, we could face yet another Republican threat to shut down the government. The President emphasized that Congress needs to stop kicking the can down the road and do its job. He stressed thaRead More
With Hurricane Joaquin impacting the East Coast, we want to make sure you and your family have the resources you need to stay safe. Here are some hurricane preparedness tips and resources from the experts at FEMA.
You can take three steps to be sure your family is safe.
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Today, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker was among the thousands of Americans celebrating National Manufacturing Day at manufacturing facilities across the country. Secretary Pritzker traveled to Delaware with U.S. Senator Chris Coons, Governor Jack Markell, and U.S. Congressman John Carney to tour Accudyne Systems and M. Davis.
by Tom Hedberg, Research Mechanical Engineer, National Institute of Science and Technology
Along the path from design to manufacture, a lot of information gets passed from computer to computer and machine to machine. But just as a children’s game of telephone can produce a jumbled message, machines that use different software can disrupt the flow of information and lead to errors. Those errors cost time and money.
This is my favorite time of year, when we recognize the importance of manufacturing as thousands of companies open their doors to welcome in the public to see the amazing products being made every day by our neighbors and friends in communities across the United States. Manufacturing Day is October 2, 2015 and I am excited to be one of the many Americans who will spend the day touring some of the best manufacturing facilities in the world.
Ever stood on a factory floor and watched things get made?
On September 30, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Michelle K. Lee delivered remarks at Microsoft Tech Lab in Washington, DC, on 3D printing or additive manufacturing, the process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file using additive processes, and how this industry is driving innovation.
Women’s entrepreneurship is on the rise, according to preliminary data from U.S. Census Bureau, which shows that women are increasingly becoming small...Read More