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Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Resources available at U of L and UK! (November 13th, 2018)

Did you know that resources are available to KY manufacturers at U of L and UK? How can you take advantage of these resources?...

Lean in The Digital Age: It's Still All About People (November 13th, 2018)

If we focus on the mechanical and analytical tools alone for continuous improvement, we miss a huge source of innovation. The people who live within a process know more than any engineer, spread sheet or computer...

Boeing and Thermwood Partnership to Demonstrate New 3D Printing Technology (October 29th, 2018)

Boeing and Thermwood Corporation have employed additive manufacturing technology to produce a large, single-piece tool for the 777X program. The project is demonstrating that additive manufacturing is ready to produce production quality tooling...

The ATS GT Launch Edition Packs a Twin-Turbo 3.8 Liter v* That Makes 730 Horsepower, and the Body is Carbon Fiber (October 29th, 2018)

After showing off the production-spec GT Launch Edition at this year’s Monterey Car Week, Automobili Turismo e Sport Automobili (or simply ATS) is finally offering the general public more information about its limited-edition machine...

What is Your Level of Control? (October 16th, 2018)

What Level of Control is your organization at? Do you just tell people when a problem exists like the leaky roof? Do you put out the “Wet Floor” signs? Will you send emails and post memos to warn your employees when there are problems?...

Cybersecurity: Returns on Investment (October 16th, 2018)

Studies show that compliance with standards such as NIST 800-171 can reduce a company's risk of loss due to cyber attack by 93%. At a time where 60% of all small businesses who suffer a cyber attack go out of business within 6 months...

2019 PARIS AIRSHOW Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities Available (October 5th, 2018)

The Paris Airshow is the biggest and oldest airshow in the world, attracting manufacturers and military forces from around the globe to display their aircraft and products. Your campany can be a part of this...

UofL Rapid Prototyping CenterL Automotive Case Study (September 25th, 2018)

The UofL Rapid Prototyping Center recently completed a feasibility study for a major automotive supplier. A design was selected for fabrication using RPC EOS M290 laser powder bed fusion system. While matching the initial shape, it was 15% lighter...

MultiMechanics and Fortify Collaborate to Make 3-D Printing More Predictable (September 24th, 2018)

MultiMechanics, a developer of composite modeling and simulation software, and Fortify, a Boston-based additive manufacturing company, announced a strategic technology partnership to improve the predictability of composite 3-D Printing...

University of Louisville Rapid Prototyping Center (September 10th, 2018)

The UofL Rapid Prototyping Center (RPC) offers prototyping, design and professional training services along with additive manufacturing and 3D Printing services to manufacturers throughout Kentucky...

Fail Fast, Fail Early (September 7th, 2018)

The issue is not that the team fails, the issue is that we often take too long to figure out that we are failing and we are spending resources all the while we are failing or figuring out that we are failing. AKA can take you through...

Making Change with Defensive Employees and Managers (September 7th, 2018)

AKA can help you lead change in your organization. We start with our experienced Customer Service Managers ascertaining where your organization is not achieving goal, then we will structure a program with you and create a proposal....

KY Aerospace Industry Consortium (August 30th, 2018)

Cyber Security and Quality Management Workshop Partnerships

GM's $2.25 Billion SoftBank Backing Boosts Self Driving Bid (August 7th, 2018)

SoftBank is pouring $2.25 billion into General Motors Co.’s autonomous-vehicle unit as the world’s biggest technology fund and America’s largest automaker join forces to take on Google in the battle to dominate the self-driving car business...

Mapping the Future (August 7th, 2018)

In the business world, pre-planning and the mapping of activities to achieve the desired outcome is similar to the same thought processes you go through when planning a vacation. Bad strategies and planning result in wasted efforts and resources...

Using 5S to Achieve Performance Goals (August 7th, 2018)

...A Four Hour 5S class with simulation would have enabled my team to see first what they needed to do and understood why. We could have achieved the goal with less effort, cost and disruption if we had known to educate our team on 5S...

Smart manufacturing technology is changing business processes (June 29th, 2018)

Thanks to smart manufacturing technology and AI-enabled business processes and systems, there is a better way, according to technology futurist and consultant Jack Shaw. The digital transformation to an AI-enabled business ecosystem is happening now...

A Manager’s Role in Employee Development (June 29th, 2018)

We should expect Managers/Supervisors to lead their employees to do WHAT you want done, WHEN you want it done, the WAY you want it done and because they WANT to do it. So what does the company need to provide to its Managers to get this done?...

The Zero Defects Problem in CyberSecurity (June 29th, 2018)

Zero Defects was a pretty popular management and quality system that, among other things, held that the performance standard for any process, system, or product is Zero Defects – NO problems. Notice I spoke about Zero Defects in the past tense...

Don’t Fight Regulation. Reprogram It (June 8th, 2018)

It’s significant when an entrepreneurial leader argues for more engagement with government — especially when it’s Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, one of the most influential people in the history of the computer and software industry...

Leading Through Change: Five Tips for Leaders (June 8th, 2018)

"Like Formula 1 motor racing – “Without the other teams pushing for excellence, we wouldn’t have the same rate of performance improvement.” The competition is healthy for us and healthy for the whole market." Relishing competition is important...

Cyber Security - Assessment - The First Step (June 8th, 2018)

Penetration testing, or ‘pentesting’ as it is often called, is just a term for the venerable old art of breaking and entering. In the world of cybersecurity, however, it is a legal and effective way for companies to see if their security measures work.

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Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Resources available at U of L and UK!

Did you know that resources are available to KY manufacturers at U of L and UK? How can you take advantage of these resources?...

Lean in The Digital Age: It's Still All About People

If we focus on the mechanical and analytical tools alone for continuous improvement, we miss a huge source of innovation. The people who live within a process know more than any engineer, spread sheet or computer...

Boeing and Thermwood Partnership to Demonstrate New 3D Printing Technology

Boeing and Thermwood Corporation have employed additive manufacturing technology to produce a large, single-piece tool for the 777X program. The project is demonstrating that additive manufacturing is ready to produce production quality tooling...

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