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Blue-Collar Workers Are Now Scarcer than White-Collar Workers (January 9th, 2019)

While it's not news to manufacturing companies that workers, of any collar, are hard to find, a new report from the Conference Board found that it is harder to find blue-collar workers than white-collar workers...

New Composite Advances Lignin as a Renewable 3D Printing Material (January 9th, 2019)

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a recipe for a renewable 3D printing feedstock that could spur a profitable new use for an intractable biorefinery byproduct: lignin...

Warning to Robots: Humans Perform 72% of Manufacturing Tasks (December 12th, 2018)

(IW – Staff: 11-16-18) Despite the widespread fear, and more than enough reports, proclaiming that robots will be taking over the factory floor, it seems that time has not yet come. Humans still perform 72% of manufacturing tasks...

Personal Cyber Defense Experts for Every Small Business (December 12th, 2018)

Having a live human cyber defense expert in the loop is the very best way to defend the Internet but, nobody can afford to have a human in the loop. Nobody can afford it, that is, except for the government and huge corporations...

Tariffs Have Caused ‘Significant Harm to Manufacturers (November 28th, 2018)

Thirty-three organizations, most related to manufacturing, signed a letter sent to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer yesterday, asking for the lifting of Section 232 tariffs on aluminum and steel imports from Canada and Mexico...

Polestar Evaluates Strength of Carbon Fibre in Successful First Crash Test (November 28th, 2018)

Polestar has undertaken the first of a series of crash tests as part of the development of the Polestar 1. This represents the first time the Volvo Car Group has assessed the strength of a carbon fibre reinforced polymer body in a real crash situation...

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...

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Blue-Collar Workers Are Now Scarcer than White-Collar Workers

While it's not news to manufacturing companies that workers, of any collar, are hard to find, a new report from the Conference Board found that it is harder to find blue-collar workers than white-collar workers...

New Composite Advances Lignin as a Renewable 3D Printing Material

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a recipe for a renewable 3D printing feedstock that could spur a profitable new use for an intractable biorefinery byproduct: lignin...

Warning to Robots: Humans Perform 72% of Manufacturing Tasks

(IW – Staff: 11-16-18) Despite the widespread fear, and more than enough reports, proclaiming that robots will be taking over the factory floor, it seems that time has not yet come. Humans still perform 72% of manufacturing tasks...

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