Digital Manufacturing: Economic Windfall

April 2, 2012. Cloud computing is on track to create approximately 14 million jobs globally from 2011 – 2015. And digital manufacturing is not exempt from this prosperity! At least that is the story being told. But is it true?

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Brain Drain- The Need for Vocational Training

February 13, 2012. A manufacturing sector loaded with highly skilled, highly qualified personnel who can take advantage of all the tools we’re trying to get into their hands. It starts with learning, and we need to take a good, hard look at what’s being taught, to whom, and how.

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East Bound And Down, Loaded Up And Truckin’ Digital Manufacturing for Transportation

February 6, 2012. NCMS is working with four member organizations – Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), TotalSim, Simafore and Nimbis Services – to develop a computation tool that will allow these niche designers and manufacturers unfamiliar to CFD, affordable access to the tools necessary to model airflow over a joint vehicle/trailer body. The idea is to help them to both reduce the overall weight and utilize novel geometries to increase aerodynamic efficiencies.

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The Innovative Manufacturer

October 5, 2011. Based on my years in the manufacturing industry, I can tell you that it will take more than just technology to bring manufacturing into the 21st century. It will take companies whose philosophy, business approach and culture are totally committed to innovation — to exploring all avenues associated with the latest advances in digital manufacturing, from the shop floor to the executive office.

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Innovation in the Digital Age- Collaboration is the Key to Manufacturing Innovation

August 11, 2011. Not long ago the subject of innovation in manufacturing was considered a bit of an oxymoron to many leaders in business and government as they chose not to invest in our manufacturing base. If anything good is to come from the economic events in recent years, it’s that many in America once again discovered the value of a manufacturing economy that can compete in today’s global economy.

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