Industry Market Trends

Spread of 3D Printing Raises Intellectual Property Questions

April 30, 2013

As 3-D printing technology enables more and more users to fabricate components, and potentially entire products, from home, protecting the rights on patented designs could form the next major intellectual property conflict. Read More

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Give and Take

April 30, 2013

In Give and Take, author and business professor Adam Grant looks at the most effective styles of leadership and what they have in common with networking, collaboration, influence, and negotiation. Read More

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First Lady Announces New Certification Partnership to Help Veterans Get High-Tech Jobs

April 30, 2013

On April 29, First Lady Michelle Obama announced a new public- private partnership that will provide the opportunity for thousands of service members to get credentials for high demand IT jobs before they leave military service. Read More

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Cutting Pollution, One Diesel Engine at a Time

April 30, 2013

In 2012, the U.S. burned about 43 billion gallons of diesel fuel. Diesel has long been regarded as one of the worst sources of pollution in the world. The good news is that technology exists to reduce volume and severity of diesel emissions. The bad news is that only a small percentage of diesel-powered vehicles utilize this technology today. A Michigan group is looking to change that. The Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision (SDEV), in collaboration with NextEnergy and other partners, is leading the Michigan Clean Diesel Collaborative by replacing aging fleet vehicles throughout the state. Read More

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New Technologies Help Manage the Complete Value Chain

April 30, 2013

Designing and building a product has never been a simple process, but as companies race to shorten time-to-market and supply chains become more complex, getting closely involved in product lifecycle management has become a priority for many manufacturing firms. Read More

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Digital Tools Transforming the Shop Floor

April 30, 2013

The proliferation of tablet computers, smartphones, and other communications technologies is rapidly changing operations on the shop floor. New research explains how factories are adopting these advances and boosting efficiency at a dramatic rate, and how enterprising industry professionals can best take advantage of groundbreaking digital tools. Read More

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Leadership Q&A Series: Patrick Cushing, Founder of WorkHands

April 29, 2013

ThomasNet, publisher of IMT Career Journal, on April 1 launched the ThomasNet North American Manufacturing Scholarship program to actively help the manufacturing sector close the STEM skills gap, providing up to 30 scholarships of $1,000 each to high-achieving students pursue their dreams in engineering, skilled trades, and supply chain management/business operations. Students have until July 1 to apply. Read More