Defense export session scheduled as part of STEAM ENGINE USA

SMITHFIELD – A special business-development session for defense industry manufacturers will be held next week through STEAM Engine USA, an initiative by the R.I. Commerce Corporation that’s working to enhance economic and workforce potential by bridging the gap between designers and manufacturers. The session will be held on Tuesday at the John H. Chafee Center […]

Read more

Defense outlook 2017: A global survey of defense-industry executives

Business leaders are growing more optimistic and think they can head off challenges from commercial firms. In October 2014, we conducted a second survey of senior executives from aerospace and defense companies around the globe to take the pulse of the industry and its outlook for the next three years. Thirty-seven industry leaders responded. More […]

Read more

New Airbus A350 XWB Aircraft Contains Over 1,000 3D Printed Parts

When it comes to manufacturing components within the aerospace industry, 3D printing is gradually inching its way into the process. We have seen numerous applications for end-use 3D printed parts byspace agencies such as NASA as well as aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing and Airbus. The aircraft manufacturing sector will continue to benefit from these […]

Read more

Ten designers who are changing the world

They don’t just make the world look good. Top designers improve the environment, build communities, even save lives. In the lead-up to Design Week we honour those with the brightest ideas. Next week many of the world’s most exciting designers will be in Melbourne for Ideas on Design, the rebranded agIdeas conference celebrating its 25th […]

Read more

The Future Of Manufacturing: Sensors, 3-D Printers, And Data Science

3D, additive, Manufacturing

A new McKinsey report says 3-D printing, sensors, and lots of data-science jobs are coming to America’s factories. A new study from consulting giant McKinsey says factories are the next fertile ground for the “Internet of things.” The report, called Industry 4.0: How to Navigate a Changing Industrial Landscape, also says something intuitive: Over the […]

Read more