STEM Education, Meet The New Manufacturing

STEM education and the maker movement have flooded our nation’s schools, making project-based learning much easier to mark off of the instructional “must do” checklist toward meeting new criterion and readying students for a career. Our school districts are feeling the pressure to be innovative and find new ways to engage students with technology while adhering to […]

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West Kingston ranks in top 40 nationally for attracting manufacturers

West Kingston stands out as one of the top 40 smaller markets in the country for advanced manufacturing firms seeking new locations, according to a New Jersey firm that analyzed up-and-coming markets increasingly on its radar. The only other New England location on Princeton-based The Boyd Company, Inc.’s list is Marlborough, Mass, principal John Boyd […]

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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 […]

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5 Job Areas to Consider in Advanced Manufacturing

Mechanical engineering already presents its share of employment possibilities, but combine it with the white-hot field of advanced manufacturing and the opportunities only widen. ASME.org looks at five job areas for MEs to consider in this expansive category. Medical Device Design and Manufacturing Healthcare is a field that will likely grow as time goes on, […]

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Inexpensive table-top robots will disrupt light manufacturing

Summary:Collaborative robots for light industry are coming along at precisely the right moment. They’re primed for quick adoption, and that means big changes for small- and mid-sized manufacturers. Last month’s Automate 2015, which organizers bill as the largest showcase of automation technologies in North America, signaled a change in the wind for light manufacturing. Alongside […]

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3D Printing: Are You Ready For The New Decentralized Industrial Revolution?

THE WORLD AROUND us has advanced so much that science fiction is no more a fiction. Moving from prototyping to tooling, additive manufacturing commonly known as 3D printing has expanded to full-scale end-part production and replacement part production. Be it a 3D printed bionic ear enabling you to hear beyond human hearing frequencies, 3D printed […]

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