Manufacturing News

There are lots of factors that impact manufacturing in the United States, so it is important to stay informed, whatever your industry. The Wiser daily manufacturing news email will help you do that just that. The influences that affect manufacturing include the rate of economic growth in developing countries like China; the cost of oil; globally significant events like natural disasters or war; advances in technology; government policy; and more. The term manufacturing covers any company involved in the production of goods. It includes small businesses with a handful of employees up to major corporations, and it exists in a range of industries. It is in a state of change - since the industrial revolution manufacturing has constantly evolved. It is therefore common to see once thriving companies shut down manufacturing because of weakening consumer demand, or companies moving manufacturing to other parts of the world because of cost. To follow these trends in manufacturing, and to stay up-to-date with the latest industry news and information, sign up for the manufacturing news email from Wiser. Every day we pull together the best articles from around the web and deliver them to you in an easy and quick to use digest.

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The 3-D Printer That Could Finally Change Manufacturing
MIT Technology Review • David Rotman
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Calculated Risk • Bill Mcbride
Stubborn plastic may have finally met its match: the hungry wax worm
Los Angeles Times • Amina Khan
Asunim to develop 42MW PV pipeline in Turkey
PV-Tech
How tiny worms could solve the world’s plastic problem
The Next Web • Rachel Kaser
Betting Worst Is Over, Steelmakers Spending Again After Big Cuts
Bloomberg • Yuliya Fedorinova
Sonnen’s US Factory Now Open, but Eco Compact Home Battery Won’t Come Until Late 2017
Greentech Media • Julian Spector
Washington State examines treatment of storage technologies
Public Power Magazine • Paul Ciampoli
DOE: US plug-in vehicle sales increased 40% in 2016 to ~160K units
Green Car Congress • Mmillikin
New sourcing rules to ensure metro cars are made in India
The Economic Times of India
 
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3d Printing, Hardware & Peripherals
The 3-D Printer That Could Finally Change Manufacturing
MIT Technology ReviewDavid Rotman
It’s less than two months before his company’s initial product launch, and CEO Ric Fulop is excitedly showing off rows of stripped-down 3-D printers, several bulky microwave furnaces, and assorted small metal objects on a table for display. Behind a closed door,...
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Federal Reserve, Forestry & Logging
Tuesday: New Home Sales, Case-Shiller House Prices, Richmond Fed Mfg
Calculated RiskBill Mcbride
From Bloomberg: Trump Said to Plan 20% Tariff on Canadian Softwood Lumber U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he would impose a 20 percent tariff on Canadian softwood lumber, according to a White House official and two people present when he made...
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Manufacturing
Stubborn plastic may have finally met its match: the hungry wax worm
Los Angeles TimesAmina Khan
Here’s a caterpillar that thinks plastic tastes fantastic. Scientists have discovered that the larvae of the wax moth will easily munch through a common plastic known as polyethylene, turning it into back into a useful compound found in all kinds of consumer...
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Manufacturing, Solar Industry
Asunim to develop 42MW PV pipeline in Turkey
PV-Tech
Asunim — a Turkish-based EPC and project-development company — announced that it has started construction on two non-licensed PV power plants worth 42MW of generation capacity in Turkey.
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Manufacturing, Oil & Gas
How tiny worms could solve the world’s plastic problem
The Next WebRachel Kaser
Scientists in Italy may have discovered a small solution to a big problem: they’ve found a caterpillar that eats plastic bags and shits out antifreeze. The author of a paper published today in Current Biology, Federica Bertocchini, discovered this by accident: An...
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Manufacturing
Betting Worst Is Over, Steelmakers Spending Again After Big Cuts
BloombergYuliya Fedorinova
‘Cautiously optimistic’ after a glut led to losses, job cuts Excluding China, demand is rising and companies have cut debt After years of losses, plant closings and job cuts, some of the world’s biggest steelmakers are ready to spend more money on...
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Cleantech, Electronic Components
Sonnen’s US Factory Now Open, but Eco Compact Home Battery Won’t Come Until Late 2017
Greentech MediaJulian Spector
Sonnen completed its arrival on American shores by opening a factory in Atlanta. Collocated with the company’s research and development lab, the facility began shipping the second-generation Sonnen Eco battery storage system last week. With 20 months of U.S. sales and a...
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Electric & Gas Utilities, Electronic Components
Washington State examines treatment of storage technologies
Public Power MagazinePaul Ciampoli
Associations, utilities and other parties recently weighed in on a draft policy statement released by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission related to the treatment of energy storage technologies in integrated resource planning and resource acquisition. The UTC released the draft energy...
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Auto Industry, Electric Vehicles
DOE: US plug-in vehicle sales increased 40% in 2016 to ~160K units
Green Car CongressMmillikin
The first full year of sales for mass-market plug-in vehicles in the US was 2011; nearly 18,000 plug-in vehicles were sold. Sales of plug-in electric vehicles have grown nearly each year since, increasing nine-fold to a record high of about 160,000 units...
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Economic Policy, Manufacturing
New sourcing rules to ensure metro cars are made in India
The Economic Times of India
NEW DELHI: Soon, the Metro would sport the Made-in-India tag. To help achieve the federal objective of making the South Asian nation a manufacturing hub, New Delhi has set local procurement norms for the entire value chain of the Metro commuter services...
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