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Christina Lampe-Onnerud, founder of the battery startup, discusses the advantages of moving the company’s manufacturing and research to China.
The CEO of design software giant Autodesk says advances in computing are lowering manufacturing costs while making products better.
The nation’s economic health depends on a federal plan to support the revival of advanced manufacturing, says the president of a Washington-based think tank.
Bethlehem Steel, once a symbol of American industry, went bankrupt in 2001. These photos help us imagine its glory days. Photographs by Jeremy Blakeslee
Growing interest in “additive manufacturing” is leading to new business models and new ways to think about designing products.
Research shows that regional and national differences in manufacturing practices help determine whether emerging technologies are economically viable.
Suntech Power’s CTO argues that the secret to China’s success is not cheap labor but advanced equipment for making solar cells.
Robots have been considered too unpredictable and dangerous to work alongside humans in factories. Advances in artificial sensing and motion could change that.
During a recent tour, General Electric showed off a slew of manufacturing and production innovations aimed at staying competitive in one of its core businesses.
Manufacturers can now be more flexible in the way they use planning software—a tool that’s been cumbersome and expensive in the past.