Manufacturing Now

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Solving The Plastic Problem
Plastic is a modern wonder – lightweight, flexible, and tough – perfect for holding everything from carbonated drinks to frozen dinners to houseplants. But if humanity does not solve the problem of plastic waste, we will literally be swimming in it.
Jun 19, 2019
How To Persuade People To Be Safe
“Leaders who understand how to persuade know that they must provide motivation,” says Carl Potter, founder and CEO of the Safety Institute. “The cheap way to motivate is through threats, but great leaders use inspiration and encouragement.”
Jun 16, 2019
Parametric Architecture's Embrace Of New Technology
This article explores how AI is being used within the field of architecture and how new technology is necessarily impacting how older technologies are being re-discovered while new forms, techniques and materials innovated.
Jun 12, 2019
Changing Of The Guard At Foxconn
Terry Gou's run for President of Taiwan has forced Foxconn to make a transition to professional management. We will see a lot more of these across Asia in the years ahead.
Jun 11, 2019
A First: Mexico Imports More Vehicles To U.S. Than Any Other Nation
For the first time, Mexico imported more motor vehicles into the U.S. than any other nation. Mexico surpassed Japan for the month of April to rank ahead of it and Canada. Canada ranked first for all but a few months over the last decade until recently, when Japan was more likely to rank first.
May 31, 2019
ThorCon Advanced Nuclear Reactor -- More Than Worth Its Weight In Salt
ThorCon is a nuclear reactor with molten salt fuel containing thorium+uranium that is walk-away-safe. ThorCon would be completely manufactured in 150 to 500 ton blocks in a shipyard, assembled and towed to a site, with order of magnitude improvements in productivity, quality control, and build time.
May 31, 2019
Can A Watch Be Worth $300,000? You Might Be Surprised
Parmigiani Fleurier of Switzerland produces watches, clocks, and automata of the very highest quality. In a world of throw-away manufactured goods, the company stands apart in making its products with an intended lifespan of many generations.
May 31, 2019
How To Create Colossal Value With 3-D Printing
How do we add colossal value with 3-D printing? In a world of simply altering existing frameworks the creators and companies who take home the gold do not look at the world through only the lens of incremental improvements but instead create a whole new value chain.
May 30, 2019
It's Time For PC Makers To Move To Plan B
The trade war ramifications for the tech industry is just starting to hit home and will be forcing PC, smartphone and many CE vendors to make some radical moves in terms of manufacturing choices throughout 2019 and 2020. Challenges lie ahead for both the US and China.