Manufacturing Now

Sep 15, 2019

Microgrids Are Powering The Future At MSU

A centralized power source can create issues if it unexpectedly goes offline. When a glitch led the Montclair State University’s microgrid to believe that an outage had occurred, it kicked in and isolated the University from the main grid and seamlessly powered the entire campus for nine hours.
Sep 14, 2019

Meet Eight Tech Titans Investing In Synthetic Biology

Bill Gates is not the only tech founder billionaire that sees a parallel between bits and biology, either. Many other tech founders – the same people that made their money programming 1s and 0s – are now investing in biotech. Meet the 8 tech titans investing in synthetic biology
Sep 12, 2019

The Technology Of Labor Today

This article examines how new technology has affected labor practices from the dimensions of online job sites, to hiring practices and the shifts in class dynamics and ethical questions regarding production today.
Sep 11, 2019

Probiotics 2.0: Your Gut Microbiome Is Getting A Tech Upgrade

With growing knowledge of the microbiome, more companies are seeking to use microbes to benefit human health. What if we could design microbes to target specific tissues and cells rather than your whole body, avoiding preventable side effects, bringing probiotics to a whole new level?
Sep 10, 2019

Nevada Takes A Different Approach To Data Privacy

GDPR, CCPA and now the new Nevada Consumer Data Privacy Law. How will organizations operate in a fragmented and complex consumer data compliance landscape without a robust strategy, software tools and process controls, especially if current methods not only don't solve this but actually add risk?
Sep 5, 2019

Two Refits That Could Make Or Break The U.S. Navy

The Navy has a lot riding on unusually extensive post-construction modifications being carried out on the USS South Dakota submarine and the first-in-class USS Gerald R. Ford super-carrier, ships bristling with new technologies that aren't working as designed. Which will succeed and why?
Sep 3, 2019

Why Tomorrow's Aircraft Will Be Hybrids

Aviation needs to take a page out of the automotive industry playbook for faster progress on reducing emissions. By creating a dual-propulsion system—part internal combustion, part electric—the industry has a shot of lowering emissions, despite rising air travel demand.
Aug 28, 2019

New This Ski Season: A Jacket Brewed Like Spider’s Silk

Japanese biomaterial company Spiber announced the world’s first outerwear jacket made from proteins designed to be similar to natural spider silk. It marks a shift for the apparel industry and biomanufacturing, when sustainability and performance are the method of choice.
Aug 20, 2019

Building the New Manufacturing Stack

Just like the Internet is built on the TCP/IP stack, the Internet of Goods going to be built on a new manufacturing stack that goes beyond the factory floor. And manufacturing platforms such as Xometry, 3D Hubs, and Fictiv will play an essential role in building that stack.
Aug 19, 2019

Modular Can Help Increase Housing Supply If We Let It

If modular construction becomes a way for developers to be more competitive it is possible local elected officials will pander to constituencies to begin regulating modular construction to control wages, for example, something that would kill the nascent industry in multifamily modular construction.
Aug 18, 2019

The World's Largest Electric Ferry Has Completed Its Maiden Voyage

The world's largest all-electric ferry, named E-ferry Ellen, made its first trip early this morning, connecting the ports of Søby and Fynshav, on the islands of Ærø and Als, in southern Denmark. The ship, capable of carrying 30 vehicles and 200 passengers, is powered by a 4.3MWh battery system.
Aug 17, 2019

Meet The Company Turning Old Milk Into Sustainable Clothing

Mi Terro aims to draw attention to the amount of waste produced in the dairy industry by creating sustainable fabrics from unused milk. The company sources excess milk from a dairy farm in China before processing it and turning milk into fibers capable of being used in durable, lightweight clothing.
Aug 3, 2019

DNA Data Storage Is About To Go Viral

As we enter the century of biotechnology, our ability to read, write, and edit DNA is disrupting everything from human health to manufacturing. The next disruption to take place could be in the world of data storage.
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.