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A Closer Look at Breakthrough Factories

Industry resources, upcoming events, and more data.

Business

How to Build 3-D Printing

One of the most promising new manufacturing technologies still faces big hurdles.

Business

Mother Machines

A California factory recently built by Japanese-German firm DMG Mori Seiki makes the case for the future of U.S. advanced manufacturing.

Business

Cheap Natural Gas Boosts Manufacturing

Companies that use natural gas as a raw material find the U.S. an increasingly attractive place to be.

Business

The New Chinese Factory

Leading manufacturers in China combine the country’s historical labor advantages with expertise in automation, design, and manufacturing.

Business

The Hunt for Qualified Workers

Employers have 300,000 unfilled manufacturing jobs.

Business

Audi Drives Innovation on the Shop Floor

A carmaker’s automated body shop illustrates how German manufacturing is moving forward.

Business

Making Innovation

The hubs of advanced manufacturing will be the economic drivers of the future because innovation increasingly depends on production expertise.

Business

How Human-Robot Teamwork Will Upend Manufacturing

Robots are starting to collaborate with human workers in factories, offering greater efficiency and flexibility.

Computing

Smartphone Movements Could Reveal Empty Parking Spots

Researchers say “pocketsourcing” could let you find parking spots easily, without requiring cities to add spot sensors.