Category Archives: Manufacturing

Profits, Not Patriotism

Written on July 3, 2012 at 9:03 pm, by

Google’s new wireless Nexus Q media player was designed and manufactured in America.  In recent interviews, Google’s engineers repeatedly stressed the fact that it was a significant advantage to have design close to manufacturing, especially as they closely integrate their software and hardware.  Google engineer Matt Hershenson claimed, “For us it’s really great that we  Continue Reading »


Written on May 7, 2012 at 7:52 pm, by

Three additive manufacturing companies (3-D printing) are establishing an applied research laboratory with Penn State University. They will establish a manufacturing demonstration center for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and promote direct-digital manufacturing technology. (Aviation Week & Space Technology, 5/7/12)   Now that capabilities in 3-D printing are moving from polymer  Continue Reading »