Free Energy Generator Opportunity For Small Manufacturing

A new free energy generator presents unique opportunities for small manufacturers. On March 25, 2014 the Fix The World Organization (FTW) released the open source plans for the construction of the QEG (Quantum Energy Generator).

Open Source QEG: Quantum Energy Generator

Open Source QEG: Quantum Energy Generator

The device is stated to be able to generate an output of 10-14 kw which is adequate to provide electrical power for an average size home. It is based on a patent by Nikola Tesla from 1884. Since the patent has long since expired, it is now in the public domain and no one can claim ownership or demand royalties for manufacturing or distribution of the unit. ... Read Full Story

3D Printing – The Ideal Opportunity For Small Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing, 3D printing and related rapidly developing technologies are an ideal opportunity for small manufacturers. In the 3D printing process components are manufactured from a data file and raw material.

Plastic Parts

Plastic Parts Suitable for 3D Printing

Working from a 3D model computer file, the virtual part is sliced up into layers and the data is sent to the 3D printer a slice at a time, which builds the part a layer at a time either by depositing material or by fusing granules with an electron beam or laser. ... Read Full Story

Small Manufacturing Firms Doing R&D For Large Companies

Automotive Manufacturing

CHICAGO, IL – Small manufacturers of fabricated metal and machinery firms that manufacture parts and components for larger companies are now doing more and more of the R&D work that was previously done in-house by larger firms. A recent article in the Crain’s Chicago Business website profiles some American parts makers such as Fusion OEM, […]




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Apple Reshoring Manufacturing of Some Macintosh Computers in The USA

Computer Manufacturing

NEW YORK, NY – In a recent announcement by Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, Inc. it was revealed that Apple will be bringing back the manufacturing of a line of one its Macintosh computers to the USA, beginning in 2013. The announcement was made in a television interview on December 6, 2012 with Brian Williams […]




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Small Manufacturers Cut Back Investments in Plants and Equipment by 50% in 2012

Small Manufacturers Investment in Plants and Equipment - 2012

New data shows that small U.S. manufacturers cut back their investments in plants and equipment by 50% in the second quarter of 2012. According to recent analysis from PayNet, a company representing lenders for small business commercial credit, small manufacturers in the USA have pulled back on investments due to uncertainty in the economy. According […]




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Cultural Roots of The Manufacturing Skills Gap

Manufacturing skills are part of our culture

According to a report from Deloitte Consulting LLP and the Manufacturing Institute, as many as 600,000 manufacturing jobs remain unfilled in the U.S.A. because there are not enough qualified applicants with the skills needed to fill those jobs.




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Manufacturing Skills Gap Needs a Closer Look

Manufacturing skills gap - the abyss is imminent!

The manufacturing skills gap is real. The report by Deloitte Consulting LLP and the Manufacturing Institute, “Boiling point? The skills gap in U.S. manufacturing”, puts the number at 600,000 manufacturing job openings. The 600,000 number of total available manufacturing jobs in the country is based on a median number of 5% from about 1,100 respondents […]




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Study Reveals U.S. Manufacturing Skills Gap at The Boiling Point

Deliotte and the Manufacturing Institute study: "Boiling point? The skills gap in U.S. manufacturing"

NEW YORK, NY – In July and August, 2011, Deloitte Consulting LLP and the Manufacturing Institute conducted a study that exposed a massive skills gap in the U.S. workforce. The study, entitled “Boiling point? The skills gap in U.S. manufacturing” reveals that up to 600,000 manufacturing jobs are going unfilled because U.S. manufacturers can’t find […]




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Startup a Manufacturing Business In Your Garage

Home garage workshop

A small manufacturing business can be started in your garage. This is not a far-feched idea. Apple computer was started in a garage by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Starting a manufacturing business in one’s garage can be a good way for a resourceful entrepreneur to get a new idea off the ground.




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Best States For Manufacturing

Best states for manufacturing according to 2011 study, "The 2011 Manufacturing and Logistics National Report"

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Conexus Indiana, a private sector-led initiative located in Indianapolis, Indiana, has published a report for 2011 on the best states for manufacturing and logistics. The report grades U.S. states in specific economic areas that underlie the success of manufacturing and logistics for each state. Indianapolis is located in Marion County, Indiana in […]




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