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Let Us Now Give Thanks for the Munchifier!

Three years ago I put together a post for this blog about how to use a Raspberry Pi controller to get your Thanksgiving turkey to provide you with status tweets

MITEC is Our Tech

Last week, a few folks from Oak Ridge (ORNL), National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and Sandia got together with a few folks from MEP Centers and some of their

The Manufacturing Resurgence in Rochester

This article originally appeared in the FuzeHub Blog. Guest blog post by Steve Melito, Owner, Thunderbolt Business Services. “Rochester, the future is here

Zombie Coffee

Grow manufacturing business by picking brains Imagine: You find someone you’d like to connect with on LinkedIn. You email them to ask if you can “pick their

Smalltime Superheroes

It looks like the suit of armor Tony Stark wore in Ironman. But instead of flying up into the stratosphere, it allows an explorer to dive deep into sea, and go

The Five Hottest Innovation Tools

This article originally appeared in the InnnovationTrends monthly newsletter. Guest blog post by Robert Tucker , president of The Innovation Resource Consulting

Smart Bolt

Waiting for me in my inbox this morning was an e-mail from a long-time friend who works in the financial industry (that fact is sort of important later). The

What’s In Your Garage?

The idea of the garage as an incubator for start-up businesses is as American as hot dogs, baseball and apple pie (although I like apple cobbler better). From


“All the secrets of the world worth knowing are hiding in plain site.” ― Robin Sloan , Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore Some secrets are intentional, some

This is not your child’s paper mache

Materials for 3D printing are no longer limited to plastics and metals. And 3D printing is not happening only in garages or nifty service salons. European


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About this blog

Manufacturing Innovation, the blog of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), is a resource for manufacturers, industry experts and the public on key U.S. manufacturing topics. There are articles for those looking to dive into new strategies emerging in manufacturing as well as useful information on tools and opportunities for manufacturers.

The views presented here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views or policies of NIST.

If you have any questions about our blog, please contact us at mfg [at] (mfg[at]nist[dot]gov).