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U.S. Manufacturing

Manufacturing Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Today is the 225th anniversary of Alexander Hamilton’s report on manufacturing to Congress. Wow! 225 years?! Ok, I realize that only us true manufacturing wonks

What Manufacturers Are Saying About MEP

The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a public-private partnership with a national network of thousands of trusted business advisors, manufacturing

Manufacturing as a Vacation Destination

Summer is a great time to catch up on reading. I suppose that’s why there’s such a thing as summer reading; it starts in grade school and extends a lifetime (or

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

So What Exactly is Smart Manufacturing?

Recently I attended a technical conference that was actually invigorating—one on Smart Manufacturing. I learned in layman’s terms what Smart Manufacturing is

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,”

My Vision for MEP: Putting People First

In April 2015, I had the honor of being named as the Director of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). Being a former small manufacturer and having

What to Make of Makers

When FuzeHub was first introduced to Etsy in the spring of 2014, I was excited about the possibility of connecting New York’s small manufacturers with a vast

Making U.S. Manufacturing Stronger

This article originally appeared on the Commerce Blog. During his visit to Cleveland, Ohio, today, President Obama highlighted increased investment in a


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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.

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