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Grant Goes to Clemson, to Develop Manufacturing-Reshoring Opportunities

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
 
As part of the U.S. government’s Make it in America Challenge, the Clemson University Center for Workforce Development will receive a $3.5 million grant (of the funding program’s $20.5 million budget). The program is designed to encourage U.S. manufacturers to keep, expand or reshore their operations in America, and to entice foreign companies to build facilities and manufacture their products in America. Clemson will use the funds to create a Virtual Innovation Hub, dedicated to distance learning and to providing technical assistance in innovation engineering. Here’s more information on the Make it in America Challenge; the Clemson University Center for Workforce Development is online here.

Roll-Kraft Welcomes New Wire-EDM Duo

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
 
Roll-tooling manufacturer Roll-Kraft has acquired a pair of new wire-EDM machines—one for its headquarters facility in Mentor, OH, and the second to be installed at its plant in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. The machines can handle workpieces weighing as much as 9000 lb. Roll-Kraft serves the rollforming and tube and pipe industries; www.roll-kraft.com/.

Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute Rebrands Itself

Monday, October 21, 2013
 
NAMII—the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute—founded in August 2012 in Youngstown, OH, has been rebranded as America Makes. Driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, America Makes seeks to advance and accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing and 3D printing technologies. Learn more at www.americamakes.us/.

 


 

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