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Be Heard: Contribute to a Policy Forum
on the Future of U.S. Advanced Manufacturing

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) has launched a website to gather public opinion on the future of advanced manufacturing. Join the conversation at PCAST is an advisory group of the nation's leading scientists and engineers, appointed by the President to augment the science and technology advice available to him from inside the White House and from cabinet departments and other federal agencies. At its new advanced manufacturing website, PCAST posts a series of questions regarding the future of public-private partnerships, funding, international benchmarking and other critical topics that could best be answered with the help of public input. Input will be accepted through Tuesday, April 20, 2010.

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Manufacturing in Mexico Conferences

Monday, April 12, 2010
Late last year The Offshore Group hosted a pair of conferences for those interested in learning about topics related to manufacturing in Mexico, and the presentations were captured on film for all to view. Presentations from the two events—the 15th Annual Manufacturing in Mexico Summit, and the Aerospace Manufacturing in Mexico Conference--are available for viewing at Among the topics covered: • New legislative initiatives and their effect on investments in Mexico; • Mexico and the global aerospace industry; and • Developing a supplier base in Mexico.

Stamper Adds Rapid Prototyping to its Resume

Thursday, April 08, 2010
Full-service metal stamper PTM Corp., Fair Haven, MI, has acquired a rapid-prototype machine for design and development projects. Its new fused-deposition-modeling (FDM) unit will allow PTM engineers to explore s to reduce production costs without compromising quality, say company officials. FDM product models are fabricated from production-grade thermoplastic that can be drilled, tapped, sanded and painted without waiting for curing—ideal for use as prototype parts as well as for molds, patterns and even custom tools and fixtures. PTM is online at


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