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September 23, 2015

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September 23, 2015
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India…More than IT
India, known for its role in information technology, is gaining traction as a manufacturing center. Why? Harvard Business Review provides some reasons:

“India is the third-largest economy in purchasing power parity after the U.S. and China, it has a large population of engineers and factory workers, its intellectual property is widely respected, and it is easy to find English-speaking managers there.”

According to the article, Understanding the Rise of Manufacturing in India, with North American executives increasingly looking to expand their manufacturing supply chains beyond China, India is poised to become a major player.

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> Manufacturing Hubs Hold Promise for U.S. Innovation, Jobs
Dusting off a model from the Reagan era, New York and other states are establishing manufacturing hubs to stimulate innovation and reinvigorate U.S. manufacturing.

“In 1987, semiconductor manufacturers and the federal government formed a partnership to regain U.S. competitiveness with Japan,” reports the Democrat & Chronicle of Rochester, NY. “The seed money came from a Defense Department grant provided by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). That partnership, called Sematech, was a success.”

That model now is finding use in industries such as 3D printing, lightweight-metals manufacturing and wide-bandwidth semiconductors “in hopes of recovering manufacturing jobs that once sustained cities in upstate New York and Rust Belt states,” the publication reports.

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FABTECH brings a wealth of innovation and technology solutions to Chicago, IL November 9-12, 2015. The event also provides 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations covering the latest trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.
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September 2015 MF

In This Issue:

> Sko-Die Gets Comfy with Bigger Bed
A new mechanical press delivers a larger bed size, allowing this Illinois stamper to keep existing jobs and obtain new work that requires larger progressive dies. At 440 tons, the press also boosts the company's tonnage capacity.

> Servo Transfers Add Speed at Ford Flat Rock
Replacing aging, maintenance-intensive mechanical transfers with new electronic servo systems keeps Ford's production humming.
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