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If the Shoe Fits, It May Be a Pineapple

Posted on October 12th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

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By pineapplesupplyco [CC0 Public Domain], via pixabay

Reduce, reuse, and recycle is taken to a whole new level by Dr. Carmen Hijosa whose years of research in have led to the development of a new artificial leather material made from pineapple fibers. Continue reading “If the Shoe Fits, It May Be a Pineapple” »

Making it Real – Again

Posted on October 5th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

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Image by Ann Mills via Ann Mills Photography

Another October, another National Manufacturing Day. Here’s a short list of things you can do this Friday, October 7th. Continue reading “Making it Real – Again” »

Mfg 4.0: Innovation or Bottleneck?

Posted on September 28th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

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Just because the technology exists for my toaster to query my breadbox concerning the freshness, supply, and type of bread on hand before I get out of bed in the morning, should it? Continue reading “Mfg 4.0: Innovation or Bottleneck?” »

Lot Size of One

Posted on July 13th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

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“Industry 4.0” offers significant promise, but is a lot size of one really feasible? Continue reading “Lot Size of One” »

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