UNL Set to Participate In Federal Manufacturing Research Hub

Earlier this week, we shared an announcement from President Barack Obama as he recognized the importance of manufacturing in front of the entire world. On Tuesday, CNN reported that Obama plans to create two new manufacturing hubs and institutes in Chicago and Detroit to attract new manufacturing business in the United States. This is an […]

Tesla Announces $5B “Gigafactory”

Tesla is making the news again with the announcement of its $5 billion (yes, that’s billion with a ‘B’) gigafactory right here in the United States. What is the gigafactory, exactly? Well, to explain, we need to backtrack a moment. Tesla makes a lot of cars. And all of their cars are electric. Except, the […]

Creighton Professor 3D Prints Hand

We’ve talked a bit about 3D printing (and even 4D!) here on the NeMAC blog before, most recently when Stratasys launched the very first full color 3D printer a few weeks ago. This week, 3D printing made the news once again when a Creighton professor revolutionized the future of prosthetic limbs with his printed hands. […]

President Obama Announces Two New Manufacturing Hubs

If there were one thing you could do to create to kickstart the ongoing education and construction of manufacturing–how it works or how helpful it is to society–what would you create? Where would you create it? For President Obama, the answer to that question is a series of manufacturing institutes. In 2013, President Obama announced […]

Stock Market Rises After Increased Factory Activity

The stock market has risen slightly within the past few days thanks to manufacturing’s recent fast-paced expansion. The S&P’s 500 index rose eleven points (or .06 percent). The Dow Jones industrial average also gained ninety-two points, while the Nasdaq climbed twenty-nine points on 20th of February. Factory activity increased at its fastest pace in nearly […]

5 Awesome Videos of Manufacturing Technology at Work

We have a confession to make: we love videos of manufacturing technology at work. So much so, in fact, that we may or may not have wasted the last half hour watching a handful of them. Watching manufacturing technology at work can be downright mesmerizing, which is why we thought we’d take a moment to […]

Program Spotlight: Metropolitan Community College’s Mechanical Design Technology Program

Our website has always had a list of our partners in education, otherwise known as educational institutions that provide curriculum to support a career in manufacturing. These institutions include community colleges, universities, and middle and high school career technical education programs. In other words, for a student interested in learning manufacturing skills, there’s no shortage […]

When It Comes to Manufacturing, Career Options are Endless

Not everyone goes into college, university, high school, or technical school knowing exactly what they want to study. If a student is really lucky (or just really ahead of the game), they’ll know what they want to do after they finish their 2+ years of school. Going to school to eventually work in manufacturing can […]

Facing a Slow Year for U.S. Farms, Equipment Manufacturing Could Slow Down in 2014

It’s going to be a slow year for United States farms, which could potentially mean a slow year for farm equipment manufacturers. Net agriculture income was projected to slip twenty-seven percent this year–the lowest since 2010. Drops in federal subsidies and prices for soybeans and corn are squeezing the farmers for all they’re worth. According […]

Nebraska Manufacturing Startups Expand, Signaling Positive Future Growth

The manufacturing industry is pretty lucky in that for the most part, America is cognizant of the importance of manufacturing to a successful future. This is especially true in Nebraska, where we are fortunate to receive grants and funding to help grow the innovation and creativity already present in the state. We’ve seen this in […]