Best Way to Learn About 3D Printing—Do It

On TechInsider about a week ago, editor Sam Volkering discussed how it’s important to understand technology in two different ways. On one hand, through cyber attacks and other malicious technological usages, technology has the power to corrupt, destroy, and bring more negativity to already challenged lives. On the other hand, there are people who’ve made […]

Calling All Makers: Announcing the First-Ever White House 3D-Printed Ornament Challenge!

Calling all makers: we have some very exciting news for you. Earlier today, the White House announced that it would be hosting its first-ever 3D-printed ornament challenge! By now, most people are probably already familiar with White House ornaments. You know–the ones that change every year and always seem to show up on Christmas trees […]

Education Spotlight: Precision Machining and Automation Technology at Southeast Community College

If you’ve followed our blog for a while, you know that we like to do educational spotlights on some of the occasionally hidden gems we have here in Nebraska: our outstanding community colleges and technical schools. As application season rolls around, it’s important to check out the list of partners in education that we have, […]

Could ‘Smart Factories’ Be the Way of the Future?

As the United States continues to become more and more competitive in the international manufacturing market, other countries are looking for ways to stay in the game. While different countries are taking many different approaches in order to do just that, one of the most interesting trends we’ve seen recently is the ‘smart factory,’ an idea […]

Obama Announces New Initiatives to Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing

This year on October 2nd, President Barack Obama declared October 3, 2014 to be the official manufacturing day, issuing a presidential proclamation inspired by bolstering America’s industries. As the proclamation stated, “On National Manufacturing Day, more than 1,600 American manufacturers will open their doors and take up the important work of inspiring our young people […]

Beef, Chicken and Pork: Nebraska’s Food Manufacturing Industry

This week, the Grand Island Independent reported that manufacturers in Grand Island added nearly 1,200 jobs between 2003 and 2013, a staggering increase according to Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce president Cindy Johnson. “This is most impressive given that national manufacturing lost nearly 6.3 million manufacturing jobs between 1990 and 2000,” she told the […]

High School Seniors: It’s Never Too Early to Start Thinking About Graduation

Our friends over at Dream It Do It Nebraska have held several interviews with their Career Dream Team recently, and from what they’ve told us, there’s one common piece of advice that nearly all members of the Dream Team have given: don’t hold off on planning for after graduation until it’s too late! Whether or not that […]

Looking for a Job? Here’s What to Do

If you’re searching for a career in manufacturing or a related industry, you’re in luck! We live in a state where universities and companies are passionate about helping citizens find careers that are true to their passion and will help improve quality of life. There are so many people willing to answer questions and give […]

5 Great Halloween Maker Projects

Earlier in the summer, we gave you all 5 great summer Maker projects to kill time before school started up again. We’re back with more ideas! Of course, now, it’s no longer summer. But as we approach Halloween, we thought we’d take a moment to put together our list of 5 great Halloween maker projects […]

Manufacturing Update: October Edition

It’s a big year for the manufacturing industry, and in particular, a big month for manufacturing in Nebraska. Normally October is just our favorite month for sweaters and Vala’s Pumpkin Patch, but as we mentioned on the blog a few weeks ago, Governor Dave Heineman recently declared October as Nebraska Manufacturing Month, meant to celebrate […]