Meet the Next Generation of Factories

The word “factory” is derived from “manufactory.” Actually, the dictionary defines a factory as a building or group of buildings with facilities for the manufacture of goods. The secondary definition, and maybe one that’s hurt the public image of factories most of all, is that a factory is also “any place producing a uniform product, […]

3 Challenges Today’s Manufacturers Face

It seems as if there’s a new survey every week regarding indications of optimism, success, and employment in Nebraskan manufacturing. Recently, these surveys have been fairly positive, thanks to Nebraska’s low unemployment rates and relatively bright future in both education and manufacturing job growth. Last week, the Omaha World-Herald even reported that Nebraska should see […]

High-Tech Lovers Can Find a Niche in Nebraska

One of the phrases commonly thrown around in connection with manufacturing is “high-tech.” And in case you haven’t yet heard, Nebraska is about to witness a birth of high-tech jobs in Kearney as a federal program turns the city into a “hotspot for jobs of the future.” NTV reports that Kearney is one of 21 […]

Get to Know CNC Machining

Unless you’re intimately familiar with the ins and outs of precision machining, the phrase “CNC machining” may not mean an awful lot to you. CNC, which stands for Computer Numerical Control, is what it sounds like: controlling machines with computers. However, this process in the manufacturing sector is incredibly important, and makes manufacturing facilities and […]

Manufacturing Luxury

Rolls Royce Corp. is one of the advanced manufacturing behemoths of the world. Their portfolio is absolutely gigantic, encompassing jet engines, cars, and more. Lately, they’ve been experimenting with developing a new convertible, that they recently named publicly for the very first time. The name of the car is “Dawn,” modeled after an exclusive cabriolet, […]

5 Signs That a Career In Manufacturing Might Be For You

Manufacturing today is an incredible career field with a wealth of opportunities for those who choose to work in it. It’s a fun, challenging, rewarding environment to work in every day–but how can you know if it’s the right path to take? Here are 5 signs that a career in manufacturing might be for you: […]

5 Companies Manufacturing Right Here In the U.S.A.

If you’ve poked around our Cool Stuff Being Made page, then you already know that there are a lot of cool products manufactured here in the United States. But those products are just the tip of the iceberg as far as manufacturing in the United States is concerned. To show you how much variety there […]

Foxconn to Seek Factory in America

The main manufacturer of Apple products and other global technologies (and a representation of United States outsourcing) is allegedly weighing the pros and cons of building an advanced display manufacturing facility in the United States. Hon Hai Precision Industry, trading as Foxconn Technology Group, is a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturing company. Foxconn is the […]

3 Ways Nebraska Can Keep Up With Global Manufacturing in 2014

Nebraska isn’t Texas, California, or New York–the state isn’t known world-wide for its variety of culture—but it does play a significant role in manufacturing worldwide. In the state, manufacturing accounts for 11.8 percent of the total output and employed 9.8 percent of the workforce. Nebraska’s leading manufacturing activity is food processing—meat products, dairy products, and […]

GE and Rolls Royce: Bringing 3D Printing to the Mainstream?

Although we love 3D printing here at NeMAC, lovers and skeptics alike of 3D printing have been asking the same question a lot recently: when will 3D printing go into the mainstream? Despite new advances in additive manufacturing, and costs of 3D printers continuing to drop even throughout 2013, that’s a question that has been nagging […]