3 Obstacles to the Growth of 3D Printing

While we’re edging closer and closer to the proliferation of 3D printing in daily life, most homes today do not have 3D printers crafting new dinnerware or shoes at the touch of a button. Ornaments, sure, and even some cool phone cases or work with prosthetics are being manufactured using additive processes, but we aren’t […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 Cool Examples of Up-and-Coming Manufacturing Technology

We love manufacturing technology. It’s always evolving, it keeps things interesting, and it’s what has driven the new focus on STEM skills that manufacturing requires today. When we first started writing this blog, we wrote a post about 4 examples of new manufacturing technology. But believe it or not, a lot has changed in the […]

Fab Labs: Making Manufacturing Cool?

It looks like we’re not the only ones trying to show people that manufacturing is cool. An article recently published by Environment & Energy Publishing talks about the Fab Lab movement and how it’s on the forefront of the movement to make manufacturing cool again. Fab Labs–or fabrication laboratories–are popping up all over the country and […]

Badass Machines: The Best of GE’s Pinterest Board

Here at NeMAC, we love cool manufacturing technology. From CNC machines, to lathes, to 3D printers, we love it all. And in our post about manufacturers on Pinterest yesterday, we mentioned a favorite of ours–GE. One of GE’s Pinterest boards, Badass Machines, features hundreds of pins about “the biggest and baddest technologies produced by GE.” GE […]

Manufacturers On Pinterest? Our 5 Favorite Manufacturing Pinterest Boards

If you’d have told us six months ago that Pinterest would be a great spot for manufacturers to hang out online, we’d have told you that you were crazy. Awesome machines and manufacturing equipment on a site known for DIY projects and cute clothes? Not a chance. But as it turns out, there are a lot of […]

What is Advanced Manufacturing?

We keep reinforcing the fact that manufacturing today isn’t what it used to be, and for good reason–it really isn’t. In that light, one term that you’ll hear thrown around a lot these days is “advanced manufacturing.” In one sense, it seems like a pretty simple term to define, but in another, it’s so all-encompassing […]

What Exactly Is 3D Printing, Anyways?

In our post about 4 great examples of new manufacturing technology a few weeks ago, we mentioned a new technology which has the potential to revolutionize the way certain things are manufactured. That technology is 3D printing, and today we’re going to tell you a little more about what it is and why it’s so important. […]