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Congratulations Class of 2015! All of your hard work paid off and you have a shiny new have a diploma to show for it. Now it’s time to polish your resume, pack up your things and head to Chicago to put your skills to work. Securing your first job is probably going to take more… Read more »

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Would you like to build more units per month? Enhance your production flexibility to manufacture smaller product combinations in lower volumes? Factory automation can be a cost-effective ad resource-efficient solution to many of today’s complex assembly challenges. Thanks to smarter and more dexterous robots, more lights-out manufacturing has become feasible. A growing number of plants… Read more »

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Keep an eye on these developments that are radically changing the future of consumer product design. Hiring managers: Look for acuity in these areas as you source candidates for your materials engineering teams. The “Miracle Material” Graphene is a one-atom thick layer of carbon arranged in a honeycomb lattice. It was discovered in 2004 at… Read more »

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Businesses tend to do a great job of monitoring stability in their customers – but pay less attention to the financial, legal, economic and environmental reliability of their suppliers. Consequences When Transparency Falls Short Increasing globalization and complexity of supply chain management have removed many manufacturers from the loop regarding critical financial, performance, legal and… Read more »

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As part of its enhanced whistleblower focus, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is conducting a four-month pilot program in two regions, with a focus on nipping disputes in the bud via negotiation, mediation or arbitration. The alternative dispute resolution (ADR) pilot applies to complaints filed through OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program. The program has… Read more »