The future of additive manufacturing

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 06-17-13

Take some raw materials. Put a lot of energy into forming them into a part of a certain size. Then remove some of to end up with the part you need. That seems like the very definition of waste. Yet it is how most things get made today. To be

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IndustryWeek’s latest class of the Manufacturing Hall of Fame

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-19-12

I just love this idea: a Manufacturing Hall of Fame. Not only have these folks contributed more to American society than any baseball player (except Red Sox players of course), but we need to celebrate manufacturing and make it more attractive for the best and brightest. We could use more

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IndustryWeek’s 2011 Manufacturing Hall of Fame

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 01-05-12

IndustryWeek, the magazine for whom I now right a bi-monthly columned titled Lessons from the Road, just released the 2011 class of the Manufacturing Hall of Fame. Our co-founder of the Lean Learning Center, Dennis Pawley, was named in the Class of 2010. I won’t spoil the whole list, which

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