Last week, 3,500 3-D printing engineers, enthusiasts, innovators and users gathered in Detroit's Cobo Center to help celebrate SME's 21st annual additive manufacturing blowout: the RAPID Conference and Expo...
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Siemens may be preparing an energy-for-trains buyout bid that will thwart GE's interest in the French 'national jewel.'
“Soft first quarter” …
Metal forming/fabricating demand stable
Strong results in Southeast, West
Small year-on-year drop
January, “always soft”
Looking for another IMTS surge
2013 total, $4.94 billion
December +9.9% vs. November
“Favorable momentum” for 2014
“…strong upswing in automotive sales”
NCE region strength offsets the rest
+10.2% vs. September
-3.2% vs. October 2012
If the government is truly dedicated to ensuring that the U.S. has the strongest possible manufacturing industry, they must truly get to the root of the problem. Legislation to boost the industry is certainly a welcome step, but the first line of...