Manufacturing Technology Trends

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Published on February 18, 2014

Author: alicianagel



From a session at OMEP's Manufacturing the Future Summit, January 14, 2014. By: Douglas K. Woods, President of AMT (The Association for Manufacturing Technology)

MT Trends Douglas K. Woods President

AMT represents and promotes the U.S. manufacturing technology industry. Our members are continuously innovating and improving productivity for manufacturing.

What is manufacturing technology?

MT as an Economic Driver 2013 2012 2011

Segue:[Elements that will keep us growing]

Energy Advantage Source: Oxford Economics

Labor Costs Unit labor costs in manufacturing in US$ 2000 Q1 = 100 Index Value China U.S. Source: Oxford Economics

Innovation Ecosystem The U.S. ranks #1 in Gross Expenditures on R&D Access to Funding and Entrepreneurship Culture Millions of U.S.$ 429,143.0 in Ernst & Young’s 2013 Annual G20 Entrepreneurship Barometer. Source: Inc. online 208,171.8 146,537.3 93,055.5 59,890.0 Source: National Science Foundation Top Engineering Schools 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) MIT Stanford University of California, Berkeley Georgia Institute of Technology Harvard University Imperial College (U.K.) Nanyang Technology University (Singapore) National University of Singapore Northwestern University Technical University of Denmark Source: United Nations University


U.S. Manufacturing Market Size Source: World Bank

Segue:[What’s holding us back?]

White House Congress

• Doolittle image If one place is as good as any other, it’s high time we decided. Otherwise when we get there we won’t know we have arrived!

• Global Competitiveness • Smartforce • R&D/Innovation

Increase Global Competitiveness • Regulatory Reform • Comprehensive Tax Reform • Open Global Markets/Level Field

Build a Smartforce • Community College & Career Training Program • National Skills Certification • Immigration Reform

Spur R&D/Innovation • National Network for Manufacturing Innovation • Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0 • America COMPETES Act Reauthorization

Taking the Good, Leaving the Bad Manufacturing’s pushmi-pullyu!


Segue:[The audience needs to wake up now. Let’s talk technology!]

U.S. Technology Leads the Way Additive Manufacturing Automation Big Data

Bringing Manufacturing to the Masses

Not Just 3D Printing …

Business in 3D shares tripled since company went public (February 2013) shares jumped 73% in last year shares have doubled from a year ago

First Innovation Institute

100 Years of Automation

100 Years Later . . . . Northrop Grumman Palmdale, California

Robotics: The Real Story on Jobs Number of Robots Unemployment Source: International Federation of Robotics

Automation Growth & Impact Source: ASME Advanced Manufacturing Environmental Scan, July 2013

Big Data Collect Connect Store 1 Exabyte which is . . . 1024 Petabytes 1,048,576 Terabytes 1,073,741,824 Gigabytes 1,099,511,627,776 Megabytes That’s lots of space. Analyze Utilize

Sensors >> Big Data Source: ASME Advanced Manufacturing Environmental Scan, July 2013

Sensors: Most Advanced Yet Accessible

Advanced Robotics & Automation



Nano-Manufacturing Advancing Data-Driven Mfg Manufacturing. April 8 – 10, 2014 | Orlando Florida May 14 – 15, 2014 Rosemont, IL

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