What We’re Reading – March 2018

Those of us in the manufacturing industry know it is constantly evolving and changing. This can make it tough to keep up.

We spend a good amount of our day trying to stay current on what’s happening. Here are a few articles from across the web we found interesting and worth talking about.

Manufacturing in U.S. Expands at Fastest Pace Since May 2004 – Bloomberg Markets

U.S. factories expanded in February at the fastest rate since May 2004, indicating sustained strength in manufacturing as demand remains solid, figures from the Institute for Supply Management showed Thursday. Read more.

Results are mixed in the economy as manufacturing surges, but housing starts cool – FreightWaves

The Federal Reserve reported that total industrial production surged 1.1% in February from January’s levels, providing a nice rebound in activity after a 0.3% decline in the previous month. Year-over-year growth in total industrial production has now reached 4.3%, which is the fastest pace of growth in the economy in nearly seven years. Read more.

How 3D printing is spurring revolutionary advances in manufacturing and design – PBS

A young startup called Relativity is pushing space technology forward by pushing 3D printing technology to its limits, building the largest metal 3D printer in the world. And other major companies anxious to try these new ways of manufacturing, too. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien looks at some of the amazing advances that’s launching the technology into a new era. Read more.

Top 10 Cities for Manufacturing Jobs for Women – IndustryWeek

A recent survey by MagnifyMoney ranked the U.S. metro areas according to where the average working woman could have the ability to better or maintain her financial health. Read more.