AMI CONSOLIDATOR ARCHIVE

The Manufacturing News Consolidator

AMI issues a weekly email newsletter, The AMI Consolidator, that includes the top manufacturing relevant news from around the world in a concise, easy to read format. If you would like to receive this newsletter in your mailbox, please subscribe here.

Below is the archive collection of that news categorized by Innovation, Workforce Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Other News.

Innovation News

Busting the Myths of Manufacturing Jobs and Automation

There are many common myths when it comes to manufacturing jobs. Those may be part of the reason companies are struggling to find new talent to fill some 500,000 manufacturing job openings. One myth is…

3D Semiconductor Particles Offer 2D Properties

When it comes to creating next-generation electronics, two-dimensional semiconductors have a big edge. They’re faster, more powerful and more efficient. They’re also incredibly difficult to fabricate. Three-dimensional semiconductor particles have an edge, too – many…

Best new features in Windows Server 2022

Windows Server 2022 was released this summer ready to take on production workloads with a host of new features. What’s hot in the latest edition of Windows Server? Let’s take a look. New network protocols…

These Light-powered Soft Robots Could Help Clean the Ocean

IA floating, robotic film recently designed at the University of California-Riverside could offer a solution to oil spill mitigation and removing contaminants from streams, lakes, and drinking water. Described as a collection of soft robots…
Workforce Development News

Lean Tools Are For Managers, Too

Lean methods are typically thought of by managers as tools designed to create and support behavior change on the part of employees. Yet how many times have you heard it said that the successful lean…

Analytics Decision: Buy or Make Capabilities

New software-as-a-service (SaaS) analytics platforms enter the manufacturing industry every year. Each platform has unique value adds, ranging from preferred data types to modeling algorithms and feedback loops. Each platform can solve many data needs…

Open Up Your Strategy

Corporate sustainability in the supply chain must not be an all-or-nothing strategy, according to a new Formulating and executing sound organizational strategy is difficult work. Strategy is often made by elite teams and thus can…

Small Manufacturers Win with a Startup Mindset

Last year, something curious happened to Hitch-Hiker Manufacturing, a 52-year-old manufacturer of custom-made concession trailers. They became, in many ways, a startup. “When COVID hit, four projects were shelved and there were no new orders…

Lean Tools Are For Managers, Too

Lean methods are typically thought of by managers as tools designed to create and support behavior change on the part of employees. Yet how many times have you heard it said that the successful lean…

Manufacturing Lags in Hiring but Has the Edge on Retention

Employers across the country, especially manufacturers, are currently struggling to pick up enough new hires to meet demand in what some have called a “Great Resignation” of people leaving their pandemic-era jobs. Despite plummeting numbers…
Mergers & Acquisitions News

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics Acquires Pawling Engineered Products

Quadion LLC, d.b.a. Minnesota Rubber and Plastics (“MRP” or the “Company”), a leading provider of highly engineered elastomer and thermoplastic solutions for the Medical, Water, and Industrial end markets, announced today its acquisition of Pawling…

Bentley Systems Announces Seequent’s Acquisition of Minalytix

Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that its Seequent business unit has acquired Canadian software company Minalytix, the developer of MX Deposit. The acquisition extends Seequent’s cloud capabilities and solutions for mining, including greenfield exploration, resource development,…
Other News

The 5 Major Cybersecurity Trends of 2022

According to findings by the United States’ Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reported by Forbes, by October 2021 the number of data breaches publicly had already exceeded the total for 2020. This made it a…

Endress+Hauser bundles analysis expertise of its subsidiaries

Endress+Hauser subsidiaries SpectraSensors and Kaiser Optical Systems have joined forces to form Endress+Hauser Optical Analysis. By consolidating its expertise in the field of laser-based measurement technology, the E+H Group is looking to strengthen its focus…

Supply chain woes forcing more workloads to the cloud

Messaging services vendor Interop Technologies runs three data centers to provide services to customers and to run its own back-office systems. Interop also provides turnkey hardware/software solutions that run at customer sites. Pandemic-related hardware shortages,…
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