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Celebrating Manufacturing Technology
March 1, 2005 Volume 35 Issue 1
Articles In This Issue
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2005
    AuthorAlfonso Velosa

    To prosper in the global marketplace, semiconductor companies are developing new business models.

    The semiconductor industry presents something of a conundrum to the outside observer. Products based on amazing technologies are developed in huge, sophisticated, very expensive facilities. The ...

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2005
    AuthorKenneth Flamm

    The author traces the evolution of defense industrial and technology policies since the end of the Cold War.

    Technology development in the United States has historically been closely related to defense industrial policies. At times, new defense-related technologies led to the development of ...

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2005
    AuthorToni Marechaux

    The future of the manufacturing sector in the United States is much in the news these days. Major stories in almost every news outlet are focused on trade, American jobs, and the loss of the U.S. manufacturing and industrial base. More specific discussions are focused on the offshoring, or ...

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2005
    AuthorSidney Perkowitz

    The number of "digital people" (artificial beings and partly artificial beings) is increasing rapidly.

    Robots have played an increasingly prominent role in manufacturing for the past 50 years, and about a million industrial units are in use today worldwide. In a parallel development, ...

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2005
    AuthorLawrence J. Rhoades

    The new industrial revolution will enable people to live where they like and produce what they need locally.

    Manufacturing has been defined as the human transformation of materials from one form to another, more valuable form. The transformation can be geometric or compositional, or both. ...