Apr. 2017

  Catalysts For pro·ac·tive Companies


MTEC has partnered with local resources for Hudson Valley manufacturers for an invite only event which will facilitate one on one interactions with contract manufacturers who add value to your products and prototypes. 

The event is a 3-hour, very exclusive opportunity for manufacturers looking to move their supply chain resources to the Hudson Valley area. Those who wish to submit themselves for consideration please click here .

Purchasing managers and companies guided by lowest delivered costs, rather than life-cycle costs, can kill their companies. A purchasing culture that does not live by the principles of Lean, and depends on long, thin supply chains, can kill a business.  Read more about supply chain management.

A manufacturer can be innovative in various ways beyond the use of technology. Innovation can include the utilization of new business models, the development of new processes and services, and the enhancement of existing products too.  Read more about five technologies that are impacting manufacturing innovation.

A key buzzword in the manufacturing industry is 5S. So far we have highlighted the Sort, Set in Order, Shine, and Standardize stages. Implementation of these steps results in a more optimized workplace. This blog series explains what each of the 5S steps requires from a company.  Read more about the fifth step, "Sustain."

We've been batting around manufacturing skill gap projections for years. But while the numbers can vary depending on who did the survey and how it was done, there is no doubt about it: there are not going to be enough people to fill the number of manufacturing jobs available by 2025. And by then millennials, will make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce.  Read more about how to attract millennials to manufacturing jobs. 

The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing everything from home appliances, nanotechnology and cloud computing, to manufacturing. Advancements are enabling manufacturers to become more innovative, productive, efficient and globally competitive.  Read more about cybersecurity and protecting manufacturing.

Industry News You Can Use

As part of our new Food & Beverage Initiative, MTEC would like to introduce ourselves to Hudson Valley's finest food and beverage manufacturers. For all industry news, visit our Food and Beverage page.

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Upcoming Events

Solidworks Essentials
Date: April 24-27, 2017
Time: 8:30a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Hosted by: Dutchess Community College, Bowne Hall, Room 116
Location: Dutchess Community College

Learn how to use SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies, and how to make drawing of those parts and assemblies.  Email  mosher@sunydutchess.edu to register.

Date: May 12, 2017
Time: 7:30-9:30a.m.
Hosted by: Council of Industry
Location: Newburgh, NY

The Manufacturing Champions Award recognizes those individuals and organizations, who through vision, 
dedication, hard work and tireless involvement have helped to overcome some of the many obstacles faced by manufacturers in the Hudson Valley community and in so doing they have made it possible for manufacturers and their employees to prosper. Register here.

CCMR Symposium 2017

Date: June 16-17, 2017
Hosted by: Cornell Center for Materials Research
Location: Cornell University - Ithaca, NY

The speakers will highlight recent advances in the development of atomic membranes, a new class of two-dimensional, free-standing materials only one atom thick yet mechanically robust, chemically stable, and virtually impermeable. 

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