Friday October 3rd marks the 3rd annual National Manufacturing Day. Manufacturing Day is a nationwide celebration designed to expand public knowledge about, and improve the perception of, manufacturing careers and manufacturing’s value to our national and local economies.
Here are 4 Reasons why we should be involved and supporting #MFGDAY14. And for good social measure they are "Built to Tweet!"
1. Built to Last
There have been a series of waves that changed the world of manufacturing over the past century. The latest wave is about information. How will manufactures evolve and transform from the industrial age to the information age continuing to create new products and services Built to Last?
[inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="mtnpoint" suffix="#MFGDay14"] An economy built to last means making things the world buys. [/inlinetweet]
2. Maker Movement
The maker movement started out as a hobby among tech-savvy individuals. Today, there are many industries that make use of this movement to improve their processes. The keen interest of people in 3d printing, drones and robotics has led to the establishment start-up companies to provide consumer-grade robots and other related technologies.
[inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="mtnpoint" suffix="#MFGDay14"] Collaborative production will define the future of work. #MakerMovement [/inlinetweet]
3. Industrial Internet and Internet of Things (IIoT)
In manufacturing, the potential for cyber-physical systems to improve productivity in the production process and the supply chain is vast. Consider processes that govern themselves, where smart products can take corrective action to avoid damages and where individual parts are automatically replenished.
[inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="mtnpoint" suffix="#MFGDay14"] The IIoT will spur greater automation investments and provide greater manufacturing productivity. [/inlinetweet]
4. How It's Made
Science Channel, the official media sponsor for Manufacturing Day, announced today HOW IT’S MADE WEEK, a special week-long television event that shines the national spotlight on the manufacturing industry with more than 200 episodes of the fan favorite franchise HOW IT’S MADE.
[inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="mtnpoint" suffix="#MFGDay14"] .@ScienceChannel How It's Made Marathon! [/inlinetweet]