When the industry speaks, we listen. On the Record, our latest feature, offers a collection of quotes from industry innovators, maintenance experts and more.
What is the industry talking about this week?
|Those who thought American manufacturing was somehow gone for good have been forced, I think, to reexamine their views. I strongly believe that manufacturing, particularly advanced manufacturing based on new technologies, is of fundamental importance to our country’s economic strength in the 21st century.|
|John Bryson, U.S. Commerce Secretary
Quality Digest Magazine
|The Scouts start realizing that welding could lead to a viable career. It's not just something to fix a fence.|
|Sam Gentry, American Welding Society
|It’s really hard to make robots do careful refinishing tasks that people do really well. But providing robotic assistants to do the non-value-added work can actually increase the productivity of the overall factory.|
|Julie Shah, leader of the Interactive Robotics Group in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
|Just as we see more women in construction, piloting airplanes, and the like, why not manufacturing?|
|Phil Ehlinger, recently retired economic development director for Volusia County
The Daytona Beach News-Journal