Spring doesn’t begin until March, but the nation’s advanced manufacturing hubs will soon grow again. In February, the U.S. Department of Commerce will solicit bids for two new nodes in the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).
Integra Optics is expanding south of the U.S. with a new production facility in São Paulo, Brazil. The Albany, New York-based business makes fiber-optic equipment for cable, phone and wireless network platforms companies like Time Warner Cable and Verizon. It competes with the giants Cisco and Alcatel-Lucent.
Did you know that New York City is the capital of desktop 3D printing? Brooklyn-based Makerbot is the most powerful player, but there’s plenty of room for startups. Among publicly-traded 3D printing companies, the firms that are the most focused are also the most successful.
GlobalFoundries has acquired a 60-acre parcel from the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Saratoga County, New York. The computer chip manufacturer paid $1.2 million, or $20,000 an acre, to purchase 60 acres that straddle the Malta and Stillwater town line.
The Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart program, funded by Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR), is designed to assist New York State small businesses develop and improve their products through university collaborations; the ultimate goal is revenue growth and job creation.
Does your manufacturing company do more than just make things? Historically, manufacturers have adopted a product-centric business model. Today, just making a good product isn’t good enough. That’s the word from Cisco, a leading manufacturer of networking equipment. According to the Silicon Valley giant, the service that happens after a sale is also important – and often represents a lost revenue opportunity.