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3D Printing: Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Implications of Additive Manufacturing

Categories: Manufacturing,Science/Technology

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/670960.pdf

Results of an October 2014 forum on the topic of additive manufacturing or creating things by building up layers rather than cutting away materials.  The report summarizes the ideas and themes that emerged.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

E-Stats 2013: Measuring the Electronic Economy

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2015/econ/e13-estats.pdf

Provides estimates of e-commerce activity in four key sectors of the economy:  manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and services.  From the Census Bureau

 

Productivity and Costs by Industry: Manufacturing and Mining Industries, 2014

Categories: Geology/Mining,Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/prin.pdf

Labor productivity—output per hour—increased in three-quarters of detailed manufacturing and mining industries in 2014, higher than in 2013.  Unit labor costs declined in 53% of manufacturing industries and 75% of mining industries.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles: Manufacturer Performance Report for the 2013 Model Year

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.epa.gov/otaq/climate/documents/420r15008a.pdf

Industry compliance in model year 2013 was better than required by the 2013 greenhouse gas emission standards.  The report presents detailed information about how individual  firms are complying with GHG emissions standards for cars and light trucks.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Chemical Substances When Manufactured or Processed as Nanoscale Materials: TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Science/Technology

http://www.epa.gov/oppt/nano/PrepublicationCopy_Nano_8%28a%29_NPRM_2015-03-23.pdf

Proposed rule relating to reporting and recordkeeping requirements for chemical substances when they are manufactured or processed as nanoscale materials.   Represents first use of Toxic Substances Control Act to gather information on nanoscale materials.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Small Innovative Company Growth: Barriers, Best Practices and Big Ideas: Lessons from the 3D Printing Industry

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing

https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/advocacy/FINAL_Innovation_Report.pdf

Describes eleven key barriers to small innovative company growth.  From the U.S. Small Business Administration

 

 

Annual Survey of Manufactures: 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-tps14.html

Provides national level data for manufacturing industries at differing levels of North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) levels.  Includes statistics for each state, product shipment totals, value of shipments, employment, payroll and more.  News release with links to data in American Fact Finder tool.  From the Census Bureau

 

U.S. Department of Transportation Fines Honda $70 Million for Failing to Comply with Laws that Safeguard the Public

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Transportation

http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/2015/DOT-fines-Honda-$70-million

 

Agency press release about a pair of $35 million fines levied against Honda for failing to report deaths, injuries, and warranty claims to the federal government in violation of disclosure law.   Also provides a list of the major civil penalties imposed on vehicle manufacturers during 2014.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

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