QA News Digest - Vol 2.6

A News Digest summary. Read the entire newsletter online here. 


Industry News

Manufacturing production in US rises for sixth straight month. As of February, manufacturing rose yet again, with factory production rising by .5%. A Federal Reserve report on Friday showed the strongest month to month performance in three years. 
Sho Chanda | Bloomberg | 03.17.2017

[INFOGRAPHIC] Reshoring: By the Numbers. According to the Reshoring Initiative, the US realized a net gain of 10,000 reshored jobs in 2014, the first time that happened in over two decades. Manufacturing has brought back more jobs than any other industry in the past half decade. 
IW Staff | IndustryWeek | 03.20.2017

Millennials upbeat on manufacturing's future. In a recent release from Business Wire, a survey commissioned by Proto Labs found that 47% of Millennials think manufacturing demand will be filled in 10 years, compared to 35% of baby boomers and Generation X. 
Proto Labs | Business Wire | 03.21.2017


Technology 

Next-gen steel under the microscope. This University of Queensland project aims to overcome the issue of hydrogen alloy embrittlement, which has led to some large failures in the past. 
University of Queensland | Phys.org | 03.16.2017


Best Practices

Fall safety in the manufacturing industry. Within the last decade, fall prevention violations have been the largest violation of safety standards. 
Andrew J. Miller | EHS Today | 03.20.2017


Video Pick

 
 
Nicholas Kramer