U.S. manufacturing needs small businesses for growth

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Susan Helper, the chief economist at the U.S. Department of Commerce, says small businesses could offer more innovative solutions for manufacturing growth with better collaboration from the government and larger corporations. Helper, has been on leave from the Weatherhead School of Management Case Western Reserve University for the last three years. She…

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Automated grinding machine touch robot

What if you could have a robot assist a repetitive manual-labor task such as deburring holes on turbine blades? Steven Somes, president of Cleveland-based startup company Force Robots, asked himself that question, and it led him to develop a unique solution that reduces cycle times and results in more consistent results. Somes, a controls engineer,…

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President Obama will announce new investments in manufacturing while in Cleveland

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With a nod toward a Northeast Ohio center that propelled advancements in 3-D printing, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce a nationwide competition to build a new kind of high-tech research center — one that merges textiles and fabrics with high technology. He’ll make the announcement in new investments in manufacturing…

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