Trade & Industry Development Magazine

Q1 2020
Industrial & Advanced Manufacturing 2019

There are both similarities and differences between traditional and advanced manufacturing, as our feature, “Creating an Environment to Attract Advanced Manufacturing,” points out. Another feature in this issue helps to determine if a community is “utility-friendly” for business expansion. We also look at the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Program, which helps an ever-growing number of U.S.-based businesses maintain their international competitiveness. “Sites & Programs” focuses on workforce training and education, and we look at four key states for growth: Florida, North Carolina, Kentucky and Ohio.

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In this issue...

In the past year, additive manufacturing (AM) has moved from polymer-based prototypes into production-quality metals. The industry is wide open in terms of opportunities, but it is also in the midst of some major growing pains. Current standards needs to be coordinated and harmonized, with new standards are necessary for AM to be broadly adopted. more...