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US DOI Awards Offshore Wind Leases Worth Up To 4.1 Gigawatts Off Massachusetts

By: Joshua S. Hill

The US Government has awarded new offshore wind leases off the coast of Massachusetts that are said to be worth over $405 million and which have the potential to develop up to 4.1 gigawatts of offshore wind.

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Additive Manufacturing Is Driving The Future Of The Automotive Industry

By: Sarah Goehrke

Additive manufacturing aligns with the needs of the automotive industry, driving advances in vehicle design. Serial production is a reality today in additive manufacturing (or 3-D printing) as the technologies under this umbrella have advanced to a point where end-use parts can be made of both metal and plastic materials, ready to be put to use in real-world environments.

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AIS revitalizes manufacturing in North County

Affordable Interior Systems, a Leominster manufacturer of commercial office furniture, was named the manufacturer of the year for Worcester and Middlesex counties by the state's Joint Legislative Manufacturing Caucus.

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Head of Merrow receives Manufacturing Award

At the Massachusetts third annual Manufacturing Award Ceremony, Rep. Alan Silvia awarded Charles Merrow, CEO of Merrow Manufacturing, the Manufacturing Award. Merrow Manufacturing employs 144 employees and is expanding.

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Chamber partners with Monty Tech to promote manufacturing

The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce and its economic development affiliate the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation hosted a manufacturing bus tour recently for 46 students and chaperones from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School as part of their efforts to promote careers in manufacturing and highlight the importance of manufacturing to North Central Massachusetts.

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It’s 3D, and it’s free — Middleboro shows off new Makerspace

By: Joe Pelletier

MIDDLEBORO — A few months ago, it was just an idea.

Then Richard Oakley and a dedicated crew of volunteers put their heads together and made it happen.

They’re hoping to pass along that same creative, engineering spirit to Middleboro’s children with the fruit of their labor: a cozy new Makerspace in the Town Annex building that gives local kids a chance to learn about things like 3D printing, robotics and programming.

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Attleboro reflects manufacturing's strengths, challenges

By: Sizhong Chen

The Massachusetts Manufacturing Caucus held its third annual awards ceremony at the Statehouse this month to honor manufacturers and to promote the idea that manufacturing has kept up with changing technology.

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Minuteman Students Visit 2 Acton Companies On Manufacturing Day

By: Judy Bass

A group of freshmen and juniors from Minuteman High School in Lexington made an enjoyable and informative visit to two state-of-the-art manufacturing companies in Acton - one of Minuteman's district member towns - on Manufacturing Day 2018.

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For the Manufacturing Industry, School is in Session

By: Adina Solomon

Manufacturing will need nearly 3.5 million manufacturing workers by 2025, but it's projected that 2 million of those jobs will go unfilled due to a proficiency gap.More and more, schools and companies have stepped in to attract students to manufacturing and teach necessary skills, including 3D printing.

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Festo opens development centre in Boston, USA

By: Anna

Automation specialist Festo has officially opened its first development centre for components and automation solutions specifically for the life science market in Boston.  The aim of the newly opened TEC Boston is to develop innovative products together with renowned medical and laboratory equipment manufacturers in the immediate vicinity.

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