Future of Manufacturing
Exploding the myths of manufacturing
May 10, 2012MIT conference explores the complex state of an industry showing signs of revival.
The secrets of the system
May 2, 2012MIT’s venerable Beer Game, a table contest, sheds light on the mysteries of manufacturing and the difficulties of running a business.
Their own devices
April 17, 2012MIT’s Medical Electronic Device Realization Center aims to connect microelectronics with new health‑care tools.
How to corner the MEMS market
April 4, 2012Government investment in the manufacture of micromachines could pay huge dividends, but in the meantime, MIT researchers are developing new fabrication techniques.
Moving microfluidics from the lab bench to the factory floor
March 28, 2012The Center for Polymer Microfabrication designs manufacturing processes for a new generation of diagnostic tools.
Transistors promise more powerful logic, more logical power
March 7, 2012Research could affect U.S. manufacturing indirectly, by helping introduce products difficult to build elsewhere, and directly, by reducing production costs.
They’re mastering manufacturing
March 1, 2012A distinctive MIT program trains engineers and managers who want to build careers on the leading edge of industrial production.
When (and where) work disappears
February 24, 2012Study: Overseas manufacturing competition hits U.S. regions hard, leaving workers unemployed for years and local economies struggling.
Microchips’ optical future
February 15, 2012To keep energy consumption under control, future chips may need to move data using light instead of electricity — and the technical expertise to build them may reside in the United States.
MIT faculty see promise in American manufacturing
January 25, 2012Study group is tackling hard questions about what it will take to stoke renewal.