Autodesk to finance modern clean technology
A new program from Autodesk will give up to 100 companies financial aid to create new eco-friendly technology.
Unveiled at the Clean Tech Open Energy Symposium in San Francisco, the Clean Tech Partner Program assists companies who are creating energy efficient technologies in order to put their products on the market faster. By helping inventors with the entire process, from the creation, to the concept, to the actual engineering, software programs can help streamline their manufacturing operations and processes, said Lynelle Cameron, director of sustainability for Autodesk.
"We are looking for some of the best and most exciting ideas that we think can be transformative in the marketplace," said Cameron. "These are the [companies] that we want to partner with and learn from in future releases of our products."
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.