Nanotechnology and manufacturing event is August 23-24
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers, in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, East Tennessee Economic Council, Technology 2020, Y-12 National Security Complex, Knoxville/Oak Ridge Innovation Valley and the University of Tennessee, has moved the Emerging Technology Forum, “The Next Industrial Revolution: Nanotechnology and Manufacturing” to August 23-24 at the Pollard Technology Conference Center in Oak Ridge, TN. The move to August better aligns with the Nanotechnology community, reports SME. For more information, go to www.sme.org .
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey