Manufacturing has changed.
Yesterday's concept of the dark, dirty, dangerous and dull manufacturing industry – a siloed industry of production in isolation from service and technology – no longer bears any resemblance to the vibrant sector it is today.
Digging out of the recession these last few years with the helo of advanced robotics, 3-D printing and "digitized everything," the lines between technology, business and manufacturing have been blurred almost completely.
The result is a new kind of manufacturing industry – STEM-based and overwhelmingly broad – that has once again reclaimed its place as the driver of the U.S. economy.
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