Metal Fabrication Companies – What We Learned from the October ISM Report
Nov 18 2015 - 11:00am
As usual, the ISM report covers a wide variety of topics, many of which are not of great interest to members of the marketplace. However, the data from Metal Fabrication Companies included...

Vive La France -- The World is With You
Nov 15 2015 - 8:00am
This won't be your typical blog post. But then again, it hasn't been a typical 48 hours. On November 13, six coordinated attacks were carried out in Paris, France. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria...

Was Donald Trump Right About the TPP?
Nov 11 2015 - 12:35pm
At last night's GOP presidential debate, Donald Trump said the following about the Trans-Pacific Partnership: "The TPP is a horrible deal, a deal that is going to lead to nothing but trouble. It’s a...

3 Ways the Trans-Pacific Partnership May Be Good For Small Manufacturers
Nov 9 2015 - 11:00am
Twelve million. That was the number of manufacturing jobs in the United States in 2014, just above the roughly 11 million average per year since 2010. According to data from ReshoreNow, there's been...

Introducing ShopIQ: Pinpoint Where You're Most Competitive
Oct 22 2015 - 11:00am
Have you ever wanted to quote less and win more jobs? Of course you have. At, we value your time as much as you do. That's why we created ShopIQ, a pioneering competitive analysis tool that...

Manufacturing expands for 33rd straight month as economy continues growth
Oct 12 2015 - 2:06pm
According to information published in the recently released Manufacturing ISM Report on Business, economic activity in the United States’ manufacturing sector expanded for the 33rd straight month in...

Product Review: SOLIDWORKS 2016 Tackles Design Minutia With Big Results [Guest Post]
Oct 8 2015 - 2:00pm
By Beth Stackpole -- There’s something for everyone in SOLIDWORKS 2016, officially unveiled last week, with the release sporting a smorgasbord of new capabilities — most in direct response to...

An Engineer's Guide to Low Volume Injection Molding: Part 3
Sep 24 2015 - 12:00pm
“Informed engineers always verify their design in LVIM to save money. For example, a medical equipment company spends $300,000 per year in SLM and then moves into LVIM to verify the part design,... on Shopify Masters [Podcast]
Sep 18 2015 - 10:03am
A podcast about saving entrepreneurs and small business owners time and money, ShopifyMasters gives "actionable advice" that will help you drive traffic to your business today while keeping your...

Optimism reigns supreme as manufacturing expands for 32nd straight month
Sep 9 2015 - 2:34pm
According to the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business, activity in the manufacturing sector in the United States expanded for the 32nd straight month for the period ending in August 2015. The...