Manufacturing

Space shuttle Atlantis and its six-member crew began an 11-day delivery flight to the International Space Station on Monday with a 2:28 p.m. EST launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The shuttle is transporting spare hardware to the outpost and return a station...

The Department of Commerce has authorized Next Generation Manufacturing grants to help Wisconsin manufacturers improve performance, stimulate growth and respond to new challenges as the economy recovers from the recession. “Wisconsin manufacturers who adopt Next Generation Manufacturing principles can improve their competitiveness, win a greater...

A joint venture partner of Johnson Controls' Building Efficiency business in Saudi Arabia, Al Salem Johnson Controls JV, was awarded an $87 million project to supply energy-efficient chillers at Princess Noura bint Abdulrahman University. The university is being built in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. After installation,...

How enterprise software giants separate you from more of your company's money? Here's how the software business really works: A software company charges your firm an enormous upfront licensing fee and locks you into escalating costs for decades to come, often using a set of...

The latest figures from the National Science Foundation confirm what many people in Wisconsin already knew: the UW-Madison is one of the nation's leading research universities. The numbers also underscore the fact that academic research and development isn't confined to the labs and research offices...

A new directory means that there is now an old directory. Last year, residents recycling phone books through the city’s curbside program helped Milwaukee to save thousands of dollars. This year, the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (UWM) will play an active role in phone book recycling...

Defects are the last of the seven sources of waste aka Muda (Japanese for waste) in lean thinking. Defects in manufacturing are errors, damage, mistakes and other situations that do not confirm to standards and processes. Defects and defect elimination is...