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Conference Making Things: 21st Century Manufacturing and Design (2011 : Washington, D.C.)

Title Making things [electronic resource] : 21st century manufacturing and design : summary of a forum / prepared by Steve Olson for the National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2012.


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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description ix, 34 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references.
Contents Prerequisites for success -- A high-tech approach to low-tech products -- Five lessons for the next generation -- Fostering impatience with the status quo -- Produce to protect -- Produce to live -- Creativity, confidence, and innovation -- Job creation -- The role of government -- The benefits of diversity -- The importance of K-12 education -- The global effects of local action.
Summary More than two decades ago, a commission of 17 MIT scientists and economists released a report, Made in America, which opened with the memorable phrase, "To live well, a nation must produce well." Is that still true? Or can the United States remain a preeminent nation while other countries increasingly make the products that once were made in America? These questions were at the center of a forum titled "Making Things: 21st Century Manufacturing and Design" held during the 2011 annual meeting of the National Academy of Engineering. In a wide-ranging and provocative conversation, seven leaders of business, government, and academia explored the many facets of manufacturing and design and outlined the many opportunities and responsibilities posed by manufacturing for the engineering profession. This book summarizes the discussions that took place during the 2011 forum. The report concludes with a forum agenda and each attendee's biography-- Source other than Library of Congress.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Production engineering -- United States -- Design and construction -- Congresses.
Production engineering -- Economic aspects -- United States -- Congresses.
Engineering design -- United States -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Olson, Steve, 1956-
National Academy of Engineering. Meeting (2011 : Washington, D.C.)
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780309225595 (pbk.)
0309225590 (pbk.)

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