Deburring is an age-old step in the manufacturing process, and what we would call “the last step in the manufacturing process:" Cleveland Deburring Machine Company details the critical role of deburring in modern manufacturing, and the imperative of maintaining trusted and tailored systems for it.
Before US manufacturing crosses the Rubicon, the country needs a broad-based consensus that manufacturing matters; with it the foundation for a national manufacturing strategy that both government and the private sector buy into.
Unprecedented stressors have created the conditions for new investment in domestic industry and new models for public-private industrial coordination to support it. This excerpt from Michael Fabey’s 2022 Heavy Metal documents one such example, a case of operational success at a time of enormous pain and uncertainty.
A global semiconductor strategy, if it could be established, might set the template for how the techno-democracies can compete in today’s industrial era. Emerging industries cannot be pursued by a go-it-alone America. But nor can any be developed without guardrails and a competitive orientation. Welcome to the new globalization.
The green economy constitutes a multi-trillion dollar market opportunity. It’s also an opportunity for geo-economic power: With appropriate and sufficient investments, a country can maneuver to control tomorrow’s supply chains and manufacturing capacity, and therefore to project influence internationally.
American national defense faces a very different threat than it did in when the Defense Production Act was implemented in 1950. But mobilization of domestic production may be even more critical to today’s challenge – and to the future of the United States – than it was seven decades ago.