(www.smeef.org/prime) and offers financial assistance to students entering this critical profession.
6. The Society is collaborating with like-minded organizations to ensure we pro- vide clear solutions to manufacturing.
By not kicking the can down the road and working together with members, companies, educators, manufacturing practitioners and other organizations, we are preparing people and companies to make swift, sound decisions. As I stated before, companies need to be competitive in a global economy. At the end of the day, we all need an economy that is thriving with manufacturing at its core—it’s essential to the wellbeing of all great nations and really isn’t an option if we want to succeed. We also need governments that no longer kick the can and add additional uncertainty to its constituents and economy. Government officials must solve the critical issues facing this great nation, and they must do it together using collaboration and problem-solving tools. These officials can learn from manufacturers that it really is possible! ME
he new and emerging technologies making a difference in manufacturing in 2013 are: • Robotic Insects Inspire Mass Production Technique • Superhydrophobic Coatings Could Save Your Mobile Phone and More • Welding Process Increases Use of Lightweight Materials for Increased Fuel Efficiency
• Stronger, Lighter and Cheaper with Carbon Nanotubes • Everyday Spectrometer: True Color Detection with Rainbow Polymer
Innovation Watch List • Aerovoltaic Nonturbine Wind Energy • Manufacturing Method for Cheaper Solar • Air Fuel Synthesis • 3-D Printing of Silicon Nanostructures • Robotic Self-Modeling • Ultrafast Camera that Sees Around Corners • Nanoscale Light Conduits • Quantum Memory Storage • Silicon Surface Patterns • Metamaterials
To learn more about this member-driven program, as well as details on the these and other innovations, visit www.sme.org/innovations.