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GE Works: 140 Things We Just Made

February 23, 2012 4:16 pm | by General Electric | Videos

Last week in Washington, DC, GE hosted a four-day summit focused on U.S. manufacturing, innovation and jobs. “American businesses can compete and win anywhere,” said GE Chairman’s Jeff Immelt.

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The House Of Crystal

February 23, 2012 10:15 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Videos

Baccarat, the world-renouned crystal glassware maker, gave photographer James Bort a carte blanche to shoot this video in its workshops.

A Work In Progress

February 17, 2012 1:27 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Videos

Paul McKinnon's story is the ultimate in entrepreneurship — after losing his job in motorcycle fabrication, he turned around and started his own business.

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Saving A Made-In-America Business

February 17, 2012 12:28 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Videos

After the New England Shirt Company shut down in 2009, Robert Kidder, a former worker, reopened it as a bespoke shirt manufacturer.

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Apple CEO Discusses Labor Conditions

February 17, 2012 11:53 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Videos

CEO Tim Cook has gone public to say that Apple is doing more to improve working conditions than any other company in the technology industry.

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A Man, Hyper-Insulating Foam, And A Welding Torch

February 17, 2012 10:39 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Videos

This man developed a non-toxic, biodegradable (and edible) insulating foam that is capable of keeping his hand safe from harm after a good dose of heat from the business end of a plasma torch.

A Tour Inside The Quoddy Workshop

February 17, 2012 9:37 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Videos

Quoddy makes beautiful custom shoes and boots in their Maine workshop, completely by hand, and has been doing so for just over 100 years.

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The Value Of 'Everyday Leadership'

February 17, 2012 9:32 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Videos

Drew Dudley outlines his philosophy of "lollypop moments" -- events in our lives that instantly change our perspective on who we are.

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The Making Of The Hourglass

February 16, 2012 10:25 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Videos

Marc Newson is a Swiss designer who has decided to take on the most iconic timepiece of all: the hourglass.

The Case For Collaborative Consumption

February 15, 2012 9:53 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Videos

Collaborative consumption is all about the idea that we have too much stuff that we don't want, and we'd be better off if we traded it off to someone who wants it.

Meet Tesla's Fast, High-Tech Electric SUV

February 14, 2012 9:50 am | by CNN Money | Videos

The Tesla Model X is Tesla's newest offering, and don't let that crossover SUV style fool you — this isn't just a bus for shuttling around kids to and from soccer practice.

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The Secret To Better Productivity Is... Happiness

February 13, 2012 9:45 am | by TED | Videos

Many in America believe that work leads to success, and that leads to happiness — the typical American dream. But could we be thinking that backwards?

The Beginnings Of An NFL Football

February 10, 2012 10:16 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Horween Leather Co. starts with a raw cowhide and takes it through a number of processes, like tanning and embossing, in order to produce top-grade leather for NFL footballs.

Less Than $1 An Hour To Make iPads

February 9, 2012 9:53 am | by CNN Money | Videos

CNN's Stan Grant was recently able to sit down with a Foxconn worker to talk about the conditions in which she makes Apple products.

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The Chevy Sonic As An Instrument

February 8, 2012 9:52 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Videos

The idea is that the band drives around in a Chevy Sonic with retractable appendages that "play" the various instruments, such as a corridor of pianos or guitars.

Washing Machine Death

February 7, 2012 10:13 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Videos

This Aussie YouTube user seems to take some satisfaction from seeing old washing machines meet untimely ends, and this video doesn't disappoint.

Apple Under Fire

February 6, 2012 10:32 am | by CBS News | Videos

Questions are beginning to be raised about whether the company is ignoring reports of abusive working conditions.

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The Ultra-Rich Sound Off On The Middle Class

February 3, 2012 9:59 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Videos

John Chambers, the CEO of Cisco, says that big business should be embarrassed by how badly the middle class has been hit by the recession.

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The Incredible Miniatur Wunderland

February 2, 2012 9:45 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Videos

Between locales in mainland Europe, Scandanavia, and the U.S., there's 900 miniature trains pulling around 12,000 wagons, not to mention miniature cars being controlled by a complex system of software and human overseers.

Lego Man In Space

February 1, 2012 10:01 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Videos
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