Editor's note: In the first part of a four-part series, we examine 2018's market trends and what changes defined manufacturing this year so far. We'll post one part of this exclusive report every Friday in October as part of Manufacturing.net's month-long celebration of Manufacturing Day.
In 2018, the manufacturing sector is experiencing the power and fragility of a global industry. In 2017, our State of the Industry report indicated that an upcoming shift to a more globalized marketplace could create both anxiety and optimism in the industry.
Check out Part 1 of the report here: 2018 State of the Industry Report