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Making things : 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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ix, 34 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0309225590 (pbk.), 9780309225595 (pbk.)
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2012.
isbn
0309225590 (pbk.)
9780309225595 (pbk.)
contents note
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.
abstract
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--
catalogue key
9028332
 
Also available in Open Book format via the National Academies Press home page.
Includes bibliographic references.
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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. Making Things: 21st Century Manufacturing and Designsummarizes the discussions that took place during the 2011 forum. The report concludes with a forum agenda and each attendee's bibliography.
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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. Making Things: 21st Century Manufacturing and Design summarizes the discussions that took place during the 2011 forum. The report concludes with a forum agenda and each attendee's bibliography.
Table of Contents
The Many Facets of Engineeringp. 1
Prerequisites for Successp. 1
A High-Tech Approach to Low-Tech Productsp. 3
Five Lessons for the Next Generationp. 5
Fostering Impatience with the Status Quop. 9
Produce to Protectp. 11
Produce to Livep. 13
Creativity, Confidence, and Innovationp. 15
From Talk to Actionp. 17
Job Creationp. 17
The Role of Governmentp. 19
The Benefits of Diversityp. 21
The Importance of K-12 Educationp. 22
The Global Effects of Local Actionp. 24
Appendixes
Forum Agendap. 25
Biographical Informationp. 27
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