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November 2016 eNews

ShopBot Continues Its Travels Across The Country

Manufacturing Heroes: Do We Need a New Type?
ShopBot Tools Founder and CEO Ted Hall published an article titled “Manufacturing Heroes” in which he addresses a problem facing local economies: the lack of a reliable support base. The piece explains how the changing manufacturing landscape and the rise of “maker” culture requires a new type of investment in order to invigorate our local economies and bring jobs into communities. To survive as a small business today, an investment can no longer just be a windfall allowing production to be shipped overseas. Instead, the investor needs to hold a genuine interest in the company’s operation, mission, and steady growth.

This is the first in a series of articles by Ted Hall on our manufacturing future and new fabrication technologies.

For a more in-depth summary, visit the ShopBot blog.

Read the article in its entirety on Medium.

Topics this month include:

  • ShopBotters at Work
    • GPHS Puts Their ShopBot Tools to Good Use
  • ShopBot On The Road
    • Make 48 at the Kansas City Art Institute
    • Recognizing the Community in Colleges in Heartland America
    •  Charlotte Mini Maker Faire Weathers the Storm for New Audience
  • Upcoming Events
  • Training
  • ShopBotters Get Social

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