While hard to quantify, advanced manufacturing already transcends all industries, integrating IT, innovation, energy efficiency and waste reduction to cut costs and boost productivity.
From clothing to sporting goods to beer bottles, companies of all kinds are using nanotechnology in the design and production of their products.
Faced with more service members returning without limbs from Iraq and Afghanistan, scientists, the government and private-sector companies are using new materials, tools and techniques to create sophisticated prostheses for amputees.
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The Edsel remains one of the most costly blunders in the history of the car industry. Many other maufacturers, however, are responsible for ill-timed, useless innovative products.