American Battery Factory Plans in AZ will Boost Jobs & Local Economy

A lithium battery company was recently approved by the Pima County Board of Supervisors to develop a massive manufacturing facility in Tucson that is expected to bring millions of dollars and thousands of jobs to Arizona.

The facility is slated to be the first in a slew of battery cell gigafactories owned by American Battery Factory and will be built on 267 acres of Pima County’s Aerospace Research Campus, a 500-acre area developed to house aerospace, defense, research and technology companies.

The 2 million-square-foot facility is anticipated to provide $1.2 billion in capital investment and $3.1 billion in economic impact to the state over 10 years, according to a Board of Supervisors' news release.

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American Made Conference Speaker Announcement: Mark Andol

The American Made Conference will bring U.S. manufacturers to Tampa, Florida for a major networking event to advance domestic production.

Mark Andol has been fixing and inventing products since he was a kid. While Mark was a young man, his dad took a leap of faith and used a second mortgage to open Mark’s first welding shop.

Decades later, General Welding & Fabricating, Inc. has multiple locations servicing major industrial, commercial, and residential projects. GWFab has a thriving team that also launched the beautiful and inspiring, Made in America Store.

In 2013, an incredibly well made documentary about US manufacturing called, American Made, featured Mark’s story. It is a must watch and we plan to broadcast it with the 10-year later updates. 

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Record-breaking Reshoring says Harry Moser in FABshop Mag

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Read Harry Moser’s latest publication that was a main feature in FABshop Magazine. Highlights include the increase in domestic and FDI investments for reshoring, increase in robotic purchases for automation, and more U.S. manufacturing data.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]If you haven’t heard of Harry Moser yet – then meet the man helping lead the charge of reshoring jobs to the U.S. – he has developed a calculator to show the true cost of reshoring vs offshoring.

The Reshoring Initiative, founded in early 2010, takes action by helping manufacturers realize that local production, in some cases, reduces their total cost of ownership of purchased parts and tooling. The Initiative also trains suppliers how to effectively meet the needs of their local customers, giving the suppliers the tools to sell against lower priced offshore competitors. – Learn More[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=””][/vc_column][/vc_row]


1,100th Tour Bus Visits the Made in America Store in Western NY!


One of Six Tour Buses Scheduled to Arrive that Day!

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Elma, NY. On Saturday, October 15, 2022, the Made in America Store at 1000 W. Maple Court in Elma will welcome the 1,100th tour bus to visit since the original store opened on April 3, 2010.

“We are excited about our 1,100th tour bus — a milestone event for our company, our community and our country,” stated Mark Andol, founder and CEO of Made in America Store and General Welding & Fabricating, its parent company. “Tour buses bring outside money into our community. Tourists see firsthand our great quality of life and place in Buffalo Niagara. Buffalo is, indeed, the City of Good Neighbors, and Niagara Falls attracts the world.”

Made in America Store opened in 2010 as the only brick and mortar, general merchandise store in the U.S. to carry 100% American Made Products. It remains the largest retailer of 100% American-made products, and only American made products. It aligns well with the prevailing view that we need to increase manufacturing in the U.S.

“Our mission to save and create American livelihoods is just as relevant today as it was when we first opened,” Andol continued. “A number of companies are moving in the right direction by reshoring production to America, but the finish line is a long way off.”

The 1,100th bus group is one of six tour buses arriving on Saturday, Oct. 15. More than 300 guests on these six buses make their homes in the following regions of the U.S.: Chicago and its suburbs; eastern Wisconsin; west-central Illinois; northwest Arkansas and northern Illinois.

Andol believes that people across the United States have a strong work ethic and the needed skills to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure and reinvigorate our communities.

“NASA sent a man to the moon in 1969. Private companies are now launching the current generation of astronauts into space, in collaboration with NASA. Together, we can truly re-ignite a powerful economic engine fueled by American know-how. Our success at the Made in America Store is not rocket science. It’s just plain common sense,” Andol concluded.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]


Intel CEO wants Ohio to be Largest Chip Manufacturer in the World

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3D Printing Jobs Back to Rural America (Audio)


(Audio above recorded 06/15/2022) Dustless Technologies was looking for a solution to their own overseas part problems and turned to in-house 3D printing.

Dustless has a uniquely designed vacuum creating a dust collection system for a dust-free job.

By investing in the machines to make their own parts and prototypes, Spencer Loveless, President, shared the in-house solution of additive manufacturing has turned into becoming an OEM for other product manufacturers.

Spencer’s passion for the projects his team is developing got us excited about the future as we’ve been reading about additive manufacturing becoming a solution for reshoring manufacturing. Here it is in real-time.

“Bringing jobs back to rural America through Additive Manufacturing.” That’s the tagline on Spencer’s Linkedin profile and it’s very fitting.



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U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance: Bolster National Security & Economic Prosperity

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April 6, 2022 by Michelle Nash-Hoff

In November 2021, the Ronald Reagan Institute released a Report of the Task Force on National Security and U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness titled “A Manufacturing Renaissance: Bolstering U.S. Production for National Security and Economic Prosperity.”

I came across this article last week, having missed it when it was released because many reports similar to this are ignored by the mainstream news outlets focused on the daily news and don’t reach the large national audience they deserve.

The Task Force was co-chaired by Ms. Marillyn Hewson, Former Chairman, President, & CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation and Dr. David McCormick, CEO, Bridgewater Associates, and former Undersecretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Treasury. The Task Force members represented a cross section of business, government, and elected representatives.

I recently joined the board of the non-profit Industry Reimagined 2030, which is transforming the myriad of well-intentioned efforts to revitalize U.S. manufacturing into coherent, aligned action. Our strategic aim is to shift the implicit national narrative from manufacturing in ‘inevitable decline’ to one of ‘vibrant opportunity.’

What the Manufacturing Renaissance report has to say about ‘inevitable decline.
In the Introduction, the Task Force “considered the causes and implications of the continued erosion of American industrial and manufacturing capabilities in sectors critical to national security, such as defense equipment, semiconductors, telecom supplies, and pharmaceuticals.”  They acknowledge that the U. S. is at a “dangerous status quo” and as a result, “at the highest ranks of the U.S. federal government, consensus is emerging that the continued degradation of America’s industrial base is creating domestic vulnerabilities and weakening our ability to compete.”

As I have pointed out in previous articles, the Task Force admitted that “As America moves slowly, China is accelerating ahead. In 2019, China led the world in global manufacturing output at a level 12 percent higher than the United States.” In addition, “China’s push for self-reliance starkly contrasts with America’s increasing dependence on imports…”

To usher in a new era, it is essential that we wake up to the consequences of this prevailing worldview. I participate on the Buy American committee for the Coalition for a Prosperous America, and the members of Congress who have spoken at our virtual committee meetings recently have emphasized the realization that we have become too dependent on imports from China and other nations and urgently need to rebuild the supply chain of American manufacturing to produce critical products in the U.S.

The Executive Summary emphasized the following key points:

  • “The COVID-19 pandemic underscored manufacturing’s essential role in ensuring our national health, safety, security, and economic vitality. It also revealed how vulnerable the global supply chains are to shocks and disruptions.”
  • “Chinese leadership is leveraging state industrial and technological planning to achieve global economic and military power. In doing so, it has made substantial progress in achieving its stated goals of supplanting America as the world’s foremost economy and recasting the rules-based international system.”

What the Manufacturing Renaissance report has to say about ‘vibrant opportunity.’
The Task Force commented that “The daunting challenge before America also brings with it an opportunity to usher in a new era of productivity and economic growth through new technologies, human capital, managerial innovation, and updated business models.”

  1. Build unprecedented collaboration at the local level to scale the skilling and placement of workers in high demand, high skill jobs. Let’s encourage U.S.-headquartered manufacturers to fund 500,000 apprenticeships over the next decade.  Let’s write policy allowing employers and high school graduates to use federal education grants for credential programs, apprenticeships, and internships.
  2. Modernize the Defense Production Act (DPA) for the 21st Century. There are specific “industries that require the establishment of new, enhanced policy measures to support supplier ecosystems and strengthen government coordination.” They recommend updating the DPA to “enable holistic solutions for critical manufacturing facilities.”
  3. Stand up a public-private capability to finance investments in domestic manufacturing sectors critical to national security. It could be done by “a new government-sponsored investment entity like the proposed Industrial Finance Corporation, changes to existing institutions such as the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, direct bond buying programs, a sovereign fund, or private capital funds focused on the on-shore manufacturing ecosystem.”

The Task Force recommends setting the following goals to use as metrics to measure progress over the coming decade:

  • “Bring 2 million new or retrained workers into strategic manufacturing sectors by 2030”
  • “Improve American productivity growth in critical industries to 3.9 percent, which would represent a return to the historic average for manufacturing growth.”
  • Widely deploy and couple modern technology and management practices
  • “Add 35,000 new small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) manufacturers in critical subsectors by 2030 to strengthen the core of the American supplier base and replace half of the small business capacity lost since the late 1990s.”

It’s amazing how close three of the above five goals are to the goals our board has established for the new non-profit, Industry Reimagined 2030, that I wrote about in my last blog article. It’s also coincidental that the Task Force also chose 2030 as the date for achieving their goals.

We have two distinct futures … It is up to each of us to make a choice and take a stand
The report states that “America stands at a fork in the road, facing a choice between two distinct futures” — “Mounting National Security Risk and Economic Vulnerability” or a “A Better Way Forward: Strength, Renewal, and Prosperity.” The Task Force “is confident that a renaissance of American manufacturing is possible if policy makers and business leaders make the necessary choices for our economy and our long-term security.”

As I wrote last time, we have a choice of continuing “inevitable decline” or choosing “vibrant opportunity” for American manufacturing. As a country, we have the choice of becoming subservient to China or remaining a free, independent nation. The future of our country rests on which choice we make.

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California Tech Company Develops ‘Manufacturing Cloud’ for Mass Production 3D Printing

3DEO Hosts Press Conference During National Engineers Week, Unveils New Saffron Printer & Technology

Los Angeles, C.A (February 28, 2022) – In the midst of National Engineers Week, 3DEO, the world’s highest volume metal 3D printing company, hosted a hybrid press conference from their recently expanded 80,000 square foot facility in Torrance, California, to unveil their new 3D printing platform and patented technology, Saffron. 

Joined by Torrance Mayor Patrick Furey, 3DEO Co-founder and President Matt Sand spoke in detail about 3DEO’s award-winning, proprietary 3D printing process, a platform they have quietly been developing for the past five years. 

“Until now, we have revealed very little about our patented technology, and for good reason–we felt we had a tiger by the tail and wanted to gain as much advantage as possible,” explained Sand. “But when our CTO [Payman Torabi] and his team put the final touches on our next generation printer, we looked around the table and agreed it was time to show the world what we are building.” 

Sand proceeded to explain 3DEO’s origin story, and their early vision to invent a 3D printing technology that was not only fundamentally different from anything else in the industry, but made it possible to break into mass production that, to date, has been so elusive to the 3D

printing industry. The result was a ground-breaking system built to democratize the manufacturing process and do for product innovation what the PC did for computing. 

Boasting more than 20 issued or pending patents in 3D printing, robotics, software and automation, 3DEO’s metal 3D printing process achieves superior results, especially in terms of surface finish, material properties and dimensional accuracy. But 3D printing’s digital nature, on-demand flexibility and quick-turnaround processes take this service bureau’s partnership capabilities far beyond being a parts supplier. 

“Simultaneously working hand-in-hand with production customers, we learned very quickly that the printer is actually only a small piece of the puzzle when it comes to mass production,” said Sand. “In fact, everything up and down the production line affects our ability to win in the marketplace. So we gradually expanded scope from being focused only on the metal 3D printing technology to innovating up and down the entire production line.” 

It was with this broad, holistic perspective that 3DEO’s digital end-to-end platform, the Manufacturing Cloud™, was conceived, with its new Saffron platform representing the mass production breakthrough the industry has been waiting for. 

Following a grand curtain unveiling of their Saffron printer, the press conference closed with the premiere of 3DEO’s “How it Works” video outlining their proprietary process in greater detail and vivid supporting visuals. 

“Imagine a world in which new products can be launched at the speed of software–in months, not years; and for thousands of dollars, not millions,” concluded Sand. “Digital manufacturing, with 3D printing as the beating heart of the factory, will create this paradigm shift. This previously unimaginable manufacturing capability will level the playing field for all engineers, and this exciting vision for the future of manufacturing will become a reality through 3DEO’s Manufacturing Cloud that we are building right here in Torrance, California.”

3DEO is on track to bring in 125 of these next-gen printers to their Torrance headquarters over the next three years, capable of producing over 20 million parts per year in its initial factory alone. 


Based in Torrance, California, 3DEO is the world’s highest volume manufacturer of 3D printed precision metal components made with their patented metal 3D printing technology, Intelligent Layering®. Their proprietary technology, expertise in complex geometries and design for additive manufacturing (DFAM) make 3DEO stand out from other manufacturers. 3DEO created the Manufacturing Cloud™, an end-to-end manufacturing platform built to scale 3DEO’s proprietary metal 3D printers into mass production through software, 3D printing, robotics, automation, augmented reality, and materials innovation. 3DEO is ISO 9001:2015 certified and serves a variety of industries, including medical, defense, automotive, aerospace, consumer products and industrial. By working with 3DEO, customers get dedicated engineering support and access to cutting edge manufacturing technologies. For more information, visit 


Metal 3D Printing is Solution for Inventor of Blackland Razors

A cool company I stumbled upon that is using 3D mass metal printing to make patented razors.


Founded in 2015, Blackland has earned a reputation as one of the most respected companies in the shaving industry. We’re fueled by a passion for tools that blend both form and function, and everything we make is obsessively designed in-house, made in the USA, and backed for life. We’re a small team with the single mission to make the best razors and shaving goods in the world.



Titans of CNC 3D Print Formerly Impossible Part

There are industrial-sized 3D printers, like this Trumpf TruPrint 2000 running at Titans of CNC shop in Texas, that are already making parts that could only be imagined before.