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Construction of a national photonics initiative headquartered in Rochester should end up $3.2 million under budget, officials said Tuesday.

Meanwhile, roughly half of the $44 million in tools for the research hub on Lake Avenue have been delivered or are in transit. Installation is expected to begin next month, with officials anticipating an opening...

Digital Manufacturing, Education, Facilities, Workforce

Siemens recently showcased revamped facilities at the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) in Chicago and its Technical Application Center in Elk Grove, Illinois.

Siemens wants to "make machines catchy again," according to Sascha Fischer, business manager for Siemens U.S. Machine Tool Systems. With two recently revamped...

Digital Manufacturing, Facilities

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us. Yesterday’s factory architecture is being transformed away from the one-factory-per-company model toward neo–cottage industries set within a new industrial commons.

On the northern end of the former industrial district of Goose Island in Chicago, a steel bridge leads to a glowing warehouse. Passing...