Accurately Measuring LED Device Performance – Is There Such a Thing?

LED testing and thermal issues Unfortunately, no, there isn’t a reliable way to measure LED light performance right now. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently tested 118 identical lamps in laboratories around the globe using their Measurement Assurance Program. The results showed an undesirable difference of 4% in luminous flux measurements even…

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Hisco’s Top Five – Manufacturing News – May 2017

Hisco’s Top Five – Manufacturing News – May 2017

Hisco rounds up some of the most recent headlines and stories about the rapidly changing world of manufacturing. IndustryWeek shares some tips from Kimberly-Clark on retaining millennial workers; U.S. News and World Reports examines the recent hiring surges in manufacturing; Manufacturing.net reports on how digitization is transforming manufacturing; Manufacturing USA reports on a new program to train…

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Hisco’s Top Five – Manufacturing News Headlines 1-26-2017

Hisco’s Top Five – Manufacturing News Headlines  1-26-2017

Some of the most recent headlines and stories about the rapidly changing world of manufacturing. “The Atlantic” reports on how manufacturing might help the Rust Belt economy; “Manufacturing.NET” reports on Toyota’s $600 million dollar expansion; “USA Today” brings response from the tech world if a border tax is initiated; “Sputnik” News provides an update on the TPP; and…

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Made in America – Part 3 – Advanced Skills Wanted

Made in America – Part 3 – Advanced Skills Wanted

There’s no doubt that the Fourth Industrial Revolution will bring about abundant change to the manufacturing industry and require a much more highly-trained workforce. With the blending of—cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, big data and cloud computing, robotics, artificial-intelligence based systems and 3D printing—things will never be the same again, as each of these advances…

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Part 2 – Made in America – Reshoring is real. Or is it?

Part 2 – Made in America – Reshoring is real. Or is it?

Part 2 of a special Hisco blog series, Made in America, covering some of the challenges and changes facing manufacturers. American manufacturing appears to be taking a turn and recovering from the decisions made by many businesses to take some of their operations offshore for varied reasons, mainly as a cost savings. The migration had…

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Part 1 – Made in America – Labeling (it’s complicated)

Part 1 – Made in America – Labeling (it’s complicated)

In the next few months Hisco will present a three-part series, “Made in America,” examining some of the most important shifts and emerging trends in modern manufacturing. In Part 1 – Made in America – Labeling (it’s complicated) we’ll take a closer look at what it takes to label your product “Made in America.” In…

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