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Fantasy Meets Reality: Iron Man robotics come to life in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Sep 11, 2018 3:43:09 PM

Imagine the look on a child’s face when the impossible happens.

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Topics: Advanced Manufacturing, Innovative Technologies

Made in Orlando: Manufacturing More Than Vacation Experiences

Posted by Amanda Roche on Sep 5, 2018 4:24:12 PM

3D-printed prosthetic arms inspired by Marvel comic characters, high-performance sealants and adhesives custom made in record time, and even masterfully crafted corn tortillas and chips – what do these very different products have in common? They are manufactured in a place traditionally known for the mass production of great vacation experiences – Orlando.

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Topics: Advanced Manufacturing

Orlando: a prime destination for a STEM workforce

Posted by Mark Crawford on Aug 30, 2018 12:32:13 PM

Manufacturing leaders repeatedly identify the skills gap as the most urgent problem facing U.S. manufacturing today. According to Deloitte, by 2025 about two million manufacturing jobs will be unfilled because employers will not be able to find enough qualified workers with the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills needed for operating increasingly sophisticated, high-tech equipment.

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Advanced Manufacturing

Orlando's simulation ecosystem attracts billions in contracts

Posted by Amanda Roche on Jul 18, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Orlando is recognized as the Modeling, Simulation & Training (MS&T) capital of the world – so it is no surprise that I/ITSEC, the world’s largest MS&T conference, chooses Orlando to host nearly 15,000 industry, academia and government attendees each year. Over 300 companies will exhibit at I/ITSEC, over a third of which have a business presence in Orlando.

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Topics: Advanced Manufacturing, Aviation, Aerospace and Defense

Lockheed Martin's history in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Jun 29, 2018 2:22:28 PM

Long before Orlando became the theme park capital of the world, Lockheed Martin decided to open a complex in Orlando to support America’s space race. Its presence has grown ever since. With more than 7,000 employees located in Orlando, Lockheed Martin continues its commitment to our community through partnerships with education, dedication to STEM programs for students at every level, and projects to expand its footprint that support our workforce.

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Topics: Aviation, Aerospace and Defense, Advanced Manufacturing

One company’s solution to the widening skills gap

Posted by C. J. Prince on Apr 3, 2018 9:18:28 AM

As any CEO in the science, technology, engineering or manufacturing space already knows, the STEM shortage is real. Baby Boomers are retiring in droves, leaving companies struggling to fill skilled jobs with a limited pool of talent. According to Chief Executive’s most recent CEO Confidence Survey, the availability of a skilled workforce ranks No. 2 among CEOs’ greatest concerns, the No. 1 fear being another recession.

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Topics: News & Media, Aviation, Aerospace and Defense, Advanced Manufacturing

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