Free Enterprise Staff  | April 30, 2014

Manufacturing for the Future

U.S. manufacturing is entering a renaissance — a bright new future of rapid innovation that will generate stronger productivity, growth, and good jobs. Much like the Industrial Revolution, the technologies driving advanced manufacturing are fundamentally reshaping what we make and how we make it. The current wave of innovation is the fastest in history, powered by IT and a convergence of new technologies.

“The U.S. manufacturing sector is on the cusp of an historic revitalization—not because it’s returning to the glory days of the past, but because it’s shifting towards a bright new future of rapid advancement and innovation, and even stronger productivity and growth,” says David Chavern, head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s new Center for Advanced Technology & Innovation.

This infographic explores four cutting-edge technologies with the potential to transform our economy and society — the Internet of Things, advanced robotics, 3D printing, and the automation of knowledge work.