Jim Phillips testifies at the Hearing for American Manufacturing


Excerpt from Jim Phillips Presentation to the US Hearing for American Manufacturing

While these states that were competitive lost out. Given the monopolistic attempts of China alone to control all the world’s dwindling resources, the U.S. is now at a great danger in not having stuff and rare earth metals that are core to our most important manufactured goods that are essential to our daily lives. Nanoscale engineering is our greatest expectation in providing a means to do more with less in sustainable and astounding methods to keep America secure and the world leader in technology, commerce and defense.

Paradoxically, despite a continuing downturn and unemployment hovering around 8.6 percent, U.S. makers confront a major deficit. A recent study by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte found that 5 percent of production jobs remain unfilled just because individuals with the appropriate abilities are unavailable. That translates to 600,000 accessible U.S. occupations.

Not only are services and production interdependent, they can be distributed worldwide. Many goods aren’t any longer designed, made and sold within one state, now. The actions needed to bring an item from concept to consumption are typically performed in different states.

Many producers consider that international competition has made them more productive, more powerful and competitive. Increases in production and productivity, nevertheless, aren’t translating into economic increases that are more wide-ranging.

Also, many U.S. states and localities do too little to bring manufacturing facilities, enforcing complex and time consuming processes on top of national rules to website and construct production facilities. The letting procedure for a manufacturing facility in America might take months, or even years, whereas in some states, the time needed is only less or several weeks.

Many Americans take into consideration making when it comes to merchandise manufacture—humming factories for the transformation of substances into products that are new, essentially bending metal” in operations which are readily sent elsewhere. Nevertheless, now that is making is part of a considerably more sophisticated, high value added and closely integrated world-wide internet.

Consider, by way of example, merchandise platforms are ’sed by NanoMech. We’re developing cutting edge technology that can save billions of dollars across several sectors while drastically raising functionality, and thus, enable more efficient industrial processes. Included in these are:

Lubricant Additives: We’ve developed state-of-the-art nano-lubricant additives that drastically reduce friction in machines to the stage of near zero, and hence deliver energy savings that were outstanding. This work supports multiple industrial sectors including wind turbines, complex machining, gasoline and petroleum transport, heavy machines, transportation, and others.
It improves productivity although it’s not an option for machining hardened steels. By means of this initiation, the firm in addition has developed tactical understand how in ultra quick coating of nanoparticles for various applications like machining, wear resistant surfaces, and anti-corrosion.

Manufacturing for Security and Sustainable Products: NanoMech has developed additives for polymers, material, and wood-polymer complexes for providing security and sustainability. For instance, NanoMech is supplying an antimicrobial coating for use in the food industries along with for armour vests for defense systems.

Metal Nanopowders: Alloys are a strategic commodity for America. Nanoparticles of metals enable us to provide “more worth for less use.” We’ve got the skill to generate big amounts of metal nanopowders including rare earths for example lithium, silver, nickel, and copper -indium alloy, aluminum, selenium and others. These substances are strategic and vital for multiple U.S. sectors including energy, aerospace propulsion, electronic equipment, and agriculture.

A comprehensive collection of government polices both national and foreign have significant impacts on the creation and initiation process, from research funding to market accessibility to taxes. At Present, U.S. policies aren’t aligned with the total life cycle view of invention that contains creation at scale.

Business models and the policies, plans, strategies that worked in the past are not adequate to ensure America’s future in the nano and digital age. Business, authorities, labour and academic leaders must rethink and retool the country’s company surroundings address several shortcomings and to capture appearing chances. The leveling effects of globalization are reducing the lost price advantages offered in markets that are emerging and possibly opening the door to increased making in America.

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