By Steve Olson,National Academy of Engineering,National Academies

More than 20 years in the past, a fee of 17 MIT scientists and economists published a record, Made in America, which opened with the memorable word, "To stay good, a state needs to produce well." Is that also actual? Or can the U.S. stay a preeminent state whereas different nations more and more make the goods that after have been made in the USA?

These questions have been on the middle of a discussion board titled "Making issues: twenty first Century production and layout" held through the 2011 Annual assembly of the nationwide Academy of Engineering. In a wide-ranging and provocative dialog, seven leaders of industrial, govt, and academia explored the numerous elements of producing and layout and defined the various possibilities and tasks posed by means of production for the engineering profession.

Making issues: twenty first Century production and Design summarizes the discussions that happened through the 2011 discussion board. The file concludes with a discussion board schedule and every attendee's bibliography.

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