Invent Here, Manufacture There

“The U.S. has lost its capacity to innovate and mass produce emerging hardware technologies.”

That’s the conclusion of a white paper by a leading professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan and the executive director of a manufacturing think tank. The white paper concludes that “after five decades of offshoring production,” the U.S. “may still be one of the most inventive countries,” but it is “no longer the most innovative, at least in hardware.” 5/4/2020