Addressing Construction Workforce Shortages: The Struggle is real

| October 23, 2019

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The Associated General Contractors of America released a survey recently in partnership with Autodesk, and the results are chilling; about 80% of construction companies can’t find the workers they need. If you’ve experienced a construction labor shortage or are having a hard time finding qualified, skilled workers, you’re not alone. Despite steady industry growth, companies are still struggling to fill key roles on the jobsite, and as a result, are at risk of missing out on jobs or extending project timelines.

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Article | June 8, 2021

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Jigs and Fixtures: 6 Ways to Improve Production Efficiency with 3D Printing

Article | June 8, 2021

Whether it’s jigs, fixtures or grips, tooling remains a vital, if seemingly mundane, part of the manufacturing process. Regardless of the complexity of your products, the productivity and efficiency of your production depend on the availability of high-quality tooling aids. Maximising production efficiency and productivity is a key concern for manufacturers. Jigs and fixtures are manufacturing aids used to increase the reliability, accuracy and quality of the manufacturing process whilst minimising production cycle times and improving worker safety.

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How prefab can enable the design and construction industry to bring much needed beds to hospitals, faster

Article | June 8, 2021

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