Articles by John Sprovieri

Opposition Mounts to Tax on Medical Devices

January 3, 2013

“Implementation of the medical device tax will cost our economy thousands of high-paying jobs.” —Gail Rodriguez, MITA


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Mixed Messages for Manufacturing

January 3, 2013

Looking back on the campaign, it was refreshing to hear candidates from both parties tout the importance of U.S. manufacturing.


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Increasing Investment

December 3, 2012

With the election over and the economy picking up steam, manufacturers are poised to reinvest in their assembly plants.


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Clean Room Robots Assemble Medical Devices

December 3, 2012

EPSON’s new robot can withstand exposure to vapor-ized hydrogen peroxide gas.


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Boeing Bites the Hand That Feeds

December 3, 2012

In June 2011, we defended The Boeing Co. against a complaint filed against it by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).


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Meeting the High-Reliability Challenge

November 1, 2012

Assembling high-reliability products starts with design.


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XYZ: AC Motors vs. DC Motors for Power Presses

November 1, 2012

Depending on the drive style, a high-tonnage mechanical press can stamp out metal parts at up to 1,000 strokes per minute. 


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Regulation Strangulation

November 1, 2012

The burden of federal regulations was a hot topic on the campaign trail this year. 


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Reprocessing Reusable Medical Devices

October 1, 2012
The growth of medical device reprocessing is forcing OEMs to rethink how they design and assemble their products.


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Holding China Accountable

October 1, 2012
In September, the Obama administration filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) accusing China of illegally subsidizing exports of auto parts.


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