Here is a list of other sites of interest that relate to modern manufacturing from local initiatives to high-tech robotics:



FLATE is the host of the “Made in Florida” outreach campaign. Its mission is to create a manufacturing educational delivery system by offering the technical programs, curriculum development, best practice demonstrations, student involvement and outreach activities necessary to meet the workforce capacity and high performance skill needs of the manufacturing sectors within Florida. Follow this link to learn more about its other activities.

In Demand Jobs Across the US



The Florida High Tech Corridor Council’s mission is to attract, retain and grow high tech industry and the workforce to support it within the 23-county Florida High Tech Corridor.

e-Florida – Enterprise Florida


EFI’s mission is to diversify Florida’s economy and create better-paying jobs for its citizens by supporting, attracting and helping to create businesses in innovative, high-growth industries. EFI focuses on high-value sectors such as: life sciences, information technology, aviation/aerospace, homeland security/defense and financial/professional services.

Florida Minerals and Chemistry Council


The Florida Minerals and Chemistry Council (FMCC) is an association of mineral processors, chemical manufacturers, distributors, transporters, suppliers and consultants who have business interests in Florida.

Florida Medical Manufacturers’ Consortium (FMMC)


The medical manufacturing industry has a significant impact on the economic well being of the State of Florida. Over 37,000 individuals are employed at an average wage in excess of $50,000 per year. Over 90% of the businesses that make up the medical industry cluster in the State employ fewer than 50 people. In addition to contributing to the health of the State’s citizens, the industry achieves a positive trade balance.  Nationally, Florida ranks second in the number of FDA registered medical device manufacturing facilities.

Suncoast SME


The Suncoast Chapter of The Society of Manufacturing Engineers serves its members and the international manufacturing community through the advancement of professionalism, knowledge and learning.

Florida Trend


Business and political decision-makers look to Florida Trend to learn what’s happening throughout the state, but even more to understand it.  The magazine offers a mix of regionally based stories and reporting with statewide impact.

Florida MEP


Part of a nationwide network of MEP centers in all 50 states, linked together through the Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Florida MEP enables even the smallest firms in Florida to have easy access to more than 2,000 manufacturing, technical and business specialists, along with the latest technology and industry best practices.

Florida Manufacturers & Wholesalers


Florida Smart Manufacturing Industries Directory

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How Everyday Things Are Made


If you’ve ever wondered how things are made – products like candy, cars, airplanes, or bottles – or if you’ve been interested in manufacturing processes, like forging, casting, or injection molding, then you’ve come to the right place.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world’s leading professional society advancing manufacturing knowledge and influencing more than half a million manufacturing practitioners annually.

JPL Robotics


Detailed descriptions of the activities of the Mobility and Robotic Systems Section, as well as related robotics efforts around the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Project Lead the Way


PLTW is a not-for-profit organization that promotes pre-engineering courses for middle and high school students.

Nanotechnology Research and EducationCenter

at the University of South Florida



Website of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Nuts and Bolts Foundation

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® is the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. and offers college and technical school scholarships as well as small grants for manufacturing camps.

Manufacturing is Cool

Manufacturing is Cool is website targeted at students who are interested in exploring all kinds of manufacturing careers and K12 manufacturing education programs that SME supports.

Fab Lab

GWIZ Faulhaber Fab Lab in Sarasota, FL is a place where  anyone can make almost anything.  Explore their well equipped fabrication lab online or in person and find out more about the global Fab Lab.  Look under exhibits at the GWIS museum site (Look under Exhibits menus.)

Kahn Academy

Salman Kahn is an MIT Graduate & a successful hedge fund analyst who decided to “retire” at a very young age and spend his time creating > 3000 facebook tutorials on topics in math, science etc. He started providing math help to his sister over the internet and she started sharing his lessons with her friends.   These videos went viral.   He has now started a not-for-profit  with fairly substantial funding from the Gates Foundation .  He and his group have developed an entire series of videos on math instruction from middle school through college calculus that are accessible  to the public.  He has also expanded into science and even some social science topics–it’s like a “wickipedia in facebook”.


A business resource website with news and articles on all aspects of manufacturing.

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