Changing the Future of 3-D Printing at CIDEAS

Long used as an aid to traditional manufacturing, 3-D printing is coming into its own as a unique means of production. Step inside one of the region’s top printing studios and explore how this Crystal Lake team continues printing its way into the next big thing.

MasterCraft Boats of Chicago: Engineering an Opportunity

A simple solution and some creative engineering were all it took for Jim Schultz to sell his product to MasterCraft Boats. See how engineering drives this Lake Zurich manufacturer’s innovative products.

Business Resource Guide: McDermaid Roofing & Insulating

Part of a series: Meet a roofing specialist who’s built a reputation for quality through three generations of ownership.

Why Manufacturing Education Matters

Forget what you think you know about factories. Many of today’s production centers are clean, high-tech places to work – and these employers are thirsty for a new generation of workers.

Golden Corridor Sells an Alternative High-Tech Career Path

What if college wasn’t the only post-high school path for our students? That’s what a dedicated group of business, city and education leaders are asking, as they pull back the curtain on manufacturing.

Made in Chicagoland

We’re fascinated with that “Made in America” label, but where do our favorite goods really come from? Some of the best are made right at home.

I-90 Golden Corridor Partnership: Today’s Manufacturing is High-Tech, Not Dumb and Dirty

Manufacturing has come a long way from the dark, dirty factories of yesterday. Meet the educators, businesses and civic leaders who are promoting today’s high-tech, high-skilled manufacturing companies along the I-90 corridor.