Predictive maintenance is a good starting point for digital transformation. Are you ready?

September 19, 2018

Category: Process, R&D

As a manufacturer, the way you operate and make money is changing. Meeting your customer needs is no longer just about the products you make and how fast you deliver them. You are also increasingly called on to be the […]

Why Manufacturers Should Have MOM/MES

September 12, 2018

Manufacturers today are under significant pressure to reduce costs and increase operational efficiency. Over half of manufacturers (55%) say that too many operational inefficiencies (e.g., waste, delays, false starts, rework) are a burden on their organization. Forty-five percent of manufacturers […]

Nissan exits Europe’s compact car segment

September 12, 2018

Nissan is ending sales of two compact cars in Europe and Russia, citing a consumer swing away toward utilities in the segment. Nissan stopped building the Pulsar hatchback for Europe in June and will end production of the Almera sedan […]

Industry Focus Areas, Medical

FDA clears Contego Medical’s Paladin carotid balloon

September 18, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Contego Medical said today that it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Paladin carotid balloon with embolic protection. Raleigh, N.C.-based Contego said the Paladin device consists of an angioplasty balloon and a 40-micron filter for carotid stenting procedures. […]

Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Volkswagen group plans to build 10 million e-cars in first wave

September 17, 2018

Via: Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) plans to build 10 million electric cars based on its new modular MEB platform, the German car maker said on Monday, as it targets the launch of worldwide mass production toward the end of 2022. […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

BMW set to agree additional deals with mining firms to reduce EV battery costs

September 17, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

According to BMW’s Head of Research & Development, the firm is also open to form alliances to split the costs of creating autonomous-vehicle systems. It is anticipated that automakers and large suppliers have started to discuss how to decide on […]