Why Manufacturing Should Be Your Happy Place

October 10, 2017

Why you should read it: With the labor market tightening and 27% of manufacturing workers over the age of 55, manufacturers face the twin dilemmas of skilled workers retiring at the same time it is increasingly difficult to find their […]

A New Study Highlights America’s “Distressed Communities.” Many Saw Big Factory Job Loss.

October 3, 2017

More evidence that many Americans are indeed being left behind. Our friends at the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) released the 2017 Distressed Communities Index last week, a follow-up to their insightful 2016 report that highlights the vast gaps between America’s […]

Self-driving car advocates launch ad campaign to prod Congress

September 26, 2017

WASHINGTON — A coalition of supporters of self-driving cars on Tuesday said that it will run ads this week in social media and Washington newspapers, in an effort to convince Congress to adopt sweeping legislation to boost the nascent industry. […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Mazda Hints at the Future

October 11, 2017

Via: MFRTech

At the risk of turning this into some sort of Mazda tribute site (pun not intended), yesterday the company announced that at the forthcoming Tokyo Motor Show (October 28-November 5), in addition to showing a “next-generation product concept” which is […]

Design &Planning, Logistics, Process

The Challenges and Opportunities of OT & IT Integration

October 11, 2017

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

The convergence of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) is one of the key mantras of smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0. OT typically refers to the control and automation technologies supporting physical equipment and processes, and was once intentionally […]

Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

TransEnterix escapes shareholders lawsuit

October 10, 2017

Via: Mass Device

TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) last week won the dismissal of a shareholders lawsuit brought over the collapse of its SurgiBot program, with a federal judge ruling that the company and its management and investors didn’t mislead shareholders about the robot-assisted surgery platform’s […]