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Category: Process


Process, Quality Control, Regulations

Intel says 32 lawsuits filed against company over security flaws

February 16, 2018

Via: Reuters

Intel Corp (INTC.O) said on Friday 32 class action lawsuits had been filed against the company in connection with the recently disclosed security flaws in its chips. The lawsuits claim that users were harmed by Intel’s “actions and/or omissions” related […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Quality Control

Vehicle Dependability Is A Good News, Good News Story For Car Buyers

February 14, 2018

Via: Forbes

Vehicle dependability improved significantly despite continuing consumer angst with built-in vehicle technology, namely voice recognition and Bluetooth pairing, according to the J.D. Power 2018 Vehicle Dependability Study, which was released today. The Lexus brand tops the list in overall vehicle […]


Logistics, Process

Dealership throughput forecast to slip for third year

February 13, 2018

Via: Automotive News

U.S. dealership throughput — the average number of new-vehicle sales per dealership — is expected to slip 2.9 percent to 920 vehicles in 2018 from 947 in 2017, automotive consulting firm Urban Science predicts. If so, 2018 would have the […]


Design &Planning, Process

Foxconn Unit Planning $4 Billion Investment After China IPO

February 12, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Foxconn Industrial Internet Co. is seeking to use proceeds from an initial public offering in China to bankroll 27.3 billion yuan ($4.31 billion) investment in next-generation projects. A unit of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the Taiwanese manufacturing giant responsible […]


Process, Production

Modular Pallet Handling System Enables Flexible Production

February 12, 2018

Via: MFRTech

Liebherr Automation Systems’ PHS Allround pallet handling system is designed to enable flexible production with four- and five-axis machining centers in a range of shops. The modular concept, available in three capacities, can handle loads weighing up to 3 tons […]


Process, R&D

Accelerate manufacturing innovation with secure access controls

February 6, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

Manufacturing is going through a technological resurgence that is transforming the modern factory. Today we are seeing data-driven factories, with an unstoppable integration of connected systems and devices. Gartner predicts that 25 billion Internet-connected things will be in operation by […]


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

Nissan to launch new all-electric Leaf in Asia-Pacific markets

February 6, 2018

Via: Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) said on Tuesday it will launch the new version of its all-electric vehicle Leaf in seven markets in Asia-Pacific, and explore bringing it to two more, in its latest push to boost sales […]


Process, Production, R&D

Is Your Shop Ready for 3D Printing?

February 5, 2018

Via: MFRTech

For Andrew Tordanato, Diversified Manufacturing Technologies president, getting into 3D printing was a natural evolution. His family owns Mohawk Manufacturing, a metal stamping operation that has been in business since 1921. In 2015, the company added a metal 3D printing […]


Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Process

FDA focuses on digital health and diagnostics in 2018

February 2, 2018

Via: Mass Device

US FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb provided some key digital health initiatives along with his vision on how he wants the agency to work with the sector in the coming years. A published list of the commissioner’s priorities titled “Healthy Innovation, […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production

U.S. monthly crude oil production exceeds 10 million barrels per day, highest since 1970

February 2, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

U.S. crude oil production reached 10.038 million barrels per day (b/d) in November 2017, according to EIA’s latest Petroleum Supply Monthly. November’s production is the first time since 1970 that monthly U.S. production levels surpassed 10 million b/d and the […]