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Process, Production

Finisar gets $390 million from Apple to make more iPhone X chips

December 13, 2017

Via: Reuters

Finisar Corp is getting a $390 million investment from Apple Inc to revive a plant in Texas, which will boost production of chips that power high-profile iPhone X features including Face ID and portrait mode photos. Shares of Finisar, a […]


Process, R&D

Syncron think-tank reveals 2018 manufacturing industry predictions

December 12, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

Syncron, a leading provider of cloud-based after-sales service solutions, has published a paper entitled ‘2018 After-sales Service Predictions: Strategies for Empowering Manufacturers to Deliver Game-Changing Value’. The predictions have been compiled with the help of industry thought leaders, who have […]


Process, R&D

Is Digitalization Different From MES?

December 11, 2017

Via: Automation World

In the past six months, we have been talking about digitalization almost every day. Going digital has become the main initiative of many manufacturing companies, and task forces and funds have been allocated to achieve the goal. Digital transformation seems […]


Process, Production

3D-Printed Sneakers Gaining Traction

December 7, 2017

Via: MFRTech

Maybe next year you can add 3D-printed footwear to your holiday wish list—several major sports brands are exploring additive manufacturing for running shoes. 3D printing supplier EOS North America Inc. and Under Armour have formed a partnership to advance commercial […]


Process, R&D

Smart manufacturing market to reach nearly $400bn by 2025

December 6, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

According to a new study from Grand View Research, the global smart manufacturing market is forecast to reach $395.2bn by 2025. This growth is likely to come from the increasing emphasis that firms across multiple industries are placing upon both […]


Design &Planning, Process

Adding Sustainability and Quality to EH&S for Manufacturing

December 6, 2017

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

The field of EH&S has increasingly brought global sustainability into the fold.  Management-level EH&S leaders are the environmental stewards of the corporate world, and are increasingly responsible for designing and implementing strategies to take companies beyond compliance. These initiatives involve […]


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

Your Car Knows How You Like Your Coffee – And Can Take Your Order On The Dashboard

December 5, 2017

Via: Forbes

Starting today, General Motors will let you buy coffee, order take-out food or make dinner reservations with the tap of your car’s touchscreen. The service, called Marketplace, links drivers to popular vendors including Starbucks Corp., Dunkin’ Donuts Inc. and Applebee’s. […]


Process, R&D

Is gaming technology the future of manufacturing?

December 4, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

Theorem Solutions, the software solutions company, has developed a range of Visualisation Experience applications using the latest gaming graphics engines. The applications optimise computer-aided design (CAD) data for interactive and immersive environments of Augmented, Mixed or Virtual Reality on devices. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Tesla’s Production Problems Are The Company’s Achilles’ Heel

November 30, 2017

Via: Forbes

I’ve followed the auto industry for 25 years and have been fortunate enough to test drive cars and visit factories on all six inhabited continents. Through the maze of different languages and cultures, the process of making a car is […]


Process, R&D

Robots Will Run Mines Within the Next Decade, Anglo Says

November 30, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Some mines in the next decade will run without humans and instead rely on robots, virtual models and sensors, according to Anglo American Plc. Anglo is betting on technology, such as computerized drills with “chiseling ability as good as a […]