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Category: Design &Planning


Design &Planning, Process

Ford set to invest $740mn in Michigan Central Station

August 15, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

As part of the plans to revamp the station, the car giants will make the building a campus of offices which would base 5,000 tech workers and software engineers. Although the initial plans were drawn up in June, the costs […]


Design &Planning, Process

Bosch set to invest €77mn in R&D in Germany

August 10, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The Germany-based company, Bosch, is set to invest €77mn ($89mn) on expanding its existing research and development centre in Schwieberdingen, electrive.com reports. It is anticipated that the money will be spent on developing new offices for employees that work on […]


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

BMW set to build new €1bn facility in Hungary

July 31, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The Germany-based automotive company, BMW, has announced it is investing €1bn ($1.17bn) in a new car factory in Hungary, Reuters reports. It is hoped that the project will aid the country’s growth and help to increase its standing in the […]


Design &Planning, Process

Samsung Electronics set the bar in embracing new 5G network technology

July 16, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The South Korea-based technology giants, Samsung Electronics, are set to become the first company to welcome new 5G network technology, The Investor reports. The firm will embrace the new era of fifth-generation network systems with equipment that is said to […]


Design &Planning, Process, Production

McLaren Automotive Top 10 Headlines: Automaker Launching 18 New Cars And Going 100% Hybrid By 2025

July 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

McLaren Automotive made big news during the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week. Beyond launching its latest “long tail” performance model, the 600LT, the high-tech exotic automaker released its latest Track25 long-term production plan, outlining McLaren’s product activity and sales […]


Design &Planning, Process

Tesla Plans China Plant With 500,000 Vehicle Capacity

July 10, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Tesla Inc. has reached a preliminary agreement with the Shanghai government to build a factory that’ll rival production from its lone U.S. assembly plant, as Elon Musk takes his biggest step yet to expand overseas. The electric-car maker’s planned capacity […]


Design &Planning, Process, Quality Control

Five Principles of Flexible Assembly Line Design

July 9, 2018

Via: Automation World

Lean manufacturing seeks to make clear what adds value by reducing everything else. Lean is clearly not a fixed-point objective; accelerating global market competition demands operational flexibility to achieve lean objectives. Here are five principles, applicable across every type of […]


Design &Planning, Process

Samsung opens world’s largest phone factory in India

July 9, 2018

Via: Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics on Monday announced the opening of what it said is the world’s biggest mobile phone manufacturing facility as the South Korean tech group seeks to expand production in the world’s fastest growing major mobile phone […]


Design &Planning, Process

China plans to ban new combustion engine vehicle manufacturers

July 5, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

New draft regulation on auto investment by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has revealed China’s plan to ban new manufacturers of fossil-fuelled vehicles. The NDRC’s proposals will also see existing automakers encouraged to increase investment in the development […]


Design &Planning, Process

Struggling smartphone maker HTC to slash 1,500 jobs in Taiwan

July 2, 2018

Via: Reuters

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Smartphone maker HTC plans to slash around a quarter of its global workforce through job cuts at its manufacturing unit in Taiwan, in a bid to better manage resources as the company continues to battle dwindling sales. […]