Category: Design &Planning

Design &Planning, Process

America’s New Factory Building Frenzy

June 15, 2018

Via: Industry Week

A flurry of new manufacturing facilities has begun popping up across the U.S. In this environment of low unemployment, skills deficits and shifting corporate paradigms, this abundance is rife with challenge and potential. We spoke with several manufacturers in the […]

Design &Planning, Process

General Electric to end manufacturing operations at its Virginia plant

June 12, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The Boston-headquartered conglomerate, General Electric (GE), has confirmed it will be closing the manufacturing operations at its Virginia, plant. The power unit will keep the site’s engineering centre open, which employs 200 people. More than 260 people will lose their […]

Design &Planning, Process, Production

Apple plans to make 20 percent fewer new model iPhones this year: Nikkei

June 8, 2018

Via: Reuters

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) expects to ship 80 million new model iPhones this year, down 20 percent from what it had planned at the same time last year, the Nikkei reported on Friday, citing industry sources. The California-based firm has asked […]

Design &Planning, Process, R&D

Sneak Peek: Predictive Maintenance Buying Intent in Manufacturing

June 1, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Aberdeen’s new Prospect Monitoring Service identifies active researchers in any defined market, on any topic of interest. It provides continuous insight powered by a repository of over 100 billion content consumption events annually across a consortium of over 30,000 websites. […]

Design &Planning, Process

U.S. chipmaker Intel submits plans for $5 billion Israel expansion

May 15, 2018

Via: Reuters

Intel is one of the biggest employers and exporters in Israel, where many of its new technologies are developed. The new investment will upgrade its Kiryat Gat manufacturing plant in southern Israel, the company said in a statement. Intel did […]

Design &Planning, Process

CEO Musk tells Tesla staff he is planning thorough reorganization

May 14, 2018

Via: Reuters

CEO Elon Musk said in an email that as part of the reorganization it was “flattening the management structure to improve communication, combining functions where sensible and trimming activities that are not vital to the success of our mission” in […]

Design &Planning, Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Process

First Solar to open new manufacturing plant in Ohio

April 27, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The US photovoltaic (PV) solar panel manufacturer, First Solar, has announced it will be opening a new facility in Township, Ohio. The facility will have the capacity to build 1.2GW of the firm’s Series 6 thin film PV modules, which, […]

Design &Planning, Process, Production

Samsung Electronics to expand production in Vietnam

April 20, 2018

Via: Reuters

Samsung will recruit more Vietnamese employees and develop electronics in smart cities in Bac Ninh province and other places, according to a statement posted on the government’s website. Samsung is the largest foreign investor in Vietnam and accounts for around […]

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

Waymo Will Add Up To 20,000 Jaguar Electric SUVs To Its Driverless Taxi Fleet By 2022

March 27, 2018

Via: Forbes

Waymo says it plans to deploy up to 20,000 electric Jaguar SUVs in its planned self-driving taxi service starting in 2020, a confident step forward even as questions swirl about the future of autonomous cars in the wake of a […]

Design &Planning, Process

Gap announces sustainable manufacturing targets to save 10bn litres of water by 2020

March 20, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The American clothing retailer, Gap Inc., has set a sustainable manufacturing target to save 10bn litres of water by the end of 2020. The firm aims to improve its fabric mills and laundries to be more innovative and efficient as […]