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Category: Production


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, 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 […]


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, Production

Epson creates autonomous dual-armed robot for high-tech manufacturing

November 28, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

Seiko Epson Corporation – also known simply as Epson – has commercialised an autonomous dual-arm robot that is described by the company as “seeing, sensing, thinking, and working”. The WorkSense W-01 will be rolled out in stages over the winter […]


Process, Production, Quality Control

Machine-to-Machine Integration for the Smart, Connected Factory

November 22, 2017

Via: Automation World

Though manufacturers have been collecting information from across the manufacturing floor for decades, the cost of implementing smart sensors has gone down significantly in recent years. Meanwhile, analytics capabilities have grown extensively. As a result, today we have the technology […]


Process, Production

Manufacturing Technology Orders Back on Track for Strong 2017  

November 15, 2017

Via: MFRTech

Manufacturing technology orders in September continued their upward trend, ending the third quarter on a strong note. According to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report, bookings for September 2017 were up 6 percent from August and posted a year-to-date […]


Process, Production

Innovative Modular Manufacturer Enters California and Nevada Markets

November 3, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Kasita, a 2017 AIA Design Award winning manufacturer of modular homes that are transforming the homebuilding industry, has received approvals to manufacture and sell its high-design, technology-integrated prefabricated modular homes in two new […]


Process, Production, R&D

Industry Survey Reveals Gaps in Manufacturers’ Readiness for Digital Transformation and Product Innovation

October 30, 2017

Via: Quality Magazine

SAN FRANCISCO — Aras, a provider of open and upgradable product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the enterprise, announced the results of a PLM Benchmark Survey for Enterprise Organizations. The findings reveal a significant gap in manufacturers’ readiness for digital […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Musk’s Plant Makeover Even More of a Long Shot as Model 3 Lags

October 27, 2017

Via: Industry Week

“It’s a tough trick to launch a new product, a new manufacturing system and a new company, and to make it all work in a crazy, crack-brain schedule that Musk may never have believed in to begin with.” Elon Musk’s […]


Process, Production, Quality Control

We’re entering the ‘uptime era’; here is how manufacturers can prepare

October 25, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

Service parts management is a field that has largely been ignored by the manufacturing industry. With an increasing emphasis on maximum product uptime, manufacturers must ensure their service supply chains remain efficient and optimised; but more often than not, service […]