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Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Auto industry lawyers warn automated driving hype will be a legal matter

April 13, 2018

Via: Automotive News

NEW YORK — Deadly crashes involving Tesla Inc and Uber Technologies vehicles operating entirely or in part under automated systems have made a once-abstract problem very real for auto industry lawyers gathered at a recent conference. It is crucial that […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

CVS Health launches drug-pricing tool for pharmacies

April 12, 2018

Via: Mass Device

CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) announced this week that it plans to launch a program to help consumers compare drug prices at the pharmacy counter. The company’s Rx Savings Finder program is designed to enable pharmacists to evaluate individual prescriptions and find […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

California oil firms had nearly 400 violations

April 11, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oil and gas companies drilling in state waters off Southern California violated regulations nearly 400 times in the past three years, according to a report being released Wednesday by an environmental group. Records compiled by the […]


Logistics, Process

The Beauty of Flexible Manufacturing

April 11, 2018

Via: Automation World

Mass customization is a phrase that we’re becoming increasingly familiar with in manufacturing, particularly within consumer goods. Connected consumers—with ever-increasing and rapidly changing demands—are dictating a whole new level of flexibility and connectedness from manufacturers. This trend is arguably no […]


Process, Production, R&D

HP showcases new 3D production technology at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group

April 10, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The US-based technology firm, HP, unveiled its at the world’s largest 3D printing user event on 9 April. The company showcased its new large-scale customer deployments and the Reinventing HP With Multi Jet Fusion programme at the Additive Manufacturing Users […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Medtronic wins CE Mark for Visualase brain surgery device

April 10, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Visualase brain surgery device. Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic said the MRI-guided Visualase system uses a small-diameter probe to deliver laser energy to ablate soft tissue […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Senate proposal seeks law setting oil-wealth draw rates

April 6, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Senate committee is proposing that Alaskans receive $1,600 checks from the state’s oil-wealth fund this year, the same as the House. But the Senate Finance Committee is also pushing for a law establishing a long-term […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

GM Workers Trash Korea CEO Office After Company Holds Back Bonus

April 6, 2018

Via: Industry Week

General Motors Co. workers in South Korea forced their way into company executive offices, destroying and removing furniture, shortly after the local unit of the U.S. automaker told employees that there will be no bonuses due to a cash crisis. […]


Process, R&D

Bringing Artificial Intelligence to the Masses

April 5, 2018

Via: Automation World

The promise of artificial intelligence (AI) for the manufacturing and processing industries has been discussed for several years now. And we’re seeing its application in a wide variety of areas, from industrial cybersecurity to robotics. However, outside of pre-packaged systems […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

NASA Awards Contract to Build Quieter Supersonic Aircraft

April 5, 2018

Via: ASD News

NASA has taken another step toward re-introducing supersonic flight with the award Tuesday of a contract for the design, building and testing of a supersonic aircraft that reduces a sonic boom to a gentle thump. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company of […]