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Process, Production

Electric Vehicle Production: Life in the Fast Lane

September 14, 2018

Via: Industry Week

You can say one thing about the future of the automotive industry: Everything’s electric. Electric vehicle sales in the U.S. last year reached nearly 200,000, a more than 25 percent jump from 2016.1 China did even better with 770,000 vehicles […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

VW in talks on self-driving car standards: report

September 14, 2018

Via: Reuters

The Volkswagen Group is discussing the initiative with more than 15 potential partners, according to the report, which cited an anonymous company executive. It did not identify any of the other companies involved. Carmakers, suppliers and technology companies are already […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Process, R&D

FDA works with technology industry to promote digital health innovation

September 13, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Owing to digital advances, we’re experiencing a reimagination of health care delivery. Consumers are now empowered to take more control of their own health information to make better-informed decisions about their medical care and healthy living. These advances enable better […]


Design &Planning, Process

Big Data Analytics in Manufacturing: Are Top Companies as Active as They Could Be?

September 13, 2018

Via: Aberdeen

The most cutting-edge technologies in the world of analytics and business intelligence (BI) — things like predictive analytics, machine learning, and IoT analytics — all have critical use cases in the rapidly-evolving manufacturing industry. We constantly hear about the sophisticated […]


Logistics, Process

Cyber attacks cost German industry almost $50 billion: study

September 13, 2018

Via: Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) – Two thirds of Germany’s manufacturers have been hit by cyber-crime attacks, costing industry in Europe’s largest economy some 43 billion euros ($50 billion), according to a survey published by Germany’s IT sector association on Thursday. Industry association […]


Design &Planning, Logistics, Process

Why Manufacturers Should Have MOM/MES

September 12, 2018

Via: Aberdeen

Manufacturers today are under significant pressure to reduce costs and increase operational efficiency. Over half of manufacturers (55%) say that too many operational inefficiencies (e.g., waste, delays, false starts, rework) are a burden on their organization. Forty-five percent of manufacturers […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Nissan exits Europe’s compact car segment

September 12, 2018

Via: Automotive News

Nissan is ending sales of two compact cars in Europe and Russia, citing a consumer swing away toward utilities in the segment. Nissan stopped building the Pulsar hatchback for Europe in June and will end production of the Almera sedan […]


Logistics, Process

LG Display struggles for footing after LCD forecasting error leads to crisis

September 12, 2018

Via: Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) – The chief executive of South Korea’s LG Display (034220.KS), Han Sang-beom, was determined to deliver a strong message when he appeared before 1,000 employees at the firm’s main manufacturing plant last spring. So he donned a pair […]


Process, Production

Musk says Tesla to drop some color options for cars to simplify production

September 11, 2018

Via: Reuters

Tesla currently offers seven colors for its vehicles that include top variant Model S, mid level Model X and its most affordable sedan Model 3. The company is trying to iron out production bumps after struggling to produce Model 3 […]


Process, R&D

HP unveils new 3D printing technology and Metal Jet Production Service

September 11, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The new technology, which is set to provide up to 50 times more productivity at a substantially reduced cost, was rolled out at the 2018 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). In addition, the firm also confirmed the arrival of its […]