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Process, R&D

Smart manufacturing market to reach nearly $400bn by 2025

December 6, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

According to a new study from Grand View Research, the global smart manufacturing market is forecast to reach $395.2bn by 2025. This growth is likely to come from the increasing emphasis that firms across multiple industries are placing upon both […]


Regulations

Manufacturing makes a $40.5bn impact on San Antonio economy

December 6, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

The manufacturing industry in San Antonio, Texas, has not been hugely successful in terms of the rise of its employment over a five-year period ending 2016. However, in this period the industry’s overall economic impact grew by 28%, which is […]


Design &Planning, Process

Adding Sustainability and Quality to EH&S for Manufacturing

December 6, 2017

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

The field of EH&S has increasingly brought global sustainability into the fold.  Management-level EH&S leaders are the environmental stewards of the corporate world, and are increasingly responsible for designing and implementing strategies to take companies beyond compliance. These initiatives involve […]


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

Your Car Knows How You Like Your Coffee – And Can Take Your Order On The Dashboard

December 5, 2017

Via: Forbes

Starting today, General Motors will let you buy coffee, order take-out food or make dinner reservations with the tap of your car’s touchscreen. The service, called Marketplace, links drivers to popular vendors including Starbucks Corp., Dunkin’ Donuts Inc. and Applebee’s. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Consumer Survey By Cybersecurity Company Indicates Lack Of Trust In Connected Vehicles

December 4, 2017

Via: Forbes

By the end of this decade, it’s going to be nearly impossible to buy a new vehicle that isn’t connected to the outside world in some way. Adding any kind of connectivity to a device inherently raises the risk of […]


Process, R&D

Is gaming technology the future of manufacturing?

December 4, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

Theorem Solutions, the software solutions company, has developed a range of Visualisation Experience applications using the latest gaming graphics engines. The applications optimise computer-aided design (CAD) data for interactive and immersive environments of Augmented, Mixed or Virtual Reality on devices. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

GM’s Self-Driving Cars to Be Ready for Ride-Sharing in 2019

December 1, 2017

Via: Industry Week

General Motors Co. plans to have its self-driving cars ready for a ride-share service within two years as the automaker looks beyond traditional car ownership for new tech-driven sources of revenue. After spending more than a year putting the pieces […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Germany removes Tesla from subsidies list as too pricey

December 1, 2017

Via: Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) – A German government agency has removed Tesla from the list of electric cars eligible for subsidies, sparking a row with the U.S. company over whether its Model S is too expensive to qualify for the scheme. Tesla […]


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, R&D

Robots Will Run Mines Within the Next Decade, Anglo Says

November 30, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Some mines in the next decade will run without humans and instead rely on robots, virtual models and sensors, according to Anglo American Plc. Anglo is betting on technology, such as computerized drills with “chiseling ability as good as a […]