Tag: Featured

Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Simulation Ties Staff Competency to Plant Performance

February 14, 2018

Via: Automation World

What if all of your plant staff were your best staff, regardless of how long they’ve been around? I apologize for leading with a tagline from a commercial Honeywell flyer, but I think it really gets to a key point […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Quality Control

Vehicle Dependability Is A Good News, Good News Story For Car Buyers

February 14, 2018

Via: Forbes

Vehicle dependability improved significantly despite continuing consumer angst with built-in vehicle technology, namely voice recognition and Bluetooth pairing, according to the J.D. Power 2018 Vehicle Dependability Study, which was released today. The Lexus brand tops the list in overall vehicle […]

Logistics, Process

Dealership throughput forecast to slip for third year

February 13, 2018

Via: Automotive News

U.S. dealership throughput — the average number of new-vehicle sales per dealership — is expected to slip 2.9 percent to 920 vehicles in 2018 from 947 in 2017, automotive consulting firm Urban Science predicts. If so, 2018 would have the […]

Process, Production

Modular Pallet Handling System Enables Flexible Production

February 12, 2018

Via: MFRTech

Liebherr Automation Systems’ PHS Allround pallet handling system is designed to enable flexible production with four- and five-axis machining centers in a range of shops. The modular concept, available in three capacities, can handle loads weighing up to 3 tons […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

5 big questions facing Tesla, Elon Musk in 2018

February 7, 2018

Via: Automotive News

SAN FRANCISCO — Elon Musk is a man with quite a few balls in the air. On Tuesday afternoon, he watched the private rocket company that he runs, SpaceX, successfully launch its first Falcon Heavy. On Wednesday afternoon, Wall Street […]

Process, R&D

Accelerate manufacturing innovation with secure access controls

February 6, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

Manufacturing is going through a technological resurgence that is transforming the modern factory. Today we are seeing data-driven factories, with an unstoppable integration of connected systems and devices. Gartner predicts that 25 billion Internet-connected things will be in operation by […]

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

Nissan to launch new all-electric Leaf in Asia-Pacific markets

February 6, 2018

Via: Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) said on Tuesday it will launch the new version of its all-electric vehicle Leaf in seven markets in Asia-Pacific, and explore bringing it to two more, in its latest push to boost sales […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Kona, Powertrains and Autonomous Vehicles

February 5, 2018

Via: MFRTech

Hyundai Motor America is launching a B-segment crossover in the U.S., and John Juriga, Director of Powertrain, Hyundai-Kia Technical Center, talks about it on this edition of “Autoline After Hours.” Juriga points out that the Kona is based on an […]

Process, Production, R&D

Is Your Shop Ready for 3D Printing?

February 5, 2018

Via: MFRTech

For Andrew Tordanato, Diversified Manufacturing Technologies president, getting into 3D printing was a natural evolution. His family owns Mohawk Manufacturing, a metal stamping operation that has been in business since 1921. In 2015, the company added a metal 3D printing […]

Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Heroes MAKE America: New Program to Train Veterans for Manufacturing

January 31, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Over the years many manufacturing companies have found that veterans are especially adept at moving from the service into careers in manufacturing. In an effort to provide the industry-specific certifications needed currently, last week the Manufacturing Institute, part of the […]