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Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Two in three manufacturing employees are at serious financial risk if they fall ill

December 13, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

According to a new report published by health and wellbeing provider, BHSF, two thirds of workers in the manufacturing industry are at risk of financial loss and/or shock if they fall ill. The report – ‘A high wire with no […]


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, R&D

Syncron think-tank reveals 2018 manufacturing industry predictions

December 12, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

Syncron, a leading provider of cloud-based after-sales service solutions, has published a paper entitled ‘2018 After-sales Service Predictions: Strategies for Empowering Manufacturers to Deliver Game-Changing Value’. The predictions have been compiled with the help of industry thought leaders, who have […]


Process, R&D

Is Digitalization Different From MES?

December 11, 2017

Via: Automation World

In the past six months, we have been talking about digitalization almost every day. Going digital has become the main initiative of many manufacturing companies, and task forces and funds have been allocated to achieve the goal. Digital transformation seems […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Michigan panel to discuss future of underwater oil pipelines

December 11, 2017

Via: Penn Energy

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A government panel is scheduled for a briefing on a recent agreement between Michigan officials and the company that operates twin oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. The Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board will discuss […]


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 […]


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

A (Rather Slow) Ride in the First Self-Driving Chevy Bolt

November 29, 2017

Via: Industry Week

A test ride in the self-driving Chevrolet Bolt is like going back to driver’s ed. The car does indeed drive itself, but it slavishly obeys traffic rules that I forgot even existed. General Motors Co. made the car available to […]