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Process, R&D

Beyond Production – How 3D Printing is Advancing Business Transformation

June 19, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Transformation

Additive Manufacturing or 3D Printing refers to the set of processes used for manufacturing physical objects directly from a digital model. It utilizes raw materials added one layer at a time, undergoing various processes to create a finished product without […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Volvo’s new vehicles will be made from 25% recycle plastic

June 19, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

Volvo, the Swedish vehicle manufacturer, has announced a target to use 25% recycled plastic in all new vehicles it produces by 2025. The news follows the firm’s recent commitment to ban single-use plastics in its premises and events by the […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Minnesota regulators near decision on disputed oil pipeline

June 18, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators will open two days of final arguments on whether they should approve Enbridge Energy’s proposal for replacing its deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline from Canada across Minnesota. The proposal has aroused intense opposition from […]


Process, R&D

What Darwin and the Model T Can Teach Toyota

June 18, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Henry Ford’s Model T revolutionized mobility, assembly lines and society in the early 20th century. Since then, though, it’s difficult to say whether automakers have ever truly transformed themselves and the economy, or have just continued to evolve. Toyota Motor […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Ford Europe’s Future Under Scrutiny Again As Profit Prospects Melt

June 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

As Ford Motor prepares revolutionary but unspecified changes to enable the company to survive and thrive in an era of autonomous and electric cars, investors are wondering if unprofitable parts of the company like Ford Europe can survive the transition. […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Corps to wrap up Dakota Access pipeline work in 2 months

June 12, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers within the next two months expects to wrap up an environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline after recently meeting with four American Indian tribes battling the pipeline in […]


Design &Planning, Process

General Electric to end manufacturing operations at its Virginia plant

June 12, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The Boston-headquartered conglomerate, General Electric (GE), has confirmed it will be closing the manufacturing operations at its Virginia, plant. The power unit will keep the site’s engineering centre open, which employs 200 people. More than 260 people will lose their […]


Process, Production

Gucci to focus on in-house manufacturing to meet Chinese demand

June 11, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The luxury Italian fashion house, Gucci, has announced that it will be focusing on in-house manufacturing in order to increase production and meet demand. The Kerring-owned brand has announced a new strategy that aims to meet increasing demand from China […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

VA looks to launch largest US medical implant registry

June 11, 2018

Via: Mass Device

The US Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to launch the largest medical device implant tracking registry in the US with collaborative help from the FDA, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Defense, according to […]


Logistics, Process

HP deems the US as the leader of additive manufacturing

June 6, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The study, which was commissioned by HP Inc, found that it terms of 3D printing adoption, the US ranked first, followed by Germany. Korea placed third, with Japan fourth, and the UK fifth, based on “a country’s governance, capabilities, and […]