Tag: manufacturing

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Chinese automated drone taxi begins trails

February 16, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The manufacturing of the EHANG 184 “drone taxi” has reached the manned trial stage. The Chinese aerial vehicle manufacturer, EHANG, has developed a mode of transport similar in design to a quad-copter drone, but larger enough to fit a single […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

The launch of Falcon Heavy launches a new precedent for manufacturing

February 9, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

On 6 February, the Falcon Heavy rocket was launched. The rocket was launched by SpaceX from Florida, and stands as the largest in the world, in regards to payload. The rocket is capable of lifting up to 63,800kg into Low […]

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 […]

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 […]


Business Groups in US, Canada, Mexico Fear Breakup of Manufacturing Supply Chain without NAFTA

January 23, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Noting that NAFTA has helped quadruple trade between the three countries since taking effect in 1994, now reaching $1.5 trillion annually, the chambers of commerce from all three countries argue that multinational manufacturing value chains could be expensive to break […]

Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

US Union Membership Rate Steady at Record Low, While Manufacturing Edges Up

January 22, 2018

Via: Industry Week

The share of American workers belonging to labor unions held steady in 2017, matching the historic low of 10.7% set in the prior year, according to a Labor Department report Friday. The membership rate for wage and salary employees is […]

Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Honda wins CE Mark for Walking Assist Device

January 19, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Honda (NYSE:HMC) said yesterday it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Honda Walking Assist Device designed for walking rehabilitation. The walking assist device uses cooperative control technology, based on Honda’s cumulative study of human walking, the […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

General Motors expects 2018 results in line with 2017; autonomous-vehicle investment increased

January 16, 2018

Via: Automotive News

DETROIT — General Motors is forecasting its financial results this year to be in line with expected earnings in 2017, followed by an “even better” performance in 2019. The automaker announced its guidance Tuesday morning, predicting record 2017 earnings per […]

Process, Production

WEF releases global manufacturing index

January 15, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its report ranking countries in global manufacturing positions. In the ‘Readiness for the future of production report’, Japan was awarded the top spot, due to its structure of production. The Geneva-based company then […]

Process, R&D

The University of Bristol to lead regenerative material manufacturing

January 11, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

A seven-institution consortium, including the University of Bristol, has received £2.7mn (US$3.65mn) in funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The consortium will be running the three year-long Manufacturing Immortality Project, which will conduct the development of new, […]