Tag: production

Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Tandem launches insulin pump with predictive low glucose suspend feature in US

August 20, 2018

Via: Mass Device

Tandem Diabetes Care (NSDQ:TNDM) last week launched its t:slim X2 insulin pump with Basal-IQ technology in the U.S. The company’s latest pump includes a predictive low glucose suspend feature designed to reduce the frequency and duration of hypoglycemia. Using the […]

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

BMW set to build new €1bn facility in Hungary

July 31, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The Germany-based automotive company, BMW, has announced it is investing €1bn ($1.17bn) in a new car factory in Hungary, Reuters reports. It is hoped that the project will aid the country’s growth and help to increase its standing in the […]


House votes (again) to repeal medical device tax

July 25, 2018

Via: Mass Device

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 283-132 this week to repeal the 2.3% tax levied upon medical devices as part of the Affordable Care Act. The medical device tax, which has long been decried by the industry as a measure […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Driverless Cars? After Deadly Accidents, Most Americans Would Rather Take the Bus

July 24, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Recent fatalities involving self-driving vehicles appear to be making people nervous about the automotive technology. When asked in a survey by researchers at the Brookings Institution how likely they are to ride in a self-driving car, only 21% of adult […]

Process, Production

Manufacturing Output in US Increases by Most in Four Months

July 17, 2018

Via: Industry Week

U.S. factory production rebounded in June by the most in four months as the industry regained its footing after a fire-related disruption at an auto parts supplier, Federal Reserve data showed Tuesday. Highlights of Industrial Production (June) Factory output rose […]

Design &Planning, Process, Quality Control

Five Principles of Flexible Assembly Line Design

July 9, 2018

Via: Automation World

Lean manufacturing seeks to make clear what adds value by reducing everything else. Lean is clearly not a fixed-point objective; accelerating global market competition demands operational flexibility to achieve lean objectives. Here are five principles, applicable across every type of […]

Design &Planning, Process

Samsung opens world’s largest phone factory in India

July 9, 2018

Via: Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics on Monday announced the opening of what it said is the world’s biggest mobile phone manufacturing facility as the South Korean tech group seeks to expand production in the world’s fastest growing major mobile phone […]

Process, Production

Tesla hits Model 3 production target, backs profit view

July 2, 2018

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) crossed its long-elusive target of producing 5,000 Model 3 cars in a week after several delays, and reaffirmed its positive cash flow and profit forecast for the rest of the year. Tesla also said it […]

Design &Planning, Process

Harley-Davidson to Move Some Production From U.S. Because of E.U. Tariffs

June 25, 2018

Via: The New York Times

Harley-Davidson, the American motorcycle manufacturer, said on Monday that it was shifting some of the production of its bikes outside the United States to avoid European Union tariffs imposed as part of a widening trade dispute. The announcement, made in […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production

Oil, gas production rises in Oklahoma, workforce declines

June 25, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An economist at the Oklahoma City branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City says oil and gas production is increasing but with fewer employees. Chad Wilkerson writes in the Oklahoma Economist that increased production […]