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Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Electric-Vehicle Sales Growth Outpaces Broader Auto Industry

July 23, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

The auto industry’s push into electric vehicles has gained traction this year with sales of these models growing at a faster clip than the broader U.S. car business. While still a sliver of the overall market, sales of plug-in vehicles […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Hyundai Motor hits six-year high for quarterly net profit

July 22, 2021

Via: Automotive News

Hyundai Motor achieved its best quarterly profit in about six years, helped by solid demand for its high-margin crossovers and its premium Genesis cars. The automaker reported net profit of 1.8 trillion won ($1.57 billion) for the April-June period versus […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

PMMI Foundation Supports the Next Generation Workforce

July 21, 2021

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

The PMMI Foundation, a part of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, awards three $5,000 scholarships to students studying food and beverage processing, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering at four-year PMMI Education Partners. The recipients of these scholarships […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Medtech funding surges with early-stage deals

July 20, 2021

Via: MedTech Dive

The global healthcare sector attracted equity investment throughout the pandemic, and it is still pouring in. The April-to-June period marked the seventh straight quarter of increased funding, which reached $34.7 billion across nearly 1,600 deals in the period. Last year, […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

NASA recovers Hubble Space Telescope control for science operations

July 20, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

Its payload computer first experienced a problem back on 13 June, and the instruments were then placed in a safe configuration and science operations suspended. Since July 15, the spacecraft has been switched to backup hardware. Nasa describes the success […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Saudi-Owned Motiva Suspends $6.6 Billion Petrochemical Expansion

July 19, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Saudi-owned Motiva Enterprises LLC suspended a $6.6 billion plan to add petrochemical facilities to its refining operations in Port Arthur, Texas, according to people familiar with the matter. The decision to halt the project—which had envisioned the creation of the […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Concentrated solar power and desalination combined

July 19, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

It is part of a project called ‘Desolination’, intended to improve the efficiency of both concentrator solar power and desalination. “Not only will improvement be made on the independent systems but also on their coupling taking advantage of the mutual […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Lockheed Martin opens STAR Center manufacturing for Orion spacecraft

July 19, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

The STAR Center, says the company, will expand manufacturing, assembly and testing capacity for NASA’s Orion spacecraft programme and support future space exploration. The 55,000 square-foot space – in Titusville, Florida – will be a “digitally-transformed factory of the future” […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Nissan extends U.S. production downtime for Altima sedan

July 15, 2021

Via: Automotive News

Nissan Motor Co. has extended U.S. production downtime for the Altima until the start of August due to the ongoing global microchip shortage. The mid-sized sedan model has not been built in Canton, Miss., since June 4, which includes the […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production

Boeing Faces New Dreamliner Production Problem

July 13, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

A new production problem has surfaced with Boeing Co. ’s 787 Dreamliner, further delaying deliveries of the popular wide-body jets. Boeing expects the newly discovered defect to take at least three weeks to address, people familiar with the matter said. […]