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Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Hitachi and General Electric collaborate to develop next-generation reactors

October 15, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The Japan-based conglomerate company, Hitachi, and US-based General Electric are set to collaborate to create a new type of nuclear power plant with small modular reactors according to sources, The Japan Times reports. It is thought that the two firms […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Nissan and EDF Energy confirm joint venture to support electric vehicles

October 12, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

In a first of its kind joint venture, the agreement will examine how second-life Nissan electric vehicle batteries will support demand side management. Through the system, electricity stored in the batteries will be released back to the grid through EDF […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Process, R&D

Advancements in Automation and Robotic Solutions for Space Applications Are Changing the Way Space is Explored

October 11, 2018

Via: ASD News

Space robots play a key role in autonomous vehicles for asteroid mining and space exploration activities such as exploration of Mars, Moon, and other planets. Future space exploration missions will require advanced vehicles, robotic assistants, and self-sufficient spacecraft systems which […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

BMW set to increase stake in China’s Brilliance Automotive

October 11, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The Germany-based firm will also invest over $3.4bn to enhance its existing production capacity in China, BBC News reports. As a result of the joint venture contract, the new agreement is valid for 22 years until 2040 and will further […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Mission to Mars: To Be Continued!

October 10, 2018

Via: ASD News

Thales Alenia Space, a joint company between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), announced today that it has signed two study contracts* with the European Space Agency (ESA) in the frame of a joint ESA-NASA study on an international Mars Sample […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

France’s EDF aims to be market leader in electric vehicle charging

October 10, 2018

Via: Reuters

Chief Executive Jean-Bernard Levy said EDF was targeting a 30 percent market share in electric vehicle charging in its main markets of France, Belgium, Italy and the United Kingdom. “We want to become the uncontested leader in electric mobility in […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Every part of a self-driving car will change, even the doors

October 9, 2018

Via: Automotive News

Even if self-driving cars never make it to the streets in large numbers — or if they are deployed only in geofenced areas — the huge amount of money invested in the technology will have benefits that could improve all […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Fiat Chrysler prepares to produce plug-in hybrid Jeep Renegade

October 8, 2018

Via: Reuters technology

MILAN (Reuters) – Fiat Chrysler (FCA) said on Monday it had kicked-off preparations for the production of a plug-in hybrid version of the Jeep Renegade as the carmaker pushes ahead with its electrification drive to meet tougher emissions rules. The […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

FABTECH Tracking the Rising Trend of Women in Manufacturing

October 4, 2018

Via: Quality Magazine

The metal fabrication and manufacturing industry has adjusted in recent years to meet the demands of an evolving global economy, impacted by social, political, economic and technological advancements that effect all aspects of the industry. In changing times and in […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Honda acquires $2.75bn stake in General Motors Cruise autonomous vehicle unit

October 3, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The company has agreed to pay $750mn in advance for the minority stake in Cruise and will also contribute another $2bn over the next 12 years. As part of the deal, Honda, GM and Cruise will develop autonomous vehicles in […]