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Category: Process


Process, Production

Foxconn confirms production on Wisconsin factory to start by 2020

March 20, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

With the next phases of factory construction expected to start by the summer, the facility in Wisconsin will commence work during the fourth quarter of 2020. Having initially planned to manufacture advanced large-screen displays for TVs and other consumer and […]


Process, Production

Ford adds production of electric vehicles at second North American site

March 20, 2019

Via: Reuters

The No. 2 U.S. automaker said it is investing about $900 million in southeast Michigan and creating 900 jobs through 2023 as part of its electric vehicle push. That includes a plan to invest more than $850 million to expand […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Ford launches Expedition ads ahead of production boost

March 19, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Ford Motor Co. is launching a new advertising campaign for its Expedition SUV as it prepares to add workers and increase production at the Kentucky plant where it’s built. The automaker in November said it would move 550 workers from […]


Design &Planning, Process

Toyota pledges its growing investment in US manufacturing  

March 18, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

The company has announced an investment of nearly $750mn in five different states. The new investments include adding the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (the best-selling SUV in the US), and Lexus ES 300 Hybrid vehicle production at its Georgetown, Kentucky manufacturing […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Jeep, Jaguar winners as European sales fall 1% in February

March 15, 2019

Via: Automotive News

European new-car sales fell 0.9 percent in February with Porsche, Audi and Nissan suffering steep drops in volume while Jeep and Jaguar made big gains. Registrations dropped to 1.15 million cars in the EU and EFTA markets, data released by […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, R&D

BMW, Daimler seek to save $8B each from shared platforms, reports say

March 15, 2019

Via: Automotive News

FRANKFURT — BMW and Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler are in talks to cooperate in developing vehicle platforms for electric cars in a move that could save each automaker at least 7 billion euros ($7.91 billion), Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Auto Bild reported. […]


Process, R&D

Desktop Metal: embracing innovation with 3D printing

March 13, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

Revolutionising traditional sectors, such as healthcare, food manufacturing and most notably, the automotive sector, the global market for 3D printing and services is expected to grow to almost US$50bn by 2025. Metal 3D printing, in particular, houses widespread applications in […]


Process, Production

VW accelerates electric push with more models, more production

March 12, 2019

Via: Automotive News

WOLFSBURG — Volkswagen Group increased the global production and product scope of its upcoming full-electric cars, while warning the EV push will lead to job cuts. The 12-brand group, which includes Audi, Porsche and Bentley, now plans to launch 70 […]


Process, R&D

TrakRap: Embracing industry 4.0 in the manufacturing industry

March 11, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TrakRap, Martin Leeming, believes that industry 4.0 is prioritised heavily at his company. “It’s massive for us. I suppose you can argue that we’re unfortunate because we’re coming into an already established industry of end […]


Industry Focus Areas, Process, R&D, Workforce Development

South Dakota: A city with huge manufacturing potential

March 8, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

In South Dakota, a symbiosis of leaders in education, business and state and local governments is harmonising to educate the next generation of savvy high-tech leaders and connect this eager talent pool to a new breed of companies that are […]