Category: Process

Logistics, Process

Worker Shortages Snarl Shipping Even as Shanghai Lockdown Eases

May 18, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

China appears to be gradually easing its lockdown of Shanghai, but that won’t bring immediate relief to global supply chain congestion, according to a major shipping company. Shortages of rail, port and trucking workers in China and the U.S. need […]

Process, R & D

3D-printing robot enables sustainable construction

May 18, 2022


The Bovay Civil Infrastructure Laboratory Complex, located in the basement of Thurston Hall, has a new tenant: a roughly 6,000-pound industrial robot capable of 3D printing the kind of large-scale structures that could potentially transform the construction industry, making it […]

Process, R & D

Google Cloud Manufacturing Solutions enable Smart Factories with Smarter Workers

May 18, 2022

Via: Metrology and Quality News

Today, manufacturers are advancing on their digital transformation journey, betting on innovative technologies like cloud and AI to strengthen competitiveness and deliver sustainable growth. Nearly two thirds of manufacturers already use cloud solutions, according to McKinsey. The actual work of […]

Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Rivian’s Amazon Delivery Van Production Might Face Delays! Issue with Seat Supplier?

May 17, 2022

Via: Tech Times

Rivian’s Amazon electric delivery van production might face some delays after the electric vehicle (EV) startup sued its custom-seat supplier over alleged pricing issues. The giant retailer Amazon ordered its first-ever electric vans from the EV startup Rivian, but it […]

Logistics, Process

How to Increase Agility in the Chemical Supply Chain

May 13, 2022

Via: Industry Today

The chemical industry is essential to the health of the global economy, influencing many other industries including the textile, automobile, and pharmaceutical industries. Incredibly, the chemical industry affects the production of more than 96% of the manufactured goods we use […]

Process, Production

Congress Kicks Off Final Negotiations on Supply Chain, Semiconductor Bill

May 12, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Congressional policymakers formally kicked off negotiations on comprehensive legislation meant to facilitate domestic production of semiconductors and improve the movement of freight at ports. Lawmakers engaged in the negotiations met May 12 to finalize the freight-centric legislation. At issue are […]

Logistics, Process, Regulations

Deputy Commerce Secretary Joins Michigan Lawmakers to Make the Case for the Bipartisan Innovation Act

May 10, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves traveled to Michigan on Monday to meet with top Wolverine State lawmakers to discuss ways both to fix supply chains and jump start small and medium manufacturers. Graves, flanked by Sens. Gary Peters (D) […]

Process, Quality Control

Automated Paint Repair System Provides Precise Quality Control

May 9, 2022

Via: Metrology and Quality News

ISRA has introducing an automatic paint repair system for plastic and sheet metal parts. The fully automated SSP system (Scan, Sand, Polish), developed by ISRA partner Accell GmbH, combines optical inspection using the leading-edge multi-mode LED technology of ISRA’s new […]

News, Process, R & D

Intel’s $15bn 2021 R&D spend

May 6, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

Intel continues to lead the R&D rankings, spending $15.2 billion on R&D last year., The top 10 raised spending 18% last year, and 21 companies invested $1 billion or more on R&D in 2021. Total R&D spending by semiconductor companies […]

Process, R & D

Boeing Names Northern Virginia Office Its Global Headquarters; Establishes Research & Technology Hub

May 5, 2022

Via: ASD News

Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that its Arlington, Virginia campus just outside Washington, D.C. will serve as the company’s global headquarters. The aerospace and defense firm’s employees in the region support various corporate functions and specialize in advanced airplane development […]