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Category: Process


Process, Production

China’s Steel Production Hits New Highs

October 19, 2018

Via: Industry Week

China’s steelmakers pushed production rates to record levels last month, underscoring a broadly bullish picture for mills in the world’s biggest market as prices rally again. Output of crude steel rose 7.5% on year to 80.85 million metric tons, according […]


Design &Planning, Process, Quality Control

Cybersecurity a Hot Topic on the Show Floor

October 18, 2018

Via: Automation World

Tony Baker, Portfolio Manager, Security at Rockwell Automation, presented recommendations on best practices and actionable steps industrial companies can take with reference to network security and standards within the industry during PACK EXPO International 2018 at The Innovation Stage. Baker […]


Design &Planning, Process

Questions About Blockchain in Industry

October 17, 2018

Via: Automation World

A technology once thought of principally as a means of securing cryptocurrency transactions appears ready to move into manufacturing and supply chain. Over the past couple of years, we’ve covered announcements related to: blockchain offerings designed to improve industrial process […]


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 […]


Logistics, Process

Apple gets critical iPhone technology in $600 million Dialog deal

October 11, 2018

Via: Reuters

The agreement to acquire patents and people from the Anglo-German chip designer is not only unusual, but also the largest of its kind by Apple, whose last sizeable acquisition was the $350 million purchase of Face ID creator PrimeSense in […]


Logistics, Process

Can Detroit’s new Flex-N-Gate plant be replicated?

October 9, 2018

Via: Automotive News

DETROIT — Flex-N-Gate’s glimmering new $160 million auto parts plant began pumping out dozens of parts for the new Ford Ranger this month, about 18 months after the company broke ground on a once-barren plot of land on the city’s […]


Design &Planning, Process

Daimler set to commence work on $1bn upgrade on US plant

October 9, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The company anticipates it will electrify its whole passenger vehicle line-up and provide over 50 battery-electrics, plug-in hybrids and 48-volt mild hybrids in a variety of different sizes and segments by 2022. Daimler board member, Markus Schaefer, said: “We aim […]


Design &Planning, Process

Happy Manufacturing Day! Now Get to Work.

October 5, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Manufacturing Day celebrates modern manufacturing and is intended to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. However, the American manufacturing industry is facing an identity crisis that is hurting its ability to reinvigorate its ranks. A combination of factors are at […]


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

Boeing confirms agreement with Siemens’ Mentor Graphics

October 3, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

As part of Boeing’s Second Century Enterprise Systems (2CES) initiative to transform itself and the aerospace industry to help meet the challenges of the 21st century, it will allow the company to adapt to ever-changing requirements in real world applications […]


Logistics, Process

Samsung Electronics third-quarter profit seen at record, but peaking, as chips shine

October 2, 2018

Via: Reuters

The July-September quarter is, however, expected to mark a peak in earnings as a two-year super cycle of tight supply and soaring demand comes to an end, with prices of some types of chips already sliding sharply. The world’s top […]