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Category: Design & Planning


Design & Planning, Process

Avoid “Over-Engineering” In Machining Parts Design

September 19, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Over engineering actually refers to and is associated with inefficient products, services, infrastructure, buildings, facilities and machines, whose development, maintenance and operation costs are too high. We can name the above items as over writing, over drawing, or over engineering, […]


Design & Planning, Process, R & D

Smart Manufacturing: How Audi Is Designing Production of the Future

August 4, 2022

Via: Metrology and Quality News

Audi is setting up fully networked, highly efficient, and sustainable production. The goal is to design a resilient, agile, and flexible value chain to meet future challenges successfully. These include a growing diversity of variants, the transition to electromobility, the […]


Design & Planning, Process, Regulations

US Design Companies Drop Objections To Chips Act

July 19, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

Which is why the US Chips Act may get passed this week. Maybe even today. Up to now, non-manufacturing chip design companies have been playing silly buggers with the Chips Act asking for hand-outs when the whole purpose of the […]


Design & Planning, Process

Samsung sampling 16Gb GDDR6 DRAM

July 14, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

Samsung has begun sampling the industry’s first 16Gb Graphics Double Data Rate 6 (GDDR6) DRAM featuring 24Gbps processing speeds. Built on Samsung’s third-generation 10-nanometer-class (1z) process using EUV technology, the new memory is designed to significantly advance the graphics performance […]


Design & Planning, Process

Taiwan’s GlobalWafers to Invest $5 Billion in New Texas Plant

June 27, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

GlobalWafers Co., 6488 5.49%▲ a Taiwan-based technology company, unveiled a plan on Monday to build a $5 billion factory in Sherman, Texas, to manufacture silicon wafers, a key material used in the production of semiconductors. The investment, which would receive […]


Design & Planning, Process

Foxconn Starts Building a Plant for Electric-Vehicle Batteries in Taiwan

June 15, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group started building its first plant to produce electric-car batteries Wednesday, the contract electronics manufacturer’s latest step into the booming electric-vehicle industry. Foxconn said it plans to invest about 6 billion New Taiwan dollars, equivalent to about […]


Design & Planning, Process

Mitsubishi Electric to Establish New Factory in India for Factory Automation Control System Products

June 7, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it will invest approximately 2.2 billion Indian rupees, or 3.1 billion yen, in its subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd. to establish a new factory in India. Expected to start operations in December 2023, […]


Design & Planning, Process

Building Bikes from Recycled Plastic

June 6, 2022

Via: Design News

Igus has created a bicycle made entirely of recycled plastic. The company is taking the bundle of engineering concepts and components for building plastic bicycles and making it available to all bicycle manufacturers via the igus bike platform. The first […]


Design & Planning, Logistics, Process

Survey Says Supply-Chain Issues Remain Key Hurdle For Design Engineers

April 27, 2022

Via: Design News

As product design gets more complicated, design engineering has become a more complicated, multi-faceted task. But there’s also good news for engineers, as design tools are improving and engineers have been able to keep pace with faster time-to-market cycles. Those […]


Design & Planning, Process

Spain to invest €11bn in semiconductors

April 5, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

“We want Spain to be at the vanguard of industrial and technological progress,” said Sanchez, adding that semiconductors are of “global geostrategic importance” and that Spain “will not lose the race to the most advanced technology.” “This ambitious project to […]


Design & Planning, Process

Design for Santiago International Airport Unveiled

March 31, 2022

Via: Industry Today

SANTIAGO, Dominican Republic – luis vidal + architects, an international firm that offers responsible and quality designs in response to the urban and social challenges of the day, has unveiled design concepts for Santiago International Airport’s new $300 million expansion. […]


Design & Planning, Process

Four Steps to Reducing Manufacturing Risk

March 18, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Many industries such as the automotive, medical and semiconductor sectors must comply with third party standards to control processes, reduce risk and ensure quality during the manufacturing of products. Over the past few years, organizations have begun to embrace an […]


Design & Planning, Process

Intel sets out its stall

February 21, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

In the Xeon range, starting in Q1 2022, the company will deliver Sapphire Rapids on Intel 7, bringing performance improvements across a range of workloads and targeting up to a 30x performance increase in AI alone. Coming in 2023 is […]


Design & Planning, Process

No One-Size-Fits-All Solution for Plastics Industry to Meet Sustainability Goals, Says Delterra CEO

January 31, 2022

Via: Design News

With the word sustainability on everyone’s lips these days, the international environmental nonprofit Delterra has come onto the scene with a burst of energy, a strong pedigree, and a big mission. Delterra’s founding partner is consulting giant McKinsey & Co., […]


Design & Planning, Process

Preparing Your Manufacturing Business for Natural Disasters

January 18, 2022

Via: Design News

In 2017, Medtronic was significantly impacted by multiple natural disasters all in the same fiscal quarter, but managed to weather those disasters by bending, not breaking. While we have not seen any reports yet of any medical device manufacturers being […]


Design & Planning, Process

Using CAD Assets to Design and Optimize Factories

January 3, 2022

Via: Design News

Digital transformation is being used to help with a wide range of industrial needs. Take factory design and optimization. Tools such as CAD can be used to create things as large and physical as factory floors. You can use CAD […]


Design & Planning, Process

Intel reported to be applying for Indian manufacturing incentives

December 30, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

One of the companies said to be preparing to apply for government incentives to set up IC manufacturing in India is Intel, reports The India Express. It is being said that the proposed plant would be aimed at the 18A […]


Design & Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Apple Patent for Self-Driving Car Could Include Exterior Warning Sign to Tell Drivers When the Computer is in Control

December 20, 2021

Via: Tech Times

Patents have started to pop up regarding Apple’s first self-driving car. These patents reveal features like an external display telling other drivers and pedestrians whenever the car is running on autonomous mode. Apple Patent Paperwork Reveals a Warning System According […]


Design & Planning, Process

IBM builds 127qubit chip

November 15, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

To simulate Eagle you would need more classical bits than there are atoms in every human being on the planet, says IBM. ‘We had to combine and improve upon techniques developed in previous generations of IBM Quantum processors in order […]


Design & Planning, Process

Want to Reduce Energy Use in Manufacturing? Try 3D Printing

November 8, 2021

Via: Design News

This is part two of a three-part series on the sustainability of 3D printing. The first article was Time for Clean Production Methods? 3D Printing Could Be the Solution. Part two looks at the use of energy in the additive […]