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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 […]


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, Production

Ramping up Your Additive Manufacturing Game

February 18, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Printing a CAD file for a non-functional prototype is a relatively straightforward process. Going from concept to proven, production-grade products for an entirely new product development and manufacturing process is not. To help you understand what to expect when adopting […]


Process, Production

Foxconn to delay display panel production in China’s Guangzhou: Nikkei

January 31, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Foxconn Technology Group will delay most of its planned production in a $9 billion display panel project in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou for a minimum of six months, Nikkei reported s.nikkei.com/2CV05P3 on Thursday, citing internal documents […]


Process, Production

A Tiny Screw Shows Why iPhones Won’t Be ‘Assembled in U.S.A.’

January 28, 2019

Via: The New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO — Despite a trade war between the United States and China and past admonishments from President Trump “to start building their damn computers and things in this country,” Apple is unlikely to bring its manufacturing closer to home. […]


Process, Production

Smartphone makers seek export incentives to grow India production

January 25, 2019

Via: Reuters

The Indian Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA), whose members include some of the industry’s biggest names including Apple Inc, made the proposals in a 174-page document reviewed by Reuters and submitted to the government ahead of its annual budget announcement […]


Process, Production

Toyota and Panasonic reportedly partner to produce batteries for electric vehicles

January 21, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

Toyota Motor Corporation and Panasonic are reportedly set to announce a joint venture and join the growing electric vehicle (EV) market. The duo will produce batteries for such new innovations, which will be fully launched in 2020. At present, more […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Volkswagen to invest $800 million, build new electric vehicle in U.S.

January 14, 2019

Via: Reuters

The German automaker, in an announcement at the Detroit Auto Show, said it is adding 1,000 new jobs and that electric vehicle production in Tennessee will begin in 2022. German automakers have been under pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump […]