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Category: Production


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Elon Musk Congratulates Tesla Shanghai For Producing One Million Cars; Total EV Production Exceeds 3 Million

August 15, 2022

Via: Tech Times

Tesla’s car production has fared well after it hit over three million EV units. CEO Elon Musk congratulated the Shanghai Gigafactory for making its one-millionth unit despite several issues in the country, including COVID-19 lockdowns. Although it has proven that […]


Process, Production

2.5A industrial photo-coupler gate driver has 250ns maximum delay

August 12, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

Toshiba has released a ±2.5A output IGBT gate driving photo-coupler with and isolated fault feedback, that can also drive mosfet gates. Called TLP5212, it “features a new totem pole output with two n-channel mosfets,” according to the company. “In addition, […]


Process, Production

USA can make a tenth of the world’s memory chips, says Micron

August 11, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

Micron intends to invest $40 billion in manufacturing expansion in the US over the next eight years, thanks to its anticipated access to Chips Act money. Under the Chips Act the US government will pay 25% of the cost of […]


Process, Production

GM Misses Profit Estimates as Chip Shortage Crimps Output

July 26, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

General Motors Co. reported weaker second-quarter profit than analysts’ estimates as semiconductor shortages kept production volumes in check. The automaker also warned it is bracing for tougher times ahead. Noting “concerns about economic conditions,” CEO Mary Barra said in a […]


Process, Production

Factory Output Declines for a Second Month on Consumer Goods

July 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Production at U.S. factories declined in June for a second month, restrained by higher inventories and a softer economic outlook. The 0.5% decrease in manufacturing output matched the downwardly revised drop in May, Federal Reserve data showed July 15. Total […]


Process, Production

Radiation for responsible recycling: A distributed, microwave-based method to recycle batteries

July 7, 2022

Via: Phys.org

The global culture of mass production and consumption has resulted in a monumental increase in the amount of waste being generated today, indicating an unmet need for better recycling systems. Traditionally, waste is collected locally and processed at large-scale recycling […]


Process, Production

Nextracker Renovates Factory To Serve Solar Market

July 6, 2022

Via: Industry Today

Nextracker LLC, the global market leader in utility-scale solar trackers, and BCI Steel, a Pittsburgh-based steel fabricator, today announced the reopening of the historic Bethlehem steel manufacturing factory in nearby Leetsdale to produce solar tracker equipment for large-scale solar power […]


Process, Production

Pioneering recycling turns mixed waste into premium plastics with no climate impact

June 30, 2022

Via: Phys.org

Only a fraction of the material that could be turned into new plastic is currently recycled. Researchers at Chalmers have now demonstrated how the carbon atoms in mixed waste can replace all fossil raw materials in the production of new […]


Process, Production

Fab equipment spending to be up 20% this year

June 14, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

Fab equipment investment in 2023 is expected to remain strong. “The global semiconductor equipment industry remains on track to cross the $100 billion threshold for the first time as shown in our latest update of the World Fab Forecast,” says […]


Process, Production

How Were Manufacturing Best Practices Disrupted by the Pandemic?

June 13, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Events as universally disruptive as the COVID-19 pandemic are rare. While the world seems to be recovering from the virus itself, the manufacturing industry won’t go back to how it was before, nor should it. The pandemic and ensuing disruption […]


Process, Production

6 Reasons Why 3D Printing Is Here To Stay

June 1, 2022

Via: Industry Today

3D printing has come a long way since its advent with slow print times and frequent flow errors. Most would now agree that it has established itself as a viable alternative to traditional manufacturing processes in a range of high-performance […]


Process, Production

Another step on the road to perovskite solar mass production

May 31, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

PTAA – poly[bis(4-phenyl)(2, 4, 6-trimethylphenyl)amine] – is a successful hole-transporting material for perovskite solar cells, but can only be applied using spin-coating, which is not suitable for wide areas, according to the research team. Blade-coating is compatible with large surfaces, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production, Workforce Development

SME, Women in 3D Printing Join Forces to Build Diverse Manufacturing Workforce

May 31, 2022

Via: Quality Magazine

SME, a non-profit professional association dedicated to advancing manufacturing, and Women in 3D Printing (Wi3DP), a global organization with a mission to close the gender gap in Additive Manufacturing (AM), are partnering to attract and build a diverse next gen […]


Process, Production

Stellantis, Samsung SDI Team Up To Build $2.5B Lithium-Ion Battery Plant

May 25, 2022

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

Stellantis N.V. and Samsung SDI have formed a joint venture company to establish an electric-vehicle battery manufacturing facility in Kokomo, IN. Targeted to start in 2025, the plant is expected to have an initial annual production capacity of 23 gigawatt […]


Process, Production

6 Implications of the Chip Shortage for Auto Manufacturing

May 23, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

The past few years have proved challenging for the auto manufacturing industry. Automakers faced a slew of obstacles amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but few were as far-reaching and disruptive as the chip shortage. Median semiconductor inventories fell from 40 days […]


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 […]


Process, Production

Commerce Department Investigation Into Solar Imports Must Move Forward — and Not Be Rushed

May 5, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

On Tuesday, I took a look at the ongoing Commerce Department investigation into solar panel imports. California-based solar manufacturer Auxin filed a complaint with the agency alleging that China is shipping its solar products through four Asian countries to avoid […]


Process, Production

Food Industry Will Remain Largest Market for Packaging Machinery

April 20, 2022

Via: PR Newswire

The Freedonia Group projects global demand for packaging machinery to expand 5.8% per year to $71.1 billion in 2026, driven by rising manufacturing output. The global food, beverage, and pharmaceutical and personal care product industries – which are the most […]


Process, Production

8 Causes of Lost Productivity in Manufacturing and How Managers Can Address Them in 2022

March 14, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Maximizing productivity is a critical goal for every manufacturer. However, many companies may not realize this is an ongoing process, not a one-time adjustment, as there is always room to improve. Addressing lost productivity is particularly critical in today’s climate. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Tesla Gets Approval to Start EV Production in Germany

March 4, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Tesla Inc. has secured local approvals in Germany to formally begin electric-vehicle productions at its new plant outside Berlin, a key pillar of Chief Executive Elon Musk’s push to rapidly boost output and sales. Tesla’s plant challenges Europe’s established auto […]