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Category: R & D


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, R & D

Volkswagen expands research facility and reveals concept version of VW Bus

July 9, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

The Innovation and Engineering Center California is said in the company’s 2 July press release to be the largest research facility outside of Germany, with over 180 engineers. It is to focus on bringing engineering innovations to the US market. […]


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

Blockchain in Automotive and Aerospace & Aviation Market to Reach $20.62 Bn by 2029

July 1, 2019

Via: ASD News

The process of evolution of smart technology has considerably changed the overall automotive and aerospace & aviation industry in terms money saving, ensuring increased safety, and convenience of the users. With the integration of the advances technologies such as blockchain […]


Process, R & D

Digital Manufacturing for Small Manufacturers

June 24, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Smart Manufacturing. Factory of the Future. Industry 4.0. These are the buzzwords used by those driving the manufacturing world forward. At the heart of these concepts is digital manufacturing and design (DM&D). But what exactly is DM&D? And what does […]


Process, R & D

Lean and Robots: Dynamic Duo or Disruptive Disaster?

June 18, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Lean—be it lean manufacturing or the lean enterprise—has long been an oddly divisive topic of conversation, right down to its very definition. The folks who coined the term in the late 1980s developed a set of lean characteristics, starting with […]


Process, R & D

Ford sees help from startups as key to managing industry changes

June 11, 2019

Via: Automotive News

TEL AVIV, Israel — Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford said the automaker will rely on startups much more than in its past as it attempts to navigate challenges to its traditional business. Speaking at the 7th annual EcoMotion mobility […]


Process, R & D

Protolabs launches metal 3D printing production capabilities

June 6, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

Using secondary processes, metal parts will feature improved strength, dimensional accuracy and cosmetic appearance. Such advances are contributing to Protolabs’ efforts to make the additive manufacturing of metal viable beyond just prototyping. “We see it every day. The designers and […]


Design & Planning, Process, R & D

Oerlikon opens $55mn additive manufacturing facility

May 31, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

The $55mn Huntersville facility is said to serve as the cornerstone of Oerlikon’s U.S. additive manufacturing business. Occupying 125,000 square feet, the facility employs around 60 people at the time of opening, with the intention of gradually adding jobs in […]


Process, R & D

Cloud-Based Platforms Driving Factory Simulation Software Up 11%

May 29, 2019

Via: Industry Week

As manufacturers continue to digitize operations, the market for factory simulation software products is expected to grow 11% annually reaching $4.1 billion in 2030. This number reflects a projected 172,000 users, according to ABI Research. “Today, many manufacturing enterprises have […]


Process, R & D

Sandvik creates 3D printed diamond composite

May 24, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

The company says that the composite is perfect for industrial use owing to its hardness, heat conductivity, low density, thermal expansion and corrosion resistance. This is despite differing from synthetic or natural diamonds through being a composite material, with diamond […]


Process, R & D

Ford tests package-carrying robots for driverless delivery

May 22, 2019

Via: Automotive News

It’s a headless robot in a driverless car. Ford Motor Co. is working on a way to resolve what self-driving researchers refer to as “the last 50-foot problem.” If an autonomous delivery vehicle arrives at your house, without any humans […]