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Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Corroded pipe led to Philadelphia refinery fire -U.S. Chemical Safety Board

October 16, 2019

Via: Reuters

The pipe fitting gave way around 4:00 a.m. ET (0800 GMT) on June 21, releasing more than 3,200 pounds of highly toxic chemical hydrofluoric acid (HF) into the atmosphere, the CSB said. That led to three separate explosions that hurled […]


Regulations

Ride-hailing companies Uber, Lyft won’t testify before Congress: report

October 16, 2019

Via: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc have declined to appear at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on Wednesday on issues relating to the ride-hailing industry, the Washington Post reported, citing company and congressional sources. The two […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Tumbling Into Safety

October 15, 2019

Via: Industry Week

I took a tumble walking to my car after work the other day. It was my fault entirely. I chose to step over a rope fence rather than walk the extra 200 feet to the proper opening of the parking […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Quality Control

Swiss Grounds Airbus A220 Planes After Finding Engine Fault

October 15, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s Swiss airline grounded its fleet of Airbus SE A220 jets after the latest incident with Pratt & Whitney engines forced a London-Geneva flight to land in Paris. Lufthansa’s Swiss unit, the world’s biggest operator of the narrow-body […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

J&J’s Legal Losses May Get Worse With 100,000 More Damage Claims

October 14, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Johnson & Johnson has taken some costly beatings in court this year. And it could get worse. Just last week, a jury ordered J&J to pay $8 billion for wrongfully pushing doctors to prescribe the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal. While the […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Porsche and Boeing partner on electric flying vehicle

October 11, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Porsche and U.S. planemaker Boeing are working to develop a concept electric flying vehicle capable of transporting people in urban settings. Porsche and other automakers are aiming to build flying cars that can be used as taxis and for ride-sharing […]


Process, R & D

ZTE and China Telecom launch 5G manufacturing solution with Bluetron

October 11, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

The venture puts 5G slicing, edge computing and smart manufacturing into trial at Bluetron to meet the data requirements of industrial production. Chen Xinyu, General Manager of ZTE Telecom Cloud & Core Network product line, commented: “Committed to continuous technological […]


Logistics, Process

GM’s Q3 China sales slip 18%

October 10, 2019

Via: Automotive News

BEIJING — General Motors’ light-vehicle sales in China fell 18 percent in the third quarter, as the automaker was hurt by a slowing economy amid the Sino-U.S. trade war and by heightened competition in a key mid-priced crossover segment. GM […]


Process, R & D

Nobel Prize winner says battery recycling key to meeting EV demand

October 10, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Recycling batteries is the key to securing enough raw materials to power the surge in electric vehicle demand, according to a winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. “The point is whether EV batteries can be recycled,” said Akira Yoshino, […]


Design & Planning, Process

Thyssenkrupp to make job cuts, reorganize auto parts business

October 9, 2019

Via: Automotive News

DUESSELDORF — New Thyssenkrupp CEO Martina Merz on Wednesday paved the way for deeper job cuts at the ailing conglomerate, telling employees in an internal memo such a step was necessary for a much-needed turnaround. Thrown into crisis by a […]