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Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

China’s Ninebot unveils scooters that drive themselves to charging stations

August 16, 2019

Via: Reuters

Ninebot said Uber and Lyft, the ride-hailing giants that are expanding into scooter-sharing, would be among the customers for the new semi-autonomous vehicles that are expected to hit roads early next year. Gao Lufeng, Ninebot chairman and chief executive, told […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Apple says it supports 2.4 million U.S. jobs

August 16, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Apple Inc said on Wednesday it was either directly or indirectly responsible for 2.4 million U.S. jobs, up 20% from the 2 million the technology company estimated in 2017. The iPhone maker said its direct workforce grew from […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

SNC Selects ULA for Dream Chaser Spacecraft Launches

August 15, 2019

Via: ASD News

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security leader owned by Chairwoman and President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, selected United Launch Alliance (ULA) as the launch vehicle provider for the Dream Chaser® spacecraft’s six NASA missions […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla gains EV share in California

August 15, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Electric vehicles are poised to top 100,000 registrations in California this year as their share of the state’s light-vehicle market rose to 5.6 percent through June compared with 4.7 percent for all of 2018. That’s counter to a downward trend […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Manufacturing Obscurity Is a Fate Worse Than the Robopocalypse

August 14, 2019

Via: Industry Week

No country is even close to America when it comes to churning out cinematic thrillers depicting the robot apocalypse, introducing a steady supply of cyborgs, replicants, androids. Making actual industrial robots—the ones that perform our boring, repetitive tasks in factories […]


Process, Production

‘Very Painful’ Trade War Has Tech Suppliers Moving Out of China

August 13, 2019

Via: Industry Week

HP Inc.-laptop maker Inventec Corp. said it will to shift production of notebooks for the U.S. market out of China within months, adding to the tech industry’s exodus as the world’s two largest economies escalate their trade war. Inventec will […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Global Pharmaceutical Packaging Equipment Industry

August 13, 2019

Via: PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Pharmaceutical Packaging Equipment market worldwide is projected to grow by US$3.4 Billion, guided by a compounded growth of 6.7%. Staying on top of trends is essential for decision makers to leverage this emerging […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

PSA, Dongfeng to drop 2 China plants, halve workforce, report says

August 12, 2019

Via: Automotive News

BEIJING/PARIS — PSA Group and partner Dongfeng Motor have agreed to cut thousands of jobs in China and drop two of their four shared assembly plants, according to a document seen by Reuters, in a last-ditch bid to curb mounting […]


Logistics, Process

China new-energy vehicle sales drop for first time in over two years

August 12, 2019

Via: Reuters

NEV sales fell to 80,000 units last month in China. That compared with a growth of 80% in NEV sales in June. Overall auto sales in the world’s biggest vehicle market fell 4.3% in July, down for a 13th consecutive […]


Process, R & D

How 3D Printing Is Changing Production Models

August 9, 2019

Via: Automation World

No matter how technologies change, or what new innovations break into the mainstream, the basic goals of manufacturing remain the same: Reduce unplanned downtime, reduce costs, eliminate unnecessary waste, etc. How fortunate it is that 3D printing (a.k.a. additive manufacturing) […]