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Design & Planning, Process, R & D

Did COVID-19 help reveal the path forward for industry?

September 11, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

While initially concerned at the impact of remote work mandated as part of COVID-19 safe working practices, many industrial leaders were encouraged to find the use of manufacturing executions systems (MESs) and plant data repositories (Historians) reduced the challenge of […]


Process, R & D

Who Are the Biggest Manufacturers in Europe?

September 11, 2020

Via: Industry Today

Manufacturing is one of the biggest industries in the world. From food and furniture to packaging and cars, almost all of the items we use on a daily basis have been manufactured by somebody – so it’s no surprise that […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

EVs shine in Europe during a brutal period for global vehicle sales

September 10, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Global automobile sales plunged dramatically in the first half of the year as the coronavirus pandemic kept buyers out of showrooms. The market, which peaked several years ago, dropped to levels not seen since the Great Recession more than a […]


Process, Production

Global Sheet Metal Fabrication Services Industry

September 10, 2020

Via: PR Newswire

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Sheet Metal Fabrication Services estimated at US$3.8 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$4.3 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 2% over the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla is a ‘tech on wheels’ company, and that gives it room to run, trader says

September 9, 2020

Via: CNBC

Tesla may be down 30% in the past week, but don’t count the stock out, says Ascent Wealth Partners managing director Todd Gordon. The value of the stock, a frequent focus in the bull-bear debate, depends on how an investor […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Electric vehicle start-up Lucid unveils Air sedan to take on Tesla

September 9, 2020

Via: CNBC

Electric vehicle start-up Lucid is touting its all-electric Air sedan as a more efficient, faster and spacious vehicle than the Tesla Model S, a car the company’s CEO Peter Rawlinson helped develop. “What we’ve got is a breakthrough in electric […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Boeing Flags Additional 787 Production Problem

September 8, 2020

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Boeing Co. said it had identified a third quality-control lapse in production of its 787 Dreamliner, further slowing deliveries of the jetliner and revving up an investigation by federal air-safety regulators. The company said Tuesday that portions of Dreamliner tail […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

GM will build electric pickup for Nikola under partnership

September 8, 2020

Via: Automotive News

General Motors is taking an 11 percent stake in startup electric truckmaker Nikola Corp. under a partnership that calls for GM to engineer and assemble Nikola’s first vehicle, the companies said Tuesday. Under the agreement, which is expected to close […]


Process, Quality Control, R & D

Optimizing Machine Performance with Industry 4.0 and Calibration

September 8, 2020

Via: Quality Magazine

There’s an old saying that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Throughout the years, that expression has been adapted to fit different situations, including a “team is only as strong as its weakest player” or “your […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Reducing Electrical Costs with Commercial Lighting

September 4, 2020

Via: Industry Today

The lighting in your business has a significant effect on your operations and employees’ productivity. Considering that energy bills have been on the rise, it can have a drastic effect on overhead costs. It’s estimated that up to 40% of […]