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Remember: It’s Not Industrial Policy Without Trade Enforcement

September 21, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

There’s been a lot done this Congress to build the foundation of a widespread U.S. industrial policy. Here’s how it shakes out: You’ve got your Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that passed last year and established a market for manufactured goods via […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Batteries Battle Fuel Cells for Top Spot for Electric Trucks

September 20, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Nikola President Michael Lohscheller was beaming when he unveiled the U.S. startup’s fuel cell truck for the European market at the region’s biggest commercial vehicle show this week. Series production of Nikola’s Tre FCEV, which boasts a range of up […]


Process, R & D

Got Variability? Manufacturing AI Can Tame It

September 20, 2022

Via: Design News

Manufacturers know variability is a big problem. But sometimes they don’t know how big. Manufacturing variability isn’t just an isolated anomaly. It’s a tangible and often widening gap between the intended objectives of a process and the actual result. It […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, News

J&J opens new research hub near San Francisco

September 20, 2022

Via: MedTech Dive

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday unveiled a new research and development facility in San Francisco, aiming to grow its presence in one of the top biotechnology hubs in the U.S. J&J has had a presence in the city for years. […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Steadicopter Unveils the Black Eagle 50H

September 19, 2022

Via: ASD News

Steadicopter, a leader in the Rotary Unmanned Aerial Systems (RUAS) industry, has unveiled the Black Eagle 50H – the first hybrid-powered unmanned helicopter and the newest model in its RUAV family – designed for a wide range of law enforcement, […]


Design & Planning, Process

Avoid “Over-Engineering” In Machining Parts Design

September 19, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Over engineering actually refers to and is associated with inefficient products, services, infrastructure, buildings, facilities and machines, whose development, maintenance and operation costs are too high. We can name the above items as over writing, over drawing, or over engineering, […]


News

Lithium Resumes Gains to Add Pressure on Automakers

September 19, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

After Elon Musk complained that lithium — the ubiquitous raw material needed in electric vehicle batteries — was trading at insane levels, and China’s authorities in March pushed key industry players to act, prices briefly began to cool. Now, they’re […]


Process, R & D

Future of Connectivity In Manufacturing Industry

September 16, 2022

Via: Metrology and Quality News

Many economists are expecting the US economy continue to grow in 2022. The government’s recently adopted climate and healthcare package is driving demand for capital goods. In addition, companies are shifting production back to the US. Demand is correspondingly broad-based: […]


Process, Production

Manufacturing Output Increases for Second Straight Month

September 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

U.S. factory production rose slightly in August as resilient business investment more than offset a pullback in the output of consumer goods, consistent with steady manufacturing activity. The 0.1% increase in manufacturing output last month followed an auto-fueled 0.6% July […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Biden Cabinet Secretaries Tour an Industrial Heartland University that Will Provide a Semiconductor Workforce Pipeline

September 14, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

The CHIPS Act only passed a month ago, but it’s already begun generating activity in the domestic semiconductor industry. That figures. It’s an enormous bill. But that’s what makes it so important: It’s unlikely the U.S. would be seeing this […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

EV is the biggest white elephant mankind has ever invented

September 14, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

“EV is the biggest white elephant mankind has ever invented,” said Penn, “the real disruption will come from hydrogen powered cars which refuel in five minutes – they are the real Green alternative.” The absurdity of some government attitudes on […]


Logistics, Process

Schneider Electric and HP Disrupt Traditional Manufacturing with New Metal Jet S100 Solution for More Resilient Supply Chain

September 13, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, is joining HP Inc. at the 2022 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), to announce the commercial availability of its Metal Jet S100 Solution. Accelerating innovative designs […]


News

US, Mexico to Cooperate on Semiconductors, Electric Vehicles

September 13, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Mexico and the United States plan to take advantage of the Biden administration’s massive investment in semiconductor production to push the integration of their supply chains and cooperate on expanding the production of electric vehicles through Mexico’s nationalized lithium industry, […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Nasa continues repairs to Artemis 1 ahead of rescheduled launch

September 12, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

It says it is preparing for the next launch opportunity as early as Friday, 23 September. Officials stopped the original Saturday 3 September launch countdown after discovering a hydrogen leak in a quick disconnect, an interface between the hydrogen fuel […]


News

July chip sales up 7.3% y-o-y; down 2.3% m-o-m

September 12, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

“Global semiconductor sales remained strong in July, easily topping the total from last July, but market growth has slowed substantially in recent months, with year-to-year sales increases dropping into the single digits for the first time since December 2020,” says […]


Process, Quality Control

Multisensor CMM Drives Fast Production Line Quality Control

September 12, 2022

Via: Metrology and Quality News

Since the first Lotus car was built in 1948, the company has been a beacon in the automotive industry for the design and manufacture of high performance cars born out of legendary success on the racetrack. The latest sports car, […]


Process, Production

Optomec and Acme Manufacturing Showcase the Industry’s First Fully Automated Work Cell for the Additive Repair of Turbine Parts

September 9, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Optomec Inc., a leader in 3D metal additive manufacturing (AM) solutions and Acme Manufacturing, the global leader of robotic material removal systems, will showcase an industry first, fully automated work cell initially optimized for repairing aviation compressor blades made of […]


News

Tesla Weighs New Lithium Refinery in Texas

September 9, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. is plotting a potential lithium refinery on the gulf coast of Texas, a move that would bolster the company’s battery production efforts and further expand its footprint in the state. The electric car maker has told officials that […]


News

TSMC becomes No.1 Chip Company

September 8, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

Samsung drops to second place and Intel is expected to fall to third. IC Insights has reduced its worldwide IC market growth forecast for 2022 from 11% to 7%. The downgraded expectation for this year is almost entirely due to […]


News

Samsung Warns Chip Industry Is Headed for Tough Close to 2022

September 7, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. is warning that the semiconductor industry could be in for a rocky close to 2022. A senior executive at the world’s largest maker of memory chips said the outlook for the second half of the […]