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Logistics, Process

Apple gets critical iPhone technology in $600 million Dialog deal

October 11, 2018

Via: Reuters

The agreement to acquire patents and people from the Anglo-German chip designer is not only unusual, but also the largest of its kind by Apple, whose last sizeable acquisition was the $350 million purchase of Face ID creator PrimeSense in […]


Regulations

Automakers react cautiously to weaker CO2 target in Europe

October 10, 2018

Via: Automotive News

LUXEMBOURG — Automakers reacted cautiously to a less stringent, 35 percent CO2 emissions target for new-car fleets in the European Union but said the goal could still hit the industry’s competitiveness. On Tuesday, European Union nations agreed to seek a […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Mission to Mars: To Be Continued!

October 10, 2018

Via: ASD News

Thales Alenia Space, a joint company between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), announced today that it has signed two study contracts* with the European Space Agency (ESA) in the frame of a joint ESA-NASA study on an international Mars Sample […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

France’s EDF aims to be market leader in electric vehicle charging

October 10, 2018

Via: Reuters

Chief Executive Jean-Bernard Levy said EDF was targeting a 30 percent market share in electric vehicle charging in its main markets of France, Belgium, Italy and the United Kingdom. “We want to become the uncontested leader in electric mobility in […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Every part of a self-driving car will change, even the doors

October 9, 2018

Via: Automotive News

Even if self-driving cars never make it to the streets in large numbers — or if they are deployed only in geofenced areas — the huge amount of money invested in the technology will have benefits that could improve all […]


Logistics, Process

Can Detroit’s new Flex-N-Gate plant be replicated?

October 9, 2018

Via: Automotive News

DETROIT — Flex-N-Gate’s glimmering new $160 million auto parts plant began pumping out dozens of parts for the new Ford Ranger this month, about 18 months after the company broke ground on a once-barren plot of land on the city’s […]


Design &Planning, Process

Daimler set to commence work on $1bn upgrade on US plant

October 9, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The company anticipates it will electrify its whole passenger vehicle line-up and provide over 50 battery-electrics, plug-in hybrids and 48-volt mild hybrids in a variety of different sizes and segments by 2022. Daimler board member, Markus Schaefer, said: “We aim […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Fiat Chrysler prepares to produce plug-in hybrid Jeep Renegade

October 8, 2018

Via: Reuters technology

MILAN (Reuters) – Fiat Chrysler (FCA) said on Monday it had kicked-off preparations for the production of a plug-in hybrid version of the Jeep Renegade as the carmaker pushes ahead with its electrification drive to meet tougher emissions rules. The […]


Design &Planning, Process

Happy Manufacturing Day! Now Get to Work.

October 5, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Manufacturing Day celebrates modern manufacturing and is intended to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. However, the American manufacturing industry is facing an identity crisis that is hurting its ability to reinvigorate its ranks. A combination of factors are at […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

FABTECH Tracking the Rising Trend of Women in Manufacturing

October 4, 2018

Via: Quality Magazine

The metal fabrication and manufacturing industry has adjusted in recent years to meet the demands of an evolving global economy, impacted by social, political, economic and technological advancements that effect all aspects of the industry. In changing times and in […]