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Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

New York Expands its Landmark Buy American Rule

April 13, 2021

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

It’s been a year since the New York Buy American Act became a permanent part of state law. In 2021, though, it’s going further. The recently passed New York budget has expanded it. On April 8 Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

Biden meets today with executives on chip shortage as U.S. auto industry feels the pain

April 12, 2021

Via: CNBC

Clarence E. Brown has experienced union strikes, plant shutdowns and layoffs due to parts shortages during his 47 years working for General Motors. But Brown, president of a United Auto Workers local chapter in Kansas, describes the ongoing semiconductor chip […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Huawei to Invest $1 Billion on Car Tech It Says Surpasses Tesla

April 12, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Huawei Technologies Co. will invest $1 billion on researching self-driving and electric-car technologies, accelerating plans to compete with Tesla Inc. and Xiaomi Corp. in the world’s biggest vehicle arena. Huawei’s autonomous-driving technology already has surpassed Tesla’s in some spheres, for […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Aluminium batteries take a step closer

April 9, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

Aluminium is more plentiful and cheaper that lithium, making it potentially attractive for large-scale energy storage even if the technology never became light enough for automotive or phone use. Aluminium also has the advantage over lithium that it can be […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Chip shortage causes more disruptions in auto production, but trader has a hedge play

April 9, 2021

Via: CNBC

General Motors announced a halt in production at several North American plants and Ford announced additional downtime at two plants, the latest disruptions to the auto supply chain because of a chip shortage. Shares for GM were down 1% on […]


Process, R & D

A moving platform for 3D printing can cut waste, costs

April 8, 2021

Via: Today's Medical Developments

3D printing has the potential to revolutionize product design and manufacturing in a vast range of fields – from custom components for consumer products, to 3D printed dental products and bone and medical implants that could save lives. However, the […]


Logistics, Process, Production

2021 to be a record year for semi units shipment

April 8, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

Total semiconductor unit shipments, which include integrated circuits as well as optoelectronics, sensor/actuator, and discrete (O-S-D) devices, are forecast to rise 13% in 2021, to 1,135.3 billion (1.1353 trillion) units to set a new all-time annual record, according to IC […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Shell to Make First Profit From Oil Output Since Pandemic

April 7, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Royal Dutch Shell Plc expects to make its first profit from pumping oil since the start of the pandemic, the petroleum giant said. Shell’s upstream unit, which largely handles the exploration and production of crude, was able to capture “the […]


News, Process, Production

New Balance’s Made in USA Line Gets a Notable New Director

April 7, 2021

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

As the kids say these days, we at the Alliance for American Manufacturing stan for American-made New Balance shoes. This sneaker company is one of the last manufacturers of athletic footwear in the United States, and it has gone to […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Honeywell to Provide Critical Navigation and Sensor Technology for Pipistrel’s Unmanned Cargo Aircraft

April 7, 2021

Via: ASD News

Pipistrel has selected Honeywell’s (NYSE: HON) next-generation Attitude Heading Reference System and Air Data Module for its Nuuva V300 cargo unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The technologies provide critical navigation and motion-sensing data and will work in tandem with Honeywell’s Compact […]