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Design &Planning, Process, Quality Control

Cybersecurity a Hot Topic on the Show Floor

October 18, 2018

Via: Automation World

Tony Baker, Portfolio Manager, Security at Rockwell Automation, presented recommendations on best practices and actionable steps industrial companies can take with reference to network security and standards within the industry during PACK EXPO International 2018 at The Innovation Stage. Baker […]


Design &Planning, Process

Questions About Blockchain in Industry

October 17, 2018

Via: Automation World

A technology once thought of principally as a means of securing cryptocurrency transactions appears ready to move into manufacturing and supply chain. Over the past couple of years, we’ve covered announcements related to: blockchain offerings designed to improve industrial process […]


Regulations

Elon Musk, Tesla settlement with SEC over tweets approved by U.S. judge

October 16, 2018

Via: Automotive News

NEW YORK — A federal judge approved a $40 million settlement by Tesla Inc. and Chief Executive Elon Musk with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, resolving government claims that Musk misled the public with a flurry of tweets about […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Hitachi and General Electric collaborate to develop next-generation reactors

October 15, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The Japan-based conglomerate company, Hitachi, and US-based General Electric are set to collaborate to create a new type of nuclear power plant with small modular reactors according to sources, The Japan Times reports. It is thought that the two firms […]


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 […]


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 […]