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Process, Production

Foxconn confirms production on Wisconsin factory to start by 2020

March 20, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

With the next phases of factory construction expected to start by the summer, the facility in Wisconsin will commence work during the fourth quarter of 2020. Having initially planned to manufacture advanced large-screen displays for TVs and other consumer and […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Ford launches Expedition ads ahead of production boost

March 19, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Ford Motor Co. is launching a new advertising campaign for its Expedition SUV as it prepares to add workers and increase production at the Kentucky plant where it’s built. The automaker in November said it would move 550 workers from […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

EV startup Evelozcity in talks with Magna Steyr for U.S. production

March 19, 2019

Via: Automotive News

California electric-car startup Evelozcity is in talks with European contract manufacturer Magna Steyr for U.S. production, sources said. A letter of intent has already been signed between the two companies, the sources told Automobilwoche, a sister publication of Automotive News […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Boeing Had Too Much Sway in Vetting Own Jets, FAA Was Told

March 18, 2019

Via: Industry Week

FAA employees warned as early as seven years ago that Boeing Co. had too much sway over safety approvals of new aircraft, prompting an investigation by Department of Transportation auditors who confirmed the agency hadn’t done enough to “hold Boeing […]


Design &Planning, Process

Toyota pledges its growing investment in US manufacturing  

March 18, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

The company has announced an investment of nearly $750mn in five different states. The new investments include adding the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (the best-selling SUV in the US), and Lexus ES 300 Hybrid vehicle production at its Georgetown, Kentucky manufacturing […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

FCA to recall 862,520 vehicles that don’t meet U.S. emissions standards

March 13, 2019

Via: Automotive News

The EPA said Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will recall 862,520 gasoline-powered vehicles in the United States that do not meet U.S. emissions standards. The recall was prompted by in-use emissions investigations conducted by the EPA and testing conducted by FCA as […]


Process, R&D

Desktop Metal: embracing innovation with 3D printing

March 13, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

Revolutionising traditional sectors, such as healthcare, food manufacturing and most notably, the automotive sector, the global market for 3D printing and services is expected to grow to almost US$50bn by 2025. Metal 3D printing, in particular, houses widespread applications in […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Boeing Crisis Grows as 737 Max Blocked From Singapore, Australia

March 12, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Boeing Co. is facing a growing crisis of confidence over its 737 Max jet, as airlines and regulators from Singapore to Australia move to ground or block the plane following two deadly crashes in five months. A day after U.S. […]


Process, Production

VW accelerates electric push with more models, more production

March 12, 2019

Via: Automotive News

WOLFSBURG — Volkswagen Group increased the global production and product scope of its upcoming full-electric cars, while warning the EV push will lead to job cuts. The 12-brand group, which includes Audi, Porsche and Bentley, now plans to launch 70 […]


Process, R&D

TrakRap: Embracing industry 4.0 in the manufacturing industry

March 11, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TrakRap, Martin Leeming, believes that industry 4.0 is prioritised heavily at his company. “It’s massive for us. I suppose you can argue that we’re unfortunate because we’re coming into an already established industry of end […]