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Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Make Sure Technology Invented in the USA is Made in the USA

September 29, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

You may remember the sad saga of the vanadium redox flow battery. Described by NPR as “the size of the refrigerator,” this battery has the ability “to change the world” because they can charge and discharge energy for 30 years […]


Process, Production

1.2A stepper driver in 4x4mm package needs no external sense resistor

September 29, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

“It is well suited for constant-current control stepper motor applications including those found in office automation, commercial and industrial equipment. It is also suited for surveillance cameras and projectors,” said Toshiba. Named TB67S549FTG, its internal constant-current control does not require […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Essentium Demonstrates Additive Manufacturing Capabilities to Enhance the U.S. Navy’s Maintenance Efficiency at REPTX

September 27, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Essentium, Inc., a worldwide leader in industrial additive manufacturing (AM), today announced it has successfully completed its initial participation in the U.S. Navy’s Repair Technology Exercise (REPTX) at Port Hueneme, California. At REPTX, Essentium demonstrated to government, academia, and industry […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Vertical Aerospace Becomes the 1st British Company in 20 Years to Lift off With a New Aircraft

September 27, 2022

Via: ASD News

Vertical Aerospace (Vertical) [NYSE: EVTL], a global aerospace and technology company that is pioneering zero-emissions aviation, saw its VX4 eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) aircraft take off from the ground for the very first time over the weekend. It […]


Process, R & D

Future of Manufacturing Powered By Data and Analytics

September 26, 2022

Via: Metrology and Quality News

Manufacturing industry is on the verge of a data‑driven revolution. Companies are collaborating in hyperconnected value networks, using data‑and‑analytics applications to drive productivity, develop new customer experiences and improve the societal and environmental impact of companies. This technological advance has […]


Logistics, Process

Record Ocean Shipping Costs Add to Auto Industry’s Supply Chain Woes

September 21, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The car industry, already grappling with a shortage of semiconductors, is now seeing another source of supply chain concern: a lack of ships. Earnings for freighters that move autos and industrial machines across the globe have surged to about $80,000 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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, 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 […]


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 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Off-Road Icon Jeep Plots 4 New EVs by 2025

September 7, 2022

Via: Design News

Iconic American off-road brand Jeep has revealed its path forward as the industry shifts to electric power. The map includes both plug-in hybrids and battery-electric models, with four new electrified vehicles planned by 2025. The company’s 4xe plug-in hybrid technology, […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

SWOT satellite all set to depart for United States

September 6, 2022

Via: ASD News

After more than a year in assembly, integration and testing at Thales Alenia Space’s facility in Cannes, France, for the French and U.S. space agencies CNES and NASA, the SWOT satellite (Surface Water and Ocean Topography) is making final preparations […]