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Design & Planning, Process

e.GO partners with Ericsson and Vodafone to open industry 4.0 factory

June 25, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

Incorporating automation and 5g connectivity, the technology will increase efficiency and allow for flexibility in the kinds of vehicles produced. Looking to the future, the model is also said to allow new e.Go factories to be built twice as fast […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket with 24 satellites

June 25, 2019

Via: Reuters

The craft blasted off to cheers from onlookers at 2:30 a.m. (0630 GMT) after a three-hour delay from the original launch time late Monday. The boosters separated safely as the craft began its six-hour mission to deploy the satellites. The […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Car trash to cash: U.S. firm aims to power European stadiums with old car batteries

June 24, 2019

Via: Reuters

Eaton, a New York-listed firm that makes hydraulics, truck transmissions and other industrial products, says the market is niche but expects it to grow up to 20 times between now and 2022. In Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Eaton estimates […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Trump EPA to unveil replacement for Obama’s power plant rule

June 19, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – The Trump administration is expected to unveil a new carbon emission rule for the U.S. power industry on Wednesday, replacing an Obama-era regulation to fight climate change that it scrapped for being too hard on the coal industry. […]


Process, R & D

Lean and Robots: Dynamic Duo or Disruptive Disaster?

June 18, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Lean—be it lean manufacturing or the lean enterprise—has long been an oddly divisive topic of conversation, right down to its very definition. The folks who coined the term in the late 1980s developed a set of lean characteristics, starting with […]


Process, Production

Germany to support three battery cell alliances: economy minister

June 18, 2019

Via: Reuters

Among the more than 30 companies that applied for state funding at the German Economy Ministry are carmakers Volkswagen and BMW, as well as German battery maker Varta and Swedish battery manufacturing startup Northvolt. France and Germany have already asked […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

GM is thinking about building an electric Hummer

June 17, 2019

Via: Automotive News

DETROIT — A zero-emission Hummer sounds as paradoxical as non-alcoholic whiskey, but General Motors is mulling over the idea of building an electric vehicle that would bring the defunct gas-guzzling brand back to life. For now, it’s just an idea […]


Logistics, Process

Huawei says U.S. ban hurting more than expected, to wipe $30 billion off revenue

June 17, 2019

Via: Reuters

Ren’s downbeat assessment that the ban will hit revenue by $30 billion, the first time Huawei has quantified the impact of the U.S. action, comes as a surprise after weeks of defiant comments from company executives who maintained Huawei was […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Renault Chairman Senard faces investors as Nissan alliance falters

June 12, 2019

Via: Automotive News

PARIS — A year ago, then-Renault Chairman Carlos Ghosn stood before shareholders in Paris and pledged to buttress the automaker’s two-decade partnership with Nissan. He praised the strength, solidity and pragmatic nature of their relationship and vowed to eliminate all […]


Process, R & D

Ford sees help from startups as key to managing industry changes

June 11, 2019

Via: Automotive News

TEL AVIV, Israel — Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford said the automaker will rely on startups much more than in its past as it attempts to navigate challenges to its traditional business. Speaking at the 7th annual EcoMotion mobility […]