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Process, Production

2.5A industrial photo-coupler gate driver has 250ns maximum delay

August 12, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

Toshiba has released a ±2.5A output IGBT gate driving photo-coupler with and isolated fault feedback, that can also drive mosfet gates. Called TLP5212, it “features a new totem pole output with two n-channel mosfets,” according to the company. “In addition, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Battery Giants, Hyundai Concerned by US Moves on China Supplies

August 12, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

South Korea’s biggest electric car batterymakers and Hyundai Motor Co. have expressed concern over new U.S. legislation aimed at boosting domestic production of EVs and reducing the use of Chinese materials, moves they say could hurt their competitiveness. Korean trade […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Rise of renewables: How the Ukraine war has changed global energy policies

August 11, 2022

Via: Phys.org

UNSW expert Renate Egan explains how countries around the world have reacted to the oil and gas supply chain issues caused by the fallout of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Fears about energy independence in the wake of the war in […]


Process, Production

USA can make a tenth of the world’s memory chips, says Micron

August 11, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

Micron intends to invest $40 billion in manufacturing expansion in the US over the next eight years, thanks to its anticipated access to Chips Act money. Under the Chips Act the US government will pay 25% of the cost of […]


Process, Quality Control, R & D

Smart Manufacturing – How Digital Twins Optimizes Manufacturing Efficiency

July 22, 2022

Via: Metrology and Quality News

In the next few years, the digital twin solution for manufacturing is expected to grow rapidly, driven by the need for improved productivity and lower maintenance costs. From 2022 to 2027, the smart manufacturing market by enabling technologies for digital […]


Process, R & D

Wireless Charging Enables Industry 4.0 Implementation with Mobile Robots

July 12, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

The manufacturing industry has been evolving for over 200 years now. Industry 4.0 is the fourth industrial revolution concentrating on interconnectivity, automation, machine learning, and real-time data processing. As various manufacturing industries are marching towards Industry 4.0, to stay competitive […]


Process, Production

Radiation for responsible recycling: A distributed, microwave-based method to recycle batteries

July 7, 2022

Via: Phys.org

The global culture of mass production and consumption has resulted in a monumental increase in the amount of waste being generated today, indicating an unmet need for better recycling systems. Traditionally, waste is collected locally and processed at large-scale recycling […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Semiconductor shortage leaves medtech industry ‘more pessimistic’ as customers leave: survey

July 7, 2022

Via: MedTech Dive

The July 2021 survey provided data to quantify the reports of semiconductor shortages, revealing delays ranging from two weeks to more than one year. Competing with tech companies and automakers for the chips, the respondents reported delays, reduced order quantities, […]


News

Take Action: Tell President Biden to Keep Tariffs on Imports from China in Place

July 6, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

It’s time to take action, folks. We’ve written several pieces now about how the Biden administration is considering revoking tariffs on imports from China. This is a bad idea. Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul wrote the U.S. Trade […]


Process, Production

Nextracker Renovates Factory To Serve Solar Market

July 6, 2022

Via: Industry Today

Nextracker LLC, the global market leader in utility-scale solar trackers, and BCI Steel, a Pittsburgh-based steel fabricator, today announced the reopening of the historic Bethlehem steel manufacturing factory in nearby Leetsdale to produce solar tracker equipment for large-scale solar power […]


R & D

Production Line Augmented Reality Startup Raises Funding

July 6, 2022

Via: Metrology and Quality News

Augmented worker platform KIT-AR has secured €2m ($2.1m) in a seed funding round for its production line technology. KIT-AR’s lean manufacturing / poka-yoke tools empower shopfloor workers to reduce and sometimes eliminate errors and waste in production lines. Augmented reality […]


News

Labor Shortage Needs New Approach to Worker Retention

June 21, 2022

Via: Industry Today

By Shannon Gabriel, Managing Director, Leadership Solutions Practice, TBM Consulting The assembly line was experiencing 65% turnover, a problem so severe that long-time veterans of the plant were reluctant to train new people. Why bother if new employees would exit […]


News

Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Terminate 3.5% of Staff After Ex-Workers Allege Company of Violating Labor Laws

June 21, 2022

Via: Tech Times

After two former Tesla employees filed a lawsuit alleging that the auto company had violated US labor regulations by allegedly conducting mass layoffs, Elon Musk explained on Tuesday, June 21, how many company workers would only lose their jobs. Tesla’s […]


Process, Production

6 Reasons Why 3D Printing Is Here To Stay

June 1, 2022

Via: Industry Today

3D printing has come a long way since its advent with slow print times and frequent flow errors. Most would now agree that it has established itself as a viable alternative to traditional manufacturing processes in a range of high-performance […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

BD’s Pyxis medication dispenser gets fifth DHS cybersecurity alert in 5 years

June 1, 2022

Via: Medtechdive

The DHS has posted one notice about the Pyxis device each year from 2018 to 2020. While no new vulnerabilities emerged last year, two alerts were given in 2022 with the latest coming weeks after the department flagged a risk related to the use […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Sierra Space & Spirit AeroSystems Form Strategic Partnership to Bring Affordable Space Systems to Market

June 1, 2022

Via: ADS News

Sierra Space and Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. [NYSE: SPR] today announced the formation of a long-term strategic partnership intended to accelerate access to a vibrant commercial space economy of the future. Spirit Defense & Space will assist in the development and […]


News

Reshoring Initiative 2021 Data Report: Essential Product Industries Drive Job Announcements to Record High

May 31, 2022

Via: Quality Magazine

In 2021 the private and federal push for domestic supply of essential goods propelled reshoring and foreign direct investment (FDI) job announcements to a record 261,000, bringing the total jobs announced since 2010 to over 1.3 million. For the second […]


Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production, Workforce Development

SME, Women in 3D Printing Join Forces to Build Diverse Manufacturing Workforce

May 31, 2022

Via: Quality Magazine

SME, a non-profit professional association dedicated to advancing manufacturing, and Women in 3D Printing (Wi3DP), a global organization with a mission to close the gender gap in Additive Manufacturing (AM), are partnering to attract and build a diverse next gen […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

NY State Opens $11.4M Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center

May 24, 2022

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

On May 23, New York Governor Kathy Hochul celebrated the grand opening of the Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center on Monroe Community College’s (MCC) Downtown Campus. The $11.4 million, 50,000-square-foot workforce development center focuses on short-term and accelerated, technology-oriented training […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Hyzon Motors Inc. reports first quarter 2022 financial and operational results

May 12, 2022

Via: PR Newswire

Hyzon Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: HYZN) (“Hyzon” or the “Company”), a leading global supplier of zero-emission fuel cell electric heavy-duty vehicles, today announced first quarter 2022 financial and operational results. “We celebrated the significant achievement of building our first American-made heavy […]