Tag: manufacturing

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Virgin Galactic wins Nasa contract to commercialise ISS

June 23, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

Under the agreement, Virgin Galactic will develop a private orbital astronaut readiness programme. The company states that the program will include identifying candidates interested in purchasing private astronaut missions to the ISS, the procurement of transportation to the ISS, on-orbit […]

Process, Production

100 year record fall for US industrial output

May 26, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

At 85.5% of its 2012 average, manufacturing output was at its lowest level since 1997, as all major industries reported declines in output. The production of motor vehicles and parts was by far the most affected, as closed assembly plants […]

Design & Planning, Process, Regulations

Michigan due to reopen manufacturing from coronavirus lockdown

May 11, 2020

Via: Reuters

Michigan, a major Midwest industrial powerhouse hard hit by both the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout, is the latest of several states permitting the restart of assembly lines halted in mandatory business closures meant to contain the outbreak. But […]


New York governor outlines reopening plan with construction, manufacturing first

May 4, 2020

Via: Reuters

Cuomo did not give a timeline, but the state’s stay-at-home order is due to expire on May 15. The governor has previously said that the areas with fewer infections and enough spare hospital beds could consider reopening after that date. […]

Process, R & D

Overcoming AI and Machine Learning barriers in manufacturing

April 10, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

There has been a considerable amount of hype around Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies in the last five or so years. So much so that AI has become somewhat of a buzzword – full of ideas and […]

Process, R & D

DHL: top four manufacturing transformations by 2025

March 23, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

Intelligent manufacturing With the ways in which manufacturing and engineering companies are producing and operating changing, in terms of product life cycle, customer demand and increased product variety, production processes are needing to become more intelligent. With technology evolving at […]

Industry Focus Areas, Process, R & D, Workforce Development

COVID-19: is manufacturing prepared for home working

March 18, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

Surveying over 700,000 employees worldwide, 52,240 of those were from the manufacturing and industrial engineering sector. The survey highlighted that 53% of those within the industry have no home working experience. As the Coronavirus maintains its pandemic status by the […]

Industry Focus Areas, Process, R & D, Workforce Development

Smarter Manufacturing: rising to the challenge

March 11, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

The manufacturing industry is on the cusp of a new digital-first era. Technology is changing everything from design to production. It’s no surprise then, that digital transformation has become top of the agenda for those working in the sector; and […]

Logistics, Process, R & D

Will 2020 Be the Year You Embrace Blockchain in Manufacturing?

February 20, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

The power of trust is what binds manufacturers and their distribution channel partners to honor their commitments with each other’s best interests. Lately, however, that trust is strained as revenue growth shrinks across the supply chain. According to McKinsey & […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production

Department of Energy Awards $187M to Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness

February 12, 2020

Via: Quality Magazine

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $187 million in funding, including $48 million of cost share, for 55 projects in 25 states to support innovative advanced manufacturing research and development. These projects address high-impact manufacturing technology, materials, and […]