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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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, 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 […]


Process, Production

Commerce Department Investigation Into Solar Imports Must Move Forward — and Not Be Rushed

May 5, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

On Tuesday, I took a look at the ongoing Commerce Department investigation into solar panel imports. California-based solar manufacturer Auxin filed a complaint with the agency alleging that China is shipping its solar products through four Asian countries to avoid […]


News

2021 manufacturing technology orders excel

February 18, 2022

Via: Today's Medical Developments

Orders of manufacturing technology surpassed $5.9 billion in 2021, marking the best year ever, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. December 2021 orders were just shy of […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Improved nuclear accident code helps policymakers assess risks from small reactors

February 17, 2022

Via: Phys.org

Sandia National Laboratories recently updated the Maccs code to better aid the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the global nuclear industry in assessing the consequences of nuclear accidents. The Maccs code can also evaluate the potential health and environmental risks posed […]


Process, Production

TSMC Arizona plant delayed

February 17, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

TSMC had originally planned to start moving equipment into the plant by September this year, but the company is reported to have told suppliers that deadline will be pushed back to February or March 2023. The TSMC project was announced […]


Process, Production

US Factory Output Rises as Firms Navigate Supply Constraints

February 17, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Production at U.S. factories rose modestly in January, suggesting manufacturers gradually are working through pandemic-related shortages of materials and labor that hobbled output in the prior month. The 0.2% increase followed a revised 0.1% decline in December, Federal Reserve data […]


Process, R & D

How Collaborative Is Your Manufacturing Application?

February 15, 2022

Via: Quality Magazine

Over the last few years, collaborative robotics has come to the fore as a way to increase manufacturing flexibility and improve ROI. When considering a human-robot collaborative workcell, we explicitly incorporate and expect humans to be safely working close to […]


News

2022 Manufacturing Outlook and Opportunities

February 15, 2022

Via: Metrology and Quality News

2022 is shaping up to be a year of opportunity for manufacturers in spite of ongoing concerns regarding business resiliency, supply chain instability, manpower shortages and economic uncertainty exacerbated by the Omicron variant. Manufacturers experiencing strong and consistent growth have […]


Process, Production

Type 6 COM Express with 12th generation Intel Core

February 14, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

Called MSC C6B-ALP, typical applications for the 125 x 95mm boards will be automation, machine vision, AI, medical equipment, gaming, video processing and security systems, it said. Intel has split cores into two types for these processors: ‘performance’ and ‘efficient’. […]


News

Tritium To Create 500 Jobs At Tennessee Manufacturing Base

February 8, 2022

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

Tritium DCFC Limited (Tritium), a global leader in the electric vehicle (EV) charging industry, has announced that it will establish its U.S. manufacturing base in Tennessee. The company expects to create more than 500 new jobs over the next five […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Biden Crude Oil Release Moves Into Second Round

December 17, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Biden administration’s release of crude from U.S. emergency reserves to cool oil’s rally is going into a second round, with bids due by the first working day of the year. The Department of Energy is selling 18 million barrels […]


Process, Production

Carbon-capturing material could help industry reduce emissions and costs

December 17, 2021

Via: Phys.org

Alberta’s world renown in carbon capture and sequestration is set to receive another lift thanks to the promise of a material invented and tested in the province that offers an efficient way to pull carbon dioxide out of industrial emissions. […]