Tag: news


The FTC is Considering Strengthening Enforcement of “Made in USA”

September 14, 2020

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Remember Patriot Puck? It was touted as the “only American Made Hockey Puck,” with marketing materials that included the American flag. Then there’s PiperGear USA, a company that sold thousands military-themed, Made in USA labeled merchandise on military bases directly […]

Process, R & D

3 Steps to Integrate IT Products in Industry

August 7, 2020

Via: Industry Today

More than 50 % of companies around the world have faced difficulties when initiating digital transformation, because the technologies they use are outdated. In 2017 and 2018, 63 % of companies in Russia started out on this journey. It is […]

Process, R & D

Industrial Internet Consortium Chairs Share Plans for Future Industry Guidance

August 6, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

The chairs of Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC™) task groups and working groups shared their proposals for future industry guidance following the IIC Quarterly Member Meeting, which took place virtually from June 22 – 26, 2020. Here is a summary of […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Amazon gets FCC approval for Project Kuiper satellite constellation

August 5, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

The planned constellation of 3,236 satellites is intended to address “unserved and underserved communities” around the world. SpaceX is a rival in this area, with its planned Starlink eventually consisting of 4,425 satellites. The FCC granted Amazon approval by a […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

NASA pushes back James Webb Space Telescope launch date

July 17, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

The original date – March 2021 – has been affected both by the Covid-19 pandemic and also technical issues. The decision was based on a recently completed schedule risk assessment of the remaining integration and test activities, said Nasa. The […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Process

Nasa awards commercial cargo contract for lunar Gateway to SpaceX

March 31, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

The terms of the Gateway Logistics Services contract will require SpaceX to deliver critical pressurised and unpressurised cargo, sample collection materials and other items the crew may need on the Gateway craft and also during their expeditions on the lunar […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

VW charged with violating Canada’s vehicle emission standards

December 10, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Volkswagen Group, in another legal action stemming from its 2015 emissions cheating scandal, on Monday was charged with importing nearly 128,000 vehicles into Canada contravening the country’s environmental legislation, a Canadian government agency said. VW was charged with 60 counts […]

Process, Production

GFG agrees deal with Novelis for aluminium plant in Belgium

December 10, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

GFG Alliance, owned by British commodities tycoon Sanjeev Gupta, has agreed to buy the Duffel aluminium plant in Belgium from Novelis.  The deal for the plant, which supplies the auto industry and is one of the largest rolling mills in Europe, […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Airbus Secures Lead Over Boeing as 737 Max Uncertainty Continues

December 9, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Shares of Airbus SE handily pulled ahead of rival Boeing Co. this year after a pair of fatal 737 Max plane crashes led to the grounding of the U.S. model’s entire fleet. Airbus is poised to finish the year ahead […]

Logistics, Process, Production

EU approves $3.5 billion in aid for battery production, r&d

December 9, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Opel and French battery manufacturer Saft can move forward with a plan to build electric vehicle battery cells in Germany after the European Union approved the use of state aid for the project. The companies plan to produce battery cells […]