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Process, Production

Molex Expands Vietnam Manufacturing Plant

September 30, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Molex, a global electronics leader and connectivity innovator, today announced it is expanding its existing manufacturing operations in Hanoi to include a new 16,000 square meter facility. The company expects the expansion will support over 200 new jobs in advanced […]


News

3 Ways the Inflation Reduction Act Impacts Manufacturing

September 30, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

The Inflation Reduction Act was enacted last month, and it’s already sparking a boom in manufacturing. It’s aimed at spurring economic growth in the face of recessions and inflation by covering costs for supply chain expansions and allowing small businesses […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Make Sure Technology Invented in the USA is Made in the USA

September 29, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

You may remember the sad saga of the vanadium redox flow battery. Described by NPR as “the size of the refrigerator,” this battery has the ability “to change the world” because they can charge and discharge energy for 30 years […]


Process, Production

1.2A stepper driver in 4x4mm package needs no external sense resistor

September 29, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

“It is well suited for constant-current control stepper motor applications including those found in office automation, commercial and industrial equipment. It is also suited for surveillance cameras and projectors,” said Toshiba. Named TB67S549FTG, its internal constant-current control does not require […]


Process, Production

Helmee Imaging Adds Automotive Manufacturing Expert to BOD

September 28, 2022

Via: Metrology and Quality News

Helmel Imaging, developers of a quality intelligence platform for the inspection of high gloss curved parts in the automotive and consumer electronics sectors, recently announced the appointment of Gary Johnson to its Board of Directors. Mr. Johnson brings decades of […]


Process, R & D

Igus Places a Strategic Bet on Low-Cost Robotics

September 27, 2022

Via: Design News

In many ways, the idea of igus introducing robots seems obvious. The company supplies a wide range of components for robot manufacturers. All that was missing in the company inventory was a motor and control system. “We had to develop […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Vertical Aerospace Becomes the 1st British Company in 20 Years to Lift off With a New Aircraft

September 27, 2022

Via: ASD News

Vertical Aerospace (Vertical) [NYSE: EVTL], a global aerospace and technology company that is pioneering zero-emissions aviation, saw its VX4 eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) aircraft take off from the ground for the very first time over the weekend. It […]


News

Intel chooses Vigasio for its European packaging plant

September 26, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

The plant will cost €4.5 billion and is expected to employ 1,500 direct jobs and create 3,500 indirect jobs. It is due to come online in 2025-7. The Vigasio site is part of an $80 billion European investment programme by […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Modelling grid effects of electric vehicle charging in the next decade

September 23, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

Simulation is based on a model, revealed in March, for charging demand that can be applied to different human populations under different conditions. In a demonstration, they have now applied it to the whole Western US up to the year […]


Process, R & D

Siemens Digital and UMC develop 3D IC technologies

September 23, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

UMC plans to soon offer this new flow to customers. By stacking silicon die or chiplets on top of each other in a single packaged device, companies can achieve the functionality of multiple devices on the same or smaller chip […]


Process, Production

Manufacturing Output Increases for Second Straight Month

September 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

U.S. factory production rose slightly in August as resilient business investment more than offset a pullback in the output of consumer goods, consistent with steady manufacturing activity. The 0.1% increase in manufacturing output last month followed an auto-fueled 0.6% July […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Biden Cabinet Secretaries Tour an Industrial Heartland University that Will Provide a Semiconductor Workforce Pipeline

September 14, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

The CHIPS Act only passed a month ago, but it’s already begun generating activity in the domestic semiconductor industry. That figures. It’s an enormous bill. But that’s what makes it so important: It’s unlikely the U.S. would be seeing this […]


News

July chip sales up 7.3% y-o-y; down 2.3% m-o-m

September 12, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

“Global semiconductor sales remained strong in July, easily topping the total from last July, but market growth has slowed substantially in recent months, with year-to-year sales increases dropping into the single digits for the first time since December 2020,” says […]


Process, Production

Optomec and Acme Manufacturing Showcase the Industry’s First Fully Automated Work Cell for the Additive Repair of Turbine Parts

September 9, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Optomec Inc., a leader in 3D metal additive manufacturing (AM) solutions and Acme Manufacturing, the global leader of robotic material removal systems, will showcase an industry first, fully automated work cell initially optimized for repairing aviation compressor blades made of […]


News

Samsung Warns Chip Industry Is Headed for Tough Close to 2022

September 7, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. is warning that the semiconductor industry could be in for a rocky close to 2022. A senior executive at the world’s largest maker of memory chips said the outlook for the second half of the […]


Process, R & D

Eliminating Risks Before Introducing News Technologies Into Smart Manufacturing Operations

September 6, 2022

Via: Metrology and Quality News

Audi uses its Production Lab (P-Lab) to identify new and innovative technologies and reliably integrate them into production sequences. In Gaimersheim, just a few minutes drive from Audi’s Ingolstadt plant, experts under P-Lab director Henning Löser test the suitability of […]


News

Energy Crisis Squeezes Europe’s Smaller Firms

August 25, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Europe’s energy crisis is squeezing the small and midsize firms that form the backbone of the continent’s economy, leading some business owners to curb production or close up shop. Katrien Vandenheuvel recently decided to shutter her family’s grocery store—nestled in […]


Process, Production

Manufacturers’ Optimism Declines Report Finds

August 23, 2022

Via: Industry Today

As material costs increase and supply chain challenges continue to delay production, manufacturers’ optimism has declined, according to a new industry report. The latest Sikich Industry Pulse: Manufacturing and Distribution found that 58% of manufacturers rated their optimism about business […]


Process, Production

Climate-friendly metal production: Why is it difficult?

August 18, 2022

Via: Phys.org

Most people know that metals are made from ore, but how do we make gold from gravel? That’s the process we must understand to be able to make the metal industry climate friendly. Here are some alternatives for CO2-free metal […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Elon Musk Congratulates Tesla Shanghai For Producing One Million Cars; Total EV Production Exceeds 3 Million

August 15, 2022

Via: Tech Times

Tesla’s car production has fared well after it hit over three million EV units. CEO Elon Musk congratulated the Shanghai Gigafactory for making its one-millionth unit despite several issues in the country, including COVID-19 lockdowns. Although it has proven that […]