Manufacturing

Former Apple Product Design Engineer Discusses Manufacturing at Scale

<b>And Why Tesla's Model 3 Will Be a Disaster</b><p>f you’re either a manufacturing or Apple wonk you should check out Leander Kahney’s interview with former …

Autos

German-based company to bring $12 million aviation plant

A German-based company is bringing a $12 million aviation-related plant to Auburn.<p>The Winkelmann Group will begin production at its first United …

Paris Air Show

Vermont manufacturing plant infiltrated by computer virus

Officials say a computer virus infected a number of manufacturing tools at a Vermont manufacturing plant working to fulfill a $100 million contract …

U.S. Department of Defense

Press Release - Global Website

Mobility<p><b>Siemens acquires provider of monitoring systems for rail rolling stock and infrastructure</b><p>Jun 23, 2017, Munich<p>Siemens Mobility Division …

Lessons from Jeff Immelt on why people are turning against business

by Rana Foroohar<p>Jeff Immelt has some advice for the next generation of corporate leaders: "I agree with the first five minutes of a Bernie Sanders …

Jeff Immelt

5 trends for the future of manufacturing

Manufacturing is a hot topic again, undergoing the industry’s greatest change in more than 100 years. Domestic jobs have evaporated from many …

Industry 4.0

UK Factories Mark Brexit Birthday With Orders at 30-Year High

Britain’s factories saw their order books jump to the highest in almost 30 years this month, with growth across most sectors and export demand …

Brexit

TECHNOLOGY SPARKS WORKFORCE EVOLUTION - The Greenville News

TECHNOLOGY SPARKS WORKFORCE EVOLUTION<p>Factory became an efficient force from the ground up<p>ABE HARDESTY<p>When he joined the BMW production staff in 1994, …

Robots

Getting started with motorcycle welding

Most of the bikes that grace these pages that have had some welding done on them, somewhere. If you’re building your own custom bike—or even if you just like fiddling in your garage—welding is an invaluable skill to have.<p>It’s also a slightly intimidating prospect for the initiated, so this is a …

GE Is Developing the World's Largest Laser-Powered 3D Metal Printer

T T he world of 3D printing is about to be shaken by a new titan. Reports from this week's Paris Air Show buzzed about the imminent arrival of the …

Paris Air Show

BMW Manufacturing attracted 45,000 jobs and $16 billion in investments in South Carolina

This week marks the 25th anniversary of BMW’s announcement that it was coming to South Carolina and to properly celebrate this milestone the …

South Carolina

Industrial SkyWorks: How to Use Drones to improve equipment reliability in the oil and gas Industry

To have oil equipment operating efficiently and reliably is demanding, expensive, and requires performing these tasks: Monitor the equipment on a …

Oil & Gas Industry

Panasonic Joins Push to Put Photovoltaics on More Car Roofs

Panasonic Corp. (IW 1000/54) sees the future of solar on car rooftops.<p>The Osaka-based electronics maker has started producing a 180-watt array of …

Clean Energy

New York 3D printing company Voodoo Manufacturing raises $5M in financing round

New York City 3D printing company Voodoo Manufacturing has raised $5 million in a financing round led by venture capital firm General Catalyst, with …

Venture Capital

Former Apple product design engineer reveals how Apple runs its factories

On this week’s <i>Apple Chat</i> (the podcast formerly known as <i>Kahney’s Korner</i>): I talk with former Apple product design engineer Anna-Katrina Shedletsky about her take on modern manufacturing and how AI will revolutionize factories. She introduces us to her new company, Instrumental, which is using …

Product Design

Two Apple Engineers Want To Create The Brain For Fully-Automated Manufacturing

During Anna-Katrina Shedletsky’s six years at Apple, she spent a lot of time in China. Her last position entailed overseeing the assembly of the first-generation Apple Watch at contract manufacturer sites. Almost everything was still assembled by hand, with massive lines of people doing repetitive …

Robots

Trump Visited These Factories To Brag About Jobs. Now They’re Laying Off Hundreds Of Workers.

The president has delivered speeches from factories claiming he was saving American jobs. But now, two of those factories are cutting hundreds of positions.<p>Posted on June 23, 2017, 02:51 GMT<p>This is Donald Trump at a Boeing factory in North Charleston, South Carolina. He visited the factory in …

Donald Trump

Highly-Automated Austrian Steel Mill Only Needs 14 People

Don't count on the steel industry to keep supplying jobs.<p>Like the coal industry, the steel industry has gone through rapid changes over the last ten years. While there's no doubt steel will continue to be a crucial part of many people's daily lives, the question remains if any of those people will …

Foxconn set to discontinue Brazil manufacturing operations

The firm appears to be giving up on the country following promises of $12bn investment.<p>Foxconn is set to cease its manufacturing activities in …

São Paulo

Trump’s job promises face challenge in auto sector

The layoffs come as the auto industry faces declining growth after a post-recession rebound.

Automotive Industry

The industrial robotics market will nearly triple in less than 10 years

Collaborative robots are expected to account for a third of that market.<p>Most of the robots around the world are shipped to factories, where the machines will be used to make other machines, like cars, laptops and dishwashers.<p>As more people buy more new gadgets, the market for the industrial robots …

Robots

Transforming Supply Chain and Logistics: The Trends Defining the Industry

The road to tech overhaul of the supply chain is one marked with several changes over the coming years. But, 2017 is going to be a milestone year in …

Internet of Things

MIG Welding 101

Last month, in the first of our four-part series, we covered gas welding. This month we’ll continue by delving into MIG welding—far and away the most …

Hot Rods

AMRC develops world’s most accurate large volume machining robot

<b>The most accurate large volume machining robot in the world is being developed in the UK.</b>The highly accurate robot milling system could take some of …

Engineering

British manufacturing order books at highest in almost 30 years as exports boost demand

Britain’s manufacturers are basking in the summer sun as they report the strongest order books since 1988, according to a closely watched survey of …

Business (UK)

Trump Jobs Effect: Apple Supplier Foxconn Exploring $10 Billion Investment In US | International Business Times

Chinese parts manufacturer Foxconn has been responsible for much of the hardware in the Apple iPhone and soon, the company could be headed to U.S. …

United States

Made in China? Tesla mulls manufacturing in Shanghai

Tesla is in discussions with Shanghai as the electric-car maker explores building a manufacturing facility in China, the company said Thursday.<p>Does …

China

Texas could get a piece of Iphone maker Foxconn's 50,000 new jobs, but can the labor force handle it? | Economy

Foxconn — the Tawianese manufacturer of iPhones and other devices for Apple, Sony and other companies — could be exploring an investment in Texas, …

Texas

It Didn't Work Out

News comes today that despite President Trump’s heroic intervention to save the jobs of manufacturing workers at a Carrier plant in Indiana last …

Haier leads the way on international standards

Haier, China's largest electronics and home appliance firm, will host an intelligent manufacturing forum as part of the 2017 Qingdao Forum on …

Innovation