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A Humble Pickup Bed Could be Lightweighting’s Next Frontier2019 GMC Sierra AT4

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:25 -0400

Replaceable carbon fiber components have the potential to keep high-use vehicles in operation much longer.(image)


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Bosch Says It's Made a Breakthrough That Can Save Diesel EnginesDiesel-engine-1.jpg

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:54 -0400

Bosch’s new process optimizes thermal management of exhaust temperatures, slashing nitrogen oxide emissions to one-tenth of the legally permitted limit, and doesn’t require new hardware.(image)


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Tesla Teardown Shows Tech Prowess, Production Shortcomings99692969

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:10 -0400

Battery pack and electronics garner praise, but Munro & Associates pans much of the rest of the Model 3 as costly, heavy and poorly built.(image)


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China Invites Foreign Cash to Build a World-Class Chip Industrysemiconductor-1.jpg

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:13 -0400

China is trying to reduce a reliance on $200 billion of annual semiconductor imports. It buys about 59% of the chips sold around the world, but in-country manufacturers account for only 16.2% of the industry’s ­global sales revenue.(image)


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Deadly Jet-Engine Blast Came Just as Maker Mapped Safety Checks99124482

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:12 -0400

"The biggest challenge in our industry is managing something that’s exceedingly rare. You don’t have a baseline."(image)


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Tariffs Won't Stop China: 10 Better Ways82758683

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:36 -0400

The Trump administration is right to fight China's self-serving trade policies. But the approach is all wrong.(image)


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US Leaving TPP Spurred Harley's Plans for Thailand PlantHarley-D-1.jpg

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:58 -0400

“We were very optimistic about what the TPP would enable for Harley-Davidson,” said CEO Matt Levatich. “It took seven years for it to come to fruition. We could see the writing on the wall, and we got busy with Plan B.”(image)


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US Needs to do Better Job Preparing Workforce for Technological Advancescobots ABB.jpg

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:40 -0400

"A failure to address the nation’s workforce challenge will increase the pressures for retrenchment that are already causing the United States to back away from global leadership,” said the Council on Foreign Relations.(image)


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How My High School FIRST Robotics Team STEMpunk Used Lean to Build a Winning RobotWiering-First-Robotics-team_1.jpg

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:01 -0400

We set a strategy to implement lean with five initiatives in mind: 6S, value stream mapping, 8W waste reduction, flow production, and A3 documentation.(image)


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Patent Invalidation System Upheld by Supreme CourtSupreme-Court-1.jpg

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:53 -0400

The ruling caused shares to drop in companies whose main source of revenue -- their patents -- are under threat from challenges.(image)


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China’s Automakers Want to Dominate World’s Next Era of Drivinggeely-logo-g.jpg

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:29 -0400

At least four Chinese carmakers and three Chinese-owned startups plan to sell cars in the U.S. starting next year.(image)


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Trump Should Add More China Tariffs, Some Small Manufacturers Say99734149

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:45 -0400

They say duties the U.S. imposed on steel and aluminum imports raised their costs but didn’t affect finished goods made in China and sold here -- setting up a potentially damaging Catch-22.(image)


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Export Plan in Hand, Hydroheater Maker Triples Its Businessglobe-blue.jpg

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:28 -0400

Hydro-Thermal had been shipping its products to foreign markets since 2000, but it really upped the ante with help from a national assistance program, ExporTech.(image)


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Fathers Not Taking Advantage of Parental LeaveFather-holding-baby-1.jpg

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:59 -0400

"Current U.S. paternity leave policies seem to limit access and contribute to inequality between men and women," said Richard Petts of Ball State University.(image)


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The Road to Digital Transformation: A Progress Report for ManufacturersOracle_WP_Apr2018.jpg

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:54 -0400

Find out how manufacturers have made strides by investing in new technologies, and what else the leaders are doing to ensure investments pay off.(image)


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Rolls-Royce Plans Brexit Workaround to Maintain Engine Handovers96262524

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:23 -0400

Contingency measures in preparation for Brexit “may in the future include the transfer of the design approval for our large jet engines from the U.K. to Germany.”(image)


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PowerFlex 6000 with New Features

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:00 -0400

Learn about the PowerFlex 6000 Medium Voltage AC Drive with new power ratings and added features. Find out more: https://ab.rockwellautomation.com/Drives/Medium-Voltage/PowerFlex-6000.(image)






Record US Wage Gains Gnawing at Corporate Profits: Surveybusiness-spending.jpg

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:05 -0400

The survey by the National Association for Business Economics also found companies had not changed hiring plans following either December's sweeping tax cuts or President Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum.(image)


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Samsung Jumps on Blockchain Bandwagon to Manage Its Supply ChainLink - samsung-2.jpg

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:32 -0400

The company would use a blockchain ledger system to keep track of global shipments, which could cut shipping costs by 20%.(image)


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Teamsters Sue Drug Manufacturers Over Opioid CrisisOpiods.jpg

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:13 -0400

The union sued in Ohio and Virginia where many Teamsters work in manufacturing and are prescribed opioids to treat on-the-job injuries.(image)


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Top 10 Small Cities to Start a BusinessHolland-M-1.jpg

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:08 -0400

Looking for a smaller city to start your business? A new report, 2018’s Best Small Cities to Start a Business, by WalletHub compared 1,261 cities across three key dimensions: 1) Business Environment, 2) Access to Resources and 3) Business Costs. The(image)


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Class Action: Lincoln Electric Lights Up Welding Education7. WELDING'S RESURGANCE

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 16:51 -0500

If dirty, dark and dangerous is what you picture when someone mentions welding, then prepare to be educated on one of the hottest manufacturing careers of the next decade.(image)


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GE Surges as Reaffirmed Forecast Defies Wall Street Worriesgeneral-electric.jpg

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:59 -0400

The results mark “a step forward” in GE’s plan to turn itself around by cutting costs and strengthening the manufacturing operations, CEO John Flannery said(image)


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"Meatless" Meat Maker Spars with FDA Over Safety of Secret IngredientLink - burger-half-purple.jpg

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:03 -0400

A manufacturer of meatless meat trying to change the way people eat must first contend with negative findings its founder calls "garbage science."(image)


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When Two Lean Cultures Meet – and Merge473511946

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:05 -0400

Embrace the synergies and appreciate the experiences each member brings to the effort, suggests Orbital ATK’s Edward Kestel.(image)


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