In this episode of MBT’s Manufacturing Newswire, sponsored by Exact, we’ll discuss 3D printed guns and other disruptive technologies, as well as the Saab brand’s resurrection. We’ll also talk to Brad Holcomb of ISM on the latest strong manufacturing numbers, and see Honda’s fun new take on the airbag.
In the next 20 years, the commercial aircraft industry has a projected value of over $4 trillion...
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In choosing Mary Barra to succeed retiring CEO Dan Akerson, General Motors will become the first American automaker with a woman at the helm. Barra has been with the company since 1980, and her appointment makes GM the biggest company in America ever to be headed by a woman.
Ford Motor Company is piloting new software from Siemens that facilitates virtual navigation within its assembly plants, helping the company improve global collaboration and better share best practices.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says extending unemployment insurance, passing a budget, immigration reform and infrastructure investments will 'build on this progress' in the job market.
As BMW's first full manufacturing plant outside Germany, this South Carolina factory is the sole location that makes the X3, X5 and X6 SUV models. Take a look at the plant and see how these SUVs are put together.
Get your first look at the 50th anniversary edition of the iconic car.
NASA, L’Guarde and Space Services Inc. are preparing for the Sunjammer space mission that in 2015 will see the first deep space deployment of a solar sail. On September 30, the Sunjammer team completed a milestone when they successfully deployed a quarter panel of the spacecraft’s solar sail.
Years in the planning and now becoming a reality, the world's first Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility is under construction. Meet the team working on Prelude FLNG as they take you behind the scenes at this mega project.
Learn about the growing complexity within the American automotive landscape, from changes within the Big 3, to the revolution of battery-powered cars like the Tesla Model S, and the fact that an increasing amount of American-made cars are now emerging from the Southeastern states, like Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.
Mark Dwight steered San Francisco's iconic bike messenger bag maker Timbuk2 back from the brink of bankruptcy to profitability, and a $20 million sale to private equity investors in 2005, before leaving to start his own company, Rickshaw Bagworks. He's a passionate advocate for the "maker movement", who believes that micro-manufacturers are the future of American manufacturing.
Take a look at drones being used for delivery after Amazon's big announcement about Prime Air.
Despite sinking commodity prices, Deere's construction business is strong and investors are happy.
The German-built Volocopter VC200, with its 18 rotors, is a VTOL aircraft that aims to offer a calm, quiet and emmission-free ride for two people.
It's been seven years since a major change in airline security, but restrictions for carry-on liquids could someday be a thing of the past. An American-made scanning device is now being used at airports in Europe.
Not all passengers and airline staffers are happy that cellphone use has become an option on planes after a proposed FCC rule change would allow it.
Perhaps one of the last major ideas to come from Steve Jobs, Apple's future headquarters will be a sweeping reinvention of corporate office space.
An inventor in China has created a cartoon-like robot to cut noodles.
For Stantræk, automation means growth. The company, that processes sheet metal and coils, is now able to expand production with no significant increases in payroll. From 2008 to 2013, revenue almost doubled while the number of employees only increased from 21 to 28. Much of the added work load is now handled by Universal Robots.
Eric LeMasters, AMT's Industry Economist, caught up with Alan Beaulieu, President of ITR Economics, at the 2013 Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference for a quick update on the current Fiscal Reality. Alan's presentation at the conference covered projections for machine tool orders as well as an outlook for the general economy.
Last year, more than 1.5 million Americans had their smartphones stolen, and though there is a solution known as a "kill switch," the idea is meeting heavy resistance from the industry.