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MBT Manufacturing Newswire: 3D Printed Homes, Exploding Toilets & Crash Tests

February 6, 2014 12:00 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

In this episode of MBT’s Manufacturing Newswire, we’ll discuss a plant collapse in Omaha, as well as a recall for exploding toilets. We’ll also talk about 3D printing trends for 2014, and take a look at a Star Trek Tricorder you can buy today.  

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Face To Face: Makuta Technics

February 6, 2014 11:52 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos

3D printing has become a hot topic in manufacturing lately as the technology continues to get smaller and more affordable, while innovators look to do more with the technology. In this week's Face to Face, we've invited Stu Kaplan, president of Makuta Technics, an Indiana micro molder part of the Sansyu Group, to talk about what impact 3d printing will have on manufacturers in 2014.

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Inside Nissan's 'Taxi Of Tomorrow'

February 6, 2014 10:03 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

New features like charging ports and crash-tested passenger dividers makes the new "Taxi of Tomorrow," a safer and more tech-savvy way to get around New York City.                           

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Humanoid Robots Could Soon Replace Store Employees

February 6, 2014 9:56 am | by CBS News | Videos

Inventors say robots could soon replace people at grocery stores, airports and sports stadiums. Lucy McDonald came face to face with one in Southwest England.                           

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Microsoft CEO: 'Mobile First, Cloud First'

February 6, 2014 9:51 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company must figure out how to thrive in a mobile and cloud based world.                                       

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The Truth Behind McNuggets

February 5, 2014 9:28 am | by McDonald's Canada | Videos

McDonald's Canada answers the question of what exactly is in McNuggets by taking us behind the scenes at the London, Ontario, Canada factory where they're made.                         

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‘Talking’ Cars? It Needs to Happen, Feds Say

February 4, 2014 10:00 am | by NBC News | Videos

Experts say cars that are able to communicate with one another — warning about road dangers or an impending crash — could reduce fatalities.                               

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The Dune Buggy That Can Fly

February 3, 2014 9:38 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

SkyRunner is a dune buggy and a power parachute in one. After almost three years in development, it is on track to hit the market later this year.                             

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Microsoft's Next CEO?

January 31, 2014 10:12 am | by CBS News | Videos

Microsoft veteran Satya Nadella is expected to be announced as the next CEO of the company, according to reports. Nadella is in charge of cloud technology at the web giant.                       

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Material Handling Drones

January 30, 2014 10:41 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos

Plant and warehouse managers may have to add “Air Traffic Controller” to their list of job duties in the near future. That’s because companies are working on new ways to use drones in the material handling field.           

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How Hand-Crafted Ukuleles Are Made

January 30, 2014 10:11 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Mike DaSilva left his job in the tech industry a decade ago and followed his passion, making beautifully hand-crafted ukuleles that sell for thousands of dollars.                         

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Dave Lee Talks Snowboard Manufacturing In The U.S.

January 30, 2014 10:04 am | by SignalSnowboard | Videos

Dave Lee talks snowboard manufacturing, their hit web series Every Third Thursday and their attempt at doing more to leave the snowboard industry in a better place than they found it.                   

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Why Google Wants Robots

January 30, 2014 9:59 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

The search giant has been on a robotics buying spree — most likely because they have the data robots need to function.                                     

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3D Printing Helps Nike Design Super Bowl Cleat

January 29, 2014 11:14 am | by CBS News | Videos

Nike used 3D printed prototypes to speed up the design process for its latest football cleat.                                              

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Mike Rowe Discusses The Skills Gap

January 27, 2014 3:21 pm | by HBO, Real Time With Bill Maher | Videos

Mike Rowe appeared on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" to discuss Rowe's efforts to bridge the "profound disconnect" between the 3 million good U.S. jobs that can't be filled due to lack of skilled applicants.           

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Robots Still Have A Lot To Learn

January 27, 2014 10:28 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

At a recent robotics challenge in Miami, it was clear that robot development is still working on the most basic of functions.                                   

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Steve Jobs Unveils The Mac

January 24, 2014 9:47 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

In honor of the Macintosh computer's thirtieth birthday this week, CNNMoney takes a look back at its introduction to the world.                                   

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MBT Manufacturing Newswire: Manufacturing Hubs, The Auto Show & Truck Tracks

January 23, 2014 11:16 am | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

In this episode of MBT’s Manufacturing Newswire, we’ll discuss manufacturing hubs in the U.S., as well as the latest word on horse meat. We’ll also talk automation trends, and take a look at the first ever wheel driven track system for pickup trucks.

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Face to Face: Automation Trends

January 23, 2014 10:52 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos

According to the Control System Integrators Association, or CSIA, automation is driving increased factory productivity as manufacturers have improved their existing facilities by rebuilding and replacing older control systems. "PC" Romano, board chairman of CSIA and CEO of Avid Solutions, talks about the automation trends you should be aware of.

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3D Printing Could Revolutionize Home Building

January 23, 2014 10:32 am | by CBS News | Videos

A USC professor demonstrates how to build a 2,500-square-foot home in less than 20 hours.                                              

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