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MBT Manufacturing Newswire: Price Fixing, Tech Trends & NASA’s Superhero Robot

December 19, 2013 11:53 am | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

In this episode of MBT’s Manufacturing Newswire, we’ll discuss scandals facing some big businesses, as well as major updates from GM and Ford. We’ll also talk to LNS Research about 2014 tech trends in manufacturing, and take a look at NASA’s superhero robot.

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Handmaking Vertu Luxury Cell Phones

December 19, 2013 9:36 am | by Finance News | Videos

Telecoms correspondent Daniel Thomas visits the British factory of luxury mobile phone maker Vertu to find out if the titanium-plated, jewel-encrusted smartphone is worth the $6000 price tag.                 

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Plant Tour: GE Appliances

December 19, 2013 9:20 am | by GE Appliances | Videos

Experience a virtual tour of GE dishwasher manufacturing in Louisville, KY where over 1,000 people are employed in wire rack fabrication, injection molding, stamping and assembly facilities.                 

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F35: The Last Manned Fighter Jet

December 19, 2013 9:14 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

United Technologies CFO Greg Hayes explains why he thinks the current fleet will be the "last procurement" of manned fighter jets.                                   

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Breakingviews: Is Google Building The Terminator?

December 18, 2013 10:13 am | by Reuters TV | Videos

Rob Cox and Rob Cyran try to make sense of Google's purchase of robotics firm Boston Dynamics, its eighth in the space this year.                                   

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Automotive Insights 3: 3D Printing Your Next Car

December 17, 2013 10:09 am | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

GM is designing cars with 3D printing, Ford is scanning each car for paint imperfections the size of a grain of salt, and everyone is making more models on the same line.                       

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The Pros And Cons Of 3D Printing

December 16, 2013 10:38 am | by 60 Minutes Australia | Videos

As a follow-up to the previous video about a manufacturing facility consisting entirely of 3D printers, reporter Ray Martin discusses the pros and cons of 3D printing.                       

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A Factory From The Future

December 12, 2013 4:08 pm | by 60 Minutes Australia | Videos

Reporter Ray Martin takes you on a tour of the Redeye 3D printing factory in Minneapolis — where the world's first 3D printed car was born.                               

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MBT Manufacturing Newswire: 3D Printed Guns, Automotive Bankruptcies & Employing Vets

December 12, 2013 12:09 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

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.

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Automotive Insights 2: Reshoring And The Southeast

December 12, 2013 10:24 am | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

In the second part of Automotive Insights, we’re talking how reshoring and the Southeast’s rise is changing American automaking. Over the last few years, the automotive industry has seen more foreign manufacturers, like Toyota, Honda, and Volkswagen, establishing manufacturing operations here in the U.S.  

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Strata Manufacturing Takes Flight

December 12, 2013 10:11 am | by Kimberley Leonard | Videos

In the next 20 years, the commercial aircraft industry has a projected value of over $4 trillion. One company in the UAE is aiming, in less than a decade, to be one of the top 3 aerostructure manufacturers in the world. The CEO of Strata Manufacturing discusses how they plan to do that. 

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Inside Hammond's Candy-Cane Factory

December 12, 2013 10:04 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Watch how Hammond's Candies has been handmaking candy canes for the last 93 years.                                                

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The Auto Industry's First Female CEO

December 11, 2013 10:17 am | by CBS News | Videos

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. 

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Ford's Virtual Plant Mapping Technology

December 10, 2013 10:07 am | by Ford Motor Company | Videos

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.             

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Is Washington Holding Job Growth Back?

December 9, 2013 10:24 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

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.                 

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Inside BMW's USA Production Facility

December 6, 2013 10:05 am | by NDTV | Videos

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.           

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Ford Unveils The 2015 Mustang

December 5, 2013 10:25 am | by ABC News | Videos

Get your first look at the 50th anniversary edition of the iconic car.                                                   

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Sunjammer Mission Prepares To Sail Forward

December 5, 2013 10:21 am | by SunjammerMission | Videos

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.

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The World's First FLNG Project

December 5, 2013 10:15 am | by Shell | Videos

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.          

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Automotive Insights 1: The Poster-Child Of American Manufacturing

December 5, 2013 10:07 am | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

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.

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