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Weekly Wrap Up for December 30, 2016

Tap into a wrap up of 2016 as Lew Weiss and Tim Grady discuss the major contributors and hot topics that drove Manufacturing Talk Radio podcasts to nearly 400,000 downloads in just three years. Then gain a sense of 2017 as the co-hosts look at the pivot points for the coming year, from automation and advanced technology to the ongoing saga of the skills gap. This Week's Top Stories In Manufacturing The supply chain is an absolutely essential aspect of any manufacturing business. ...

Automation and Self-Driving Technology: Revolutionizing Australian Mining

Self-driving trucks may be a new concept on the roads in the United States but this technology is already revolutionizing the mining industry in Australia. One mining company has broken the mold, making use of autonomous hauling vehicles to improve their operation. Rio Tinto has 73 of these incredible and innovative vehicles. Hauling iron ore for 24 hours a day at four mines in the northwest corner of Australia, they’re transforming the industry. No risk of fatigue causing a tragic ...

NASA: Starting the New Year with a Blast

NASA is starting off the new year by testing a brand new combustion chamber for the development of their 3D printed engine. They will be ending 2016 with a fiery blast, in hopes of a successful step forward. NASA has been hard at work on putting together a complete 3D printed engine for years now and every new component brings them closer to perfecting this revolutionary technology. The combustion chamber that was recently tested wasn’t 3D printed. Although it was necessary to move the ...

The Method-2: The Next Step For Robots in Manufacturing

The South Korean robotics company, Hankook Mirae Technology, has designed a new class of robotic systems. Their towering manned robot walks like a human, stands at 13-feet tall and weighs 3,000 pounds. The Method-2 is currently housed in an engineering facility on the outskirts of Seoul but has big plans for the future.   The manufacturing industry has seen headlines referring to the usefulness of exoskeleton systems, however none have been as substantial as the Method-2. This ...

Renewable Energy Competing with Fossil Fuels

Renewable energy has come so far over the past few years. The World Economic Forum (WEF) now estimates solar and wind are the same price or even cheaper than fossil fuels in 30 countries. The WEF has even predicted that by 2018, solar and wind energy will be cheaper in most countries. “Even though the renewables proposition has always had environmental appeal, technology has historically been subpar in delivering appropriate returns to investors without an impact mandate. - Inefficiencies ...

Amazon Get’s Serious About Trucking: A New Application is Coming

The supply chain is an absolutely essential aspect of any manufacturing business. It’s critical to make sure products reach their intended destination in a timely manner. Manufacturers rely on a consistent and affordable flow of raw materials to their facilities and the supply chain must perform in order to maintain production. Amazon has now set out to revolutionize the supply chain and the trucking industry by offering their own “Uber-Like” application. Many major brands are working ...

S8-E9: 2016 Becomes 2017 and Manufacturing Will Do What?

Tap into a wrap up of 2016 as Lew Weiss and Tim Grady discuss the major contributors and hot topics that drove Manufacturing Talk Radio podcasts to nearly 400,000 downloads in just three years. Then gain a sense of 2017 as the co-hosts look at the pivot points for the coming year, from automation and advanced technology to the ongoing saga of the skills gap. (function(e,t,c,o){var s,n,i;e.SMCX=e.SMCX||[],t.getElementById(o)||(s=t.getElementsByTagName(c),n=s[s.length-1],i=t.createElement(...

Weekly Wrap Up for December 23rd, 2016

Manufacturing Talk Radio’s Senior International Correspondents and the NAM’s Chief Economist, Chad Moutray, discuss what is happening in manufacturing around the globe both above and below the equator. Overall, the shakiness of 2016 seems to be stabilizing as economic growth returns to most of the major country economies as we enter 2017. While there isn’t a wildly optimistic point of view going into 2017, the fence sitters have put at least one foot down on the side of growth. In ...

Trump Talks Aerospace Military Contracts With Boeing and Lockheed Martin CEO’s

On Wednesday president-elect Donald Trump met with both chief executives of Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp., two of the nation’s largest defense contractors. Two weeks prior, Donald Trump publicly shared his disapproval about the cost of some military contracts. Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing’s CEO and Lockheed’s, Marillyn Hewson, meeting took place at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida where Trump is staying for the Christmas holiday.   When Trump tweeted about Boeing’s new ...

Manufacturing Talk Radio Visits Festo Didactic

Festo Didactic is an international manufacturing powerhouse focused on automation, aiding manufacturers for over 40 years. This innovative business specializes in pneumatic and electrical control and drive technology. They have remained one of the global leaders in the field by offering customers safe and effective ways to improve their production lines. On 12/22/2016 Manufacturing Talk Radio visited one of their facilities in Eatontown, New Jersey conducting video interviews with a few ...