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Robyn Denholm announced as new Chair of Tesla

Tesla has a new Chair of the Board  and she has the unenviable task of overseeing Elon Musk. The company announced last week the appointment of Robyn Denholm to the Chair of the Board at Tesla The electric car manufacturer made the announcement last week following their recent settlement with the SEC over CEO Elon Musk’s fraud charges. The charges originated with Musk’s tweets indicating ...

Weekly Wrap Up for November 9th, 2018

The ISM Non-Manufacturing Report On Business, presented by Anthony Nieves, ISM committee chair for this report, is the ISM’s compilation of information that covers 88% of the U.S. economy, generally known as the services sector. OSHA’s Top 10 Violations For 2018 Deputy Director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Patrick Kapust, presented the agency’s top 10 ...

Mitsubishi Develops New Additive Manufacturing Platform

Two divisions of the Japanese automotive manufacturer, Mitsubishi, have announced that they will be making their way into the 3D printing industry. Mitsubishi Electric has announced the development of a new process for metal 3D printing, while Mitsubishi Chemical plans on introducing a series of materials. Mitsubishi’s new additive manufacturing technique is known as “dot forming technol...

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations For 2018

Deputy Director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Patrick Kapust, presented the agency’s top 10 violations for the fiscal year of 2018 at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Houston, Texas. The presentation was given to a standing room only crowd of safety professionals and experts. While the list is very similar to previous years, one standard saw its first ...

Calsonic Kansei Buys Fiat Chrysler’s Auto Parts Unit For $7.1 Billion

Japan’s Calsonic Kansei, a company owned by the private U.S. equity firm KKR, has agreed to purchase Fiat Chrysler’s Magneti Marelli for €6.2 billion ($7.1 billion). This deal will form the seventh largest independent car parts supplier across the world. This is the first major deal by the new CEO of the FCA, Mike Manley, who took over the company in July after the death of the long-ru...

Workers At U.S. Steel To Receive Biggest Pay Raise Since 2013

President Trump’s tariffs are working. In an agreement reached on Monday with the United Steelworkers union (USW), U.S. Steel has agreed to a 14 percent pay increase spread out over a 4 year period. The deal, which has yet to be ratified by over 16,000 steelworkers across the country, also includes a lump sum bonus as well as a share in the company’s profits. All of this comes on the heels ...

Tesla Just Outsold All Mercedes Benz Passenger Cars Combined

Despite a 93 year head start, Tesla has surpassed Mercedes Benz in sales during the July-September fiscal quarter. You read that correctly: the Palo Alto-based start-ups Model 3, S and X cars have combined sales that surpass Mercedes Benz. The German juggernaut sold 66,542 vehicles compared to Tesla’s 69,925 cars with only 3 models in their lineup. This puts Tesla squarely at the heels of ...

Concrete Structure Successfully 3D Printed by Robot Swarm

Researchers working for the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore have developed a system that can pave the way for a robot “swarm” to 3D print buildings. This collection of robots would behave like a colony of ants working as a team to produce an elaborate structure. As of now, it is difficult for additive manufacturing devices to create a structure much bigger than the printer ...

New Solar Energy Storage System Developed by Chalmers University of Technology

A team of researchers working for the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden has made amazing progress in developing a molecule that will make it possible to store solar energy for later use. Their research was presented about a year ago, as they had discovered a molecule which contained carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen. This unique molecule has the capability of transforming into an ...