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Weekly Wrap Up for July 20th, 2018

Norbert Ore, Director and Head of Industry Surveys for Strategas Research Partners who returns to provide comparative commentary on 18 Purchasing Managers Index reports that are compiled worldwide. Here Are This Week's Top Manufacturing Stories Tiny Fish Halts Construction of Toyota-Mazda Factory The spring pygmy sunfish seldom reaches more than an inch in size. More important is the fact ...

Kobe Steel Officially Charged in Fake Data Scheme

Prosecutors in Japan have officially charged steel industry giant Kobe Steel with violating laws overseeing competition for it’s systemic, decade-long practice of faking quality control documentation. What started in mid-2017 as concern over strength and durability reports for copper and aluminum products quickly spread to include steel products. The subsequent investigation revealed a ...

The CIA-Backed, Silicon Valley Startup’s 3D Printed Carbon-Fiber Bike

Carbon fiber revolutionized the bicycle industry with it’s lighter than titanium, stronger than steel properties, but the time and cost to produce carbon bikes combined with quality control and environmental issues have relegated carbon bikes to the realm of the “money-is-no-object” marketplace. Now, a Silicon Valley startup with financial backing from In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the ...

Tiny Fish Halts Construction of Toyota-Mazda Factory

The spring pygmy sunfish seldom reaches more than an inch in size. More important is the fact that it rarely appears anywhere on earth except a small area of Alabama marshlands directly adjacent the the spot where Toyota and Mazda have chosen to build they new 2,400 acre factory. A lawsuit filed in June by a nonprofit called the Center for Biological Diversity claims the spring pygmy sunfish ...

Weekly Wrap Up July 13th, 2018

Conrad Mercurius, Coordinator of Advanced Manufacturing Tech, joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the programs available at Raritan Valley Community College for students to improve their knowledge of advanced manufacturing, and the participation of employers. This Week's Top Stories in Manufacturing New 3D Printing “Manufacturing Innovation Center” To Open In Maryland The ...

Tesla Announces Plan To Build a New Factory In China

Just one day after announcing price increases on both the Model S and Model X in China, electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla announced they are moving forward with a plan to build a factory in China with an annual output of 500,000 vehicles. While Tesla’s intention to build cars in China is not new news, it’s hard not to see the connection between the price increases, the accelerated push ...

New 3D Printing “Manufacturing Innovation Center” To Open In Maryland

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) announced plans to open a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing innovation center in Hartford County, Maryland. The new facility will focus on developing next-generation breakthroughs in additive manufacturing materials and processes for automotive, aerospace, medical and military applications. Working with the Army Research Laboratory, the ...

Weekly Wrap Up for July 6th, 2018

Listen to the other half of the supply chain equation that accounts for 70 to 88% of the U.S. economy when host Tim Grady speaks with Anthony Nieves, ISM committee chair on the Non-Manufacturing Report On Business. Gain key insights into what is happening and the outlook for purchasing managers as the second half of 2018 begins. Here Are Some of This Week's Top Manufacturing Stories Ano...

To Train or Not To Train?

By Andrea Belk Olson, MSC and CEO of Pragmadik In the restaurant industry, training is a given. There's no question that a new hire won't get a minimum number of training hours, from processes and procedures, to food handling and customer service. On the other hand, many small to mid-sized manufacturers resist investing in employee training, citing concerns that if the employee leaves, that ...