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Weekly Wrap Up for September 21st, 2018

Manufacturing Talk Radio senior correspondent Norbert Ore discusses 18 surveys he follows in countries across the globe, as well as many regional surveys in the U.S. to get a forward feel for the mood of manufacturing as seen from new orders and the supply chain. Manufacturers can participate in this survey and gain access to two forward-looking reports each month for free as survey respond...

Coming This Fall To CBS: The Science + Innovation Awards Honoring STEAM Students And Educators

In an effort to make manufacturing more appealing to a generation that is trending away from the growing industry, Manufacturing USA, America Makes, the United States Department of Defense and other announced the Science + Innovation Awards. The awards show will feature Hollywood celebrities and stars in the fields of science and manufacturing in an interactive mashup of pop culture, science and ...

NJMEP Announces 2018 Manufacturing Awards Finalists

Awards will be presented during Manufacturing Day 2018 on October 5th The standout manufacturers of The Garden State have been recognized by their peers and New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) is pleased to announce the 2018 Manufacturing Award Finalists. Awards will be presented to Manufacturer of the Year (Small, Medium, Large, Young/Startup), Innovator of the Year, and ...

Weekly Wrap Up for September 14th, 2018

Manufacturing Talk Radio welcomes Terry Iverson, president and CEO of Iverson & Company, a machine tool distributorship and precision lathe rebuilder and author of Finding America’s Greatest Champion. This new book challenges us to change the perception of manufacturing, how we view the art of manufacturing, how we view workers who consider themselves craftsmen and how we mentor our ...

Department Of Energy Funds Supercomputers To Help Manufacturing in America

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has announced it has awarded almost $3 million in funding for projects aimed at giving manufacturers access to supercomputers. The new program named the High-Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program is designed to allow manufacturers to use DOE’s supercomputers to boost their ...

Walmart Orders 30 More Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

Walmart announced today that is had placed an order for 30 Tesla Semi electric trucks. This is in addition to the 15 trucks ordered at the unveiling of the all-electric semi truck in November of 2017. This latest order is part of Walmart’s efforts to electrify their Canadian trucking fleet. According to John Bayliss, senior vice-president, logistics and supply chain for Walmart, “We are ...

Weekly Wrap Up for September 7th, 2018

Manufacturing Talk Radio welcomes Terry Iverson, president and CEO of Iverson & Company, a machine tool distributorship and precision lathe rebuilder and author of Finding America’s Greatest Champion. This new book challenges us to change the perception of manufacturing, how we view the art of manufacturing, how we view workers who consider themselves craftsmen and how we mentor our ...

Researchers Develop a New Way to Harness Solar Energy

With a greater focus being put on finding new sources of renewable energy, many around the world are experimenting with different methods of procuring power. Researchers have recently developed an interesting way of harnessing solar power that involves splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen by adapting the photosynthetic machinery in plants. This new study being led by academics at St John's ...

Autodesk’s Brickbot Learns to Assemble LEGOs on Its Own

It may seem like a trivial task but over the past few years, scientists working in Autodesk’s AI Lab out in San Francisco have been teaching robots to play with toys. This company is also responsible for AutoCAD and other 3D Design software. Researchers have installed advanced artificial intelligence systems into their robot, which they have started to call “Brickbot”, giving it the ...

Toyota and Uber Partner on Self-Driving Technology

Toyota certainly has faith in the future of autonomous vehicles with a new $500 million investment in Uber’s self-driving program. The car manufacturer has also pledged to work closely with their researchers/engineers and provide vehicles for the company to test on. Uber will be retrofitting Toyota Sienna minivans with its autonomous driving technology, which will enter street tests in 2021. ...