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Robyn Denholm

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Skills Gap

New Scholarship Helps Close The Skills Gap

A Florida-based CNC machine dealer has created a new scholarship for students enrolled in a CNC machinist, CNC operations, engineering or manufacturing certificate or degree program. The new $2,000 scholarship comes from CNCMachines.net, a used CNC machine dealer in founded in 2014. As an added bonus the school attended by the scholarship recipient will receive [...]
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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 […]

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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, […]

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US Steel

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 […]

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Tesla Sales

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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General Electric

GE Continues To Invest In US Manufacturing With 400 New Manufacturing Jobs

GE Appliances has had a very big year, making considerable investments in U.S. manufacturing. Earlier this year, they made a commitment to open 4 new distribution centers across the United States at a cost of $150 million. The new distribution centers will create 220 new jobs. Then, in May, the company announced another $9.3 million […]

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STEM

Boeing Invests $11 Million In STEM Workforce Development

With nearly half a million job openings in manufacturing today, the industry continues to struggle to fill good, well paying jobs. With the manufacturing industries continued growth, things are not likely to improve without some radical change in the perception of STEM-related jobs. Manufacturers and manufacturing organizations across the country are mobilizing to address the […]

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Weekly Wrap Up for September 28th, 2018

Bryan Sapot, Director of Sales and CEO of SensrTrx discusses some of the nuances of equipment efficiency based on true availability with Manufacturing Talk Radio hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady. After listening to this show, you may discover hidden pockets of equipment availability than can improve you workflow and output, and learn how to […]

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Air freight

The Air Cargo Industry is Woefully Behind in Adopting Technology

In an age where every sector seems to be moving in fast forward with regards to embracing new technology, the air cargo industry is, by comparison moving at a snail’s pace. The issue came to a head at the recent Air Cargo China event in Shanghai, when Lufthansa Cargo Chief Commercial Officer Alexis von Hoensbroech […]

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SFA Explores MFG Day

Three journeys to close the MFG skills gap explored Shop Floor Automations (SFA), as an official endorser of MFG Day, shares stories of customers who are always looking for ways to close the manufacturing industry skills gap. We wanted to take a moment to highlight three people we have worked with in 2018 and talk […]

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