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Trucks Roll In At The Detroit Auto Show

January 13, 2015 2:33 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

On the heels of Ford’s North American Truck of the Year Award win for the aluminum F-150 truck, other automakers have announced updates to their line of trucks for the upcoming model years. Here is a series of announcements from Bloomberg Business at the...

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Volvo Plans To Export Chinese-Made Cars To The U.S.

January 13, 2015 9:57 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

As the Great Recession fades further and further from the rearview mirrors of American minds, U.S. consumers are ramping up their expenditures on automobiles. With the average age of vehicles on the road in the U.S. around 11.4 years old, according to industry...

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The Next Housing Solution: 3-D Print Your Home

January 12, 2015 2:52 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Videos

One day, could gathering supplies to build a home be as simple as hitting "Print" on your computer? Alastair Parvin and his colleagues at WikiHouse Foundation hope so. The team has launched their website to create a space where home seekers and designers can share construction...

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Meet Chevrolet's Battery-Powered Car

January 12, 2015 2:09 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Videos

The affordable, long-range electric vehicle we have all been expecting from Tesla may have just arrived...from Chevrolet. The Chevy Bolt is battery powered, and it will travel about 200 miles between charges, double the range of other popular electric cars. After a federal tax...

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The Best And Worst Of CES 2015

January 9, 2015 10:14 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is all the talk this week as companies showcase their new products, inventions and ideas. This year, the Internet of Things (IoT) is making a big push as the connected home appears to be a big trend, as well as more technology coming to our vehicles. CNNMoney presents...

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Robotic Revolution Taking Place Largely In Industrial Settings

January 8, 2015 2:42 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Videos

Bloomberg’s Sam Grobart investigates the robotic revolution at CES 2015. He finds that, while CES featured a lot of robotics startups for consumer robots, the innovation in automation is mostly behind the scenes.  Grobart concludes that the robots designed to help us out with basic tasks, or...

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Cheap Oil: Who Wins And Who Loses?

January 7, 2015 1:34 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Videos

Everyone has noticed the lower gas prices, but determining who stands to win and lose in the sudden drop-off is slightly more complicated. PwC’s UK Head of Oil and Gas, Alison Baker, spoke with Bloomberg’s Tom Mackenzie about the effects of lower gas prices. The average person on the street paying for gas for...

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The Magnetic Wand That Cleans Up Oil Spills

January 6, 2015 1:25 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Videos

You don't have to think hard to imagine why cleaning up an oil spill would be daunting — millions of gallons of oil floating in miles of ocean waters, dispersed by waves, weather and wildlife. Just looking at the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico shows not just how difficult the challenge is, but how woefully uninnovative our...

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A Car You Can Count On

January 5, 2015 3:06 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations | Videos

The automotive industry seems to be plagued by recalls, whether it was the near constant barrage of news related to the Takata airbag recalls splashed across the headlines, the GM ignition switches, or just the seemingly daily announcements of one thing or another...

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How Long Before Oil Prices Recover?

January 5, 2015 2:22 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Videos

If you work in manufacturing, the free fall of gasoline prices has, in many ways, been a blessing: Feedstock and transportation costs are down, and consumer confidence is swinging way up. But of course, not everyone has been rejoicing. For those whose business depends on demand for oil...

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Saudi Arabia Will Not Cut Oil Production

December 23, 2014 12:22 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister, Ali al-Naimi, tells John Defterios in an exclusive interview with CNN Money that his country is not conspiring to target U.S. and Russian oil producers by not cutting production...      

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10 Car Models That May Not Make It Another Year

December 23, 2014 10:12 am | by USA Today | Videos

This year yielded a bumper crop of exciting new cars, trucks and SUVs, but what about those that haven't been so great? USA Today reports on cars that may not make it another year and are in danger of being discontinued after the 2015 model year...

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More Job Losses For The Oil Industry

December 19, 2014 2:20 pm | by CBS News | Videos

Lower oil prices are buoying Louisiana's fishermen, but putting the squeeze on others. Manuel Bojorquez reports on the threat to jobs in the state's oil industry and the impact of the steadily falling oil prices. Some reports say that job losses are offset by hiring in other industries...

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3D Printed Cookies Just In Time For The Holidays

December 19, 2014 9:50 am | by Reuters | Videos

A Spanish company has combined technology with cuisine to develop the 'Foodini', a 3D printer designed to print the perfect cookie for Santa. Lynette Kucsma, co-founder of Natural Machines, says this will inspire people at home to make fresher cookies without supermarket preservatives and...

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The IoT Uplink: 90% Of Manufacturers Seeking IoT Solutions

December 18, 2014 10:53 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos

The IoT Uplink examines factors driving, influencing, and adding to the complexity of the Internet of Things movement, and the advantages and challenges that this technology brings to the manufacturing space. In our last episode of 2014, we cover the latest developments impacting...

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Cheap, Clean, Fusion Power One Step Closer To Reality

December 16, 2014 1:29 pm | by Reuters | Videos

Researchers at the University of Washington are developing a new type of fusion reactor that could generate eco-friendly power for less money than fossil fuels, a much smaller carbon footprint, no greenhouse gases, and no radioactive waste... 

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Digitizing Manufacturing Processes: An Alliant Techsystems Case Study

December 16, 2014 11:13 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos

While technology advances have led to tremendous improvements in CAD and Simulation capabilities, complex product assembly at most manufacturing facilities still relies on paper-based 2D drawings and remote workstations on the factory floor. However, these processes are becoming a thing of the past. The advent of powerful tablet...

How Manufacturers Can Raise Prices Without Risking Volume: A 4-Step Process To Drive 20% Profit Gains

December 15, 2014 10:51 am | by Insight2Profit | Webinars

Operational effectiveness, supply chain efficiency, and customer behavior all impact profitability. This webinar will focus on how manufacturing companies can raise prices without risking volume and will take a look at the specific challenges manufacturers face. Using a 4-Step process for combining pricing technology and strategy, manufacturers...

NAM CEO Responds To NLRB In Video

December 15, 2014 9:44 am | by Jamie Hennigan and Mallory Micetich, National Association of Manufacturers | Videos

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons delivered the following video statement on the National Labor Relations Board’s upcoming decision to drastically change longstanding labor policy and dramatically shorten the time-frame for union elections.  "Economic growth, job...

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Siemens' Oil & Gas VP Discusses Manufacturing Jobs, Keystone XL Pipeline

December 10, 2014 2:27 pm | by TransCanada Corporation | Videos

Peter Hoglund, Siemens' vice-president of oil & gas and marine business unit, discusses how his company's partnership with TransCanada on the Keystone Pipeline System has resulted in positive manufacturing impacts in the United States... 

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