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New SunEdison Technology To Slash Cost Of Solar Power

October 1, 2014 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SunEdison, Inc., a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced that its most advanced polysilicon technology was now in production and on target to produce solar material at the...

JAC-Navistar Expands Production Capacity of High-Performance Engines

September 30, 2014 11:16 am | by India Automobile News | News | Comments

Navistar International Corporation has announced that Anhui Jianghuai Navistar Diesel Engine Co...

What’s Next In 3D Printing

September 30, 2014 10:48 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now...

Airlines Look For An Edge With Weather-Radar Systems

September 29, 2014 4:13 pm | by David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

As their plane climbed away from Belize City, American Airlines pilot Brian Will and his co-...

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Underwater Robot For Port Security

September 29, 2014 3:52 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Last week, at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on one side that it can slide along an underwater surface to perform...

Lockheed Martin's New Firefighting Robot

September 24, 2014 2:05 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Lockheed Martin is developing a robot that could change the future of firefighting. It's called the Fire Ox, and it's designed to tackle fires in situations too hazardous for humans. Bloomberg takes a look at the prototype and speaks to the head of...

Panasonic Manufactures Robot For Eldercare

September 24, 2014 10:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Panasonic Corp. said Wednesday that it has developed a nursing-care robot that helps the elderly walk or get out of bed. Osaka-based Panasonic said it plans to start the sale of the robots to hospitals and nursing-care facilities in... 

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European Companies Allowed To Reap Rewards From Deadly Conflict Mineral Trade

September 24, 2014 9:36 am | by Amnesty International | News | Comments

The European Union is failing to stifle a deadly trade in conflict minerals, a coalition of rights groups including Global Witness and Amnesty International warned today, ahead of weak draft legislation being discussed in the European Parliament. A new analysis by Global Witness shows that companies are...

Elon Musk: From Space Race To Space War

September 23, 2014 4:57 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Rachel Crane talks with SpaceX's Elon Musk about his company's recent NASA contract and the brewing battle with Boeing. Musk describes SpaceX's current technology and ultimate goals, and the relationship between NASA and private industries...

Manufacturing.Live: ERP Expert Hangout

September 23, 2014 12:47 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

While many of the debates surrounding enterprise software in the manufacturing sector have subsided, one of the most significant obstacles remains – the ERP implementation process. With concerns ranging from ...       

Production Of New GM Cadillac To Be At Detroit Plant

September 19, 2014 10:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors will begin building a new, top-end Cadillac sedan late next year at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. The auto maker said Friday that the rear-wheel drive car will make its debut in the first half of 2015, and that it will reveal...

Renishaw Equator Flexible Gauge Enhances Speed

September 18, 2014 1:08 pm | by Renishaw | Product Releases | Comments

Renishaw's Equator™ shop-floor comparative gauge gets a significant speed boost for single-point probing applications with new touch-trigger probing capability via the TP20 probe, which can now be used in addition to the...

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How Materials Scientists Made The Globe Smaller

September 16, 2014 2:30 pm | by GE Report | Articles | Comments

The oil embargo of 1973 was a dark and miserable period when American towns banned Christmas lights to save electricity, billboards urged citizens to “turn off the damn lights,” and filling stations dispensed gasoline “by appointment only” to “regular customers.” But like the Sputnik launch 15 years before, the crisis forced the government and many businesses to...

GM To Add 750 Jobs To Missouri Factory

September 16, 2014 1:43 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors is adding 750 workers to a Missouri factory in anticipation of high demand for two new small pickup trucks.GM wants to add a third shift to its plant in Wentzville near St. Louis by the end of March. The factory now... 

Accuride Receives 2014 AME Manufacturing Excellence Award

September 16, 2014 10:41 am | by Accuride Corporation | News | Comments

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is proud to bestow upon Accuride's Henderson Operations steel wheel manufacturing facility in Henderson, Kentucky a 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Award. An AME representative will visit the Accuride plant on Sept. 18 to present the award. The company will...

Top 10 From IMTS 2014

September 13, 2014 11:15 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

This year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2014) has shown optimistic numbers, and the Manufacturing.net staff was part of the thundering traffic cruising through McCormick Place in Chicago. There was more to see than any normal human could take in within the six-day show ...

ReVolt: An Unmanned, Battery-Powered Concept Ship

September 12, 2014 1:29 pm | by gCaptain.com | Videos | Comments

ReVolt is an unmanned, battery-powered electric vessel designed to ferry cargo in short sea voyages. DNV GL's concept ship is extremely low maintenance with no need for the costly necessities of a human crew, like living quarters, making it a cost-effective alternative to...

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First-Ever Look Inside A Working Lithium-Ion Battery

September 9, 2014 12:34 pm | by Ohio State University | Videos | Comments

For the first time, researchers have been able to open a kind of window into the inner workings of a lithium-ion battery. Using a neutron beam, chemists, and engineers at The Ohio State University were able to track the flow of lithium atoms into and out of an electrode in real time as...

GE's Industrial Internet Will Monitor A Vast Shale Gas Pipeline Network

September 9, 2014 9:50 am | by GE Report | News | Comments

Getting shale gas out of the ground is one thing. But taking it to customers is quite another. American pipeline operators are investing as much as $40 billion every year to maintain, modernize, and expand their networks. The shale gas boom is putting...

An Outlook Into The Future Of Manufacturing

September 8, 2014 2:34 pm | by Sandvik Coromant | Videos | Comments

We’re living in a time of rapid digitization, where computers and robots are performing tasks once deemed science fiction. The technology shifts signal another industrial revolution, and even though we are still in its very early stages, the pace of change is accelerating. The industry needs smarter, leaner and agile factories, where faster...

Adobe's Mobile Benchmark Report Predicts Features Of Next Generation iPhone

September 8, 2014 2:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Adobe today released its 2014 Mobile Benchmark Report, which analyzes the latest mobile trends including Wi-Fi versus cellular usage, the correlation of screen size and browser market share, the role of social networks across smartphones and tablets, content sharing across devices, and more. Key findings of the Adobe Digital Index report show that...

Global Consumer Electronics Manufacturer Haier Opening Tech Center In IN

September 8, 2014 11:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Haier America, a division of the multi-national home appliance and consumer electronics manufacturer Haier Group, announced plans today to locate its North American Tech Center in Evansville, IN, creating 50 new high-wage jobs by 2015. Headquartered in New Jersey, Haier America will initially establish a new...

Stratasys Announces Thermoplastic 3D Printing Material Option

September 8, 2014 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Stratasys Ltd., a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today announced availability of a new thermoplastic material option for its FDM-based production 3D printers: ASA ( Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate). Stratasys ASA thermoplastic's UV resistance is ideal for manufacturers in...

Advanced Manufacturing Process From EOS Optimizes Aerospace Technology

September 8, 2014 9:49 am | by Stephanie Cheong, Marketing Manager EOS Singapore | News | Comments

The latest generation of satellites from Airbus Defence and Space contain special clamps that join the body of the satellite to the feed and sub-reflector assembly at the top end. Clamps manufactured by conventional production methods did not...

GM To Offer Car That Will Almost Drive Itself

September 8, 2014 9:43 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Cars that can talk to each other and almost drive themselves at freeway speeds are just two years away from the showroom, according to General Motors executives. The company announced Sunday that the semi-autonomous system for freeways will be... 

Belkin Partners With OSRAM SYLVANIA For Smart Connected Lighting Ecosystems

September 5, 2014 12:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Belkin International, a leading Internet of Things company, and OSRAM SYLVANIA, a leading global lighting manufacturer, today announced that the two companies have entered into a strategic partnership to collaborate on residential solutions with the...

Jetpack Could Enhance Soldier Speed, Agility

September 5, 2014 11:38 am | by Arizona State University | Videos | Comments

What if every soldier could run a four-minute mile? That's the goal behind 4MM, or 4 Minute Mile, a student project to create a wearable jetpack that enhances speed and agility. Working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and a faculty mentor, Jason Kerestes is the...

2014 Global Brands From China Competition In Full Swing

September 5, 2014 10:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

While the 2014 FutureM Forum is approaching, "2014 Global Competitiveness Brands Top 10 from China" is in full swing. A total of 39 candidate companies participated in this activity organized by IDG, jointly demonstrating the branding power of Chinese companies to the world. They are all internationally renowned organizations including...

Boeing's Dreamliner To Be Built In Charleston

September 4, 2014 4:53 pm | by Warren Wise, Charleston Post & Courier | News | Comments

The only Boeing airplane that will be built exclusively in North Charleston has landed a supplier. An aerospace division of Connecticut-based United Technologies Corp. said it has been picked to design and manufacture external engine housings for the...

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