Andy Szal
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Andy Szal writes about manufacturing, technology, energy, food, labor and regulatory issues for Advantage Business Media's Manufacturing group. He previously spent nearly 10 years covering politics and business issues in Madison, Wisconsin.

Significant technological hurdles still need to be cleared in order to realize the full potential of the Internet of Things.
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1.24.2018
11:18am
Although the era of connected devices is already upon us, significant technological hurdles still need to be cleared in order to realize the full potential of...
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1.24.2018
10:55am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, researchers look at dramatically shrinking the transistors in computer chips, and making data collection and storage more...
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1.24.2018
10:27am
Sergio Marchionne appears ready to walk away from Fiat Chrysler without making a major splash in the auto industry.
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1.19.2018
11:00am
Ford plans to significantly bolster its investment in electrified vehicles and introduce 16 fully electric cars into its lineup by 2022.
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1.17.2018
11:03am
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A collection of automotive, tech and mobile giants plan to conduct trials of a variety of advanced connected vehicle technologies in Japan this year.
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1.15.2018
10:08am
Ford previously partnered with ride-hailing service Lyft and pizza giant Domino's on driverless systems.
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1.11.2018
3:58pm
Cadillac sold more than 175,000 cars in China to the more than 156,000 sold in the U.S.
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1.10.2018
3:23pm
Tesla introduced the Tesla Semi in November and plans to begin delivering the truck to customers next year.
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1.9.2018
10:36am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, we look at a new welding method that could allow the automotive and aerospace industries to make use of next-generation...
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1.5.2018
8:52am
A new welding method could allow the automotive and aerospace industries to make increasing use of next-generation metals.
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1.3.2018
10:46am
A new welding method could allow the automotive and aerospace industries to make increasing use of next-generation metals.
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1.3.2018
10:39am
The Master Chef of Food and Beverage ERP 6 | SYSPRO FOOD AND BEVERAGE COOK BOOK Cookbook Overview Food and beverage companies today are under more pressure...
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1.2.2018
11:53am
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India's government is reportedly unwilling to meet Apple's request for a tax break as it seeks to expand in the world's second-largest country.
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12.11.2017
2:39pm
Apple reportedly acquired a startup firm that makes augmented reality headsets as it prepares to enter the AR market in coming years.
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12.6.2017
10:51am
An ultra-high-speed camera developed by MIT researchers shows, in detail, how metal behaves when it is bonded using metal sprays.
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11.29.2017
10:37am
An ultra-high-speed camera developed by MIT researchers shows how metal behaves when it is bonded using metal sprays.
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11.29.2017
10:36am
Broadcom is reportedly preparing to intensify its pursuit of rival chip maker Qualcomm after its initial acquisition effort was rejected.
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11.29.2017
10:21am
An ultra-high-speed camera developed by MIT researchers shows, in detail, how metal behaves when it is bonded using metal sprays.
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11.29.2017
7:56am
SoftBank plans to install 5G experimental stations at Honda's testing track in Hokkaido beginning in the next fiscal year.
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11.21.2017
2:47pm
Qualcomm announced Monday its decision to unanimously reject a $105 billion takeover bid from rival Broadcom.
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11.13.2017
11:02am
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An Ohio community college recently unveiled a new manufacturing job training program with help from Rockwell Automation.
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11.7.2017
10:36am
Airbus is reportedly in talks with federal authorities after it failed to properly disclose the use of outside sales personnel.
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11.3.2017
11:20am
The largest oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster apparently occurred nearly three weeks ago.
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11.2.2017
10:52am
The largest oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster apparently occurred nearly three weeks ago — only to essentially vanish...
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11.1.2017
3:14pm
The 3D printer also makes it much easier to test and revise designs.
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11.1.2017
10:21am
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they've developed a device that can produce superior next-generation fibers at a fraction...
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11.1.2017
10:17am
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they've developed a device that can produce superior next-generation fibers at a fraction...
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11.1.2017
9:10am
Tesla's Powerpack battery system is beginning to make its way to hurricane-ravaged areas of Puerto Rico in an effort to help restore power.
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10.18.2017
10:32am
The current five-year contract expires at the end of July 2018.
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10.17.2017
10:44am
The U.S. Postal Service wants to deploy semi-autonomous trucks along 28,000 largely rural mail routes by 2025.
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10.12.2017
1:58pm
Project Loon is an initiative by Google parent company Alphabet to deploy antennas anywhere in the world by affixing them to large balloons.
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10.12.2017
10:59am
The computing giant said that its new IoT division aims to process information from a vast array of internet-connected devices in real time.
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10.11.2017
2:48pm
Since late June of 2015, more than 2,000 ships passed through the canal that would not have been able to fit through previously.
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10.10.2017
10:47am
Amazon is reportedly conducting pilot tests of its own delivery service in the U.S. and hopes to expand the system across the country beginning next year.
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10.9.2017
3:10pm
Virginia-based Aurora, founded in 1989, utilizes perception, machine learning and advanced flight control in its autonomous systems.
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10.9.2017
10:12am
The facility will provide both apprentices and employers with classroom training, virtual learning and workplace visits.
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10.6.2017
10:40am
Advances in 3D printing technology could have profound effects throughout manufacturing, but perhaps no industry stands to change as much as the clothing and...
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10.4.2017
11:12am
Advances in 3D-printing technology could have profound effects throughout manufacturing.
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10.4.2017
10:18am