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How To Get Your Weirdest Ideas Manufactured In The U.S.

June 25, 2015 9:34 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Maker's Row is a platform for bringing "Made in America" into the 21st century. 

Mattel Rolls Out Bite-Sized Tesla Model S

June 19, 2015 12:02 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Thanks to Mattel, you can now be the proud owner of a Tesla Model S for a mere $1.09.

Ford Racing To Keep Up With Demand For F-150

June 16, 2015 10:09 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Bill Ford talks about the production of the aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup.

Welcome To The World Of Wireless Charging

April 15, 2015 2:50 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Bloomberg's Ramy Inocencio visits Witricity, a company that's making breakthroughs in wireless...

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Boeing Receives Patent For 'Force Field'

March 24, 2015 3:21 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Although the proposal easily recalls imagery from science fiction, the system would only temporarily shield targets and would not protect against shrapnel or other debris.

Delivery Of Stealthy Destroyer To Navy Delayed

March 10, 2015 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The complexity of the stealthy Zumwalt destroyer will delay delivery of the first two ships. The Navy says delivery of the Zumwalt, originally set for this summer, has been pushed back to November, and delivery of the second ship in the class is being pushed back a few months...

Samsung Ditches Plastic Design, Adds Mobile Pay In New Phone

March 1, 2015 1:13 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung is departing from its signature plastic design and producing its next flagship phone with a metal frame and a glass back. The new Galaxy S6 phone looks stylish, not cheap. Samsung also unveiled a premium model, the S6 Edge, with side displays. Both models will have...

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Google, Apple Compete For Upper Hand In New Tech Markets

February 25, 2015 2:35 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Smartphone dashboards and mobile payment systems catch the attention of rival companies.         

Motorola Aims New Phone At First-Time Smartphone Buyers

February 25, 2015 1:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Motorola is updating its low-cost smartphone, the Moto E, as it targets first-time smartphone buyers worldwide. Among the improvements over last year's model: The camera now has auto-focusing, whereas the older model had a fixed-focus lens that didn't compensate for how far away...

A New Source of Biofuel — Leather Sludge

February 24, 2015 10:02 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Videos | Comments

Leather processing produces large amounts of toxic waste including shavings, trimmings and fleshings. Much of this sludge is too dangerous to burn because it contains dioxins and nitrogen oxides that are harmful to the environment, so properly disposing of it is a costly and tricky...

Manufacturer Joins Firearm Industry's Largest Trade Show

February 23, 2015 7:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The owners of a Mitchell-based business specializing in wood and metal manufacturing said it was an honor to be involved in the firearm industry's largest trade show. Rex and Clem Boyd with Lucid Manufacturing Systems and Solutions helped build the auction Gun of the Year...

Three Vehicle Trends To Keep An Eye On

February 19, 2015 9:42 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

Recent reports have indicated that Apple may be making a bigger push into the car market, Nissan is again playing with paint and Toyota is trying to make getting around town a little easier. Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has hundreds of employees working on an electric car...

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Report: Apple Has Hundreds Working On Electric Car Project

February 14, 2015 12:55 pm | by Bernard Condon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

You've heard of the iPhone and iPad. How about the iCar? The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has hired hundreds of people to work on a secret project — code name "Titan" — to develop an electric vehicle. The newspaper cites people familiar with the project who spoke under condition of...

Booming SUV Market Gets New Entries

February 12, 2015 10:24 am | by Dee-Ann Dubrin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Sport utility vehicles are unstoppable — and automakers hope to cash in on the boom with some updated models coming to this year's Chicago Auto Show. One out of every three new vehicles Americans bought last year was an SUV, according to Kelley Blue Book. SUV sales rose 12 percent to more...

Police Testing New, Less Lethal Gun Technology

February 11, 2015 3:09 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The police department in Ferguson, Missouri, is among many experimenting with "The Alternative," a new technology that its creators say makes bullets less deadly. It's become more relevant in the wake of high-profile police shooting cases...

$2M Innovation Challenge Seeks Advanced Materials To Protect Football Players From Brain Injury

February 2, 2015 10:21 am | by GE Reports | Articles | Comments

GE, the NFL, the sports performance brand Under Armour, and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have launched a new open innovation challenge seeking to protect athletes, soldiers and workers in dangerous jobs from traumatic brain injuries. The challenge will focus on developing advanced...

Q&A: The Changing Engineering And R&D Landscape

January 30, 2015 2:51 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations | News | Comments

Senior Vice President of Engineering and R&D Services of HCL, Sukamal Banerjee took some time to speak with IMPO about the demand of engineering and R&D services both domestically and abroad. Banerjee explains the in’s-and-outs of the factors driving demand, to changes in the industry and...

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GE Jet Engines Will Power The Next Air Force One

January 30, 2015 10:16 am | by GE Reports | Articles | Comments

Future U.S. presidents will get a big new plane with the big new job. The U.S. Air Force has announced that Boeing’s next-generation 747-8 passenger jet, powered by GE engines, will replace the existing version of presidential plane popularly known as Air Force One. “The presidential aircraft is one of the most visible symbols of the...

Top 5 Technologies Shaping 2015: 3D Printing

January 29, 2015 2:25 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

3D printing is a huge trend in manufacturing, because it essentially is manufacturing. In many manufacturing-related sectors, 3D printing is quickly becoming a game changer because is fast, cheap, and completely customizable. Many have high expectations for 3D printing in the near future...

Waze Mobile Traffic App Draws Criticism

January 29, 2015 12:27 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Startup Waze Mobile, acquired by Google in 2013, is drawing major criticism from U.S. sheriffs and other law enforcement officials. The Waze app is a community-driven GPS that gathers data from users to report on traffic jams, accidents, speed traps, cheap gas, etc. in order to constantly update people on driving...

Ships Ahoy: GE’s New Marine Business Leaves Port

January 29, 2015 9:45 am | by GE Reports | Articles | Comments

Last fall, the British Royal Navy commissioned a powerful new high-tech frigate so silent that it would be able to sneak up on submarines undetected. The ship, called the Type 26 frigate, has been designated to become “the workhorse” of the British fleet. BAE Systems is building the vessel, but a team of noise and...

Top 5 Technologies Shaping 2015: Robots

January 28, 2015 3:09 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The annual World Economic Forum for 2015 was held this month Davos, Switzerland, and robots were an unexpected hot topic. UC Berkeley professor Ken Goldberg discussed robotics at Davos with Bloomberg News. He touched on the rather new concept of cloud robotics, or the idea that robots are able to...

Top 5 Technologies Shaping 2015: Wearable Devices

January 27, 2015 3:01 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Smart watches, Google glasses, and exercise-tracking wearables were all the rage in 2014. So what is next for wearable technology in 2015? The International CES gadget show at the beginning of the month featured wearable applications that are broadening the wearable landscape. Writing from...

Boeing, SpaceX To Beat Russia On Price For Astronaut Rides

January 26, 2015 2:24 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA expects to save millions of dollars in launch costs, once its commercial crew program starts flying in a couple of years. SpaceX and Boeing said Monday that they are on track to carry out their first manned test flights to the International Space Station in 2017. NASA chose the two companies...

Where GE Ventures Sees The Next Big Ideas

January 26, 2015 10:08 am | by GE Reports | Articles | Comments

Like many inventors, Thomas Edison started out as a teenage tinkerer with empty pockets. But his work on improving the telegraph led him to a better stock market ticker and a valuable patent, which he sold for $10,000 to Western Union. He used the money to build a lab in Menlo Park, N.J., and amp up his work with...

Manufacturers Merge Customer Service Components Into The Lifecycles Of Their Products

January 21, 2015 3:24 pm | by Larry Korak | Articles | Comments

The modern consumer is certainly a new breed. Researching features and pricing options online, today’s consumer — whether buying a car or toothpaste — is more informed, more discerning and quick to leap from one brand to the next. This certainly places added pressures on manufacturers.

Google, Fidelity Fuel Elon Musk's SpaceX With $1B Investment

January 20, 2015 11:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SpaceX has raised $1 billion from Google and Fidelity in a deal that values the spaceship manufacturer at about $10 billion. The infusion announced Tuesday will give Google Inc. and Fidelity Investments a nearly 10 percent stake in SpaceX, a Hawthorne, California, company...

The World’s Top Innovative Companies

January 20, 2015 2:33 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

The last couple of weeks have flooded our imaginations with tech innovations from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. But just as companies show off a handful of their ideas, many more are sitting in a lab being planned, built, re-engineered, and...

Highlights From The North American International Auto Show

January 16, 2015 12:09 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The first week of the North American International Auto Show comes to a close today at the COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan, and it has been a whirlwind week of new models with incredible technology. Here is a wrap-up of the biggest news of the week...

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