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Trump's Metal Tariffs Have Yielded More Than $775 Million So Far

21 Jun 2018 14:00

The tariffs President Donald Trump imposed in March have generated $582 million from steel imports and $195 million from aluminum as of last week, according to the Commerce Department.

As First US Plant Opens Volvo Concerned About Future of Global Trade

20 Jun 2018 21:28

"With all the nervousness we have now in the business, we are very glad that we are here with a local factory,” CEO Officer Hakan Samuelsson. “Without that, we would be even more worried about the future.”

Are You Overloading the Cloud?

20 Jun 2018 21:01

There is such a thing as too much data when it increases costs and slows down the system. How to find the right play of cloud vs. edge for your IIoT workload.

Automation Eliminates Jobs Not Work: New Report

20 Jun 2018 19:54

The issue is whether workers whose jobs are most likely to be disrupted by automation have the skills and training required for the new jobs being created.

Believe AR Hype & Its Role in Industry 4.0, PTC CEO Says

20 Jun 2018 17:49

Augmented Reality is the next evolution of the Internet and human productivity, and PTC has 10,000 projects and trials to prove it, CEO Jim Happelmann explains in the Q&A.

Deere Suit Sheds Light on Race for $240 Billion Farm Tech Market

20 Jun 2018 17:36

Deere is suing rival AGCO Corp. over technologies integral to a projected $240 billion market for so-called precision agriculture, which harnesses big data to automate operations and boost productivity.

Ten Worker Safety and Productivity Tips for 2018

20 Jun 2018 17:00

Sponsored by Rockwell Automation. Workplace safety is a multifaceted issue for many manufacturers and industrial operators.

GE Removed from Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Last Original Member to Go

20 Jun 2018 14:03

The manufacturer will be replaced on the stock gauge by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.

Why Your Workforce Won't Participate in Making Improvements or Problem-Solving

19 Jun 2018 22:23

Shyness is not the reason. Get to the root cause of their behaviors and actively engage to resolve the issues.

Viewpoint: IPO Is First Stop for GM Self-Driving Unit

19 Jun 2018 21:43

It's easy to envision a publicly listed GM Cruise business eventually becoming a takeover target or merging with another self-driving venture once the winners and losers of this race get sorted out. If GM keeps up the current momentum, it's more likely to be negotiating the future for Cruise from a position of strength.

What to Expect in the Factory of the Future

19 Jun 2018 19:59

Relentless competition, new regulations, fluctuating commodity prices and new algorithms are forcing companies to look at new ways to streamline.

Best Colleges for Producing Engineers

19 Jun 2018 18:42

Quietly a number of smaller colleges and universities have been turning out engineering talent that is being quickly scooped up by manufacturing companies. The following is a look at the top of the list, created by employment firm, Zippia. They used

Safer, Smarter Operations with the New GuardLink Safety System

19 Jun 2018 17:00

Sponsored by Rockwell Automation. New connected technology reduces maintenance and increases visibility.

Trump Targets Another $200 Billion in China Goods as Spat Grows

19 Jun 2018 13:58

“We will continue using all available tools to create a better and fairer trading system for all Americans,” the president said.

Musk Says Tesla Hit With ‘Extensive’ Sabotage by Employee

19 Jun 2018 13:32

Tesla is conducting an in-depth investigation into the matter, including whether the worker was acting alone, with others at the company or with any outside organizations.

Staying Ahead of the Electronics Component Shortage

18 Jun 2018 23:51

Demand far outstrips supply, and that's not going to change any time soon. Here are six tips for not getting stuck.

A&K Finishing Upholds 30-Year Commitment to be “First to Finish, With Quality”

18 Jun 2018 21:26

When most manufacturers think about ways to extend their competitive advantage, they focus on upgrading the technology throughout their manufacturing processes. What A&K Finishing found is that it’s equally important to make sure back-office syst

Monsanto Squares Off with Man Dying of Cancer in Roundup Trial

18 Jun 2018 21:23

Monsanto says glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup which was approved for use in 1974, is safe but environmentalists, regulators, researchers and lawyers have debated whether it causes cancer.

What Darwin and the Model T Can Teach Toyota

18 Jun 2018 17:26

Trying to figure out its niche in the rapidly changing transportation sector, Toyota is evolving into mobility company.

Audi CEO Stadler Arrested in Diesel Probe

18 Jun 2018 13:41

German authorities said they took Stadler into custody because of the risk he may tamper with evidence.

Trade War Battle Lines Drawn as US, China Set Tariff Lists

16 Jun 2018 00:15

China will impose tariffs with “equal scale, equal intensity” on imports from the U.S., and all of the country’s earlier trade commitments are now off the table.

How to Be Smart about Shaking Things Up

15 Jun 2018 23:41

Does your organization need change, but you don't know where to start? Here are some principles for heading down the turbulent path.

‘We Have Jobs Looking for People’ Says Mississippi Governor

15 Jun 2018 19:02

To address current and future workforce needs the Industrial Electronic Lab at Pearl River Community College's Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg was just opened.

US Manufacturing Output Fell in May by the Most Since 2014

15 Jun 2018 17:39

The pullback in factory output largely reflects a disruption in truck assemblies due to a major fire at a parts supplier.

Rockwell Automation Simplifies Analytics for Industrial Productivity

15 Jun 2018 17:00

Sponsored by Rockwell Automation. A new analytics environment brings The Connected Enterprise to life.

Trump Said to Approve $50 Billion Tariffs as China Plans Payback

15 Jun 2018 14:12

China has pledged a tit-for-tat response.

America’s New Factory Building Frenzy

15 Jun 2018 13:50

A flurry of new manufacturing facilities has begun popping up across the U.S. In this environment of low unemployment, skills deficits and shifting corporate paradigms, this abundance is rife with challenge and potential. We spoke with several manufacturers in the thick of this building boom, both to learn of progress with their plans and to share best practices.

Intelligent Poka Yoke: When Lean Manufacturing Meets Deep Learning

15 Jun 2018 01:31

What if human operators on the assembly line had some equivalent of a red, squiggly spellcheck line that highlighted errors as they were made?

Former Google Exec Announces $1 Billion Wage Gain Challenge

14 Jun 2018 22:23

“We encourage other investors to join us in this bold challenge to find the most successful solutions to erasing the wage gap,” said Thomas Kalil, chief innovation officer of Schmidt Futures, an investment company run by former Google executive Eric Schmidt.

Dad Becomes 3D Printing Expert to Help Son Walk

14 Jun 2018 20:41

Matej Vlašič was told his son afflicted with cerebral palsy might never sit up. Using an SLA printer and months of research, the determined father engineered an affordable solution to help him run and dance.

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