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What Awaits You at the IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Expo

26 Apr 2018 16:46

The M&T expo allows attendees to experience some of today’s most disruptive technologies and industrial products/solutions and innovations first-hand. Here are some of the highlights of what awaits in Raleigh, N.C.

Ford Plans $11.5 Billion in Extra Cuts, Kills Most US Cars

26 Apr 2018 13:33

“We’re going to feed the healthy part of our business and deal decisively with areas that destroy value,” Ford CEO Jim Hackett said during an earnings call.

A Humble Pickup Bed Could be Lightweighting’s Next Frontier

26 Apr 2018 00:25

Replaceable carbon fiber components have the potential to keep high-use vehicles in operation much longer.

Bosch Says It's Made a Breakthrough That Can Save Diesel Engines

25 Apr 2018 21:54

Bosch’s new process optimizes thermal management of exhaust temperatures, slashing nitrogen oxide emissions to one-tenth of the legally permitted limit, and doesn’t require new hardware.

Tesla Teardown Shows Tech Prowess, Production Shortcomings

25 Apr 2018 20:10

Battery pack and electronics garner praise, but Munro & Associates pans much of the rest of the Model 3 as costly, heavy and poorly built.

China Invites Foreign Cash to Build a World-Class Chip Industry

25 Apr 2018 19:13

China is trying to reduce a reliance on $200 billion of annual semiconductor imports. It buys about 59% of the chips sold around the world, but in-country manufacturers account for only 16.2% of the industry’s ­global sales revenue.

Solar Startup Asks for Tariff Exemption, Draws Trump Rebuke

25 Apr 2018 14:30

1366 Technologies has picked its own trade fight with President Donald Trump.

Deadly Jet-Engine Blast Came Just as Maker Mapped Safety Checks

25 Apr 2018 14:12

"The biggest challenge in our industry is managing something that’s exceedingly rare. You don’t have a baseline."

Tariffs Won't Stop China: 10 Better Ways

25 Apr 2018 01:36

The Trump administration is right to fight China's self-serving trade policies. But the approach is all wrong.

US Leaving TPP Spurred Harley's Plans for Thailand Plant

24 Apr 2018 22:58

“We were very optimistic about what the TPP would enable for Harley-Davidson,” said CEO Matt Levatich. “It took seven years for it to come to fruition. We could see the writing on the wall, and we got busy with Plan B.”

How My High School FIRST Robotics Team STEMpunk Used Lean to Build a Winning Robot

24 Apr 2018 22:01

We set a strategy to implement lean with five initiatives in mind: 6S, value stream mapping, 8W waste reduction, flow production, and A3 documentation.

US Needs to do Better Job Preparing Workforce for Technological Advances

24 Apr 2018 21:40

"A failure to address the nation’s workforce challenge will increase the pressures for retrenchment that are already causing the United States to back away from global leadership,” said the Council on Foreign Relations.

Patent Invalidation System Upheld by Supreme Court

24 Apr 2018 20:53

The ruling caused shares to drop in companies whose main source of revenue -- their patents -- are under threat from challenges.

Webinar: Automation + Cloud = Big Benefits from Industrial IoT

24 Apr 2018 19:42

A May 15 IndustryWeek-hosted webinar, sponsored by Siemens

Product and Application Lifecycle Support

24 Apr 2018 17:00

Sponsored by Rockwell Automation. Download this eBook about product and application lifecycle support.

China’s Automakers Want to Dominate World’s Next Era of Driving

24 Apr 2018 14:29

At least four Chinese carmakers and three Chinese-owned startups plan to sell cars in the U.S. starting next year.

Trump Should Add More China Tariffs, Some Small Manufacturers Say

24 Apr 2018 13:45

They say duties the U.S. imposed on steel and aluminum imports raised their costs but didn’t affect finished goods made in China and sold here -- setting up a potentially damaging Catch-22.

Export Plan in Hand, Hydroheater Maker Triples Its Business

23 Apr 2018 23:28

Hydro-Thermal had been shipping its products to foreign markets since 2000, but it really upped the ante with help from a national assistance program, ExporTech.

Fathers Not Taking Advantage of Parental Leave

23 Apr 2018 20:59

"Current U.S. paternity leave policies seem to limit access and contribute to inequality between men and women," said Richard Petts of Ball State University.

The Road to Digital Transformation: A Progress Report for Manufacturers

23 Apr 2018 18:54

Find out how manufacturers have made strides by investing in new technologies, and what else the leaders are doing to ensure investments pay off.

Rolls-Royce Plans Brexit Workaround to Maintain Engine Handovers

23 Apr 2018 18:23

Contingency measures in preparation for Brexit “may in the future include the transfer of the design approval for our large jet engines from the U.K. to Germany.”

PowerFlex 6000 with New Features

23 Apr 2018 17:00

Learn about the PowerFlex 6000 Medium Voltage AC Drive with new power ratings and added features. Find out more:

Activist Investor Elliott Management Steps Up Pressure on Hyundai Motor Group

23 Apr 2018 15:27

Demands range from higher dividends to restructuring the group under a holding company.

Record US Wage Gains Gnawing at Corporate Profits: Survey

23 Apr 2018 15:05

The survey by the National Association for Business Economics also found companies had not changed hiring plans following either December's sweeping tax cuts or President Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Got Opinions about Manufacturing? IndustryWeek is Looking for a Few Good Contributors

21 Apr 2018 01:03

If you know the nuts and bolts of the business--and can express your ideas clearly--we've got an opportunity for you.

Teamsters Sue Drug Manufacturers Over Opioid Crisis

20 Apr 2018 22:13

The union sued in Ohio and Virginia where many Teamsters work in manufacturing and are prescribed opioids to treat on-the-job injuries.

Top 10 Small Cities to Start a Business

20 Apr 2018 21:08

Looking for a smaller city to start your business? A new report, 2018’s Best Small Cities to Start a Business, by WalletHub compared 1,261 cities across three key dimensions: 1) Business Environment, 2) Access to Resources and 3) Business Costs. The

GE Surges as Reaffirmed Forecast Defies Wall Street Worries

20 Apr 2018 17:59

The results mark “a step forward” in GE’s plan to turn itself around by cutting costs and strengthening the manufacturing operations, CEO John Flannery said

Samsung Jumps on Blockchain Bandwagon to Manage Its Supply Chain

18 Apr 2018 17:32

The company would use a blockchain ledger system to keep track of global shipments, which could cut shipping costs by 20%.

Class Action: Lincoln Electric Lights Up Welding Education

8 Jan 2018 21:51

If dirty, dark and dangerous is what you picture when someone mentions welding, then prepare to be educated on one of the hottest manufacturing careers of the next decade.

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