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German Power Plants Require Imported Garbage

October 21, 2015 2:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Germany successfully halted the growth of its landfills in recent years in large part by constructing power plants that run on trash.


GM Says Chevy Bolt Electric Range Could Be Over 200 Miles

October 21, 2015 2:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors' entry into the long-range electric vehicle market should be able to go more than 200 miles on a single charge, company officials said Tuesday.


Lean Labor In Manufacturing

October 21, 2015 1:00 pm | by Gregg Gordon | Articles | Comments

Most manufacturers are familiar with the concept of Lean — as it applies to managing manufacturing equipment and processes — but now, many manufacturing leaders are applying Lean principles to the way they manage their workforce.


More Than Half Of U.S. States Report Job Losses In September

October 21, 2015 10:26 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Most U.S. states reported jobs losses in September as slowing growth has weighed on hiring nationwide in the past two months.


Dozens More Companies Sign White House Climate Change Pledge

October 21, 2015 9:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Obama administration this week touted dozens of new companies in support of a strong international climate agreement at a United Nations conference later this year.


Ferrari For Sale: Legendary Brand Races Toward Share Listing

October 21, 2015 9:44 am | by Colleen Barry, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Ferrari is racing toward a public share offering this week, making it possible for investors to buy a piece of the legendary maker of luxury sports cars and Formula One racing machines.


Group Finds Mexico Hurt U.S. By Dumping Subsidized Sugar

October 21, 2015 9:24 am | by Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mexico hurt U.S. sugar farmers by dumping heavily subsidized sugar on U.S. markets from 2011 into 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Tuesday.


The Hybrid Cloud: No Reason To Manufacture Confusion

October 21, 2015 8:00 am | by Adam Stern | Articles | Comments

The right question isn’t, “Should I go on or off premises? or Should I opt for the hybrid cloud, the public cloud or a private cloud?” The smart question is, “What’s strategically best for my organization?” 


CP1L-E With Embedded Ethernet

October 21, 2015 8:00 am | by Omron Automation & Safety | Product Releases | Comments

The CP1L-E connects seamlessly to the Internet, providing remote access, monitoring and data logging that can reduce an end-user’s technical support costs and provide faster diagnostic response. 

Manufacturing Minute: Bulldozers Guided By Drones

October 20, 2015 2:07 pm | by Katie Mohr, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, driverless, drone-led bulldozers take over construction sites. 


Hyundai Recalls 27,700 Sonatas And Elantras

October 20, 2015 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hyundai is recalling 27,700 midsize and compact cars in the U.S. because salt damage could cause the cars' front coil springs to fracture.


Settlement Brewing In Beck's Beer Case Over German Packaging

October 20, 2015 2:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A settlement is brewing in a lawsuit that would give cash to drinkers of U.S.-brewed Beck's beer over misleading packaging emphasizing its German origins.


Vacuum Maker Dyson Acquires Lithium-Ion Battery Start-Up

October 20, 2015 1:58 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

British vacuum company Dyson is considering building an advanced battery plant in the U.S. following its acquisition of lithium-ion battery firm Sakti3.


Norwegian Capital Hopes To Ban Most Cars By 2019

October 20, 2015 1:55 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The newly elected city council of Oslo, Norway, hopes to enact the first comprehensive ban on cars in a European capital within four years.


Living 'On The Edge' In Manufacturing

October 20, 2015 1:00 pm | by Gadi Lenz | Articles | Comments

In order to enable the effective and efficient handling of IoT analytics, running some of the analytics “on the edge” is essential.


MIT System Successfully Processes Big Data Without Human Involvement

October 20, 2015 10:11 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A system designed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers could produce far more efficient data analysis while removing most of the need for human involvement in the process.


Lawsuits Could Force VW To Buy Back Cheating Diesels

October 20, 2015 10:04 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Volkswagen almost inevitably will have to compensate owners of diesel cars equipped with emissions-rigging software. Some legal experts say the automaker could be forced to buy back the cars altogether.


Obama Administration Says China Not Manipulating Currency

October 20, 2015 9:58 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The Obama administration said Monday that China's currency remains undervalued in relation to the U.S. dollar but it did not cite the country for unfairly manipulating its currency to gain trade advantages.


OSHA Fines Ashley Furniture Over Machine Safety

October 20, 2015 9:27 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal labor officials on Monday levied eight charges against Ashley Furniture over dangerous working conditions at its upholstery factory in Whitehall, Wisconsin.


A Necessary Evil: Digitalizing Your SKU Catalog

October 20, 2015 8:00 am | by Liz Duggan | Articles | Comments

Distributing and manufacturing companies need a master data strategy when it comes to their catalog. Catalog migration is one of the single greatest problems we see in eCommerce implementations. 



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