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See A Boeing Dreamliner Built In Under 2 Minutes

October 7, 2015 11:46 am | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Take a behind-the-scenes look inside Boeing's factory as a 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft is built.


Volkswagen CEO: Recall Of Vehicles Affected By Emissions Scandal Should Begin In January

October 7, 2015 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen so far has set aside 6.5 billion euros ($7.3 billion) to cover the cost of recalls and other efforts to win back customers' trust.


Boeing-Funded Lab To Apply Analytics, Artificial Intelligence To Airplanes

October 7, 2015 9:22 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Chicago-based aerospace giant will pay $7.5 million over the next three years to fund the Boeing/Carnegie Mellon Aerospace Data Analytics Lab in Pittsburgh.


Volvo Debuts Interface For Self-Driving Cars

October 7, 2015 8:16 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The system will be implemented for the first time on Volvo XC90 crossovers that will be used in the company's Drive Me autonomous driving project in Gothenburg, Sweden.


UAW Threatens To Strike At Fiat Chrysler Plants

October 7, 2015 8:16 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The UAW notified the company of its plans to terminate its extended contract at the end of the day on Wednesday.


Chemical Safety Law Gains Momentum In U.S. Senate

October 7, 2015 8:16 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The bill would revise the Toxic Substances Control Act, the last remnant of environmental legislation from the 1970s without a significant legislative upgrade in subsequent decades.


Manufacturing Minute: Making It On Mars

October 7, 2015 8:16 am | by Bethe Croy, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, space farming and ice houses on Mars. 


XpressLift Automated VRC For Conveyor Systems

October 7, 2015 8:01 am | by Wildeck | Product Releases | Comments

The XpressLift Automated VRC is designed and manufactured to quickly transfer totes or cartons of material weighing up to 75 lbs. at speeds up to 350 feet per minute.


New Auto Safety Technologies Leave Some Drivers Bewildered

October 6, 2015 1:36 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The features hold tremendous potential to reduce deaths and injuries by eliminating collisions or mitigating their severity, safety advocates say. But there's one problem: Education on how to use them doesn't come standard.


NY Oil Tanker Tips, Spills 100 Gallons

October 6, 2015 1:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford says a hazmat team has stopped the leak. He says the tanker company is sending workers to right the tanker and tow it away.


General Mills Recalling 1.8M Cheerios Boxes On Allergy Risk

October 6, 2015 1:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Minneapolis company said Monday wheat flour was inadvertently used in a gluten-free oat flour system.


The Importance Of Promoting Employment Through Manufacturing Career Pathways

October 6, 2015 12:53 pm | by Deborah Kobes | Articles | Comments

As reshoring efforts increase, more skilled workers are needed.


Boeing Given $110M Deal For Ballistic Missile Work

October 6, 2015 12:42 pm | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced several U.S. Air Force contracts, highlighted by a $110 million contract modification with Boeing for the replacement of various intercontinental ballistic Minuteman III missile systems.


Report: SABMiller Rejects AB InBev Takeover Offer

October 6, 2015 12:31 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

AB InBev could still make a formal offer to SABMiller or walk away from the deal entirely.


Manufacturing Minute: BP To Pay Record Fine For Gulf Oil Spill

October 6, 2015 11:54 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, BP will pay a record fine to cover damages caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.


VW Chief Warns Workers Of Future, To Review Investments

October 6, 2015 10:40 am | by David McHugh, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Matthias Mueller vowed Tuesday that "we will overcome this crisis" but said that the company would have to be more careful about costs.


Toyota Shows Self-Driving Technology Being Readied For 2020

October 6, 2015 10:35 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. demonstrated on a regular Tokyo freeway Tuesday what it called the "mobility teammate concept," meaning the driver and the artificial intelligence in a sensor-packed car work together as a team.


DuPont CEO Kullman Steps Down, Company Lowers Guidance

October 6, 2015 10:29 am | by Randall Chase, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The maker of everything from Pioneer agricultural seeds to Kevlar fabric also lowered its profit forecast and said it is accelerating its cost-cutting plan.


Marijuana Pesticide Flap Brings Consumer Lawsuit In Colorado

October 6, 2015 10:24 am | by Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press | News | Comments

The case underscores disagreement over what chemicals should be allowed in the cultivation of pot and leaves the plaintiffs facing a dilemma: The U.S. government still regards almost all marijuana as an illicit drug and there are no federal safety guidelines for growing it.


U.S. Stocks End Sharply Higher; GE Leads Gains In Industrials

October 6, 2015 10:07 am | by Ken Sweet, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Energy stocks rose along with the price of oil, while General Electric pushed industrial stocks higher.



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