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GE Announces Cloud System For Industrial IoT

August 6, 2015 9:33 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The system will enable asset connectivity, machine data support and industrial-grade security and compliance while utilizing GE's existing IT and operational expertise. 


Ford Aims To Spider-Proof Its Cars

August 6, 2015 9:32 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

While drivers might be more concerned about a spider sneaking inside their cars, Ford engineers hope to avoid the same spider-caused problems that eventually sparked recalls at Toyota and Mazda.

UniCrimp 100 Crimping Press

August 6, 2015 9:25 am | by Schleuniger | Product Releases | Comments

The press accepts most industry-standard, mini-style applicators for crimping side- and rear-feed terminals. 


More Than 380 In U.S. Sickened By Cilantro-Linked Infection

August 5, 2015 3:11 pm | by David Pitt, Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 380 people in 26 U.S. states have been diagnosed with a stomach illness tied to Mexican cilantro contaminated by human waste, two federal agencies said Tuesday.


Maker Of Hacked Radio Says System Is Unique To Fiat Chrysler

August 5, 2015 2:59 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The hack began the recall of 1.4 million vehicles from Fiat Chrysler.


Will Amazon Robots Destroy American Retail?

August 5, 2015 2:49 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

"Humans Need Not Apply" author Jerry Kaplan discusses the future for humanity in a world filled with robots.


Visual Analytics – The Future Of Manufacturing Processes

August 5, 2015 2:26 pm | by Sean Riley | Articles | Comments

With the ability to process large amounts of Big Data, analyzing the process of an outcome will become more streamlined and will change the current visualization methodologies of manufacturing.


ADM Earnings Fall Below Expectations

August 5, 2015 1:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

ADM's corn processing segment profits fell from $338 million in the second quarter of 2014 to $204 million in the latest quarter.


Large Explosion Rocks Southeast Missouri Aluminum Plant

August 5, 2015 1:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A massive explosion rocked a southeast Missouri aluminum plant Tuesday, injuring some workers and creating a plume of smoke that could be seen for miles.


Wisconsin Manufacturer Cited Following Partial Amputations

August 5, 2015 1:28 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

In total, OSHA announced eight citations against Kapco for safety violations. Total fines could amount to $207,600.


Kellogg's U.S. Breakfast Business Shrinks Again

August 5, 2015 11:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kellogg says its U.S. breakfast foods division saw another decline in quarterly sales but that trends in the cereal category were improving.


Robotic Lettuce Factory Under Development In Japan

August 5, 2015 10:47 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The new factory is designed to be responsive to water and food shortages caused by extreme weather and the increasing global population, and its environmentally friendly measures include recycled water, LED lighting and optimized air conducting.  


GM To Invest $877M To Upgrade Oldest Assembly Plant

August 5, 2015 10:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Construction is expected to begin in early 2016 and finish in 2018.


Survey: U.S. Businesses Add 185K Workers In July

August 5, 2015 9:39 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Low oil prices weighed on the manufacturing sector, which added just 2,000 jobs last month.


ConAgra Removes BPA From Canned Foods

August 5, 2015 8:32 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Ardagh began providing new BPA-free cans earlier this year and ConAgra announced the complete transition in late July.


Survey: U.S. Companies Budget Slightly More For Pay Raises

August 5, 2015 8:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Analysts said reports of an improving U.S. economy did not to translate into additional competition in the labor market.


New Safety Glasses With Metal-Frame Look

August 5, 2015 8:28 am | by Gateway Safety | Product Releases | Comments

The new Ingot Safety Eyewear is manufactured with a specialized paint coating to provide a metal look.

Giving Robots A More Nimble Grasp

August 4, 2015 3:02 pm | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Engineers at MIT have now hit upon a way to impart more dexterity to simple robotic grippers: using the environment as a helping hand.


PwC: Industrial Manufacturing M&A On A Steady Climb

August 4, 2015 2:47 pm | by PwC US | News | Comments

With $28.2 billion in announced deals, second quarter totals exceeded the $20.5 billion raised in the first quarter this year but were well below the near-record $60.4 billion set in the same quarter last year.


Clock Winds Down on Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

August 4, 2015 2:40 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The 12 nations could be left with only weeks to get trade pact terms in place before the 2016 elections begin interfering with the issue in Congress.



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