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Manufacturing Minute: China Wants In On The High-Speed Railway Between LA And Vegas

September 23, 2015 9:56 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, the controversial plans for a high-speed railway between Los Angeles and Vegas, and why China wants in on the project.


The Engineering Slide Chart

September 23, 2015 8:43 am | by Great Innovations | Product Releases | Comments

The Engineering Slide Chart is a tool for engineers, designers, drafters, and machinists. It includes technical information from many of the quick references that are commonly found in the work areas of mechanical designers, machinists, and CAD users. 

Was The Fukushima Meltdown Avoidable?

September 22, 2015 3:39 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A massive earthquake off the coast of Japan in March of 2011 triggered a tsunami that inundated the Fukushima plant located about 160 miles north of Tokyo. 


Marines Put Robot Military Dog Through Its Paces

September 22, 2015 3:29 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The robot can be controlled from up to 500 meters away using a laptop computer's radio link and a video game controller. Boston officials called the process "very easy" and said that children as young as age four had previously run the robot.


Clean Tech A Top Priority As Chinese President Lands In U.S.

September 22, 2015 3:15 pm | by Gene Johnson and Phuong Le, Associated Press | News | Comments

Discussing how U.S. and Chinese experts and businesses can collaborate on nuclear energy, smarter electricity use and other clean technologies is a top agenda item as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives. 


How Millennials Can Help Manufacturers Adapt To Change

September 22, 2015 3:07 pm | by Scott Stone | Articles | Comments

Focusing on Millennial workers can help manufacturers adapt to a changing industrial landscape and come out a step ahead.


How VW Cheated On Emissions Tests

September 22, 2015 2:59 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Drew Kodjak, from the International Council on Clean Transportation, tells CNN's Richard Quest how they discovered Volkswagen was using a defeat device in some vehicles.


DAQRI's Augmented Reality Headset Wants To Change How We Work

September 22, 2015 2:47 pm | by The Verge | Videos | Comments

Daqri has created an augmented reality headset and the software that powers it. The Los Angeles-based startup is aiming to revolutionize the way people work by layering additional data and intelligent computing tools on top of their normal vision.


AAM: Six Essential Facts in Focus — Prep for Chinese President Xi’s State Visit

September 22, 2015 2:36 pm | by Alliance for American Manufacturing | News | Comments

The Alliance for American Manufacturing outlines six topics that should dominate the dialogue between the U.S. and China this week.


Texas Contractor Fined Over Refinery Worker Death

September 22, 2015 11:21 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A 45-year-old pipefitter collapsed and died in March of 2015 while working outdoors in three layers of clothing and a chemical suit. 


Former Peanut Exec Gets 28 Years In Prison For Outbreak

September 22, 2015 11:14 am | by Russ Bynum, The Associated Press | News | Comments

It's the harshest criminal penalty ever for a U.S. producer in a food-borne illness case and a span his attorneys say might as well be a life sentence.


Report: Apple Aims To Ship Electric Car In 2019

September 22, 2015 11:10 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The decision to advance the project, the Journal wrote, is expected to triple the project's current 600-employee workforce.


Tesla Powerwall To Debut In Australia Later This Year

September 22, 2015 11:01 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Powerwall system is scheduled to become available in Australia by the end of the year. Tesla will partner with Reposit Power, a Canberra firm that allows individuals to buy and sell electricity directly, for the Australia launch.


Volkswagen Sets Aside $7.3B Over Emissions Scandal

September 22, 2015 10:52 am | by Geir Moulson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The trigger to the company's market woes was last Friday's revelation from the U.S.'s Environmental Protection Agency that VW rigged nearly half a million cars to defeat U.S. smog tests.


Manufacturing Minute: A 3D Printer That Can Build A Home

September 22, 2015 10:25 am | by Bethe Croy, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

An Italian company in the additive manufacturing industry has engineered a 3D printer that takes the housing industry to a whole new level.


Fast-Set Steel Coatings

September 22, 2015 9:31 am | by Chemline | Product Releases | Comments

Chemline’s coatings can be layered up to 150 mils, allowing OEMs to apply a thick protective plastic membrane around virtually any steel structure. 

Infographic: Industry In 3D

September 22, 2015 8:00 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

3D printing is one of the hottest developments to reach designers and manufacturers for some time. Take a look at what stakeholders are saying about this burgeoning industry.


Global Trends: MAPI Weighs In On Mexico, U.S. Deficit, And China Surplus

September 22, 2015 8:00 am | by MAPI | Articles | Comments

Mexico’s factories continue to expand and the country is expected to be the manufacturing growth leader in Latin America through 2016, according to a report from the MAPI Foundation, the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation.


Tech Trends: The Internet Of Things — Actionable Insights For Pneumatics

September 22, 2015 8:00 am | by Jeremy King, Senior Product Manager, Bimba | Articles | Comments

We have only begun to grasp the potential of the Industrial Internet of Things, but it is already revolutionizing every aspect of plant operations, for example, the collection, transmission and storage of big data.


Field Report: Using Metrics To Drive Positive Change

September 22, 2015 8:00 am | by Jim Barnes, ISM Services Managing Director | Articles | Comments

Whether you are asked to reduce inventory control costs or you need to reduce the number of parts in your inventory, metrics can be a solution. It can be a tool you can use to negotiate with a supplier or even ensure delivery on time to your customers.



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