A robot named Baxter is operating on the assembly line of Rodon, a plastics manufacturer in Pennsylvania. Rodon's VP says the technology is reducing costs and increasing productivity, but doesn't replace human workers who he says are needed to maintain the equipment
Economist Mariana Mazzucato argues that much of the technology underlying your trusty smartphone was actually created in government labs. What does that mean for innovation in the future?
The first of three mammoth stamping presses is up and running at General Motors' newest stamping facility in Arlington, Texas. The $200 million contiguous stamping plant announced in 2012 adds 180 jobs to GM's Arlington manufacturing complex and is one of 10 contiguous stamping operations globally that started production in the last five years.
Entrepreneurs can now download online blueprints of fully functional robots that you can build from your own 3D printer.
Pollution causing school and airport closures in Harbin, China hurts many, but helps one entrepreneur trying to capitalize on the smog.
In preparation to build the Ford Fusion in Q3 2013, Flat Rock Assembly Plant trained its 1,400 new hires using a simulated factory to teach them vehicle assembly before the first U.S.-built Fusion rolls off the line. Ford announced last fall that it would build the all-new Fusion in the United States and hire 1,400 new employees to meet surging demand for the award-winning vehicle.
These are some expensive toys. Check out the $250 million in extravagant items shown off at the World Luxury Expo in Abu Dhabi.
Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker tells the audience at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit that investments in infrastructure and education will create better jobs.
The Industrial Internet is creating a new generation of intelligent devices that are self-aware, able to adapt their behavior, and can be managed and reprogrammed to meet rapidly changing requirements.
The summit underscored Walmart's commitment to buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made products over the next 10 years and featured announcements from suppliers that, combined, are expected to infuse more than $70 million into factory growth and create more than 1,000 domestic jobs.
Scientists have been garnering inspiration from nature to make biomimicry breakthroughs in robotics. David Pogue visits a zoo in Germany where an elephant's trunk is providing engineers with the blueprint for a soft robot.
Mary Barra, who is a top contender to eventually run General Motors, is considered to have one of the hardest jobs in the global auto industry.
After years of decline, one of the hardest hit industries in the United States might be making a comeback. But while textile manufacturing might return to the Carolinas, the jobs probably will not.
Tupperware Brands CEO Rick Goings discusses how the company has been able to maintain its global popularity.
A research project to join prosthetics and artificial organs together resulted in a functioning artificial person.
Bob Simon reports on the decline of Detroit, America's former industrial capital, and the people determined to bring it back.
New England aviation company Terrafugia has unveiled its latest conceptual version of a flying car.
Sustainability and moving closer to the customer were two big themes at the 2013 Industrial Excellence Awards conference. Milan Nedeljkovic, plant manager for BMW in Leipzig, discusses why his shop was recognized at the conference.
Boasting the largest print envelope for less than $5,000, the LulzBot TAZ has set big expectations.