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A Look Inside Alcoa's Largest U.S. Factory

October 31, 2013 9:30 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Alcoa rolls out huge sheets of aluminum for Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 wings using the largest hot roller in the world.                                     


Inside The Vertu Luxury Smartphone Factory

October 31, 2013 9:20 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Each Vertu smartphone is assembled by a single person and the finished product can run thousands of dollars.  Check out this behind-the-scenes video of this luxury smartphone factory.                 


Meet The $1.7 Million Pagani Huayra

October 31, 2013 9:06 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

This Pagani Huayra features a titanium-infused carbon fiber body, a seven-speed transmission, a 730 horsepower engine, and boasts a $1.7 million dollar price tag.   


How To Make An F1 Car, Part 3: Manufacturing

October 30, 2013 12:38 pm | by Infiniti Red Bull Racing | Videos

Using exclusive interviews with team members, the third and final part of this mini-series shows how an F1 car is made.


How To Make An F1 Car, Part 2: Composites

October 29, 2013 12:31 pm | by Infinity Red Bull Racing | Videos

Using exclusive interviews with team members, the second part of this mini-series shows how an F1 car is made.                                        


How To Make An F1 Car: Design And R&D (Part 1)

October 28, 2013 2:58 pm | by Infiniti Red Bull Racing | Videos

Using exclusive interviews with team members, this mini-series shows how an F1 car is made.                           


Why Heineken Is Making A 2% Alcohol Beer

October 25, 2013 12:20 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

Heineken USA President and CEO Dolf van den Brink explains how the company is innovating with alternatives to beer, like the new Radler, as massive demand for the beverage wanes in developed markets.         


Shelby GT 350H: Coolest Rental Car Ever

October 24, 2013 2:45 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

Hertz rented off about 1,000 Shelby GT 350's in 1966, which became a boon for Shelby America and immortalized the car as one of the hippest collectible vehicles out there.              


Bringing Manufacturing Back To The U.S. Via The Robot

October 24, 2013 10:53 am | by CBSNews | Videos

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


Thank The Government For Your iPhone

October 24, 2013 9:54 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

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?           


GM Arlington Plant Presses First Parts

October 24, 2013 9:37 am | by SupercarHall | Videos

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.


Printing A 3D Robot

October 24, 2013 9:31 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Entrepreneurs can now download online blueprints of fully functional robots that you can build from your own 3D printer.                      


Entrepreneur Makes Money From China Smog

October 23, 2013 12:10 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

Pollution causing school and airport closures in Harbin, China hurts many, but helps one entrepreneur trying to capitalize on the smog.


A Look Inside Ford's Simulated Factory

October 22, 2013 1:12 pm | by Ford Motor Co. | Videos

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.


Crazy Glitz At The World Luxury Expo

October 21, 2013 2:53 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

These are some expensive toys. Check out the $250 million in extravagant items shown off at the World Luxury Expo in Abu Dhabi.                      


Pritzker: How To Create Better Jobs

October 18, 2013 2:13 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker tells the audience at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit that investments in infrastructure and education will create better jobs.


Modernizing Machine-to-Machine With Predix

October 17, 2013 1:56 pm | by GE Software | Videos

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.         


Highlights From Walmart’s U.S. Mfg Summit

October 17, 2013 9:42 am | by WalmartCorporate | Videos

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.


The Dawn Of 'Soft Robots'

October 17, 2013 9:30 am | by CBS News | Videos

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.     


'No More Crappy Cars' For GM

October 17, 2013 9:25 am | by Fortune Magazine | Videos

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.                  



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