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Harley Recalls Nearly 46K Motorcycles

April 24, 2015 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 46,000 motorcycles in the U.S. because they could stay in gear due to clutches that won't fully disengage.

Crazy Cars You Won't Want to Buy at Shanghai's Auto Show

April 23, 2015 2:28 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

There are fast cars, smart cars and self-driving cars, but what about crazy cars? Carlos Tejada...

Drivers Want New Safety Technology, But it Will Cost Them

April 22, 2015 3:14 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drivers want more collision-prevention technology in their cars, but there is a limit to how...

Jaguar Land Rover is Furious Over Chinese Knockoff

April 22, 2015 2:44 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Jaguar Land Rover is accusing a Chinese automaker of copying its cars. At issue is the Chinese...

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Chrysler Uses 3D Printing to Improve Axles

April 22, 2015 10:20 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

3D printing is helping Chrysler engineers gain a better understanding of its vehicle component designs.   

Jaguar Takes On Virtual Reality

April 16, 2015 2:05 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Jaguar is breaking into an arena that could greatly affect the industrial sector — virtual reality. 

Two-Armed Robot Designed for Factory Collaboration

April 14, 2015 3:07 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

“The new era of robotic coworkers is here and an integral part of our next level strategy,” said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer.

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3D Printing and the Decentralized Industrial Revolution

April 14, 2015 12:37 pm | by Sukamal Banerjee | Articles | Comments

The world has advanced so much that science fiction is becoming a reality. This is abundantly clear in manufacturing sector as technology moves from prototyping to tooling, to the additive manufacturing commonly known as 3D printing.

Material Used in Skateboards Could Make Planes Use Less Power

April 13, 2015 2:58 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

A hard material called silicon carbide was originally used for abrasives like sandpaper and still gives many skateboards their rough grip. It can work at temperatures that are twice the boiling point of water where ordinary silicon chips falter.

Ecovative Design: Manufactured Wood Made Without Trees

April 13, 2015 2:23 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Ecovative Design has made a mission of replacing synthetic plastic polymers with natural mushroom based polymers. After disrupting the packaging industry with a line of fully biodegradable mushroom packaging, they are now setting their sights on replacing manufactured wood products.

Photo of the Day: NC State Engineers Print a Titanium Football

April 10, 2015 10:27 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Engineers from Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial Systems Engineering (ISE) recently presented NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson with a very unique gift — a titanium football manufactured by advanced 3D printing technology.

Ford CEO Discusses Latest Models and Technology

April 9, 2015 1:37 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Ford Motor Company revealed new models at the New York International Auto Show. CEO Mark Fields talks about what to expect from the company.

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Colleges Help City Kids Join Robotics Craze

April 7, 2015 2:17 pm | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

Michigan high school students from some urban districts are able to compete in robotics thanks to the good will, plus the space, tools and know-how of nearby universities.

BMW’s Crash-Proof Car

April 7, 2015 1:58 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

With constant news about ignition switches and exploding gas tanks, it’s nice to hear that BMW is taking a step toward accident avoidance. 

A Tour of the New York International Auto Show

April 6, 2015 1:59 pm | by The Verge | Videos | Comments

A walk-through of the New York Auto Show floor and some of the big announcements.

Craftsman Re-purposes Detroit’s Unwanted Wood

April 2, 2015 2:17 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Detroit's reclaimed wood is getting new life thanks to Mark Wallace and his passion for hand crafting guitars. Wallace says his guitars are a tribute to Detroit's rich music history. 

Meet Sawyer, The One-Armed Collaborative Robot

March 25, 2015 3:03 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Over the next five years the industry expects rapid adoption of collaborative robots in most major manufacturing markets. The adoption may be slow at first, as this is a new technology for many manufacturers and requires a new way of thinking about robots.

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Liquid Printer Turns 3D Manufacturing Upside Down

March 25, 2015 1:59 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The debut technology is a printer that uses their Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology, which builds material upward in a continuous stream.

Jet Engine That Supercharged Aviation Now Powering World’s Fastest Ship

March 25, 2015 10:11 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The latest version of the LM2500 can produce up to 34 megawatts each and ramp up from zero to full power in just 10 minutes. Here are some of its applications.

The Cars That Could Save Aston Martin

March 24, 2015 3:58 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Aston Martin unveiled two future cars at the Geneva Auto Show. CEO Andy Palmer hopes they are the key to expanding the brand without losing its heritage.

A Profile With the Superstar of the Maker Movement: Limor Fried

March 24, 2015 10:32 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Articles | Comments

Above all, Limor “Ladyada” Fried is a maker — a member of a DIY subculture of engineering-oriented pursuits including 3D printing, electronics and robotics.

Obama To Announce $240M In New Pledges For STEM

March 23, 2015 3:32 pm | by Darlene Superville, The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math.

Tesla Announces Charging System, Auto-Steering Feature

March 20, 2015 9:29 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Company officials said the update’s Range Assurance application would communicate with Tesla Superchargers and other charging stations and automatically calculate when vehicles require a charge.

A Drone Like No Other

March 19, 2015 2:54 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

This drone has capabilities unlike any other, this drone shoots fire and sprays graffiti. 

This Japanese Company Built a 'Disaster-Proof' Factory

March 18, 2015 10:55 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Japan is famous for innovation. But, like many countries in the Pacific, it must also cope with fierce forces of nature. Now one local company has merged insights from both and built what could be one of the first “disaster-proof” factories.

Italian Companies to Generate Bioplastic from Potatoes

March 18, 2015 10:34 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Two Italian companies recently announced plans to process potato byproducts into plastic materials. 

Flying Cars Will Be Available in 2017

March 17, 2015 2:31 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Slovakian company AeroMobil will begin selling a flying car in 2017.

Autonomous Car Prepares For 3,500-Mile U.S. Road Trip

March 16, 2015 2:26 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

An autonomous car developed by Michigan-based auto supplier Delphi Automotive will soon be making a 3,500-mile journey across the U.S.

Toyota Wants Price of Hydrogen Vehicle to Match Diesel Cars

March 16, 2015 1:56 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Toyota's new hydrogen-powered car already costs far less than analysts' original forecasts, but reports suggest the Japanese automaker hopes to make it affordable to most car buyers in the next five to seven years. 

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