Lightweight metals leader Alcoa announced a $190 million investment at its Davenport Works, Iowa, facility to expand its product offerings in the aerospace and industrial markets.
Sony was once a symbol of Japan's golden age, but now the tech company is struggling. Will Ripley takes a look at Sony's game plan to make a comeback.
The AeroMobil 3.0 is the latest prototype flying car that its makers hope will revolutionize the transport industry. The upgraded model has significant improvements to the previous prototype, with a top groundspeed of 124 mph and a flight travel range of about 435 miles.
Listen to the IMPO webinar featuring Todd McIntyre, a Product Manager at Eaton Corporation, and Kevin Breunig, a Fluid Power Specialist at Motion Industries, as they discuss smart sensor technology in manufacturing and how to make it most effective for your specific applications.
On a recent trip to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the aerospace organization provided some insight into the inner-workings of spacecraft manufacturing. At the Marshall Space Flight Center, they specialize in what can best be described as "the guts" of a rocket.
Ed Baig interviews HP executive Steve Nigro about the company's new HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer.
Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.
The robots are coming. Lowe's is testing whether new bots on wheels can improve its customer service, like helping a shopper find a match for something as simple as a nail.
Britain’s sailors are looking towards the future. The Royal Navy has recently commissioned a new high-tech frigate designed to become the “workhorse of the fleet” and focus on a variety of maritime missions ranging from complex combat operations to counter piracy and disaster relief.
President Barack Obama is expanding his push for increased manufacturing in the United States by directing federal money toward new technologies, apprenticeship programs and competitions designed to assist small manufacturers.
To address pressures of the industry, manufacturers need to ensure end-to-end connectivity across the real and virtual worlds with a digital thread strategy that spans the value chain and leverages new enabling technologies like mobility, cloud, and big data.
German car-maker Audi takes us for a spin in a driverless concept car version of their RS7. International Correspondent Hans Nichols even got to race it.
Tesla has built a well-known brand of high-end electric automobiles, but when it comes to electric motorcycles, no company has reached Tesla's status. Energica, an Italian company, is looking to lead the charge.
August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $356.69 million according to AMT — The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
In this article, we will explore some of the key technologies disrupting manufacturing operations as we know them.
Over the last several weeks, crews at GE Aviation’s flight test base installed a next-generation jet engine with ceramic components and 3-D printed parts to the wing of a modified Boeing 747, and readied it for its maiden flight.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, takes Bloomberg's Betty Liu for a test drive of the Tesla Model P85D.
In this issue of IMPO, we take you inside Worksman Cycles, provide tips to keep your equipment properly maintained and running smoothly and examine a series of case studies on the role of system integration in "People, Planet, and Profit."
At an open-to-the-public unveiling that included bumping music, free alcohol and test rides on an airport tarmac, Musk unveiled a new version of the luxury electric car maker's Model S sedan that includes all-wheel drive and self-driving "auto pilot" features.
Tesla Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk, is expected to announce a new vehicle at an event on Thursday. Bloomberg's Sam Grobart takes a look at the car's likely features and how Tesla is making a play for the mass market.
A new global study, “Industrial Internet Insights for 2015,” from GE and Accenture, reveals there is a growing urgency for organizations to embrace big data analytics to advance their Industrial Internet strategy.
Karl Schlicht, executive president at Toyota, discusses the automaker’s new hybrid concept vehicle, production on their first fuel-cell vehicle and a joint venture with BMW on a dual sports car project.
The U.S. Navy is testing out a cutting-edge way of manufacturing clothes; welding them together with ultrasonic waves. The process promises garments that weigh at least 40 percent less.
The time is right to make plant data portable. Soon, I predict, we’ll wonder how we ever managed our plants without it.