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Harley's Electric Motorcycle Goes on Tour

June 25, 2014 1:35 pm | by USA Today

The company is giving its first electric motorcycle a road trip, stopping the environmentally friendly Hog in NYC as it looks for consumer feedback to expand sales beyond traditional customers.                  

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Hand-Crafting Collectible Hunting Guns

June 25, 2014 11:26 am | by CNNMoney

The Fanzoj family has been producing guns for eight generations and now is bringing the classic tradition of collectible hunting guns to the 21st century with modern technology and innovative designs.               

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Obama's 'Maker Faire' and Women in Manufacturing

June 25, 2014 11:08 am | by Morning Joe, MSNBC

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama hosted the first-ever White House "Maker Faire," meeting with entrepreneurs and inventors who are hoping to pave a way for an American manufacturing comeback.               

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Smith & Wesson: Americans Are Buying Fewer Guns

June 23, 2014 4:12 pm | by CNNMoney

Smith & Wesson posted a weak forecast for one simple reason: Americans are buying fewer guns.                                            

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Porsche Turbo S: Pricey Performance

June 23, 2014 1:57 pm | by CNNMoney

The Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet is as amazing as the name suggests. It provides a great driving experience, but it doesn't come cheap.                                 

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Robotic Dairies: The Future of Production

June 17, 2014 2:25 pm | by The Associated Press

The old fashioned farm hand is being replaced by a set of high-tech robots that clean, feed and milk dairy cows. Farmers can take a break and let the machines do the work.                       

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Re-Engineering The Manufacturing Enterprise

June 16, 2014 3:52 pm | by SME

Find out how customer-driven production challenges are met by re-engineering the manufacturing enterprise through case studies with Black & Decker, Aeroquip Corp. and Himont Corp.                   

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Quick Changeover For Lean Manufacturing

June 16, 2014 3:45 pm | by SME

This program shows examples of how four different companies reduced changeover times to be more responsive to customer orders.                                   

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Hyundai's Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Hits the Road

June 16, 2014 2:08 pm | by Reuters

South Korean auto-maker Hyundai says it has launched a new era of clean, hydrogen-fueled motoring in the U.S.                                         

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Meet Manufacturing's Latest Recruit

June 13, 2014 2:09 pm | by Financial Times

Rethink Robotics thinks its latest creation, Baxter, will redefine how robotics are used in manufacturing.                                         

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The Price Tag for Corporate Negligence

June 12, 2014 11:59 am | by CNNMoney

While this recall disaster and public relations nightmare rages on, sales of GM vehicles have soared, shocking most analysts.                                      

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Boeing Shows Off Its Replacement for the Space Shuttle

June 11, 2014 2:08 pm | by USA Today

Boeing shows off a mock-up of a spacecraft that could be the first to carry astronauts from Kennedy Space Center into orbit since the shuttle's retirement nearly three years ago.                     

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Musk: Big Risks 'Make Me Unhappy'

June 10, 2014 1:37 pm | by CNNMoney

In a one-on-one interview with Richard Quest, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he will definitely still be CEO when the gigafactory opens.                                    

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Ford CEO on Company's Comeback, Retirement and GM

June 9, 2014 1:59 pm | by CBS News

From deep debt to soaring profits, Ford CEO Alan Mulally discusses the motor company's rise, his plans to step down on July 1 and the GM recall.                               

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Commercial Aviation in the 21st Century

June 6, 2014 1:35 pm | by CNN

Take a look at how commercial aviation may change in the coming years.                                                    

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Radically Reshaping Manufacturing

June 5, 2014 2:23 pm | by McKinsey & Company

Katy George, global co-leader of McKinsey & Company's manufacturing group, explains next-shoring and makes the argument that companies must view their manufacturing process as an ecosystem that needs to be optimized from the supply base to the consumer. 

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What Makes a Honda Is Who Makes a Honda

June 5, 2014 2:19 pm | by Honda

This seven-year veteran of Honda has been primarily focused on the durability, repeatability and quality of Acura products and is also part of the team working on the new Acura NSX.                    

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The Spark of Innovation: Zippo Manufacturing

June 5, 2014 2:14 pm | by USCC

The company behind the Zippo lighter has accomplished the near impossible — it has grown and adapted to today's fickle market while remaining a steadfast American icon.                        

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Tesla CEO Hints at Surprise Move

June 5, 2014 9:52 am | by USA TODAY

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said at the company's annual shareholder meeting that he's thinking of doing something "fairly controversial" regarding the company's patents.                           

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5 Most Notorious Auto Recalls

June 4, 2014 1:25 pm | by CNNMoney

From the Ford Pinto to Toyota's 'sticky' gas pedals, here's a list of the most infamous recalls in automobile history.                                      

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