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The Today in Manufacturing Podcast is brought to you by the editors from Manufacturing.net and Industrial Equipment News (IEN). In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:
Italian company Norma Precision plans to invest $60 million in Garden City, Georgia to build an ammunition plant.
Researchers at a pair of universities may have discovered a potential solution to our rare-earth metal problem.
From December 2018 to January 2020, Phil and Monica Pascoe and Scott Tubbs sent 70 technical drawings to a Chinese company without a license from the U.S. government. Phil Pascoe is the president of Quadrant Magnetics, a magnetic products company also charged over importing rare earth magnets smelted and magnetized in China.
In 1993, French engineer Emile Leray was driving through the Moroccan desert when his Citroen 2CV struck a rock, totaled the front axle and ruined the chassis. So, he did what any engineer would do, he chopped his wrecked car into a motorcycle using duct tape and hand tools.
The Antonov AN-225 was destroyed during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Now, the company says it will take $502 million to fix Mriya and design work has already begun for the rebuild.
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Amazon’s new intelligent robotic system, Sparrow, streamlines fulfillment by moving individual products before they get packaged.
The new Toyota Prius hybrid is more powerful and stylish, with a sleek futuristic design.
This week, German innovation studio nFrontier unveiled a new concept vehicle at Formnext 2022. The fully functioning prototype is a hybrid between an electric cargo bike and a small EV.
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- Develop, expand or re-open mines for the metals needed.
- Develop materials in a lab.
- Advance other energy options - hydrogen, sodium batteries, etc.
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