Wrong Bearing Causes Fire; Master Lock Closes Factory; Neuralink Approved | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 121

Also on the podcast, Impossible Foods accused of spying on Motif, workers aren't using PTO, Stellantis invests in new EV battery tech, Gulfstream sets speed record and another ship tips over.

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In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:

Impossible Foods Accused of Spying on Plant-Based Meat Rival - @3:22

Did one of the plant-based meat industry's major players deploy private investigators to spy on a potential rival?

Neuralink Gets FDA Approval to Begin Brain Implant Trials in People - @13:34

U.S. regulators have given Elon Musk's brain implant company the greenlight to begin testing devices in people.

Closure of Master Lock Milwaukee Factory to Affect 330 Jobs - @24:16

In less than a year, the security product maker will close its manufacturing plant in Milwaukee.

112-Year-Old Ship Falls Over in Drydock - @40:25

The Bark Europa, a 112-year-old tall sailing ship, last week tipped over while undergoing maintenance in Cape Town, South Africa.

Wrong Bearing Causes $1.1M Fire at Sea - @49:03

The Ocean Guardian was conducting a sea trial near Seattle on May 27, 2022 when a diesel generator engine suffered a mechanical failure.

In Case You Missed It

Why Workers Don’t Use Their PTO - @1:01:34

A recent Pew study found that 46 percent of workers aren't taking all of their paid time off, this includes vacation, medical appointments or even dealing with minor illnesses.

Stellantis Invests in Lithium-Sulfur EV Battery Technology - @1:08:48

Lyten's lithium-sulfur batteries do not use nickel, cobalt or manganese.

Gulfstream Sets Speed Record with SAF - @1:14:48

Gulfstream's G700 has set a speed record using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

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