TOKYO--Shattered by recall costs and lawsuits, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed Monday for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., saying it was the only way it could keep on supplying replacements for faulty air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people.
PARIS--GE Additive announced here last week during the Paris Air Show that it is developing the world’s largest laser-powered 3D printer that prints parts from metal powder. GE Additive is a new GE business dedicated to supplying 3D printers.
MUNCIE, IN--Manufacturing jobs might be disappearing because of automation, but manufacturing productivity is actually up in this state and the nation, according to a new study from Ball State University.
SPARKS, NV--Three years ago, Tesla began construction of its Gigafactory here. This past weekend, the facility began battery production. By the end of 2018, it is expected to produce enough batteries for 500,000 cars, primarily the company's Model 3.
DAVENPORT, IA--Sterilite Corp. is planning to build a $73 million manufacturing and distribution plant here that will bring create up to 500 jobs. It will be the seventh plant in the United States for the company, which is the largest plastic housewares manufacturer in North America. More
LINCOLN, NE--Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing's new aerospace division opened here last week. The company spent $12.6 million converting a 30,000-square-foot space to one that produces cargo doors for the new Boeing 777X. More
EVENDALE, OH--GE’s Advanced Turboprop engine is on track to run for the first time this year by powering Cessna’s new Denali aircraft. The engine features just 12 3D-printed components, which replace 855 normally made parts. More
SHANGHAI, CHINA--A New York University student recently interned undercover in a factory here that assembles Apple iPhones. He worked six days per week installing screws into iPhones for about $2.50 per hour. More