In September, Toyota announced that it will invest $391 million in its truck assembly plant in San Antonio. Hyundai announced that it is investing nearly $300 million in its factory in Montgomery, AL. Brake manufacturer Bendix Spicer began construction on a $65 million expansion of its assembly plant Bowling Green, KY. And, automotive supplier Hirotec Group said it will invest $48 million to build a new assembly plant in Fayetteville, TN.
Increasing demand for smart devices and embedded intelligence is driving manufacturers in a variety of industries to invest in new production tools and technologies. Additive manufacturing, advanced sensors, augmented reality, cloud-based computing, collaborative robots and digital twins are just a few of the many trends transforming factory floors today.
An ad hoc team of management, assembly and mechanical engineering personnel at Promess are producing PPE for local hospitals, first responders, dentists, traveling nurses, homeless shelters and nursing homes in Southeastern Michigan.
TAMPINES, Singapore—Scientists at the Singapore University of Technology and Design report that they have 3D printed heart cells to control stem cell differentiation in embryoid bodies, which are stem cells packed into small cellular aggregates or spheres.
WEST MILWAUKEE, WI—GE Healthcare plans to invest $50 million in a new assembly plant here to make CT scanners and other products. The facility could eventually employ more than 1,200 people as part of a proposed plan to consolidate the company’s operations in Wisconsin.
N95 respirators were intended to be discarded after every use. That’s not happening now, of course, so much research is going into devising methods for sterilizing used respirators for reuse. If that is your situation, the following information may be helpful.
Why on earth are hospital workers still forced to recycle N95 respirators when Detroit automakers with no aircraft experience were able to start turning out dozens of planes daily in less time than we’ve been dealing with the virus?
Most people would agree that the proverb, "The squeaky wheel gets the grease," is not meant to be taken literally. To them, the expression conveys the idea that the most important problems are the ones most likely to get attention.
Staking is ideal for assembling plastic parts. It's quick and inexpensive. It can join dissimilar materials. It eliminates the cost of fasteners and adhesives, and it allows engineers to loosen the tolerances for molded parts.
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