Ford, GM Ready to Phase Out Ventilator Production

Missions accomplished as companies complete 80,000-unit order


Mary Barra and Bill Ford on the Importance of Manufacturing During COVID-19

GM and Ford’s response to the pandemic and how they’re preparing for the future are highlighted on 60 Minutes
#people #covid-19 #facilities


Ford COVID-19 Response, 25 Days On

The company is working with its partners tirelessly to address the needs of taking on the pandemic
#Ford #facilities #3M


GM Inks $490 Million Ventilator Contract Under Defense Production Act

Partnership with Ventec to yield 30,000 ventilators by August
#covid-19 #facilities #GeneralMotors


Keeping Workers Safe from COVID-19

General Motors is instituting new policies for ventilators that likely will be carried over for cars.
#covid-19 #facilities #Ford


Ford, GE to Start Ventilator Production

Fast-tracking ventilators and respirators
#covid-19 #facilities #Ford

Rapid Prototyping

Ford’s Project Apollo: Working With 3M and GE Healthcare for COVID-19 Response

Putting manufacturing engineering knowhow and clever design and product development in the battle against COVID-19
#engineer #tech #people


Auto Industry Teams Up to Produce Medical Equipment to Combat the Coronavirus

General Motors, Ford, Fiat Chrysler and Tesla are forging new partnerships to combat the coronavirus
#covid-19 #Chrysler #Fiat


Volvo Adds Plug-In Hybrid XC40 Crossover

Volvo Car Corp. says the launch of a plug-in hybrid version of its new XC40 compact crossover vehicle makes the company the world’s first to offer such variants for all models. 
#HP #Geely #Volvo


Stopping “Spoofing”; Durability, Affordability in Fuel Cells; Hot (Beamed) Wheels; What Intel Capital Sees in TriEye

Stopping “Spoofing”; Durability, Affordability in Fuel Cells; Hot (Beamed) Wheels; What Intel Capital Sees in TriEye
#Intel #tires #GE


Racing to Advanced Manufacturing

Brad Keselowski, who drives for Team Penske in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, is taking what he’s learned about the importance of advanced technology on the track to  manufacturing. 
#racing #EOS #GE

Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing Comes to Titanium Wheel Production

The HRE3D+ wheel produced by HRE Performance Wheels and GE Additive is billed as the first 3D-printed titanium wheel.
#Carbon #GE

Additive Manufacturing

About Additive

If you’re interested in what 3D/additive can/can’t do, then you might want to attend the Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Automotive, that is being held at the first industry day of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), January 16, in Cobo Center. 
#oem #Volkswagen #MINI


Toyota, Geely Eye Partnership on Hybrid Cars

Toyota Motor Corp. is exploring potential partnerships with China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. on electric-hybrid vehicle technology, according to media reports.
#Geely #Toyota #GE

Senate Panel Clears King to Head NHTSA

Heidi King, deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has been cleared by a Senate committee for confirmation as the agency’s leader.
#people #GE


China’s Geely Begins Rollout of 30 “New-Energy” Models

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. has introduced the first two of 30 “new-energy” vehicles the company expects to launch in China between now and 2020.
#HP #Geely #asia

Additive Manufacturing

Ford Invests in 3D-Printing Startup

Desktop Metal Inc., a Burlington, Mass.-based 3D printing company, says it has raised an additional $65 million to bring total investment in the firm to $277 million.
#Ford #Google #Stratasys

Former GE Exec Named Nissan’s Chief Information Officer

Nissan Motor Co. has hired Anthony Thomas as a corporate vice president and chief information officer, effective Oct. 23.
#Nissan #people #Yokohama

Additive Manufacturing

BMW Invests in 3D Printing Startup

Desktop Metal Inc. says it raised $45 million in its third round of financing to bring total investment in the Burlington, Mass.-based 3D printing startup to $97 million.       
#Google #BMW #A123

Internet of Things

Introducing “IoT Platforms”: Comparing IoT Platforms

Last month, an article introduced the latest “platform” on the factory floor: the Internet of Things (IoT) platform. Here is what these platforms comprise.
#Amazon #Microsoft #GE