PRODUCTION

Business

Freudenberg Leans into Industry 4.0

CTO/COO Ted Duclos talks about dual roles and common objective
#tech #people #facilities

Automation/Robotics

Akella on the Intersection of AI & Manual Assembly Ops

While there is an on-going pursuit of automation, Prasad Akella and his colleagues at Drishti Technologies believe there are big benefits to be gained by improving manual operations by using the power of AI

Batteries

What You Should Know About High-Speed Machining

The tools go a whole lot faster—40,000 rpm, perhaps—but the advantage is not parts per hour but in the ability to make precise parts with less induced stress

Business

COVID Exacerbates Supplier/OEM Relations

Improved communications and other best practices advocated
#quality #people

Machining

Machining Gummy Materials: A New Use for Sharpies

Organic films help metal removal Purdue researchers discover

Infrastructure

Another Application for Geo-Fenced AVs: Factory Logistics

Partners team up on valet parking and other niches
#tech #facilities

Batteries

Proterra Launches Battery Production Line

Leader in electric transit bus production adds battery pack production to plant

Production

Engineering the 2021 Ford F-150

When you’re making a new F-Series, you’ve got a lot riding on everything you do
#chassis #Ford #body

Production

No Guts, No Success. . .

Porsche took a risk 18 years ago. It won. Big.
#Porsche

Aluminum

GM Adds Some Vroom to 3D Printing

Cadillac sports sedans to use additive manufacturing for functional and appearance parts
#Cadillac #tech