Dust pollution and the cost of Australian labour have cited among reasons for the Hunter Valley’s Hedweld Group looking to the US to set up a new precision manufacturing division.
Industrial production in the United States was flat in July, according to data from the Federal Reserve. This is another sign that US economic growth is still tepid.
NASA aims to have 3D printers designed by Made In Space operating on the International Space Station in June 2014.
Iconic piano maker Steinway Musical Instruments has agreed to accept a $US512 million takeover bid by the Paulson and Co investment group.
Private equity firm Kohlberg & Co has given up its bid to purchase iconic piano maker Steinway Musical Instruments.
Laserforce International, a Brisbane based maker of laser tag systems, has chosen the city of Loveland, Colorado as a US manufacturing site.
Following the popularity of its Fusion model in the United States, Ford Motor Co has taken to assembly line simulations to train 1,400 new recruits at the company’s Flat Rock assembly plant in Michigan.
Futuris Automotive, Australia’s biggest car parts maker, has been sold to California-based Clearlake Capital for an enterprise value of $69 million.
China’s labour costs per unit are tipped to overtake the United States in 2015 and Australia’s productivity decline in manufacturing is even more pronounced, according to research by Hong Kong-based investment group CLSA.
Ford Motor Co. in the United States is hiring 800 more salaried workers than it announced in January as it races to keep up with demand.
Tech publication The Next Web asked nine young entrepreneurs about the direction the future could take due to the evolution of 3D printing.
Following Manufacturers’ Monthly’s report this week on Californian city Fremont’s innovation hub, a video of Tesla’s highly automated factory has come out.
The Californian city of Fremont seems to be benefiting from an effort to attract intelligent manufacturers. Mayor Bill Harrison told Brent Balinski a little about Warm Springs, Fremont’s innovation hub.
Fertilisers and explosives company Incitec Pivot has spoken out about its decision to open an ammonia plant in Louisiana, citing a favourable regulatory environment, cheap energy, and political help to “get things done.”
Ford has introduced a new metal stamping process compared to 3D printing, which will dramatically reduce prototyping costs and times, according to the company.
Mexico is becoming more attractive compared to China for many US companies, according to a report by management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group.
The United States’ dominance of 3D printing may be on the wane, according to one reading of the recent Wohlers Report on the market for the technology.
Smith & Wesson, one of the most prominent names in gun manufacturing, has reported an increase of 37.6 per cent in fourth quarter earnings compared to the corresponding period a year earlier.
Planetary Resources and 3D printing company 3D Systems have announced a partnership this week, working towards the goal of mining asteroids in space.
Global manufacturing giant GE has announced that it is partnering with Amazon, Accenture and Pivotal and employing “thousands” near San Francisco to develop its Industrial Internet concept.