A plan unveiled Friday called for a new Manufacturing Innovation Institute to work on new kinds of flexible technology that can be used both on the battlefield or for civilian health, smart homes and cities....More
How much can ergonomics make a difference in productivity and preventing injury? A lot, it turns out. Since 2003, for example, Ford has reduced its assembly line injury rate by 70% by applying ergonomics research to assembly improvements and lift-assist technologies. In the past five years, Timken has cut its ergonomics risk factors each year by 20% by requiring three innovative improvements annually at each plant.
Australian scientists turn to tiny technology — sensors that measure just 2.5 millimeters and weigh 5.4 milligrams — to solve a population problem and perhaps lift the lid on new tech possibilities....More
The Asian powers have battled for months for the contract to build the Indonesian train, and the result should come soon: Indonesian president Joko Widodo is expected to announced the decision August 31....More
Innovate Manufacturing, which has four plastics factories in China, chose to move a portion of its operations to the U.S. due to lower shipping and energy costs and proximity to its client base....More
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