Along with engineering programs, the foundation funds skilled trades and robotics programs “as these are becoming increasingly important in the automotive and technology industries,” said Denso executive vice president Mike Brackett.
The Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute will also launch five regional manufacturing centers, each anchored by an academic institution and focused on local technology transfer and workforce development.
Small to medium-sized companies ranging from an environmentally friendly coatings manufacturer to a maker of high-performance nano-titanium are the recipients of loans and expert support from the Adopt a City program.
Fresh off its first quarterly revenue decline in 13 years, Apple sends its suppliers’ stock spiking thanks to an iPhone 7 announcement that hints at OLED screens, longer battery life and, most important, a 72 million-unit order.
Rodney Brooks, founder & CTO of Rethink Robotics, accepted the IndustryWeek Industry Excellence Award for Manufacturing Technology Leadership via video at the recent IW Manufacturing & Technology Show.