One prominent Taiwan newspaper reports that Apple has trimmed its sales forecast from 50 million iPhones in the first quarter down to 30 million, and that Foxconn, which assembles the phones, has stopped recruiting workers.
Elon Musk & Co. launched eight rockets last year, 18 this year — short of their stated goal of 20 to 24 — and with three launch pads, are aiming for 30 in 2018.
A look back at industrial robotics in the 1980s with A3 president Jeff Burnstein.
Has there ever been a better time for industrial robots? Well, let’s see. There are more companies thinking more creatively and introducing more new models that perform more tasks than ever before, so … no. This is pretty much the golden age.
Refiners that take advantage of a lighter maintenance season to produce more fuel could help extend a crude price rally that has seen WTI futures jump nearly 18% since early October.
The president says the executive order "will prioritize reducing the nation’s vulnerability to disruptions in our supply of critical minerals safely and responsibility."
Making the right changes in manufacturing to add value means ensuring that the right data is available to people so they can make better decisions, better designs, and run their operations better.
Meeting specific contractual delivery markers would boost confidence for Pentagon officials who want to accelerate the pace of production and sign a new production contract for 141 planes.
NASA stopped its own manned launches to the ISS in 2011, but recently moved to increase the crew complement on the U.S. section as the Russians cut theirs in a cost-saving measure.
One of the key concepts behind the shift toward intelligent manufacturing, the digital thread unites the life stages of a manufactured product, from design to production to field use.