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Manufacturing Business News: Micro-Gravity Manufacturing, OSU CHP Plant and Other Headlines

Feb. 27, 2023
IndustryWeek parent company Endeavor Business Media publications report on the Ohio train derailment, reliable EV charging, smart trailer adoption and more.

While we have a great staff of dedicated editors here at IndustryWeek, we can’t write about everything. Below is a roundup of news from IndustryWeek parent company Endeavor Business Media’s many news brands.

Former mine worker transitions to 3D printing. Many workers are losing their jobs as coal-mining careers continue to fade. However, Senior Staff Reporter Karen Hanna of Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing writes of how one 3D printing company is providing opportunities to the community of people affected by these conditions.

Podcast: Examining Ohio Train Derailment; Five-Year Anniversary of Exxon Mobil Earthquake Incident. Chemical Processing Editor-in-Chief Traci Purdum and Trish Kerin, the director of the IChemE Safety Centre, discuss the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment and the five-year anniversary of the earthquake in Komo, Papua New Guinea.

Is Time Running Out on Workplace Safety? In this EHS Today article, Editor-in-Chief Dave Blanchard examines workplace safety statistics in 2021. As COVID levels decreased, workers returned to work along with familiar safety hazards, Blanchard writes.

Space Force Issues Grant to Explore Electronics Manufacturing in Zero Gravity. “The U.S. Space Force (USSF) issued a grant to BotFactory and its partner Cornell University to develop the ability to manufacture electronic components and circuit boards in space on demand in micro-gravity environments,” writes Carlos Ospina for Microwaves & RF.

Duke Energy Pairs Microgrid and the Grid for More Reliable EV Charging. Microgrid Knowledge’s Chief Editor Elisa Wood writes of Duke Energy’s project to create a depot to demonstrate how to charge EV fleets from both a microgrid and the grid. Located near the company’s Mount Holly, North Carolina, microgrid, the project is to speed the electrification of commercial fleets, she writes.

Ohio State University leaders confirm new $300M CHP Power plant delayed again, rises in cost. Although construction began almost three years ago, the OSU CHP plant is now expected to open in early 2024. Projected costs are now close to $300 million, about 22 million more than originally expected, writes Rod Walton, senior editor for EnergyTech.

Is it time for smart trailer adoption? Although the job of trailers seem simple, adding smart technology is a way to gain extended insight into their location and health. Faith Boone details multiple solutions to achieve these smart features plus the pros and cons of trailer connectivity in this article for Fleet Maintenance.

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