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Forgotten Flashlight Damages F-35; MLB's Pants Problem; Boring Workers Scarred | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 159

Also on the podcast, the death of the Apple car, Stellantis CEO's big pay raise, autonomous Black Hawks fight fires, Addionics announces big EV play and consumers push back against price increases.

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Every week, we cover the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week: 

The Apple Car Is Dead - @4:16

On Tuesday, Apple cut bait on the long rumored, but never delivered electric vehicle project after about ten years of development.

Stellantis CEO Got a 56% Pay Raise in 2023 - @16:57

Last year, Stellantis posted record revenues and profits.

Boring Company Tunnel Workers Scarred by Toxic Sludge - @27:50

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company is building a series of tunnels beneath Las Vegas and it is a messy and dangerous business.

Manufacturer Faces Heat Over See-Through MLB Pants - @38:46

Players are miffed.

Forgotten Flashlight Causes $4M in Damage to F-35 - @47:50

If it is one thing we hear often, small mistakes can have big consequences.

In Case You Missed It

Autonomous Black Hawk Tested as Wildfire Fighter - @1:00:20

It handled early detection, dispatch, route planning, preflight, takeoff, flight, Bambi bucket operations, targeting, suppression, and landing.

Addionics Announces First U.S. Facility, Critical Addition to EV Infrastructure - @1:05:17

Founded in 2017, Addionics makes Smart 3D Current Collectors that can improve battery capacity, safety, charging time, lifetime and cost.

Consumers Are Increasingly Pushing Back Against Price Increases — and Winning - @1:10:37

The trend could make this bout of inflation markedly different than those in the 1970s and early 1980s.

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