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Ford Changes Blue Oval; Railyard Explosion; F-35 Crash | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 137
Also on the podcast, inside the "Big Three" strike, space factory denied re-entry, huge humanoid robot factory opens, brain implant treats depression and Kraft Heinz had to recall a lot of cheese.
Lucid CEO's Salary; Hamster Wheel Ocean Cross; Cybertruck Loses Wheel Cover | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 136
Also on the podcast, barge sinks due to poor maintenance, broken pin causes plane accident, J&J ditches script logo, Toyota's new tri-gen system and the finalists for the toy hall of fame.
September 18, 2023
Tesla's Mysterious Project; Lockheed's New Rocket; Toyota Shutdown Cause | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 135
Also on the podcast, engineers hack voice recognition with PVC, Nissan repurposes old Leaf batteries, tennis balls surprisingly unsustainable, U.S. needs to restore chemical oversight and a 99-year-old turbine gets a new lease on life.
September 11, 2023
Toyota's Plants Shut Down; New Seat Belt Warning; Heineken Sold Cheap | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 134
Also on the podcast, tile maker fined another half million, Whirlpool settles over self-starting stoves, new humanoid robots designed for manufacturing jobs, Kia to make cars with ocean plastic and startup starts trials for extra-large unmanned sub.
September 5, 2023
Ford CEO's EV Troubles; Sub-$20K Vehicles Dead; EV Worth More Than GM | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 133
Also on the podcast, the cars gone after 2023, Air Force invests millions in new plane startup, digital clones grow in popularity, pipe maker violates whistleblower protections and Mexico's fight over U.S.-made corn.
August 28, 2023
U.S. Steel's Future; Carbon Fiber Shelby Cobra; Fatal Foundry Explosion | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 132
Also on the podcast, odor concerns over new kimchi factory, Deere's new U.S. battery hub, Amazon uses generative AI for reviews, GE Appliances expands refrigerator business and and the largest ever investment in carbon removal.
August 21, 2023
Tyson Closes 4 Plants; Big 3 Auto Strike; Volvo Ditches Sedans | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 131
August 14, 2023
Anheuser-Busch Cuts Hundreds; 'Rolling Coal' Fine; Crane Collapse | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 130
August 7, 2023
Stanley's Craftsman Reshoring Failure; Tornado Hits Pfizer Plant; Skilled Labor Problem Hurts U.S. Chip Factory | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 129
July 31, 2023
Russia Seizes Carlsberg, Danone; Tesla's First Cybertruck; E-bike Bankruptcy | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 128
July 24, 2023
Know Your Enemy... Because They Know You
The overwhelming majority of ransomware attacks are not about creating chaos. That’s simply a byproduct of their true motive – money. Hackers are constantly getting smarter, better funded, and more complex. Manufacturing needs to do the same. Watch the video to see how.
September 29, 2023
FAA Clears Flying Car; Chrysler's Jet Car; Aero Startup Renames Hypersonic Vehicle | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 126
Also on the podcast, Ford's product chief shakes things up, Boeing supplier averts significant work stoppage, Tesla sales jump 83 percent, Stellantis EVs will reach 435-mile range and defensive tactics that fend off cyberattacks.
July 11, 2023
Ford Cuts Engineers; Titan Disaster; Lordstown Bankruptcy | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 125
Also on the podcast, Baby Shark's toy recall, EV makers race for lithium, labor department pays to retrain mill employees, drone designed to fly into fires and Google invests in cybersecurity education.
July 3, 2023
Bud Light Loses Crown; Miracapo Pizza Fined $2.8M; Oily Penny Boss Owes Back Wages | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 124
Also on the podcast, oily rags sink million-dollar yacht, Ford's new 200-mph wind tunnel, small sensors smell seizures, Ghosn sues Nissan for $1 billion and the little library STEM design challenge.
June 26, 2023
Fake Cisco Scheme; Toyota's 900-Mile EVs; Advancing U.S. Battery Chain | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 123
Also on the podcast, how Gen Z works with older generations, Bugatti recalls a single car, Boeing unveils new X-plane, fleets start embracing electrics and the world's most remote robot.
June 16, 2023
Ford's Seatbelt Recall; Iron-Air Battery Factory; Founders Buy Back Brewery | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 122
Also on the podcast, engineer warned of imminent risk before building collapse, vehicle built to be blown up, FDA clears smartphone stethoscope, group blasts Ford-Tesla deal and the future of work shoes.
June 12, 2023
Wrong Bearing Causes Fire; Master Lock Closes Factory; Neuralink Approved | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 121
Also on the podcast, Impossible Foods accused of spying on Motif, workers aren't using PTO, Stellantis invests in new EV battery tech, Gulfstream sets speed record and another ship tips over.
June 5, 2023
Ford Stops Competing; Tesla Robot Improves; 100-Year-Old Factory | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 120
Also on the podcast, world's largest airplane launches hypersonic test vehicle, the $5B man-made moon, Peloton pivots, UPS strike looms and an inventor grows mushroom coffins.
May 30, 2023
Box Maker Fires Wrong Worker; Vile Conditions at Crab Processor; VW Chair Dodges Cake | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 119
Also on the podcast, accountant takes $2.5 million from manufacturer, Coca-Cola's new dairy plant in New York, 3M develops CO2 removal material, Munson celebrates 200 years making milling equipment and a man breaks the record for living underwater.
May 22, 2023
Gen Z Works Differently; Musk on Ford; Boeing Supports Spirit | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 118
Also on the podcast, Generac pays $15.8 million for amputations, public sends plant packing, seaborne scrap fires pile up, Hyundai and Kia security fix isn't working and building roads out of radioactive material.
May 15, 2023
Stellantis Buyout 'Disgusting'; Hyundai's Crab Car; Mercedes Speed Subscription | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 117
Also on the podcast, Ford experiments with Super Duty truck line, Lordstown's failure if Foxconn pulls funds, vehicle-to-everything tech gets green light, recycled coffee pods used for 3D printing and beerbots speed up brewing process.
May 8, 2023
SpaceX Rocket Explodes; GM Ends Bolt; Mustang's Remote Rev | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 116
Also on the podcast, world's largest tower crane rolls off production line, 3M lays off 6,000 more workers, dragon fire at Disneyland, FAA approves first eVTOL for commercial use and China digitizes mines.
May 1, 2023
Dairy Farm Explosion; Boeing's Part Problem; AI-Made Beer | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 115
Also on the podcast, new EV skips rear windows, infection shuts down paper mill, MetalX shops new aluminum plant, insight from an OSHA insider and a rechargeable battery made from food.
April 24, 2023
Jig Grinder Smuggling Scheme; New Car Theft Hack; Fake Biodiesel Family | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 114
Also on the podcast, Guinness closes only U.S. brewery, rare fungal infection at Michigan mill, Tupperware in dire straits, another anti-ESG bill passes and electric vehicles are getting more popular.
April 17, 2023
5,000 GM Workers Take Buyouts; Foldable Motorcycle; Chocolate Worker Survives | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 113
Also on the podcast, Virgin Orbit cuts 85% of workforce, 'sound torture' at Land O'Lakes plant, new deal for EV battery minerals, Amazon mislabels sellers and a massive robot that combines a motorcycle, an ATV and a mech suit.
April 10, 2023