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Rivian Relocates Remote Engineers; EVs Not Sustainable; GM Kills Camaro | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 112

Also on the podcast, the woolly mammoth meatball, human error derails train, Nissan's nonessential concept car, oil companies hit for making too much money and new room-temp superconductors could change everything.

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The Today in Manufacturing Podcast is brought to you by the editors from Manufacturing.net and Industrial Equipment News (IEN). In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:

Safety Device, Human Error Derailed Wash. Train - @2:59

Last Thursday, a seven-car BNSF train departed from an oil refinery and was approaching a bridge over the Swinomish Channel in Washington State when its wheels hit a steel-wedge derailer, came off the tracks and spilled 3,100 gallons of diesel fuel.

Cultivated Meat Maker Cooks Up Woolly Mammoth - @13:30

Vow recently unveiled the Mammoth Meatball, created from the DNA of the extinct woolly mammoth and completed with fragments of African elephant DNA.

GM to Stop Making the Camaro - @26:15

Another day, another classic approaching a dead end.

EVs Not As Sustainable As Advertised - @35:17

At least not yet.

Rivian Tells Remote Workers to Relocate - @43:06

Rivian Automotive is moving its manufacturing engineering team inhouse.

In Case You Missed It

Room-Temp Superconductors Could Revolutionize Electronics - @53:40

Researchers at the University of Rochester have created a new material that is a superconductor at room temperature. If the material proves reliable and cheap enough when mass-produced, it could change the electronics industry forever.

The 5 Least Essential Doodads on Nissan’s New Concept - @58:03

Nissan recently showed off a new prototype sedan designed for contemporary lifestyles. It’s modeled after the Skyline, it looks great and it’s absolutely packed with doodads, many of which could be really useful.

New California Law Penalizes Oil Companies for Making Too Much Money - @1:04:22

California Gov. Gavin Newsom recenly signed a new law that gives state regulators the power to fine oil companies for making too much money.

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