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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.

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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:

World's Largest Tower Crane Rolls Off Production Line - @3:24

That's one big crane.

3M to Lay Off 6,000 Workers - @10:08

The cuts will make the company “stronger, leaner and more focused.”

Ford Mustang Adds Remote Rev Feature - @16:51

The 2024 Ford Mustang has a new feature of "questionable usefulness."

GM Ending Production of Chevy Bolt EVs - @26:00

The Bolt has lost its spark.

SpaceX Giant Rocket Explodes Minutes After Launch from Texas - @33:37

The company was trying to send the 400-foot Starship rocket on a round-the-world trip.

In Case You Missed It

Animatronic Dragon Bursts Into Flames at Disneyland - @47:24

Last weekend, the Fantasmic show at Disneyland offered a twist on its typical ending.

FAA Approves First eVTOL Aircraft for Commercial Use - @52:24

The Guardian SC1 platform is the only autonomous, electric, aerial crop protection system designed specifically for large-scale agriculture.

China Pushes to Digitize Mines in Attempt to Make Them Safer - @56:31

Smart-mine sensors monitor aspects such as gas buildup and flooding or ventilation levels.

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