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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.

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The Today in Manufacturing Podcast is brought to you by the editors from 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:

Lordstown Warns It May Fail as Foxconn Gets Jumpy - @3:42

Earlier this week, Lordstown Motors yelled "may day" after Foxconn threatened to back out of a $170 million investment.

Ford Experiments with Super Duty Truck Line - @14:49

Ford Motor's Kentucky Truck plant is trying out a new strategy to fix some quality control problems.

Mercedes Makes Drivers Pay to Go Faster - @25:21

Subscription services are one of the most controversial trends in the auto industry, and now Mercedes wants you to pay to go faster.

Hyundai's Crab-Walking Car Changes Parallel Parking Game - @36:57

Hyundai Mobis, the parts and service arm of Hyundai Motor, recently demonstrated the e-Corner System on an IONIQ5.

Stellantis Buyout Offer 'Disgusting', Says UAW President - @44:50

Stellantis plans to offer buyouts to 31,000 hourly and 2,500 salaried employees, hoping to cut 3,500 positions.

In Case You Missed It

NTSB Commends FCC's Vehicle-to-Everything Waiver - @58:27

The FCC recently granted a waiver to allow two states, three automakers and nine tech companies to begin deploying vehicle-to-everything, or V2X, technology across U.S. roads and highways.

Used Coffee Pods Can Be Recycled to Produce Filaments for 3D Printing - @1:05:55

The process is a good example of the circular economy, in which the waste produced by an economic activity is not treated as a problem that harms the environment but converted into resources to implement another activity.

Beerbots Could Speed Up the Brewing Process - @1:10:14

These self-propelled, magnetic packages of yeast can make the fermentation phase go faster and cut out the need to filter the beverage.

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