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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.

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Military Vehicle Built to Be Blown Up - @2:49

Roshel Smart Armored Vehicles claims to have a new military vehicle that can stand up against multiple powerful attacks.

Engineer Warned of Imminent Risk Days Before Iowa Building Collapse - @12:27

Last week, a structural engineer said a wall of a 100-year-old apartment building in Iowa was at imminent risk of crumbling.

Brewery Founders Buy Their Company Back from Anheuser-Busch - @22:56

In 2011, cousins Nathan Kelischek and Chris Zieber built Appalachian Mountain Brewery in North Carolina.

Iron-Air Battery Factory Breaks Ground in West Virginia - @34:57

Form Energy held a groundbreaking and beam signing ceremony on Friday, May 26th, to celebrate the start of construction of Form Factory 1, the company's first high-volume manufacturing facility.

Ford Recalls Broncos, Drivers Could Be 'Discouraged' by Seatbelts - @46:03

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found a problem that led to the recall of 176,000 Ford Bronco SUVs from model years 2021 to 2023.

In Case You Missed It

Insider Q&A: The Future of Work Shoes - @58:09

Kimberly Page, vice president of global product at CAT Footwear, recently discussed company's approach to new shoe design, expectations from Gen Z workers and why comfort is still king.

FDA Clears Smartphone Stethoscope - @1:04:02

Sparrow BioAcoustics recently received clearance from the FDA to market software that allows smartphones to be used as medical stethoscopes.

EV Standards Group Blasts Ford-Tesla Charger Deal - @1:08:57

The Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) has come out in opposition to Ford and Tesla’s recently announced agreement that will open Tesla’s EV charging station network up to Ford’s lineup of EVs.

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