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Every week, we cover the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:
Workers at Spirit AeroSystems last week agreed to a new contract and ended their brief strike. It was good news for Boeing.
In a recent interview, Doug Field, the head of Ford Advanced Product Development, says the automaker is getting away from components with individual computers that run on OEM software.
"The Chrysler Turbine Car: Engineering a Revolution" follows the carmaker's attempt in the 1950s to disrupt the automotive industry with a multimillion-dollar turbine research program.
Space Engine Systems is a small Canadian startup creating a hypersonic demonstrator vehicle formerly called the "Sexbomb."
FAA Clears ASKA's Flying Car - @44:36
The ASKA A5 is the world’s first flying car to start the type certification process with the FAA.
In Case You Missed It
The sensor and communication technology associated with remote monitoring capabilities has proven to be both a time-saving and productivity enhancing tool, as well as a potentially debilitating cyber defense vulnerability for the industrial sector.
Tesla Sales Jump 83% - @59:36
Tesla is having a moment.
The carmaker's new compact and midsize electric vehicles will be able to go up to 435 miles per charge.
Trivia - @1:17:51
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