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Big Cummins Emissions Penalty; Stellantis Calls Back Workers; Boeing Company's X-Plane | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 151

Also on the podcast, Biden wants "serious scrutiny" on U.S. Steel deal, Boeing delivers extra large autonomous sub, Azure plans new sustainable fuel factory, FDA needs new powers and Steakholder Foods debuts 3D-printed eel.

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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: 

Boeing Delivers First Extra Large Autonomous Submarine to U.S. Navy - @3:52

Boeing has delivered the first Orca Extra Large Uncrewed Undersea Vehicle (XLUUV) to the U.S Navy.

Biden Believes U.S. Steel Sale Warrants 'Serious Scrutiny,' White House Says - @13:31

President Joe Biden wants "serious scrutiny" over Nippon Steel's $14.1 billion, all-cash purchase of U.S. Steel. The deal has drawn alarm from the steelworkers union.

Boeing Company's X-Plane Could Change Aviation as We Know It - @23:52

The CRANE project from DARPA and Aurora Flight Sciences could change everything we know about modern flight.

Stellantis Calls Back 165 Workers the Week Before Christmas - @34:59

In March, Stellantis idled its plant in Belvidere, Illinois. Well, about seven days before Christmas, 165 Stellantis employees came back to work.

Engine Maker Cummins to Pay $1.67 Billion for Bypassed Emissions Tests - @46:44

Just before Christmas, Cummins agreed to pay a $1.675 billion penalty to settle claims that the engine maker illegally altered hundreds of thousands of pickup truck engines to bypass emissions tests.

In Case You Missed It

Azure Plans to Develop SAF Production Facility in Kansas - @58:10

If approved, the company is targeting to reach first production in 2027.

Safer Eyedrops Will Require New FDA Powers - @1:02:53

An October recall of two dozen eyedrop brands came after FDA staff found cracked floors and barefoot workers.

Steakholder Foods Debuts 3D-Printed Eel - @1:11:24

Steakholder Foods last week launched the world's first plant-based, 3D-printed eel.

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