Week 5 in Manufacturing News
The Silver Lining In The U.S. Manufacturing Slowdown
The weight of data now suggests that American industry is slowing its pace of production. Economic slowdowns are always painful, even if they don’t lead to
But by treating weakness as an opportunity, manufacturers can invest in technology that will greatly strengthen their operations. 3D Printing can add resilience. Many companies have already begun adopting 3D printing, or more generally additive manufacturing.
Full article on Forbes.
UK automotive on red alert as ‘no deal’ threat sees manufacturing and investment plummet
Latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show British car production fell to its lowest level for five years in 2018. 1,519,440 new cars left UK factories, a decline of -9.1%, and the second consecutive annual fall as the sector faces multiple challenges.
Full press release on SMMT.
China says its manufacturing activity contracted for the second-straight month in January
Full article on CNBC.
MIT’s robot might have the magic touch for manufacturing
Robots that possess a sense of “touch” in addition to more common traits like an ability to see and grab a hold of things are becoming more common, and are bringing with them all kinds of new possibilities.
Full Article on New Atlas.