Jet Suit Impresses, Screw Causes Ship Crash, Tesla Solves Hate Crime | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 14

Also on the podcast, 3M loses first of many lawsuits, overpass collapses, million-dollar space wine and Starship's first success.

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Welcome to the Today in Manufacturing Podcast, a new podcast brought to you by the editors from Manufacturing.net 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, we talk about:

How Tesla Helped Solve a Hate Crime

Dushko Valchev was arrested last month and charged with setting fire to Martin Luther King Jr. Community Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was linked to four fires at the church after getting caught by Tesla's Sentry Mode when slashing tires in the area.

3M Loses First of Many Earplug Lawsuits

A jury awarded three veterans a total of $7.1 million in a case against 3M went to trial. They determined that 3M failed to warn users of product defects relating to its earplugs. Combat Arms earplugs are designed for soldiers, and 3M acquired the line from another manufacturer in 2007.

Jet Suit Helps Marines Board Ships

Last week, Gravity Industries posted a video of a recent test with the Royal Marines, the U.K.'s commando force and the Royal Navy's amphibious troops. The footage is incredible.

Multiple Dead After Overpass Collapse

The Mexico City elevated subway line collapsed last week, 25 people, including children, were killed. The line was plagued with problems and poorly designed from day one in 2012.

Single Screw Causes $2.2M in Damage

On July 5, 2020, at about 2:50 in the morning, the 736-foot-long Atlantic Huron self-unloading bulk carrier struck a pier in the Soo Locks in Michigan. No one was injured, but the accident caused $2.2 million in damage. The accident was traced back to a single screw.

In Case You Missed It:

Wine that Went to Space Gets $1M Price Tag

A Pétrus 2000 was sent into space in November 2019 to explore the potential for extraterrestrial agriculture. It returned 14 months later subtly altered.

SpaceX Launches, Lands Starship in 1st Successful Flight

The victories are never as popular as the failures. Since we've covered the four previous Starship test explosions, we should take a moment and applaud SpaceX for its first successful test.

NASCAR unveils Next-Gen Car

NASCAR's new race car is here with hope that it will revolutionize the stock car series.

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