Billionaire's Superyacht Too Big, Engineer Dupes Grainger, SpaceX Satellite Failure | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 54

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In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:

Tesla Quietly Cut Steering Component Amid Chip Shortage

While other automakers struggled with production due to the chip shortage, Tesla had a secret recipe for success.

Abandoned Foxconn Building Finds New Life

Natural food coloring maker Oterra will move into the former Foxconn Opus building in Mount Pleasant and create some 100 jobs.

SpaceX Satellites Falling Out of Orbit after Solar Storm

Spacex recently launched a fleet of satellites. Unfortunately, they were hit by a solar storm and now they are tumbling out of orbit.

Verizon Engineer Dupes Grainger Out of Nearly $1M

A 44-year-old Verizon network engineer has been charged with committing about $1 million in fraud.

Historic Bridge to Be Dismantled for Billionaire's Superyacht

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos commissioned the largest sailing yacht in the world, but it's too big to make it to the ocean.

In Case You Missed It

65% of Younger Workers Plan to Quit This Year

According to a new report, Gen Z workers are highly likely to quit their jobs in 2022.

Liquid Metal Enables Shape-Shifting Drone

Researchers from Virginia Tech have created a new shape-shifting soft robot that uses metal, rubber and temperature to morph materials.

Easier, More Profitable Way to Recycle Plastic

Chemists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found a new way to break down plastics to create a new material that is stronger and tougher than the original.

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