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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:
On November 17, 2021, a production manager was clearing plastic parts stuck in a thermoforming machine at Encore Plastics in Cambridge, OH when he became trapped.
GM is looking to expand the 'work appropriately' program to some salaried factory employees. The idea is to allow working from home when appropriate, like for administrative tasks, training, and online learning.
The Brightline, America’s first privately owned commuter train, has been involved in 68 fatalities in just four and a half years of operation.
The world has a new most expensive car, and it's a Mercedes-Benz.
Jamil Jutha was driving a 2021 Tesla Model Y in North Vancouver when, all of a sudden, the vehicle lost all power to the electronic components and shut down. Jutha couldn't get out, because the doors wouldn't open and the windows wouldn't go down. Then, smoke started to roll in through the air vents and fill the cabin.
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Northwestern University engineers have created the smallest remote-controlled walking robot ever made. It's a tiny crab.
Duke University scientists could give doctors and public health officials a new tool for tracking firefighters’ exposures to cancer-causing chemicals.
The highest paid exec on the list earns 2,897x what a typical worker at his company does and I still don’t understand how we justify it.
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