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The Today in Manufacturing Podcast is 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:
Aerospace startup Eviation has built a new prototype EV airplane that can carry nine passengers and up to two pilots. The plane took flight Tuesday morning.
Volkswagen recently unveiled the GEN.TRAVEL, an autonomous vehicle the company believes could help introduce mobility-as-a-service and replace short distance flights.
West Virginia's new half-billion dollar windfall came as a result of an unsolicited letter.
Ford Running Low on Blue Ovals - @28:20
Ford Motor Company has made some 45,000 vehicles that are still missing parts. Some of the vehicles are missing something crucial though not mission critical, Ford’s brand name.
A team of architects and 3D printing construction professionals are building the largest 3D printed home on U.S. soil.
In Case You Missed It
A recent Tesla job post describes a future vision of scaling to "thousands of Humanoid Robots within our factories."
The Ocean Cleanup released a new video detailing the latest iteration of their strategy for making the Great Pacific Garbage Patch go away.
Failed Relay Causes $6M in Damages - @1:01:52
The National Transportation Safety Board launched an investigation into a 2021 accident and traced the problem back to a failed solid-state relay.
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Which of the following things covered in the podcast best illustrate "the thing that leads to the thing?”
- VW’s autonomous vehicle prototype that promotes relaxed travel, even to the point of passengers sleeping.
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