Boeing Buys Spirit; Mitsubishi Sets Record; SpaceX Lands Big Contract | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 177

Also on the podcast, Wilson doubles football factory footprint, robots get living skin, Tesla sales fall again, Rivian gets massive cash injection and tech hubs get $504 million.

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Every week, we cover the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:

Living Skin Looks to Become the Face of Robotics - @3:27

Researchers from the University of Tokyo have discovered a new way to bind engineered skin tissue to humanoid robots.

Wilson Doubles Football Factory Footprint in Ohio - @12:32

Two weeks ago, Wilson unveiled a new and improved football factory right next to the old one in Ada, Ohio.

SpaceX Lands $843 Million Contract to Take Space Station Out Of Orbit - @24:18

Now SpaceX needs to build it.

Mitsubishi Robot Solves Rubik's Cube in Less Than Half a Second - @35:28

Last month, Mitsubishi Electric set a new Guinness World Record.

Boeing Buying Spirit for $4.7 Billion - @42:55

Boeing last week announced long-anticipated plans to acquire Spirit AeroSystems for $4.7 billion.

In Case You Missed It

Tesla Sales Fall for Second Straight Quarter Despite Price Cuts - @53:09

Still, the company beat analyst expectations.

Rivian Shares Soar on Massive Cash Injection from VW - @58:38

VW will invest $1 billion in the struggling EV maker immediately, and could ultimately provide up to $5 billion.

Biden Administration Provides $504 Million to Support 12 Tech Hubs Nationwide - @1:03:33

The money will support the development of quantum computing, biomanufacturing, lithium batteries, computer chips, personal medicine and other technologies.

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