Company wants to 3D-print satellite parts in space | Tesla kicks off the electrification of SUVs, trucks | Customization comes to cars
March 15, 2019
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Company wants to 3D-print satellite parts in space
Made In Space wants to make satellite manufacturing and repair more affordable by 3D-printing antennas and other parts directly on the satellites that need them -- in space. The company's Archinaut platform is designed to use machine vision and other technology to build, inspect and connect pieces.
Forbes (3/14) 
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Tesla kicks off the electrification of SUVs, trucks
Tesla kicks off the electrification of SUVs, trucks
Tesla Model Y (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
Telsa introduced its Model Y electric SUV in the US on Thursday, while Ford is preparing F-150 trucks that are hybrid and fully electric. Tesla's Model 3 led the US electric vehicle market in 2018 with 139,782 units sold, according to InsideEVs data.
Quartz (3/14) 
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Customization comes to cars
Ford, Mini and other manufacturers are taking orders for customized vehicle appearance and feel, with colors, materials and other options on the table. Companies such as Derive Systems are focused on technology customization.
The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (3/14) 
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Cybersecurity
Column: AI isn't ready for industrial control systems
Artificial intelligence may eventually be able to spot malware and detect other cybersecurity threats in industrial control systems, but the technology isn't mature, writes Brian Buntz. A key obstacle is the number of legacy devices, software and vendors, which complicates AI's task.
IoT World Today (3/14) 
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Supply Chain
How to revamp packaging for e-commerce success
Packages shipped via e-commerce platforms will be touched or handled up to 30 times, significantly more than the roughly 12 touchpoints for a retail product, according to a report by PMMI. To improve packaging for this new reality, manufacturers should use such techniques as wrapping to protect the product, optimizing big data and decreasing the amount of primary packaging used, according to the report.
Baking Business (free registration) (3/13) 
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Sustainability
Sudden concern about straws pushes Tiger Packaging to innovate
The public's rapid awareness of plastic straws and the need for alternatives has forced Tiger Packaging and other companies to adjust their supply chains to meet demand. One Tiger product is polylactic acid-based straws, a bioactive thermoplastic sourced from natural ingredients that is sturdier than paper straws, says CEO Peter Horwitz.
Chief Executive online (3/14) 
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Workforce of Tomorrow
NYC organization hosts manufacturing, trains tomorrow's workers
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp. hosts a 300-acre campus in the New York City borough that already supports nearly 10,000 jobs and could triple that number. BNYDC wants to source talent locally and is doing so through local schools, upskilling workers and its own high school campus -- the Brooklyn Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics Center.
Fast Company online (3/14) 
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S.D. incubator stimulates local manufacturing growth
Manufacturing and technology incubator Ascent Innovation helps startups get on their feet in the Rapid City, S.D., area, resulting in new businesses that create jobs and contribute to the economy. The incubator helps create a pipeline of talent by hosting networking events for veterans.
IndustryWeek (3/13) 
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