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Rolls-Royce to Switch Work to Germany Over Brexit

The company, which manufactures employs more than 22,000 people in Britain, is planning on how to deal with the return of customs controls in the event of a no-deal Brexit, which would impact the supply chain of components.

Silicon Valley Home to New 3D Print, Nanotech Center to Manufacture Advanced Medical Devices

"3D printing has the potential to revolutionize how the world thinks about developing advanced medical devices, but in the current ecosystem, it takes too long to go from concept to product,” said Shri Shetty, CEO of PrinterPrezz.

Cyberattacks Skyrocketed in 2018. Are You Ready for 2019?

We have seen a 350% increase in ransomware attacks, a 250% increase in spoofing or business email compromise (BEC) attacks and a 70% increase in spear-phishing attacks in companies overall.

America Can’t Freeze Innovation in a Tech Cold War

Having a technological edge hasn't been as important since the race for the bomb, but if America doesn't pick up the pace on federal innovation investment, this time we'll lose.

GE Forms New Software Company in Overhaul of Digital Strategy

The company also agreed to sell a majority stake in ServiceMax, a software provider it bought two years ago for $915 million.

Apple to Invest $1 Billion for Texas Expansion Plan

Further facilities will also be established in Culver City, Seattle and San Diego, and existing sites in Pittsburgh and Boulder will be expanded.

The (Occasional) Wisdom of Inefficiency

There are times when maximizing efficiency is a complete waste of resources.

Aluminum Tariff Is a Boon Even If Beer Costs More, Report Says

“We’ve seen a 5% to 10% increase in our costs despite our aluminum being sourced domestically,” said Ryan Krill, co-founder of the Cape May Brewing Co. in New Jersey.

AI’s Potential to Transform Cars, Food and Healthcare

Overused brakes. Stalled Food packaging, And outsized Insurance. These are a few of the issues artificial intelligence looks solve as it transforms the biggest industries.

US Sees Oil Production Continuing to Grow Despite Lower Prices

The U.S. will account for almost one-fifth of global petroleum liquids output next year.

Manufacturing Group Supports New Clean Water Rule

"The EPA’s new rule is a positive step forward for manufacturers, for our country and for responsible environmental stewardship,” said Jay Timmons, CEO of NAM.

ExxonMobil Becomes First Petroleum Company to Get Zero Waste to Landfill Silver Validation

The company identified 14 types of waste produced at its facilities that could either be avoided entirely, reused or recycled which resulted in more than 50,000 tons of waste produced per year being redeployed into new uses.

Rough Roads: Will Political Uncertainty Slow Automotive Innovation?

A trade war, a softening auto market, dampening supplier mood and shifting regulations are setting a tough course for 2019.



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