Watch and Listen: Destiny of Manufacturing Podcast Welcomes Analyst Laurie Harbour

February 21, 2024

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Watch and Listen: Destiny of Manufacturing Podcast Welcomes Analyst Laurie Harbour
As president and CEO of Harbour Results Inc., Laurie Harbour leads a team of analysts and manufacturing consultants to help small- to medium-sized manufacturers develop short- and long-term strategies, improve their operations, reduce risks, and optimize business. In our latest Destiny of Manufacturing podcast, Harbour updates her audience with the latest news and information of interest to auto-industry suppliers.
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Gigacasting: The Hottest Trend in Car Manufacturing
From S&P Global comes this in-depth blog on the rising adoption of aluminum gigacasting of automobile modules and structural parts. It answers these and other critical questions:
  • Why are established industry automakers and suppliers still chasing these big dreams that come with massive headwinds?
  • Do casting experts have enough technical solutions to known operational problems?
  • And, looking downstream into the vehicle use case, can advanced driver-assistance systems prevent enough crashes to make up for these unrepairable castings?
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Watch: BMW Hiring, Training Humanoid Robots
Robotics provider Figure, Sunnyvale, CA, announced that BMW Manufacturing Co. will deploy Figure model 01 general-purpose humanoid robots in its automotive manufacturing facilities. BMW plans to test the robots at its Spartanburg, SC, facility, working in the sheet metal production area and in the body shop and warehouse. And, BMW and Figure pledge to work together to further develop artificial-intelligence applications and robot control systems, and take on projects related to manufacturing virtualization and robot integration.
Automotive Industry News
Amada America the Primary Sponsor of Takuma Sato’s Indy 500 Entry
Manufacturing Orders in 2023 Outperformed Expectations
Aida Receives Recognition for its EV Drive-Motor Core High-Speed Press Line
thyssenkrupp Materials de México inaugurates New Service Center
S&P Global Mobility: January U.S. Auto Sales Feel the Chill
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Partner Content
From AISI: Great Designs in Steel 2024
From CAR: Members of the CAR research team to share what they have been reading, watching or listening to.
From Automation Alley: Navigating the Future: Global Industry 4.0 Trends Standards and Policy
From MEMA: Ahead of the Curve: MEMA OE Suppliers 2023 Diversity Equity and Inclusion Barometer
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Engineered Solutions is the Name of the Game
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Automotive Industry: Smooth but Slower Ride Ahead in 2024—Automotive Insights and Forecasts
Automation Alley
Industry-Related Terms: Case, Core, Model
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