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    What is a chief AI officer — and do you need one?

    Not every company will have to jump in and hire an AI executive at the C-suite level, but they are becoming more commonplace, experts said.

    By April 12, 2024
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    SK Hynix to build $4B chip packaging fab in Indiana

    The facility at Purdue University will focus on advanced packaging for AI products beginning in 2028.

    By April 4, 2024
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    The Rise of AI in Manufacturing

    How are manufacturers using AI, and what should leaders know about the technology? 

    By Manufacturing Dive staff
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    Talent leaders grapple with embracing AI and work flexibility

    Nearly all employers are planning “work design changes” for 2024, such as hybrid and return-to-office policies, a Mercer report stated.

    By Caroline Colvin • April 2, 2024
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    White House funds $6B to decarbonize US industrial sector

    The Department of Energy offered grants for 33 projects in eight historically high carbon-emitting industries such as aluminum, concrete and chemicals.

    By March 26, 2024
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    Intel’s $8B in CHIPS funding should provide suppliers confidence

    The chipmaker's hundreds of U.S. suppliers should prepare for "when the taps turn on," according to one expert.

    By March 25, 2024
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    Walmart pilots 3D weaving machines for apparel manufacturing

    The retailer has partnered with fashion tech company Unspun in an effort to reduce waste and boost U.S. textile production.

    By Xanayra Marin-Lopez • March 25, 2024
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    Mercedes-Benz to pilot humanoid robots in its manufacturing facilities

    The automaker plans to use the robots to perform physically demanding or repetitive tasks that are often more hazardous to humans.

    By Eric Walz • March 21, 2024
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    Intel awarded $8.5B in CHIPS funding

    The award is the largest yet from the Biden administration and will help advance the chipmaker's plants in Arizona, New Mexico, Ohio and Oregon.

    By March 20, 2024
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    Schneider Electric invests $140M in US manufacturing expansion

    The move is part of a broader plan to tap into growing demand for electrical infrastructure and data centers. 

    By March 18, 2024
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    Most employees say their mental health has declined or plateaued

    Workplace tech and stressful managers can worsen stress and burnout — but can also be part of the solution, Calm says.

    By Carolyn Crist • March 11, 2024
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    How digitalization can help manufacturers reach sustainability goals

    In the wake of the SEC’s new climate disclosure rule, companies can use data tools and cloud-based solutions to better track emissions, experts say.

    By Michelle No • March 11, 2024
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    Rivian halts construction on $5B Georgia EV facility

    The electric vehicle maker plans to produce its R2 model at its Illinois facility instead, starting in the first half of 2026.

    By March 8, 2024
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    To farm or fabricate? 3D printing’s role in the food industry

    As food production startups begin commercializing 3D-printed seafood, some experts question the viability of the technology in the broader market.

    By Megan Ruggles • Feb. 28, 2024
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    Gen Z workers say learning more AI tools will improve their value to employers

    Nearly half of all workers feel they could lose out on job opportunities to those with better generative artificial intelligence skills.

    By Carolyn Crist • Feb. 21, 2024
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    3D printing a more sustainable and resilient business

    Additive manufacturing can help companies create lighter products that require less manpower and resources, says HP’s Dave Prezzano. 

    By Dave Prezzano • Feb. 16, 2024
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    EU looks to boost clean tech manufacturing with new legislation

    The Net-Zero Industry Act seeks to expedite permits for projects to create solar panels, wind power, electrolysers, batteries and more.

    By Lamar Johnson • Feb. 16, 2024
  • Spirit AeroSystems ups production oversight as skepticism over quality looms

    The Boeing supplier vowed to increase inspections, improve training and add automation to its processes after last month's Alaska Airlines incident.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    How the US is trying to attract more foreign semiconductor investment

    The Securing Semiconductor Supply Chains Act would push federal agencies and states to boost the domestic chip supply chain.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    Tesla installing $500M supercomputer to train AI at gigafactory

    The New York facility's Dojo supercomputer will process massive amounts of data to support Tesla's autonomous driving program.

    By Eric Walz • Feb. 5, 2024
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    The year ahead in manufacturing

    From the biggest plant projects to the toughest jobs to fill, here are some of the top issues to watch in 2024.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    Tyson opens $355 million high-tech bacon plant in Kentucky

    The 400,000 square-foot facility has autonomous, box-stacking robots and driverless forklifts to help eliminate “ergonomically stressful tasks,” the meat giant said.

    By Nathan Owens • Jan. 30, 2024
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    The top challenges in semiconductor manufacturing this year

    Even as investment in the industry booms, chipmakers are still likely to face long roads ahead to stand up new factories and train specialized labor. 

    By Rebecca Heilweil • Jan. 29, 2024
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    Could 2024 be the year of LFP batteries?

    As automakers push for alternative EV battery options, experts say LFP, solid-state and sodium-ion batteries are worth watching in the year ahead.

    By Jan. 23, 2024
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    Sponsored by Dell Technologies

    Revolutionizing manufacturing with generative AI and digital twins

    The combined power of GenAI and digital twins opens up new possibilities in design, operations and production for manufacturers.

    Jan. 22, 2024
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    4 more manufacturers advance in DOE’s cold climate heat pump challenge

    Bosch, Daikin, Midea and Johnson Controls will install over 23 prototypes in the next phase of the initiative.

    By Joe Burns • Jan. 12, 2024