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Stellantis Buyout 'Disgusting'; Hyundai's Crab Car; Mercedes Speed Subscription | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 117
Also on the podcast, Ford experiments with Super Duty truck line, Lordstown's failure if Foxconn pulls funds, vehicle-to-everything tech gets green light, recycled coffee pods used for 3D printing and beerbots speed up brewing process.
SpaceX Rocket Explodes; GM Ends Bolt; Mustang's Remote Rev | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 116
Also on the podcast, world's largest tower crane rolls off production line, 3M lays off 6,000 more workers, dragon fire at Disneyland, FAA approves first eVTOL for commercial use and China digitizes mines.
May 1, 2023
Dairy Farm Explosion; Boeing's Part Problem; AI-Made Beer | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 115
Also on the podcast, new EV skips rear windows, infection shuts down paper mill, MetalX shops new aluminum plant, insight from an OSHA insider and a rechargeable battery made from food.
April 24, 2023
Jig Grinder Smuggling Scheme; New Car Theft Hack; Fake Biodiesel Family | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 114
Also on the podcast, Guinness closes only U.S. brewery, rare fungal infection at Michigan mill, Tupperware in dire straits, another anti-ESG bill passes and electric vehicles are getting more popular.
April 17, 2023
5,000 GM Workers Take Buyouts; Foldable Motorcycle; Chocolate Worker Survives | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 113
Also on the podcast, Virgin Orbit cuts 85% of workforce, 'sound torture' at Land O'Lakes plant, new deal for EV battery minerals, Amazon mislabels sellers and a massive robot that combines a motorcycle, an ATV and a mech suit.
April 10, 2023
Rivian Relocates Remote Engineers; EVs Not Sustainable; GM Kills Camaro | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 112
Also on the podcast, the woolly mammoth meatball, human error derails train, Nissan's nonessential concept car, oil companies hit for making too much money and new room-temp superconductors could change everything.
April 3, 2023
Dodge's Last Gas Muscle Car; Ship Tips Over; Samsung's U.S. Plant | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 111
March 27, 2023
GM Worker Buyouts; Honda Motorcycle Airbag; Oshkosh Challenges Contract | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 110
March 20, 2023
Whiskey Fungus; 'Excessive Alcohol' Beers; Musk's Electric Future | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 109
March 13, 2023
GM Exceeds Demand; Ford Repossession Patent; Overtime Controversy | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 108
March 7, 2023
Dangerous Processor Shut Down; Boeing 747 Junked; Lightning Battery Fire | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 107
Also on the podcast, TI's massive expansion, Tesla recalls "full self-driving," Marksbury fined over child labor, GM patents self-cleaning touchscreen and thief steals thousands of chocolate Easter eggs.
February 27, 2023
Virgin Orbit's $100 Part Failure; Balloon Prompts Blacklists; Boeing's Huge Sale | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 106
Also on the podcast, chocolate factory fined after worker rescue, steel makers abandon deal, Tesla workers fired over union efforts, cannabis impairment tests and Hyundai fixes easily stolen cars.
February 20, 2023
Flying Superyacht; Ohio Train Derailment; Ford Profit Drops 90% | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 105
Also on the podcast, Tesla Roadster celebrates five years in space, Sono Motors solar EV startup struggles, Britishvolt lives and the importance of a work best friend.
February 13, 2023
Gas Cars Cheaper Than EVs; Lightyear's Bankruptcy; Duct-Taped Machine Guards | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 104
Also on the podcast, tiny radioactive capsule causes health scare, workers sold with Toledo plant, shape-shifting robot escapes jail, Ford cuts Mustang Mach-E price and GM invests in Lithium mine.
February 6, 2023
Ford Plant Rejected; Energizer Plants Closing; 3M Job Cuts | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 103
Also on the podcast, McDonald's becomes "Cheeseburger," how A380s are recycled, Lightyear halts production, CNH workers approve deal and chocolate companies with toxic metal problems.
January 30, 2023
Solid Gold Beer Controversy; EV Ban in Wyo.; Timken Plant Closes | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 102
Also on the podcast, fired worker on the hook for "time theft," NTSB issues heavy EV warning, Britishvolt gigaplant flatlines, Home Depot stops "rounding," and Amazon fined for warehouse hazards.
January 23, 2023
Old Man's 400-MPH Car; CNH Workers Reject Offer; Deere Grants Right to Repair | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 101
Also on the podcast, more than 600 workers laid off when rail mill contract falls apart, Amazon's big job cuts, Tesla's potential U.S. expansion, manufacturing recession predictions and a tractor prototype that runs on cow manure.
January 16, 2023
Rolls-Royce's Massive Engine; Hypercar's Plastic Waste Fuel; Rocket Launch Scare | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 100
Also on the podcast, reptile skins seized from illegal instrument maker, top vehicles in 2023, worker strikes surge in 2022, Peloton's recall failure and Russia supposed hypersonic missile.
January 9, 2023
Giant Aquarium Bursts; Plastics Industry Threatened; Smucker's Attacks Imposter | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 99
Also on the podcast, 3M quits "forever chemicals," B-2 fleet grounded after fire, Air Force gets new bomb disposal robots, U.S. blacklists Chinese companies and Ford tries to patent 'remote control' tech.
December 26, 2022
Mustang Loses Top Spot; Stellantis Idles Plant; Magnet Problems Cause Severe Accident | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 98
Also on the podcast, Boeing lands huge order, Ford debuts supercar, Apple ditches full self-driving, 15 automakers reach braking goals and the rail strike could've been really bad.
December 19, 2022
Vehicles Gone in 2023; Rubik's Inventor; Saving Car Radios | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 97
Also on the podcast, new stealth bomber debuts, Tesla delivers first electric semis, hardware falling off of helicopters, Monarch's autonomous electric tractor and novel spray deploys "tiny soldiers."
December 12, 2022
UFI Workers Fired at Midnight; Ford Turns Down the Heat; CAT's EV Mining Truck | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 96
Also on the podcast, minimalist convertible unveiled, Boring is bailing on U.S. projects, Hyundai to rebuild 1974 Pony concept, Canoo delivers light tactical vehicle and San Francisco will deploy lethal robots.
December 5, 2022
Haribo's $4M Lost Check; Factory's 'Alarm Fatigue'; World's Fastest EV | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 95
Also on the podcast, Tesla Gigafactory construction workers' allegations, automaker tries to capitalize on tech layoffs, young adults pass on Chinese factory jobs, surgeons grow 3D-printed nose on patient's arm and Jack Daniels' dog toy problem.
November 28, 2022
Rebuilding World's Largest Plane; 'Alien' Metal; Beretta's New Factory | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 94
Also on the podcast, problem at Quadrant Magnetics, engineer chops car to make motorcycle, Amazon debuts robot arm, Toyota premieres new Prius and a 3D-printed bike/EV hybrid.
November 21, 2022
Subaru Blames McDonald's; Catalytic Converter Takedown; Hyperloop Parking Lot | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 93
Also on the podcast, the best places to work in manufacturing, PG&E backs anti-mylar balloon law, small towns have water problems, staffing agency pays over intimidation and retaliation and an accident at a Brooklyn bakery.
November 14, 2022