Ford Stops Competing; Tesla Robot Improves; 100-Year-Old Factory | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 120
Also on the podcast, world's largest airplane launches hypersonic test vehicle, the $5B man-made moon, Peloton pivots, UPS strike looms and an inventor grows mushroom coffins.
Box Maker Fires Wrong Worker; Vile Conditions at Crab Processor; VW Chair Dodges Cake | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 119
Also on the podcast, accountant takes $2.5 million from manufacturer, Coca-Cola's new dairy plant in New York, 3M develops CO2 removal material, Munson celebrates 200 years making milling equipment and a man breaks the record for living underwater.
May 22, 2023
Gen Z Works Differently; Musk on Ford; Boeing Supports Spirit | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 118
Also on the podcast, Generac pays $15.8 million for amputations, public sends plant packing, seaborne scrap fires pile up, Hyundai and Kia security fix isn't working and building roads out of radioactive material.
May 15, 2023
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.
May 8, 2023
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
April 17, 2023
5,000 GM Workers Take Buyouts; Foldable Motorcycle; Chocolate Worker Survives | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 113
April 10, 2023
Rivian Relocates Remote Engineers; EVs Not Sustainable; GM Kills Camaro | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 112
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
Also on the podcast, another huge order for Boeing, Arrival is burning through cash, CAT workers reach new deal, Mississippi boots EV stores and the largest 3D printed home hits the market.
March 20, 2023
Whiskey Fungus; 'Excessive Alcohol' Beers; Musk's Electric Future | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 109
Also on the podcast, Rolls-Royce tests new B-52 engines, Scout reborn as EV, VW's vehicle tracking issue, new airplane landing tech and the company that makes inflatable tanks.
March 13, 2023
GM Exceeds Demand; Ford Repossession Patent; Overtime Controversy | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 108
Also on the podcast, Boeing ending Super Hornet production, Stellantis idles U.S. plant, Sono Motors kills solar-powered car, cyberattack at Dole and companies try four-day workweeks.
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