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European Plants Going Dark As Continent Shuts Down

Automakers are doing their best to keep the lights on in Europe as a rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic disrupts supply chains and sends workers and staff into quarantine. It’s proving to be a

Report: Audi E-Tron Production Stalled Over Suspected Battery Shortage

Audi has reportedly paused assembly of its all-electric e-Tron to address production issues that include battery supply bottlenecks. It’s not uncharted territory for the model. Audi had to delay the

Assembly-Free “Origami” Furniture

Degrees of Freedom carefully designs and produces assembly-free furniture and decor. Helmed by former Space X engineer Brian Ignaut, the ingenious brand’s pieces unfold into legs, and then require a
The Iowa caucuses will be bilingual for the first time

The Iowa caucuses will be bilingual for the first time

Satellite caucuses in Des Moines and Muscatine will be held in both English and Spanish.

Roadblocks Gone, 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Kicks Off Production

Delayed by a prolonged UAW strike late last year, General Motors announced Monday that that series production of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 has begun. The very first mid-engine Stingray intended

Market Share: Tesla Model 3 Sees Lower Chinese Pricing

Next week, Tesla Motors will begin deliveries of its Shanghai-made Model 3 to Chinese customers — who stand to get a bit of a deal on them. Unlike Western markets, China is already loaded with local

NASA’s X-59 supersonic jet is cleared for final assembly

NASA's experimental X-59 jet, which could make supersonic commercial travel a reality, has been cleared for final assembly. The X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft, designed by Lockheed
Canadian Army Unit Takes Apart Jeep in Under 90 Seconds

Canadian Army Unit Takes Apart Jeep in Under 90 Seconds

Oh and they put it back together too in roughly the same amount of time!
Apple will build Mac Pro in Texas using tariff-exempt components

Apple will build Mac Pro in Texas using tariff-exempt components

The highest-end Apple computer will continue to be partially assembled in the United States, using a mix of U.S. and foreign-made parts.
YES to Furniture Hardware Sorted By Step Rather Than Type

YES to Furniture Hardware Sorted By Step Rather Than Type

A new take on 'frustration free packaging'

Tesla workers say they used electrical tape in Model 3 production

Tesla may have broken its own records, manufacturing 72,531 Model 3 sedans in the three months that ended June 30th. But employees say in the push to ramp up Model 3 production, they were forced to

Old Kentucky Home: GM Confirms C8 Corvette Production Site, New Emblem

General Motors has officially announced that the Chevrolet Corvette will continue production in Bowling Green, KY after it transitions into a mid-engined car. The automaker will add 400 new jobs and a
Stunning Photos Show Mercedes-Benz 190 SL’s Assembly Line In February 1958

Stunning Photos Show Mercedes-Benz 190 SL’s Assembly Line In February 1958

The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL is a two-door luxury roadster produced by Mercedes-Benz between May 1955 and February 1963. Internally referred...

Honda Announces Closure of Sole UK Plant

The sole production site of the Honda Civic Hatchback and Type R will close by the end of 2021, Honda told UK employees on Tuesday. Honda’s Swindon facility, built on the site of a former WW2 aircraft
How a Skype video call can get you convicted in Singapore

How a Skype video call can get you convicted in Singapore

Singapore is infamous for its stringent enforcement of anti-littering laws and chewing gum ban, but another action that could land you in hot water is…

GM Gets EPA Nod for Building the Most Greenwashed Large SUVs on the Market

The Texas plant producing General Motors’ body-on-frame SUVs is clean and green, even if the vehicles it builds are anything but Prius-like. In August, the 43 turbines of Southern Power’s 148 MW

Panasonic Attempts to Pull Tesla Out of Production Hell

When Tesla Motors began production of its Model 3 sedan, CEO Elon Musk announced the firm was entering into a kind of “production hell.” He probably didn’t realize just how accurate a statement that
Take Photos as You're Disassembling Something

Take Photos as You're Disassembling Something

Anytime you move, you have the choice to either try and jam that piece of Ikea furniture through the door, or disassemble it into manageable parts. The latter choice is usually better, but it has its

Mustang Milestone: Ford Has Assembled Ten Million Ponies

You have to wonder if Donald Frey and Lee Iacocca knew what they had when the first Ford Mustang rolled off the assembly line in 1964. Despite having a storied career of dramatic highs and lows, the
Ford thinks exoskeletons are ready for prime time in its factories

Ford thinks exoskeletons are ready for prime time in its factories

People still build cars. While videos of giant robots welding vehicles are exciting to watch (sparks!), humans are an important part of the assembly of vehicles. However, as you would expect, doing