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Trump blasts BMW for, er, building almost 50,000 more cars in the US than it sells in the US

Trump blasts BMW for, er, building almost 50,000 more cars in the US than it sells in the US In verbal retaliation, Germany’s economy minister said the US needs to build better-quality cars if it wants to sell overseas.The reality is that BMW already builds a lot of cars here — thousands more than it sells in the US.

Apple reportedly requesting to sell refurbished iPhones in India — again

Apple reportedly requesting to sell refurbished iPhones in India — again Now that Apple has secured a deal to manufacture iPhones in India for the local market only, the Cupertino company is reportedly revisiting its goal of selling refurbished iPhones in the country.” More: Apple will start manufacturing iPhones in India at the end of April But with the success of negotiating a deal to sell iPhones in India thanks to a local manufacturing plant, Apple may also be asking for permission to sell refurbished iPhones according to Bloomberg.

As CRT Supplies Vanish the Classic Arcade Machine is Virtually Dead

As CRT Supplies Vanish the Classic Arcade Machine is Virtually Dead The classic arcade cabinet will soon be all but extinct.The niche market of manufacturing CRT televisions has officially hit a wall and the experience of playing a classic arcade game as it was originally intended will be a very rare thing in the near future.

Apple is taking its clean energy promise to Japan and the open sea

Apple is taking its clean energy promise to Japan and the open sea ” Calling it a “significant step forward in Apple’s efforts to help its manufacturing partners transition to clean power,” Apple is now on track to be generating more than 2.5 billion kilowatt hours per year of clean energy for manufacturing products by the end of 2018.

Samsung executive confirms plans to move appliance manufacturing to the U.S.

Samsung executive confirms plans to move appliance manufacturing to the U.S. According to a new report from the Korea Herald, the South Korean tech giant is looking into relocating its manufacturing facilities for home appliances to the U.A senior Samsung official confirmed the previously reported rumors on Thursday, which would bring the home appliances division north out of its current location in Mexico.

Kid Rock shoots down Chinese products with a shotgun in the name of America

Kid Rock shoots down Chinese products with a shotgun in the name of America Kid Rock hates products that are made in China — and he wants you to know it in perhaps the most American way possible.The music star and possible future senator has released a video in which he is seen shooting down a foreign-made grills with a shotgun.

New advances in directed self-assembly could push silicon below 10nm more efficiently than EUV

New advances in directed self-assembly could push silicon below 10nm more efficiently than EUV It’s a complementary method of printing structures using chemical processes.There are materials that self-assemble at the nanoscale when “directed” to do so with one of a variety of techniques.

This solar-powered machine transforms desert sand into glass sculptures

This solar-powered machine transforms desert sand into glass sculptures German designer Markus Kayser built his 'Solar Sinter' machine as a university project.He wanted to challenge how we approach the process of making things in a world dominated by shortages.

Tesla recalls 53,000 cars after braking failure

Tesla recalls 53,000 cars after braking failure All Model S and Model X vehicles manufactured between February and October of 2016 contain a gear that may have been improperly made by Tesla's supplier, according to the Tesla website.The parking brake in these vehicles could become stuck in place if this gear were to malfunction or break.

Tim Cook just announced $1 billion Apple fund to advance U.S. manufacturing jobs

Tim Cook just announced $1 billion Apple fund to advance U.S. manufacturing jobs In an interview with CNBC, CEO Tim Cook announced a new $1 billion fund that would support advanced manufacturing jobs in the United States.The tech giant will announce the fund's first investment later this month, explained Cook.

7nm Semiconductor Tech to Arrive in 3 Stages: GlobalFoundries

7nm Semiconductor Tech to Arrive in 3 Stages: GlobalFoundries But companies like Samsung, GlobalFoundries, and TSMC have defined a system of short and long-lived nodes, with different characteristics and their own individual roadmaps for how long each node will last.Unlike TSMC and Samsung, both of which have 10nm products on their roadmaps, GlobalFoundries opted to leap straight for 7nm after licensing 14nm production from Samsung.

Microsoft Closes US Surface Factory, Moves Production to China

Microsoft Closes US Surface Factory, Moves Production to China Panos Panay, head of Surface development, went to the plant and announced that Microsoft is consolidating its manufacturing and will build the Surface Hub in the same place as its other Surface devices.For all the emphasis placed on manufacturing jobs and the blue collar workers that have them, US-based manufacturing has shrunk drastically over the past 47 years.

Startup Aims to Make 3D Metal Printing 100 Times Faster

Startup Aims to Make 3D Metal Printing 100 Times Faster Virtually all 3D printing still uses cheap plastics, which isn’t suitable for long-term use.There was a great deal of mainstream interest in 3D printing a few years back, but that has cooled somewhat.

Foxconn Claims It'll Build a Factory in Wisconsin, but Don't Hold Your Breath

Foxconn Claims It'll Build a Factory in Wisconsin, but Don't Hold Your Breath Last week, Foxconn made headlines when it announced it was building a new factory in Wisconsin.In theory, this would be great for Wisconsin workers seeking jobs in technology manufacturing.

New 3D Printers Can Print Materials as Strong as Steel

New 3D Printers Can Print Materials as Strong as Steel The cost of 3D printers has come down, but they’re not much more capable than they were when they cost thousands of dollars.The Markforged X3 and X5 printers split the difference with a single-step process that produces parts and tools with a custom plastic-carbon fiber composite.

What Happened to the Tech Job Boom?

What Happened to the Tech Job Boom? Over that same 15-year period, the market value of the five largest tech companies grew from $1.Much has been said about the skills gap that tech firms cite as a limiting factor in hiring.