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ABB’s ‘Factory of the Future’ in China to Demo Safety, Sustainability

ABB’s ‘Factory of the Future’ in China to Demo Safety, Sustainability

SHANGHAI—The $150 million “factory of the future” that the Swiss innovator ABB announced nearly a year ago is becoming reality in this enormous city’s Pudong New Area. “We just took the first...
New lithium battery design eliminates costly cobalt and nickel

New lithium battery design eliminates costly cobalt and nickel

A new cathode and electrolyte are the key to doing away with these increasingly scarce metals in lithium batteries. Lithium-ion batteries have gained in popularity over the last decade based on their higher...
August metalworking index improves month over month

August metalworking index improves month over month

The Gardner Business Index (GBI): Metalworking registered 48.3, marking a modest improvement after July’s reading – the lowest in more than two years. Index readings above 50 indicate expanding activity while values...
Italian machine tool, robot and automation manufacturing industry with record numbers

Italian machine tool, robot and automation manufacturing industry with record numbers

Ucimu's President Massimo Carboniero recently said: “The 2018 results of the Italian industry of the sector are, by far, the best ever achieved, with double-digit increases for almost all main economic indicators.” At...
ABB Azipod® electric propulsion can save $1.7 million in fuel costs annually, study shows

ABB Azipod® electric propulsion can save $1.7 million in fuel costs annually, study shows

- Study confirms Azipod® superiority over shaftline propulsion- ABB launches mid-power range Azipod® in June 2019- Latest Azipod® designed to improve energy efficiency, cut emissions An independent study by marine consultancy Deltamarin revealed that the...