The Boring Company to Build 2-Mile Tunnel Under California

Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has won approval from the Hawthorne City Council to construct a two-mile underground test tunnel for his Boring Company. The City Council voted four to one in favor of the tunnel’s construction, giving … Read More

Survey Reveals Strong Support for NAFTA

There’s been some concern regarding whether or not the United States would remain in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). After taking office, President Trump voiced his displeasure for NAFTA, saying it wasn’t a fair deal for the country. … Read More

American Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2018 and Beyond

Manufacturing is arguably one of the most important industries in the United States. As of March 2017, the industry employs more than 12.4 million people, pulling in roughly $1.9 trillion in gross domestic product (GDP). Of course, one of the … Read More

What is the Ingress Protection (IP) Rating and Why Does it Matter?

Created by the European Committee for Electro Technical Standardization, Ingress Protection (IP) is a specification that’s used the define the degree to which an enclosure is susceptible to the intrusion of moisture and dust/debris. When buying an electronic device like … Read More

Toyota to Invest $1.6 Billion in New U.S. Factories

Automaker Toyota Motor Corporation has announced plans to invest some $1.6 billion in new U.S. factories in a joint venture with Mazda. In terms of revenue, Toyota is currently ranked as the world’s second-largest automotive manufacturer, only behind Volkswagen Group. … Read More

Exploring Common Machining Operations

Machining is a fundamental part of the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing companies use machining operations to change the shape, dimensions and properties of raw materials, essentially preparing them for use in the final product. Machining is widely used on metal products, … Read More