GM, LG Chem to form JV, invest $2.3B to build new EV battery cell plant in Ohio

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The JV will establish a battery cell assembly plant on a greenfield manufacturing site in the Lordstown area of Northeast Ohio that will create more than 1,100 new jobs. The plant will use the most advanced manufacturing processes all under one roof to produce cells efficiently, with little waste, and will benefit from strong economies of scale throughout the value chain. Batteries Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Ohio workshop seeks ideas for National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

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NASA and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) are sponsoring the second in a series of regional public workshops to gather ideas and suggestions on the design of the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). Designing for Impact II: Workshop on Building the NNMI” is a partnership between the interagency Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office in Gaithersburg, Md.,

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Ohio State named first-year champion in 4-year EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

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The Ohio State University has been named The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge Year One champion, taking the lead in the premier four-year collegiate engineering competition. For jumping to the top of the leaderboard, Ohio State will take home an extra $10,000 to further support the university’s advanced vehicle technology program.

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Anti-Tesla Motors bill in Ohio defeated

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A bid in Ohio to block Tesla Motors from selling cars in that state has been defeated in the Ohio State Legislature on Tuesday. A last minute amendment to Senate Bill 137 would have prevented "a manufacturer or

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Honda to build 2014 Accord Hybrid in Ohio

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will invest $23 million at its Marysville, Ohio auto plant to add production of the new two-motor Accord Hybrid Sedan ( earlier post ), scheduled to go on sale nationwide this fall. This will be the third hybrid model built by Honda in the US and the first in Ohio. Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC in Greensburg, Ind. Manufactured at Honda’s automobile engine plant in Anna, Ohio, both of these engines were named to Ward’s 10 Best Engines list for 2013.

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Anti-Tesla Motors bill in Ohio defeated

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A bid in Ohio to block Tesla Motors from selling cars in that state has been defeated in the Ohio State Legislature on Tuesday. A last minute amendment to Senate Bill 137 would have prevented "a manufacturer or

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Schaeffler invests $60 million in Wooster, Ohio facility expansion; US center for advanced E-Mobility development

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Schaeffler Group USA has invested $60 million to expand its facility in Wooster, Ohio, establishing it as a US center for advanced E-Mobility development. Throughout the company’s 40-year history in Ohio, Schaeffler has expanded the Wooster campus 20 times, growing from 27,000 square feet to over 800,000 square feet. Beginning in 2018, the Wooster facility will produce the module for a major US automotive manufacturer.

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ORNL, Lincoln Electric advance collaboration on large-scale metal additive manufacturing technology

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lincoln Electric announced their continued collaboration on large-scale, robotic additive manufacturing technology at the Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing InnovationXLab Summit. The new agreement builds upon ORNL and Lincoln Electric’s previous developments by extending additive technology to new materials, leveraging data analytics and enabling rapid manufacture of metal components in excess of 100 pounds per hour.

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Honda investing additional $215 million in Ohio operations; Earth Dreams engines and transmissions

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Honda will invest approximately $215 million in its Ohio operations to add new powertrain technologies and a technical training center at its engine plant in Anna, Ohio, while also establishing a technical training center, heritage center that highlights Honda’s history in Ohio and North America, and office space for the new Honda North America Services, LLC in Marysville, Ohio.

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Honda secures auto industry’s largest renewable energy purchase; 60% reduction in CO2 from N.A. manufacturing operations

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Seeking to slash CO 2 emissions from its North American manufacturing operations, Honda has entered into long-term virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for renewable wind and solar power that will cover more than 60% of the electricity that Honda uses in North America. Climate Change Emissions Manufacturing Power Generation Wind

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ORNL, University of Toledo to collaborate on advanced materials, manufacturing research for vehicle applications

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The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The University of Toledo have entered into a memorandum of understanding for collaborative research into the advanced design and manufacturing of high-strength, intelligent, lightweight materials for use by the automotive sector. The collaboration expects to also engage with the automotive industry in Ohio and Michigan. Manufacturing Materials Weight reduction

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Lima Energy signs 10-year synthetic crude supply contract with Husky Energy refinery in Ohio

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Lima Energy Company, a subsidiary of USA Synthetic Fuel Corporation in Washington, DC, has signed a contract to supply up to 80 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) of its “Ultra Clean Synthetic Crude” (UCSC) to Husky Energy’s Lima, Ohio Refinery over ten years. The UCSC will be manufactured next door to the Lima Refinery, eliminating the significant supply costs and logistics of transporting oil. The Lima Refinery currently supplies about 25% of Ohio’s total gasoline needs.

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Honda Transmission contracts with Juhl Wind for two utility-scale wind turbines at Ohio plant; up to 10% of electricity for operations

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The plant manufactures automatic transmissions, gears and four-wheel-drive systems, including the next-generation Earth Dreams transmission technology. Once the turbines begin operating later this year, the Honda transmission plant in Russells Point, Ohio will be the first major automotive manufacturing facility in the United States to obtain a substantial amount of its electricity directly from wind turbines located on its property. Honda Transmission Mfg. of America, Inc.

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President Obama announces two new public-private manufacturing innovation institutes; new manufacturing innovation institute competition

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President Obama announced two new manufacturing innovation institutes led by the Department of Defense supported by a $140-million Federal commitment combined with more than $140 million in non-federal resources: (1) a Detroit-area-headquartered consortium of businesses and universities, with a focus on lightweight and modern metals manufacturing; and (2) a Chicago-headquartered consortium of businesses and universities that will concentrate on digital manufacturing and design technologies.

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Wringing Out Car-Making Efficiencies: Honda's 'Green Path' Detailed

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But that isn't stopping manufacturers from chipping away at the huge amounts of energy consumed in and around their assembly plants. Carbon Footprint Ohio energyIt's well established by now that the energy required to extract raw materials and turn them into a finished car is considerably less than the energy that car will consume over its lifetime to move itself around.

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NIST awards $7.4M in grants for additive manufacturing research

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million to fund two research projects aimed at improving measurement and standards for the rapidly developing field of additive manufacturing (AM). Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a group of new technologies that build up objects, usually by laying down many thin layers on top of each other. Additive manufacturing processes face a variety of hurdles that limit their utility for high-value products and applications. Manufacturing

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Alcoa Foundation awards Ohio State University $400K to research light-weight, metal-based, vehicle structures

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The Alcoa Foundation recently awarded a $400,000 grant to the Ohio State University (OSU) Institute for Materials Research in support of innovative design and manufacturing technologies that will enable the creation of lighter, more environmentally friendly vehicle structures. Dr. Leo Rusli, a research scientist in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Ohio State, recently advised a team of undergraduate students that put the multi-material concept to the test.

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GM investing additional $1B in US manufacturing

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General Motors will invest an additional $1 billion in US manufacturing operations. With a strategy to streamline and simplify its operations and grow its business, GM has created 25,000 jobs in the US—approximately 19,000 engineering, IT and professional jobs and 6,000 hourly manufacturing jobs—and added nearly $3 billion in annual wages and benefits to the U.S. These investments follow $2.9

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ORNL, Strangpresse sign additive manufacturing patent license agreement

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The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Strangpresse LLC of Youngstown, Ohio, have signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement on a portfolio of ORNL patents related to large-scale additive manufacturing. affiliate, may make, use, or sell the lab’s patented developments of materials, processes and controls that enable the manufacture of parts much larger than current standards. We want to improve digital manufacturing solutions for the automotive industry.

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Honda launches new “Green Path” initiatives for manufacturing and operations; new $210M paint line at Marysville with new 4C2B process

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Among these is a $210-million investment in a new, more environmentally responsible auto-body painting facility and innovative paint process at its Marysville, Ohio auto plant (MAP), the largest of Honda’s eight auto plants in North America. Significantly to reduce the CO 2 intensity and water use of its manufacturing operations. Honda continually strives to improve energy efficiency and to r educe waste, water use and emissions from the manufacturing of its products.

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Strangpresse exclusively licenses ORNL extruder tech for high-volume additive manufacturing

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Ohio-based Strangpresse has exclusively licensed additive manufacturing-related extruder technology from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory that can quickly print hundreds of pounds of polymer material. —Bill Peter, director of DOE’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL. They supply extruders and other equipment for research and development in additive manufacturing to industry leaders. 3D printing Manufacturing

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ORNL, Strangpresse sign additive manufacturing patent license agreement

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Strangpresse LLC of Youngstown, Ohio, have signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement on a portfolio of ORNL patents related to large-scale additive manufacturing. affiliate, may make, use, or sell the lab’s patented developments of materials, processes and controls that enable the manufacture of parts much larger than current standards. We want to improve digital manufacturing solutions for the automotive industry.

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GE Aviation acquires two additive manufacturing companies

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GE Aviation has acquired the assets of Morris Technologies, and its sister company, Rapid Quality Manufacturing, precision manufacturing companies operating in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio. The two privately-held companies, with about 130 Cincinnati-area employees specialize in additive manufacturing, an automated process for creating rapid prototypes and end-use production components.

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Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program Recommends Nearly $7.2M in Funding for 6 Projects; 3 Li-ion Awards

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The Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program recently recommended nearly $7.2 The Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program supports research and development that addresses the technical and cost barriers to commercialization of advanced energy components and systems, with preference to wind, biomass, and energy storage in Ohio. million in funding to six new projects.

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University of Tennessee to head $250M advanced composites manufacturing institute; Ford, Honda and Volkswagen members

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The Department of Energy and a consortium of 122 companies, nonprofits, and universities led by the University of Tennessee-Knoxville will invest more than $250 million—$70 million in federal funds and more than $180 million in non-federal funds—to launch a Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Advanced Composites—the fifth institute to be awarded of the eight national institute competitions launched earlier ( earlier post ). Manufacturing Materials Weight reduction

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DOE to award up to $2M to 3 projects for hydrogen and fuel cell supply chain and manufacturing analysis

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected three projects to receive up to $2 million in new funding for analysis of the hydrogen and fuel cells domestic supply chain and manufacturing competitiveness. Funded in part by the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, this funding opportunity supports the Department’s broader effort to boost US competitiveness in the manufacturing sector. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Manufacturing

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DENSO invests $1B in US automotive manufacturing; electrification and safety

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DENSO will create more than 1,000 jobs in Maryville, Tennessee to make it a primary manufacturing center in North America for electrification and safety systems. million in its Southfield, Michigan headquarters and Dublin, Ohio facilities. Japan-based DENSO, one of the world’s largest automotive technology, systems and components suppliers, is expanding its US footprint with a $1-billion investment in its Maryville, Tennessee location.

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Obama Administration launches new public-private institute to support innovation in additive manufacturing technology with $30M in federal funding

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The Obama Administration launched a new public-private institute for innovation in additive manufacturing technology. Additive manufacturing is defined in ASTM 2792-12 as a process of joining materials to make objects from three-dimensional (3D) model data, usually layer upon layer, as opposed to subtractive manufacturing methodologies. fabrication , additive processes , additive techniques , additive layer manufacturing , layer manufacturing and freeform fabrication.

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DOE HPC4Mfg program funds 13 projects to advance US manufacturing; welding, Li-S batteries among projects

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A US Department of Energy (DOE) program designed to spur the use of high performance supercomputers to advance US manufacturing has funded 13 new industry projects for a total of $3.8 Among the projects selected are one by GM and EPRI of California to improve welding techniques for automobile manufacturing and power plant builds in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Batteries High Performance Computing Li-Sulfur Manufacturing Weight reduction

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President Obama announces new $140M public-private manufacturing innovation institute focused on power electronics

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President Obama announced the selection of a consortium of businesses and universities, led by North Carolina State University, to lead a manufacturing innovation institute for next-generation power electronics. The DOE-supported manufacturing innovation institute’s headquarters will be located on North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus. Manufacturing Policy Power Electronics

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Ryder to be strategic service partner for electric truck and drone manufacturer Workhorse Group

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an Ohio-based battery-electric truck and drone manufacturer. Workhorse manufactures and sells the E-100 battery-electric and E-GEN range-extended electric vehicles. The company also manufactures fully integrated truck-launched, FAA-compliant unmanned aerial systems (UAS) delivery drones. Ryder System, Inc., a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, will be the strategic service partner for Workhorse Group Inc.,

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GM and Honda announce executive leadership and board of directors for Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC

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General Motors and Honda announced the executive structure for their recently established joint venture company, Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC (FCSM). Haq and Kosaka will be responsible for operations, overseeing the start-up of the JV and ongoing manufacturing operations. responsible for manufacturing operations of three auto plants and an engine plant in Ohio. Robert Portugaise, Executive Director, Manufacturing Engineering.

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Lordstown Motors tours former GM plant where they’ll build electric pickups

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Lordstown Motors was created to build electric pickup trucks at a former General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio. Manufacturing youtubeWhile work to launch the truck, named Endurance, is on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, Lordstown released a short video tour of the factory. GM built cars in Lordstown for 53 years, and the current factory was capable of.

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BASF to Commercialize Argonne Li-ion Composite Cathode Material; Seeks Funds for Plant in Ohio

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and BASF have signed a world-wide licensing agreement to mass produce and market Argonne’s patented composite cathode materials to manufacturers of advanced lithium-ion batteries. BASF will conduct further lithium-ion battery material application development in its current Beachwood, Ohio facility.

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NAMII awarding $9M to 15 additive manufacturing projects

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America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), recently announced the awardees of its second call for additive manufacturing (AM) applied research and development projects from its members. Driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), America Makes will provide $9 million in funding toward these 15 projects with $10.3 Optimization of Parallel Consolidation Method for Industrial Additive Manufacturing.

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Series production of next-generation Acura NSX hybrid supercar begins in April at new Performance Manufacturing Center

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Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) will begin series production of the next-generation Acura NSX hybrid supercar ( earlier post ) in late April, with customer deliveries to commence thereafter. Complementary production of the Acura NSX’s bespoke, 75-degree, twin turbocharged V-6 engine takes place at the company’s nearby Anna, Ohio engine plant and is undertaken by a small group of master engine builders. Hybrids Manufacturing Materials

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DOE awards $22M to support next generation electric machines for manufacturing

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billion in annual energy savings, reducing up to 27 million tons of carbon emissions each year, and creating high-quality manufacturing jobs. By focusing on their specific application for large-scale motors, manufacturers can significantly improve the efficiency and productivity of processes ranging from small-scale machining to large-scale refining, pumping and cooling.

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ORNL, Cincinnati Inc. partner to develop commercial large-scale polymer additive manufacturing system

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The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is partnering with Cincinnati Incorporated , a manufacturer of high quality machine tools located in Harrison, Ohio, to develop a large-scale polymer additive manufacturing (3-D printing) system. The partnership aims to accelerate the commercialization of a new additive manufacturing machine that can print large polymer parts faster and more cheaply than current technologies.

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GM investing $2B in Spring Hill plant to build EVs, starting with Cadillac LYRIQ

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announced today that its Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly plant will begin the transition to become the company’s third vehicle manufacturing site to produce electric vehicles, joining Factory ZERO in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan, and Orion Assembly in Orion Township, Michigan.

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GM: construction of Ultium Cells LLC battery plant in Lordstown progressing on schedule

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Tuesday marked the beginning of steel construction at the all-new Ultium Cells LLC battery cell manufacturing facility in Lordstown. The cells use a proprietary low-cobalt chemistry; ongoing technological and manufacturing breakthroughs will drive costs even lower.

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Ten Honda manufacturing facilities in North America achieve Zero Waste to Landfill

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Ten of 14 Honda manufacturing plants in North America are now operating with zero waste to landfill, while the remaining four plants are functioning with “virtually zero” waste to landfill. Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, in Lincoln, Ala., Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, in Greensburg, Ind., No steel scrap from North American manufacturing operations has been going to landfills.

University Of Dayton Research Institute wins $3M funding to develop materials for additive manufacturing of aircraft engine components

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The Ohio Third Frontier awarded $3 million to the University of Dayton Research Institute to provide specialized materials for use in additive manufacturing. UDRI will work with program partners, Stratasys, PolyOne and Rapid Prototype Plus Manufacturing Inc. By 2015, the sale of additive manufacturing products and services worldwide is expected to grow to $3.7 Aviation Manufacturing Weight reduction

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Oklahoma and Colorado governors pitch CNG vehicle initiative to US auto manufacturers

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Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Oklahoma Secretary of Energy Michael Ming, and Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce Dave Lopez met with US auto manufacturers in Detroit to pitch a multi-state, bi-partisan compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle initiative. The move is both a cost-saving measure for states and a means to incentivize the manufacture of affordable and functional CNG vehicles.