LG to Expand Capacity for EV Batteries in Michigan

LG Energy Solution will invest $1.7 billion to increase the capacity at its Holland, MI electric vehicle (EV) battery factory five-fold.

The factory will produce long cell design batteries to give EVs a longer driving range.  The expansion includes a two-story building housing a warehouse, control room, cell test building, administrative offices, utility, and safety facilities.

The LG batteries will be installed in EVs manufactured by Tesla, VW, and GM.


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Mobile Vaccine Factories to Increase Capacity in Africa

German vaccine manufacturer BioNTech has a plan to roll out mobile factories, housed in shipping containers, which will produce 50 million doses of mRNA vaccine in Africa.

Each factory has two separate modules called BioNTainers that are transportable by road, rail, air, or sea.  The modular design offers scalable production of shots for COVID-19, malaria, tuberculosis, and cancer treatment.

The mobile factory is a step towards sustainable vaccine production and access for communities […]

Hot off the Press: How a Book Is Made

There is something special about the look and feel of a printed book.

Before you hold that book in your hands, it goes through a long fabrication process in which creativity, art, technology, craftsmanship, and operations management come together. The interactive article describes and illustrates the steps of this fabrication process. It also details the quality control checks needed to ensure the quality and visual appeal of a commercially produced hardcover book.


Video Spotlight: How Are Books Made? […]

Ottobots, Assemble! And Deliver.

Passengers at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport can now use their phones to order food and/or retail items and have their purchases delivered to their airport location by a fleet of fully autonomous robots called Ottobots.

Purchases are retrieved by customers from the robot’s secure compartment with a unique QR code that can be scanned by the robot’s camera.  Contactless delivery, fueled by the pandemic, is made possible with Ottonomy’s proprietary Contextual Mobility technology. It enables Ottobots to navigate through crowds […]

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