Starliner Faces ‘Disaster’; Tesla Rehires Supercharger Staff; Chinese Seagull EV Threatens U.S. | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 170

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Every week, we cover the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:

Hot Sauce Maker Halts Production Due to Chili Pepper Color – @3:48

Huy Fong Foods, the company that makes Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, recently sent a letter with some pretty bad news to wholesalers.

Florida Woman Pleads Guilty to Fake Military Parts Scheme – @14:47

On May 8, 2024, a Florida woman pleaded guilty to a scheme to supply critical military components to the Department of Defense.

Tesla is Rehiring Supercharger Staff – @24:16

It was a surprising turn of events.

Chinese EV Called the Seagull Poses Big Threat to the U.S. Auto Industry – @37:12

The Seagull is a small, low-priced electric car launched last year by Chinese automaker BYD.

NASA’s Starliner Launch Facing ‘Disaster,’ Contractor Warns – @46:37

The initial launch for Boeing’s Starliner was scrapped last week due to a leaky valve.

In Case You Missed It

‘Smart’ Contact Lenses Could Enable Wireless Glaucoma Detection – @57:28

It measures eye pressure accurately, regardless of temperature.

Airbus Staying Humble Even as Boeing Flounders – @1:03:10

Airbus has outpaced Boeing for five straight years in plane orders and deliveries.

Autonomous Drone Flies Using AI Based on Animal Brains – @1:08:05

Researchers at Delft University of Technology have developed a drone that flies autonomously. The drone uses neuromorphic image processing and control based on animal brains.

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