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Ford Quarterly Profit Surges on North American Results

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Ford Motor Co.’s second quarter profit increased as the automaker posted its biggest automotive profit since 2000 on North American results. Full Article

Sixth Manufacturing Institute Formed, Will Have $610 Million in Funding

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


A sixth public private manufacturing institute was announced Monday, which will begin operations with more than $610 million in funding. The Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Integrated Photonics will be based in Rochester, NY. Full Article

Johnson Controls to Spin Off Automotive Unit

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Johnson Controls Inc. said today it will spin off its automotive unit, which accounts for more than half of its revenue. Full Article

Boeing Earnings Fall, Still Better Than Forecast

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Boeing Co. earnings slid, but still exceeded forecasts of analysts on increased commercial aircraft deliveries. Full Article

DMDII Announces Public Kickoff of Digital Manufacturing Open Source Software Project

Press Release - DMDII


The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), a UI LABS collaboration, today announced the public kickoff of its open source software project, the Digital Manufacturing Commons, DMDII-15-16. The Digital Manufacturing Commons (DMC) is a software platform that can be used to share and access manufacturing data and analysis tools. The project has the potential to generate millions of dollars of savings for small, medium and large manufacturers by democratizing the flow of innovative digital manufacturing data. Full Article

Visteon Awarded Global Innovation Prize by Nissan

Press Release - Visteon


Leading automotive electronics supplier Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) has received a Global Innovation Award from Nissan Motor Corporation for a pioneering 7-inch display instrument cluster with advanced graphics, featured in the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano. Hiroto Saikawa, chief competitive officer, presented the award to Visteon in a July 14 ceremony at Nissan's global supplier event in Yokohama, Japan, attended by more than 200 global auto suppliers. Full Article

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