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After dealing with COVID-19 in 2020, short- and long-term challenges continue to confront the industry in 2021, including the need to develop electric vehicles (EVs) and the growth of additively manufactured (AM) parts. Two features in the October issue of ME target this theme. “For Auto Industry, No Time to Rest” focuses on how in 2020, auto manufacturing, like other industries, had to cope with a global pandemic. After factories resumed operation, the industry enjoyed strong demand, but development costs for EVs are soaring. Our second automaking feature, “Making Auto Parts in 2035,” picks up this theme, examining how market growth for EVs will change the industry while AM matures.
In our October issue, Smart Manufacturing takes you to South America, where we profile four Argentine companies—Sinteplast, QMAX, Conextube, ITPort—endeavoring to work smarter. The issue also includes an article about experts knocking down barriers to artificial intelligence. Interested in zero-downtime performance? Try “testing the machine’s blood.” And we continue beating the drum about blockchain technology—which is proving its value. Finally, make sure to read about AWS, Google and Microsoft applying their expertise in data and software to manufacturing.