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Photos of the Day: Ford Pickup, Then & Now

January 13, 2014 12:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor is introducing the 2015 F-150 pickup truck Monday at the North American International Auto Show. It's the 12th generation of the truck, which was first introduced in 1948. Back then it was mainly used by farmers, but sales grew ...

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Aluminum Revolution: Ford Introduces New F-150

January 13, 2014 12:47 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Ford pickups have been doing the country's work for 66 years. They've hauled grain, towed logs and plowed snow. They've cleared debris after tornadoes and pulled floats in the Rose Bowl parade. They've shouldered those loads with parts ...

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Honeywell Cooperating with DOJ Probe

January 12, 2014 7:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Defense contractor Honeywell International Inc. said Sunday it is cooperating with a Department of Justice probe into the overseas production of equipment it provided for a U.S. fighter jet. The government inquiry involves electronics that ...

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New GM CEO Hopes to Inspire Science Students

January 12, 2014 6:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The incoming CEO of General Motors hopes her appointment as the first woman to lead a global automaker will inspire young women and men to pursue careers in science. Mary Barra's first appearance before reporters since getting the job ...

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Christmas Delivery Finally for Space Station

January 12, 2014 6:35 am | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Christmas has finally arrived for the six space station astronauts. A privately launched supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday morning, three days after blasting off from Virginia. The space station crew used a hefty ...

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GM Refines a New Small Truck

January 12, 2014 12:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors says don't blame consumers for the shrinking market for small pickups. The trucks haven't been very good. So, in hopes that better quality will win back buyers, GM is rolling out two new small trucks in a segment that ...  

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Detroit Auto Show 'Super' Boost for Ailing City

January 11, 2014 12:28 pm | by Jeff Karoub, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

It's a 21st century paradox: Detroit enters 2014 in bankruptcy, the largest public case in U.S. history and facing $18 billion or more in debt. Yet the Motor City's resurgent auto industry is strong enough to host a show that by one estimate ...

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GM Recalling 370,000 Pickups for Fire Risk

January 10, 2014 6:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling 370,000 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups from the 2014 model year to fix software that could cause the exhaust components to overheat and start a fire. The recall includes 303,000 trucks in the ...  

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Next Generation 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Modules

January 10, 2014 4:45 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

eConais Inc. has announced a low standby power single chip 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi System In Package (SiP) module for the Internet of Things. Features include ...

American Manufactured Hinged Waterproof Electrical Enclosures

January 10, 2014 4:39 pm | by PD&D Staff | Polycase | Product Releases | Comments

Polycase has introduced the new YH Series of NEMA-rated hinged electrical enclosures. The YH Series is available in eight sizes, ranging from 6"x 4" through 16"x 14" and is molded from impact-resistant polycarbonate ...

Inch Size Top Plate Casters

January 10, 2014 4:27 pm | by PD&D Staff | J.W. Winco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

J.W. Winco now offers six series of high quality, RoHS-compliant casters with inch size top plates, in addition to its line of metric wheels and casters. The additions are suitable for medium loads, and include fixed and swivel types, option ...

Finding & Keeping a Next-Gen Workforce

January 10, 2014 4:18 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manfuacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

Everyone in the manufacturing space has heard about the dramatic talent gap in the industry, where companies cannot find employees with the skills necessary to help run a high-tech operation. Knowledge in automation equipment, or with ...

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Designing an Arduino Fuel Gauge & Warning Lights

January 10, 2014 4:13 pm | by Kent Kallsen, Design Concepts, Inc. | Articles | Comments

While preparing our race car (a 1996 Dodge Neon decorated to look like an upside down cow)  for the 2013 Chubba Cheddar LeMons Race, it became apparent we were going to need to get creative when it came to implementing a fuel gauge ...

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$24.9M for Zero-Emission Buses

January 10, 2014 2:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced the availability of $24.9 million through its brand new Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program (LoNo) that will put a new generation of ... 

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iPhone Case Lets You See Heat

January 10, 2014 2:07 pm | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Remember the alien with heat vision in the movie "Predator"? You, too, can now stalk people in the jungle by their heat signatures — or check your home insulation for leaks, whichever is most useful to you. FLIR Systems Inc. is launching ...

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