Dairy Farm Explosion; Boeing's Part Problem; AI-Made Beer | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 115

Also on the podcast, new EV skips rear windows, infection shuts down paper mill, MetalX shops new aluminum plant, insight from an OSHA insider and a rechargeable battery made from food.

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The Today in Manufacturing Podcast is brought to you by the editors from Manufacturing.net and Industrial Equipment News (IEN). In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:

Brewer Unveils ‘Beer that Made Itself’ - @3:32

Beck’s used AI to make a new beer.

Paper Mill Shuts Down to Fight Fungal Infection - @15:51

As we discussed last week, the Billerud Paper Mill has a blastomycosis problem.

Boeing Max Production Could Be Slowed Over Part Problem - @25:52

On Thursday, Boeing said a "significant number" of 737 Max planes could be delayed because of questionable work performed on the fuselages.

Polestar EV Skips Rear Window - @34:15

On Tuesday, Swedish EV carmaker Polestar unveiled the Polestar 4, a new electric SUV coupe.

Dairy Farm Explosion Kills 18,000 Cows - @47:06

An explosion at a Texas dairy farm injured one person and killed nearly 20,000 cows.

In Case You Missed It

Company Shops $200M Midwest Aluminum Rolling Slab Facility - @1:02:58

MetalX and Manna Capital Partners recently announced plans to invest more than $200 million in a new aluminum rolling slab facility in northeast Indiana, northwest Ohio or southern Michigan.

The Fine Line in Safety - @1:07:36

An inside look at recent OSHA fine increases, the agency's ability to police industry, and the incredible ratio of inspectors to plant floor workers.

Rechargeable Battery Made from Food - @1:11:25

It is a totally edible and rechargeable battery.

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