Manufacturing

Here, ragged tufts of cotton can be transformed into neat, nearly paper-thin sheets with the flip of a switch. A machine whirs. Inside, thousands of tiny needles arranged at an angle quickly punch the fluffy strips, transforming them into a seamless web. There's no telling where this...

MILWAUKEE – The Research Foundation at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (UWM) has announced three new Catalyst Grants in advanced automation sponsored by the Rockwell Automation Charitable Corporation. The grants total $170,000. This is the second round of grants in a five-year program supported by Rockwell. The...

Forward Wisconsin, which uses public and private funds to promote the state for business expansions, is ending 25 years of selling Wisconsin to out-of-state executives. Forward will transfer its marketing functions to the state Department of Commerce, which can do it more efficiently, Commerce Secretary Richard...

Milwaukee, Wis. - Johnson Controls-Saft will supply the complete battery system for Ford Motor Company's first series production plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), which will be introduced in 2012. Ford announced plans for the battery partnership today at the Washington Auto Show. "This is a great...

In what is being described as a sign of progress in the development of hybrid vehicles, Johnson Controls-Saft has entered into a five-year supply agreement with Azure Dynamics Corp. to provide lithium-ion hybrid battery technology for commercial vehicles. Johnson Controls-Saft, a Milwaukee-based maker of Li-Ion...

Madison, Wis. - A ground-breaking study to assess the global competitiveness of Wisconsin manufacturers reveals that Next Generation Manufacturing strategies are a powerful catalyst for world-class performance and success. More than 500 manufacturers responded to the Wisconsin Next Generation Manufacturing Study, which was conducted by...

One day after confirming that 2009 could be a tough financial year, Milwaukee's Rockwell Automation signaled that it will continue its efforts to diversify. The global industrial automation company has announced that it will acquire Xi'An Hengsheng Science & Technology Company Limited to expand its...