Manufacturing

Can Wisconsin manufacturing, comprising half the state's economy, meet the challenges of global competition, a shrinking workforce and a Charlie Chaplin image? A new report details what's working and what's not, and what state leaders might want to do about it....

Despite being forced to idle in the Nevada desert all night, the unmanned TerraMax vehicle developed by Oshkosh Truck Corp. and several partners completed a 132-mile course over the weekend in a government sponsored race to advance computer-controlled vehicle technology. ...

Oshkosh Truck Corp. and partners Rockwell Collins and the University of Parma, Italy, announced that their robotic truck, TerraMax, qualified late Wednesday to compete in the $2 million DARPA Grand Challenge, a 150-mile race of unmanned vehicles across the Mojave Desert on Saturday. ...

Three Wisconsin businesses will receive funding for technology development projects from the state Department of Commerce Technology Assistance Grant (TAG) and Technology Venture Fund (TVF) Programs. ...

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Wisconsin-Madison Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) nearly $14.8 million over the next six years to continue its research on the interfaces of materials at the nanoscale. ...

KUKA Robotics Corp. on Oct. 21 will officially open its Fox Valley Technical College facility in Appleton, Wis., followed by a public open house event Saturday, Oct. 22. This will be the company's second training center in the United States with the other being located...