May Roundup: Machining in the News

The industry is constantly evolving. This month, Mitsubishi’s vehicle tech is advancing, a new assembly plant is to open in Illinois, hands free door openers are becoming the standard, and Omax hosted its first virtual event! Keep on reading for more details.

Mitsubishi Electric Shows Advanced Tech in Demonstration Vehicle

The Mitsubishi Electric Corporation just recently announced its newest project, Project Emerald Dove. This project is in collaboration with an AI start-up and the goal is to develop a customized automotive AI assistant that can accrue knowledge and comprehension. Emerald Dove features a vehicle with a premium in-cabin experience that uses the latest and most powerful computer platform. Throughout the test vehicle are eight displays with various resolutions ranging from HD to 4K. One of which being the main cockpit display, provides powerful computing and connectivity features.

To read more about this project take a look at the full article here.

Electric Truck Manufacturer to Open new Assembly Plant in Illinois

A Canadian manufacturer of electric trucks and busses are investing $70 million to build a new assembly plant in Illinois. Lion Electric estimates this new plant will be able to produce 20,000 vehicles annually. This new 900,000 square-foot factory is expected to begin production in the fall of 2022 and will create 745 jobs.

For more information on Lion Electric’s investment click here.

Hands-free Door openers are Providing Sanitary-Safe Entry

Hands free door openers are becoming the standard in the wake of COVD-19. A hands-free handle lever door opener created by a NYC-based design company has proven useful in both commercial and residential areas.

Learn more by reading the article attached here.

Omax Hosted a Virtual Waterjet Event

OMAX hosted a virtual event on May 20th. The event named “The Versatile World of Waterjet” explored the many roles waterjet plays and where it shows up in unexpected places.

To get a more detailed explanation on event topics visit OMAX at

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