At 2,200 kg. GM's ISV is light enough to be hauled under a helicopterClick image to enlargeGM Defense LLC, a subsidiary of General Motors, has delivered the U.S. Army its first Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV), part of a $214.3 million contract awarded in June.

The ISV is a light all-terrain vehicle that will provide rapid ground mobility to a nine-soldier infantry squad and its gear on and off the battlefield.  

What’s amazing is that it’s based off the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 midsize truck architecture and uses 90 per cent proven commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) parts, including Chevrolet Performance race components.

At 2,200 kg (5,000-lb.), it’s light enough to be hauled under a Blackhawk helicopter and small enough to fit inside a Chinook helicopter.

CNC crash fails

It’s a bit easier to watch when it’s not happening to you. Watch these classic confrontations between metal and machine.

Long lasting MIG consumables for heavy applications

ESAB's Velocity MIG consumables last five to six times longer in heavy fabrication applications.

This watch is made from melted down guns

The Humanium Project uses metal from melted guns to make watches - and to bring attention to the global problem of armed violence.

Simplified automation for turning

DMG MORI's Robo2Go simplified automation is a new flexible automation solution for turning machines.

Biggest crankshaft manufacturing

See how some of the biggest crankshafts in the world are manufactured.

Inside the Space Factory

Airbus is putting advanced technologies to work in its satellite manufacturing operations.

Tool balancing: How it works

With so many manufacturing companies looking to run at higher RPMs, balancing your tool assemblies has become much more critical to success.

Robotic bending with automatic tool changing

By integrating a bending robot with the precision of Amada's HG Series press brake and patented Automatic Tool Changer (ATC), fabricators can automatically bend a variety of parts with maximum accuracy. The HG ARs supports workpieces up to 998 x 798 mm (39.3 x 31.4 in.) and has a weight capacity of 20 kg (44 lb).

A closer look at Manufacturing 4.0

The future of manufacturing – Manufacturing 4.0, AI, Big Data – and lessons from automation at a Toyota forklift plant in Sweden, presented by futurist keynote speaker Patrick Dixon.

Ten of the world’s top construction megaprojects

A number of truly impressive construction megaprojects are nearing completion or have recently been finished around the world.

The rebuilding of a military tank

Watch how M1 Abrams tanks are rebuilt to work and look like new. This video is courtesty of Ulitmate Factories and is Part 2 of a two-part series on the rebuilding of these tanks.

Get that new machine up and running

DMG MORI has launched a “blended learning” experience to help machine operators learn to use a new DMG Mori machine in only a few days.

Integrate automation with AIMS

The ANCA Integrated Manufacturing System (AIMS) connects sequential processes in tool manufacturing to bank the benefits of automation and integration.

Bystronic’s FL 170 3D fiber laser tube cutting machine

Check out Bystronic's latest fiber laser tube cutting machine in action

Thread milling titanium

Watch Iscar make short work of this titanium block

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