Manufacturing Bits: Dec. 6

China’s rare earth power play Rare earth elements (REEs) are back in the news. China, the world’s largest supplier of rare earths, plans to combine three domestic vendors to create a large state-owned company with a nearly 70% share of the REE market, according to reports from Nikkei and others. In 2020, China in total accounted for 85% of global production of refined REEs, accordi... » read more