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What Does Industry 4.0 Mean for Data Analytics?

By 2025, manufacturers and suppliers implementing Industry 4.0 tactics are expected to create $3.7 trillion in value, according to research by McKinsey and the World Economic Forum.

Sustain Processes by Anchoring with Digital Technology

When organizations invest in process optimization, experience has shown us that simpler changes have the best chance of being implemented in full and lasting for years.

What is Zero-Width Laser Cutting Technology?

The process splits materials at the molecular level under a non-contact process with tremendous speed resulting in no material loss, chips, lateral cracks, protrusions, hooks, and flares, or any other forms of contaminants.

Tackling Obsolescence With Additive Manufacturing - 3D Printed Spare Parts Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

When obsolete components break, it can be hard to find like-for-like replacements. Managing obsolescence is therefore critical since the breakage or malfunction of obsolete components exposes the business to risk of costly downtime.

Additive in Space - Cost Reduction in Aerospace Through Additive Manufacturing

The elements needed for space travel do not have to meet the high launch requirements, but can be tailored precisely to the mission requirements. The process is being researched on parabolic flights in zero gravity - supported by a uEye CP industrial camera from IDS.

Manufacturing Micro-optics — a Micro Molding Perspective

From a molding perspective, only the most experienced expert micro molding companies can successfully achieve the exacting tolerances that micro-optic components demand. Micro-optics require a unique processing knowledge — different from mechanical parts.

The Dynamic Duo of the IoT - Combining Cloud and Edge Processing Gives the Best of Both Worlds

A challenge lies in that fact that every single smart device connected to the IoT generates huge amounts of data. All of this information must be processed and analyzed to successfully take advantage of the opportunities presented by Industry 4.0.

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How Is the IoT Revolutionizing Hydraulics and Pneumatics?

Fluid power management and control systems are just the latest in a long line of industrial technologies to see support from the Internet of Things. IoT is revolutionizing the hydraulics and pneumatics sectors.

Palari Group and Mighty Buildings Announce World's First Community of 3D Printed Zero Net Energy Homes in Rancho Mirage, California

Palari plans to develop the 5-acre parcel into a planned community of 15 eco-friendly homes, built utilizing the 3D-printed panelized Mighty Kit system by Mighty Buildings.

Understanding Air Filtration Systems for Your Manufacturing Facility

Using the correct air filtration systems in your manufacturing facility is essential for avoiding air pollution and keeping workers healthy. Here are some actionable tips for ensuring company leaders make the best decisions about their air filtration systems.

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Building a deep-tech company with a laser focus

As industry migrates its data to the cloud at an ever-quickening pace, sending every fragment of raw data, and from every single machine, will not deliver value. IoT technologies can benefit every industry - whether that's connected cars, smart factories, or even retail environments. To get this data faster and in a more secure and cost-effective way, companies need to turn to edge computing.

BEAMIT Group acquires 3T Additive Manufacturing, creating Europe's most advanced AM service provider

The BEAMIT Group has acquired 3T Additive Manufacturing from AM GLOBAL Holding GmbH, to continue the integration and industrialization of the additive manufacturing value chain for serial production of high-end components for the most demanding industries.

As Demand Rises for U.S. Infrastructure, Roboze Debuts Roboze Automate for Industrial-Scale 3D Printing

Additive manufacturing solution tackles long-time industry challenge of standardization and process control to bring repeatable parts

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Crean Smart Factory Optimization - CAPACITY OPTIMIZATION ANALYSIS
Crean Smart Factory Optimization - CAPACITY OPTIMIZATION ANALYSIS

Crean Smart Factory Optimization - CAPACITY OPTIMIZATION ANALYSIS

We model and analyze your current production operation by taking a System Wide approach. This will help you get to your true capacity and give you full Visibility, Insight and Control. Our program will be specially customized to your needs. We review your goals and critical drivers, look at your organization, identify your pain points and illuminate new financial opportunities. Our methodology has its roots in LEAN, Six Sigma, and Theory of Constraints but is augmented with internally developed methods specifically designed for High Mix production environments. We will optimize your resources to deliver maximum capacity. Our analysis will also take into account future growth planning.

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SAE International

SAE International is a global association committed to advancing mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. By engaging nearly 200,000 engineers, technical experts and volunteers, we connect and educate mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including award-winning programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.