In spite of advancing digitalization, the following still applies: Manual workstations are indispensable, because automation is not always profitable with small batch quantities or complex processes.
A look at manufacturing and the COVID-19 pandemic shows the comparison to WWII is an apt one. From victory gardens to discussions of shared sacrifice to ramping up production of critical supplies, the parallels between the health crisis and WWII are hard to ignore.
Using proven software and hardware, Siemens has developed a unique workplace distancing solution that helps manufacturers to simulate and manage employee exposure risks while enabling productivity throughout their facilities
From challenging times comes opportunity, and British manufacturers must embrace this in order to navigate through the 'old norms' into the 'new now'. Below I explore the key trends emerging in the sector.
According to a recent report from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), "Quality 4.0 Takes More Than Technology," nearly two-thirds of manufacturers believe that Quality 4.0 will significantly affect their operation within five years.
Design & Manufacturing, ATX West, MD&M, Plastic West and West Pack take place in Anaheim, CA February 11th - 13th. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years events.
Some people confuse AR with virtual reality. Virtual reality (VR) is a complete immersive experience that shuts out the real world. Augmented reality superimposes a computer generated (CGI) video onto a camera captured video.
Kennedy High School team wins Project MFG™: Next Generation Manufacturing™ Challenge held in Sierra College Advanced Manufacturing lab.
Transitioning to a biobased manufacturing economy has been demonstrably difficult to date; however, there are signs that governments are introducing policy initiatives to overcome some of these challenges.
"Everything done to this vehicle was something that our students can learn in a class today, and it was done on equipment that is being used in the workplace today," said Advanced Transportation Center Director Al Lecz.
FROM FANTASY TO REALITY: FORD'S NEW $45 MILLION ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CENTER BRINGING THE FUTURE TO LIFE - TODAY
Ford, which leads North American automakers in manufacturing capacity utilization, will ramp up prototyping including 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality, robotics and much more at its new facility before bringing tested innovations to auto plants across the globe
Beyond the actual sale of the product, performing tasks to process these types of documents are a major loss in productivity. Those hours could be better utilized on tasks that support sales growth and increase overall efficiency.
We wanted to take a moment to highlight three people we have worked with in 2018 and talk about special ways they are helping the MFG skills gap.
Russell Compact Sieve® paired with innovative ultrasonic technology increases throughput and prototype iteration at New Balance
- Investment of €30 million in state-of-the-art 3D-printing factory - Creation of more than 50 new advanced manufacturing jobs at Materials Solutions in Worcester - Part of Siemens' strategy to build a global AM services business - New AM factory will be fully powered by Siemens Digital Enterprise solutions
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Nothing beats the positioning accuracy of linear encoders from HEIDENHAIN. Available in absolute and incremental versions and ideal for a variety of applications-including machine tools, semiconductor machines and medical machines-these measuring solutions combat a variety of issues that erode precision.