5 key trends in the global smart factory market

Abhishek Budholiya for Embedded Computing Design:  Smart factories are being touted as the future of manufacturing. Continuous advancement in machine intelligence is expected to bring about a fourth industrial revolution, expected to offer a wide range of benefits, including greater efficiency, flexibility, and safety. The global smart factory market was valued at nearly $52 billion in 2014 and is expected to expand at over 13 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the next ten tears. Let’s take a look at some key insights on the global smart factory market. First, smart factories are gaining traction in the automotive and transportation sector. Tightening profit margins and stringent guidelines have made automotive manufacturing a highly competitive market.   Cont'd...

IoT Tech Expo: The Leading Internet of Things Events Arrives in Silicon Valley Tomorrow

The leading IoT event series will arrive in Silicon Valley on October 20-21st

PACK Expo - Advanced System for Medical Device Packaging by Brenton Debuts at Pack Expo

Brenton showcases a new medical device system for primary and secondary packaging that operates as if it were a single machine controlled by one operator.

maxon motors - Configure high-speed drives from your sofa

Never before has it been this simple to put together a customized, high-end drive, at work or at home, using maxon motor's online configurator. A variety of brushless, high-speed motors and gearheads are now available.

Nordson EFD Showcases Next Generation Dispensing Technology at The Assembly Show

See new valves, automated dispensing systems, and dispensing components in action at Booth 821.

Red Lion Adds Innovative Control and Expansion Options to Rugged Graphite Platform

New Offerings Combine Communication and Control Capabilities to Reduce Cost and Complexity

High-Performance, High-Speed Motor Breathes Life into Ventilators and Respirators

New motor technology has changed the way modern ventilators and respirators are designed, making them quieter, more compact and more efficient.

MFG.com Implements Location Verification to Ensure Marketplace Transparency and Fairness

Suppliers Must Now Certify the Geographic Location of Their Primary Production Facility

JMP Engineering Achieves Fourth Technology Designation with Rockwell Automation

These latest achievements represent their third and fourth designations earned in the last nine months, adding to their existing Control and Process Solution Partner designations. JMP is one of only three Rockwell Automation Solution Partners in the world and the only Solution Partner in Canada, to carry all four of these notable Rockwell Automation designations.

Rising Media Launches the Frontier Tech Forum to Drive Business Innovation with Emerging Technologies - 3D Printing, Robotics, and Virtual Reality; To Debut in San Diego on December 14-15, 2016

Rising Media announced the launch of the Frontier Tech Forum, an umbrella brand encompassing the Inside 3D Printing, RoboUniverse, and Virtual Reality Summit global conference and expo series. The Frontier Tech Forum is set to debut in San Diego on December 14-15, 2016.

MACHINE MONITORING & MTCONNECT ARE A MUST

Shop Floor Automations discusses the benefits of machine event monitoring

Local Motors: Driving Innovation with Micro-Manufacturing

NewCo Shift:  Local Motors was founded in 2007 by John “Jay” Rogers, an Ivy league-educated ex-Marine who wanted to marry his lifelong interest in vehicles with new economic models. The result: Local Motors, a company that, after eight years in business, now produces a series of vehicles built locally in a handful of facilities, but designed by a global community of enthusiasts. Local Motors’ business model is built around its microfactories. The four now in existence — and the dozens more that the company plans to open over the next 10 years — each focus on a few vehicle types. Each looks to source components locally to the greatest extent possible. And each features a modular factory floor that can be configured and reconfigured as needed to accommodate the demand for individual vehicles.   Cont'd...

Microsoft IoT Innovation Center Officially Launched at the First Microsoft IoT Expo

Microsoft teams up with IoT partners to set foot in Asia and tap into the global market

PACK Expo - ITW Dynatec to Preview New "Simplicity" Hot Melt Adhesive Supply Unit at Pack Expo 2016

ITW Dynatec, a global leader in bonding and sealing applications, will feature smart hot melt solutions designed for 'today and tomorrow' at Pack Expo 2016, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, November 6-9, Booth N-5725.

FABTECH - Leading-Edge Bihler 4Slide NC Technology will be Showcased at FABTECH 2016

Bihler, a leader in complex components manufacturing and automation, will feature its next-generation 4Slide NC machine at FABTECH 2016, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, November 16-18, Booth N-6925.

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