Top Practices for a Top-Performing Production Floor

There are three areas where best practices help top-performing manufacturers concentrate their efforts: Production planning and scheduling, Production management, Quality

Three Industrial Internet of Things Macro Trends of 2018

Fully connected machines eliminate the need for post-production stress tests. The end users locations becomes the test environment. The varying use cases of each deployment create variations in the testing.

Modified, 3D-printable Alloy Shows Promise for Flexible Electronics, Soft Robots

Researchers in Oregon State University's College of Engineering have taken a key step toward the rapid manufacture of flexible computer screens and other stretchable electronic devices, including soft robots.

How to Ensure Effective Network Segmentation

The main idea of Continuous Network Verification is to assure that the network is resilient and protected by ensuring your network's behavior matches your intentions.

The Many Uses of Bellows

Bellows are most often used to protect critical components. Actuators used in motion control equipment are often exposed to contaminants ranging from dust and abrasive grit to metal chips and weld spatter.

Industrial PCs: Addressing the Top Five Challenges on the Factory Floor

This article identifies the top five challenges typically encountered on the factory floor, and offers some criteria to consider when selecting industrial PCs and associated components.

How Automotive Manufacturers are Utilizing Augmented Reality

Here we take a look at how the automotive industry is using AR to enhance production, reduce the cost of design and prototyping, and maintain their position as early adopters of new technologies.

3D Printing for Surgical Procedures

3D printing is becoming the standard in preparing for surgical procedures, using patient-specific models, and implanting devices and tissue during the operation with the help of surgical guides.

Big Opportunities in IoT Tech for Process Manufacturing

The report examines the technology by software, hardware and networking elements, all of which comprise the IoT system. Software is forecast as the fastest growing market (31.0% CAGR) over the next five years; although hardware currently has the largest installed base.

The Difference Between Digital Thrivers and Digital Survivors in Manufacturing

While manufacturers aspire to digitally transform their operations, many lack the data-centric foundation required to support this digital shift and face an uphill battle with legacy systems. Here's how to push past this constraint to realize digital dividends.

3d Modelling and Printing - Saving Theatre Time and Providing Excellent Patient Outcomes

In a recent project, Renishaw used its additive manufacturing (metal 3D printing) expertise to help the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) treat a patient who suffered cancer of the lower jaw and required removal of the affected region coupled with reconstructive work.

Kerk Lead Screw Allows RPT Motion to Create Quick and Cost-Effective Case Packer

In order to service the four lanes, a stroke in excess of 40 inches was required and the lane changer needed to index on average every 10 seconds or less while maximizing time available for product flow.

Why Manufacturers Are Focusing on Cognitive and Predictive Asset Management

With off shoring trend reversing in most countries, on shoring with smart plants are becoming increasingly popular choice. Comparesoft studied the key reasons why manufacturers are adopting cognitive and predictive maintenance strategies in their smart plants.

OESH Shoes - Manufacturing Story

Casey created a 3D printer that uses pellets instead of filament. This was no easy feat, and the design within the pellet feeder is the "secret sauce" that finally enabled Casey to develop her perfect soles, which are used in their line of Athena and Artemis sandals.

The Impact of the IoT on Energy Efficiency (Part 3 of 5)

One distinct benefit of the IoT is that it's generally available to every area of the economy, and this particularly holds true for energy efficiency improvements.

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