Huawei advances its Smart Factory push with 5G-based Robot as a Service

Guy Daniels for TelecomTV: Their joint aim is to promote the digital transformation of the manufacturing industry with 5G slicing technology, as well as further Huawei's ongoing commitment to what it calls the Smart Factory.

What is SMAC stack?

As many manufacturers don't have large IT departments, employing each of SMAC's four components is a good way to propel production toward growth and increased efficiency. The four components are: Social, Mobility, Analytics, and Cloud.

Machine Acquisition a Strategic Move for Indiana Manufacturer

We now make the part from solid, less expensive bar stock -- the whole part, including putting points on the end of the fins for water flow, taking cycle time down to 35% of what is used to take machining extruded stock. And now it is a stronger part as well.

IIoT Deployments to Double: Manufacturers Reinvent Themselves with New Technologies

Dick Weisinger for Formtek: But a survey by ABI Research found that 74 percent of companies are investigating and planning to deploy IoT within the next 12 months. Over that period, IIoT deployments are expected to double.

Amazon robots bring a brave new world to the warehouse

Michael Pooler for An industrial dance takes place every day and night on the floor of Amazon's huge warehouse in Manchester.

Has IIoT Become the Norm Across All Industrial Sectors? Industry Experts Say

Larry Turner for Industry Week: Industry experts agree, it makes sense to start now and to make small steps towards the big idea of IIoT. Partnerships can help the process.

Special Tradeshow Coverage for PACK EXPO Las Vegas

PACK EXPO was held from September 25th - 27th in Las Vegas. This Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

Small Town America's Newest Product: Advanced Manufacturing

Harold L. (Hal) Sirkin for Forbes: People with skills and talent typically gravitate to "superstar cities," such as New York and Los Angeles, or to "knowledge and tech hubs" like Boston, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., not to small towns in the South.

Foxconn's Wisconsin plan raises skepticism as well as hope

Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: The magnitude of Foxconn Technology Group's proposal for a $10 billion electronics factory in southeast Wisconsin is matched by the gravity of the questions it has raised

Voodoo Automates 3D Printing to Take on Injection Molding

Michael Molitch-Hou for With Project Skywalker, Voodoo Manufacturing was able to automate an important part of its manufacturing process.

Toward additive manufacturing Although additive manufacturing has been around since the 1980s, the technology has advanced rapidly over the past few years.

Is Just in Time Manufacturing for you?

The JIT system can be especially helpful to small businesses that are just starting out, since it can reduce the amount of capital required to get the business up and running and avoids the business tying up money in unneeded inventory.

Understanding Screw Threading

While threading is used in multiple industries from large turbine shafts down to small precision metric threads for custom machining projects, each thread type is tooled, both internally and externally, to provide functions for specific applications.

How GE Appliances Built an Innovation Lab to Rapidly Prototype Products

Harvard Business Review: Midway through 2014, GE Appliances launched FirstBuild - a GE-equipped innovation lab and micro-factory - to augment the strengths of a long-established company with those of an entrepreneurial startup. Separation is the key.

The ioTrust Security Solution

Manufacturers who can uniquely identify individual parts in a secure manner have an advantage over the competition, which is struggling to master this new concept. With ioTrust, manufacturers can associate their products with a secure, unique identity, that can extend through the supply chain.

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