US Manufacturing Needs a Makeover if We're Going to Close the Skill Gap

Manufacturing in the US isn't dying-It's getting smarter

Cost-effective WISE wireless solution for panel makers to quickly establish production line monitoring systems

Since the work in process (WIP) passes through the workstation every 3 to 5 seconds, the wireless module responsible for collecting data must provide sufficient speed to acquire signals (accurate to 0.1 seconds).

Amazon won a patent for an on-demand clothing manufacturing warehouse

Jason Del Rey for Recode: Amazon was awarded a patent on Tuesday for an on-demand manufacturing system designed to quickly produce clothing - and other products - only after a customer order is placed.

Assessing the Potential of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Global X for Nasdaq: Recent technological advancements in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are disrupting a range of industries from manufacturing, to health care, defense, and transportation.

Internet of Things

IoT solutions are built for many vertical applications such as environmental monitoring and control, health monitoring, vehicle fleet monitoring, industrial monitoring and control, and home automation.

A peek into Samsung's smart manufacturing

The Investor: There is, however, something different about these facilities where Samsung churns out its signature Wind-Free Air Conditioner.

More production, more jobs? CMU pitches businesses on robotics in manufacturing

Daniel Moore, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Our mission, at a very high level, is establishing leadership in this area," said Gary Fedder, interim CEO of the ARM Institute. "We want to lower the barrier for the companies to adopt this technology" while also "empowering the American worker" to find open positions.

Game On: Augmented Reality Is Helping Factory Workers Become More Productive

AR is one of many tools GE is applying to fulfill its vision of the digital "Brilliant Factory." Last week the company announced plans to train workers for the arrival of 3D printing, big data, robotics, digital and lean manufacturing, and other advanced technologies on the factory floor.

IT Security and Machine Safety

Before you connect your machinery to the internet, please make sure you do a full IT risk assessment, considering not only the benefits, but the potential troubles you may encounter, and then think if having "constantly connected" machinery is REALLY necessary.

Protection - Arguments for Safer Working Environment

I wish to promote a discussion among our Customers and End Users about why they should use and require physical barriers (mesh panels) - also called "Perimeter Protection".

Manufacturers Achieve Safety and Employee Engagement of Spanish Speaking Workers

Through multi-lingual training, manufacturers achieve target goals and obtain the best results.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Technology alliances lead the charge

Ben Rossi for Information Age: Technology companies are coming together to enable the smart factory - and launching the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Revolutionizing the IIoT Industry One Streetlight at a Time

IEEE Spectrum: When Zimmerman recognized that a light pole could potentially solve all three of those challenges, the idea for Kairo began to take form. Over several months, Ubicquia designed and built a wide range of microcontroller boards featuring a variety of sensors and actuators that could be housed in a form factor no larger than a soda can.

Smart manufacturing must embrace big data

Andrew Kusiak for nature: Manufacturing is getting smart. Companies are increasingly using sensors and wireless technologies to capture data at all stages of a product's life.

GM Hooking 30,000 Robots to Internet to Keep Factories Humming

Thomas Black for Bloomberg: General Motors Co. has connected about a quarter of its 30,000 factory robots to the internet, and the largest U.S. automaker already is reaping the benefits of less down time.

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