As consumers and participants in the supply chain demand greater transparency, blockchain has the potential to transform how information about a food product flows from farm to fork to ensure quality and safety by adding greater visibility and efficiency to the process.
Besides the freedom of design, 3D Printing has two crucial advantages for manufacturers: short lead times, and cost-effective mass customization. These advantages allow manufacturers to realize entirely new business models backed by digital supply chains
When you are working on designs for new medical equipment, thinking about the components you will have to bring together and the systems they will create is essential.
Once viewed as the latest IT fad, the IoT is now gaining real traction as a legitimate platform business connectivity - and tech-savvy companies are already reaping the benefits.
Human Machine Interface (HMI) is present when human interaction with an automated device becomes necessary. HMI is present now more than ever due to the need for more reliable hardware, higher data security, and efficiency.
Last year, I wrote about the Common Mistakes That Growing Manufacturers Make (June 2017). Well, here are a few more examples of how manufacturers can avoid serious problems and reduce risks, costs, and streamline their business processes.
Resistance welding with direct current (DC) using inverter technology reduces costs by improving quality, reducing maintenance, and increasing productivity.
The main purpose of the Machining Simulator is to promote learning about manufacturing in a classroom setting. Each simulator reacts exactly like a real machine and allows students to design, create CAD/CAM models and command the machine tool to produce simulated end product
Coating mold components like ejector guide elements, cores, lifts and cavities increases the lifespan of molds while reducing maintenance and running costs.
The Digital Revolution has already disrupted media, finance, consumer products, healthcare, and other sectors. Manufacturing leaders can't (and shouldn't) escape it.
This bimodal distribution is rampant throughout industry. It can be very simply described as "too much of the wrong and too little of the right" at any point in time and "too much in total" over time.
If the workpiece datum of a finished part is off-centre, the impeller must be submitted for design analysis, in which a designer reviews the component and decides whether it can be used. Each analysis costs approximately $66,900 per part
As well as allowing special cutters to be produced more quickly, the use of additive manufacturing enables more complex shapes to be generated, both for the external shape of the tooling and for the internal cooling channels.
Laser alignment technology has been around for some time, but you may still be surprised at the scale and scope of the benefits that these systems deliver.
SME Publishes Second of Three Smart Manufacturing Reports to Encourage Adoption of Emerging Technologies
The Smart Manufacturing Report series from SME addresses the necessity and advantages of moving to a smart facility to thrive in an ever-increasingly competitive environment. Update - 2nd Report Now Available
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