More Mistakes That Manufacturers Make

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.

Axiomtek and FANUC America Case Study: Machining Simulator

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

Renishaw Reduces Machining Time for Aerospace Impeller Manufacturer

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

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

Why You Need MindSphere in Your Facility

One of the reasons I am excited about the Siemens MindSphere Platform is that it has the potential to be disruptive the same way the iPhone was.

Manufacturing Automation & SCADA

A popular definition of SCADA is a control system architecture that uses PC's, networked data communications and human machine interfaces for higher level process supervisory management

Partnership for China 2025: RISONG and CENIT

China has long since ceased to be the "workbench of the world". In the manufacturing industry, rising wages and the "China 2025" development program are constantly accelerating the demand for automation solutions.

5 Ways Robotics Are Being Used in Smart Manufacturing

Like it or not, robots aren't leaving the manufacturing industry any time soon. In reality, manufacturers will use more robots as the technology continues to enter the mainstream.

McKinsey Maps 400+ AI Use Cases; Finds Trillions in Potential Value

Application of advanced AI (defined as deep learning models) in manufacturing and supply chain have the potential to create $1.2-2 Trillion in annual economic value.

The Future of Manufacturing is Smart

For decades, we have seen jobs in manufacturing disappearing, but now the jobs are beginning to come back, because technology is helping to produce high-quality goods in the U.S. as inexpensively as in Asia.

How to Optimize the Scalability & Performance of a Multi-Core Operating System

White Paper - Architecting a Scalable Real-Time Application on an SMP Platform

Talking IIOT with Irene Petrick and Faith Mccreary of Intel

For Intel to develop components and solutions that can help manufacturers, we must understand manufacturing operating conditions across a wide range of industries and production methods, and we must be able to link current operations to pain points

Grasping the Importance of High-Performance, Industry-Ready Handheld Scanners

Handheld barcode scanners are essential whenever specific products, clinical samples or work-in-progress (WIP) parts need to be reliably tracked without the luxury of a fully automated system.

40% of Small Manufacturers Likely to Hire this Year

The majority of small manufacturers in the US are more optimistic about the market in the near future than they were a year ago. 60% of small manufacturers surveyed said that their business would either mildly or strongly increase this month vs. the same month last year.

Marked for Life: A Glance at Some Common Direct Part Marking Methods

Depending on how long a part or product needs to remain traceable, the relative permanence of various marking methods could be a game-changer. In the aerospace industry, for instance, parts could be in use for as long as 30 years.

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