Molex Announces Results of Global Design Engineering Innovations Survey

According to 65% of those polled, improvements in design tools, tech innovation and new design methodologies have simplified efforts over the past three-to-five years. Still, a multitude of factors continue to hinder design engineering progress and innovation.

RAPID + TCT 2022 Promises "Next Level" Innovation in Additive Manufacturing

This May, more than 10,000 additive manufacturing (AM) professionals will return to Detroit for RAPID + TCT, North America's largest and most influential AM event.

5 Amazing Ways Automation Benefits Fabrication

Most sheet metal fabricators seek ways to improve productivity and become more efficient to stay competitive. Automation has evolved significantly in the past few years, and a growing number of solutions can provide significant value to companies.

ABB Robotics showcases future of retail using recovered marine plastic at London's Selfridges

Iconic London department store to showcase future role of robotics at point of consumption. ABB robot 3D additive printing will allow personalized items be ordered on site by customers and produced in-situ, ready for purchase.

Designing a More Responsive Supply Chain: 7 Strategies for Manufacturers

Responsive supply chains are flexible, quickly adapting to demand shifts and disruptions. They can then mitigate challenges that affect industry competitors and minimize waste. Here are seven ways manufacturers can create an effective one.

3D Electronics Enables Greater Integration, Says IDTechEx

3D additive electronics enables complete circuits to be integrated within an object, offering multiple benefits that include simplified manufacturing and novel form factors.

The affordable way to upgrade to a smart factory - Retrofitting legacy equipment

According to the Sprinting to Value in Industry 4.0 report, 53 percent of plant managers surveyed said adopting Industry 4.0 is a concern, with only one in four seeing financial opportunities from these advances.

Want to Get Your Brand on Retailers' Shelves? Aim for a Consumer-Centric Approach

When retailers are hesitant to try selling new items, a consumer-centric, data-driven strategy can help you prove that your products have legs.

6 Reasons to Choose EDM Over Traditional Machining for Better Results

EDM - could be classified as one of the most useful in a modern shop. Also called a spark machining tool, the device uses sparks, or electricity, to cut through materials. It uses thermal energy to make the cuts by removing material.

Leveraging Technology for Developing the Circular Economy

Circular economy practices that prevent goods from going to landfills - by encouraging reuse or recycling - can help. However, these practices aren't always easy to implement. Brands are experimenting with Industry 4.0 technology that may streamline the circular approach.

Low-code: accelerating digital transformation

Productivity issues, skill shortages and business project backlogs are the main reason that low-code solutions will make up 65 per cent of application development by 2024, according to Gartner.

7 Critical Flaws in the Manufacturing Supply Chain and How to Correct Them

The manufacturing sector seems to be experiencing delays and disruptions far more than other industries. Part of this is because of others' reliance on it, and another reason is the commonality of critical flaws within supply chains.

Four Steps to Reducing Manufacturing Risk

When manufacturers want to implement a new production line, they are examining all of the possible risks and scenario planning for every reasonable action that could either prevent or mitigate a risk if it materializes.

8 Causes of Lost Productivity in Manufacturing and How Managers Can Address Them in 2022

Addressing lost productivity is particularly critical in today's climate. Despite technological advancements and economic growth, manufacturing productivity has declined since 2010, likely for the first period in American history.

How Will Labor Shortages Impact Metal Fabrication in 2022?

The American Welding Society estimates a 400,000-worker shortage by 2024. The urgent need for more welders and higher skill levels among welding personnel is widely known and accepted in the U.S. manufacturing industry.

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Thomas R. Cutler: Leading Manufacturing Journalist Worldwide

Thomas R. Cutler: Leading Manufacturing Journalist Worldwide

Cutler authors more than 1000 feature articles annually regarding the manufacturing sector. Cutler has established special divisions including African manufacturing, Colombian manufacturing, Gen Z workforce, and Food & Beverage. Cutler was recently named the Global Supply Chain journalist of the year for the second time in a row. Over 5200 industry leaders follow Cutler on Twitter daily at @ThomasRCutler. Contact Cutler at trcutler@trcutlerinc.com.