Power to the People: How Humans are Heading Back to the Factory Floor

In response to consumer demand and competitive pressures, product variation is on the rise. That variation changes the manufacturing calculus somewhat, as the required variation and corresponding complexity means that the ability to think critically and independently and adjust to changing circumstances is a priority.

Cybersecurity in the Factory

Technology for Industrial Control Systems and SCADA are now available that allow for continuous monitoring of these critical systems. A baseline is created and any deviations can be alerted and acted upon.

State of 3D Printing 2017

Sculpteo's 3rd annual report on 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing

Beyond Conveyors: Conveying a Quality Solution

Designing the optimal material handling systems requires a deep understanding of the product, process, and challenges inherent in the manufacturing process.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Technology

While OCT is widely utilized in other industries, its use in 3D printing is a new concept. Axsun has added OCT imaging capabilities to the printhead of industrial 3D printers to enable real-time, high-resolution scanning of each layer as it is being deposited.

Maker Cities: If You Can Imagine It, You Can Build It

Peter Hirshberg and Marcia Kadanoff for US News: Maker Cities are remaking America for the future.

The Role of Hybrid Manufacturing in 3D Printing

Michael Molitch-Hou for Engineering.com: Between the worlds of CNC machining and additive manufacturing (AM), there lies a bridge technology referred to as hybrid manufacturing

The future of additive manufacturing is all about design

Sarat Babu for The Engineer: If we're going to unlock the full potential of 3D printing we'll need to fundamentally rethink the design process, writes Sarat Babu, founder of Betatype.

Guidelines for implementation of Industry 4.0

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FĂśR TECHNOLOGIE (KIT): Researchers develop guidelines for intelligent production and products

Machine Learning for Asset Maintenance

Unsupervised Machine Learning is much more cost effective than Supervised Machine Learning because the algorithm does not need blueprints or understanding of the physical process to "learn" the behavior of the asset.

Industry 4.0, IIoT and Connected Manufacturing

The greatest benefit seems to be in complex control of the factory. A SCADA system is extremely useful for all of the workers on the production team. The operator has the main overview of the production in real time, the technologist is able to reconfigure the recipes from the office when itÂ's necessary, for maintenance it is important when and why the failures happened and the shift leader can check who is responsible for that.

World's Largest Search Engine for 3D Printable Models Launched

After a developing period of 1.5 years 3D Ninja, the largest reseller of 3D printers in The Netherlands, officially launches http://www.ifind3d.com, the world's largest search engine for 3D printable models, containing 740.029 designs.

What's holding back growth of 3D printing and additive manufacturing?

Jim O'Donnell for TechTarget: The era of 3D printing and additive manufacturing may be just around the corner, but the industry needs to coalesce for it to grow to scale, according to panel at Rapid + TCT conference.

The Future of 3D Printing and Sports

Every single product we manufacture from shafts, heads, shoulder pads and gloves at some point had gone through the 3D printing process.

Reining in on industrial automation: The benefits of cloud computing in the manufacturing industry

By embracing the cloud, manufacturers no longer simply collect data but instead, gain actionable insights from it. Whether it's for quality improvement, sales forecasts or preventative maintenance, predictive analytics or machine learning can give manufacturers an edge over their competitors and possibly, a complete new service to sell.

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