How Do Touchscreens Motivate Assembly Line Workers to Do Quality Work on Time?

The touchscreen user interfaces and software not only motivate line workers, they create a more team based approach to manufacturing execution that instills a new culture, and closed-loop of accountability in the factory

Siemens invests in new 3D-printing facility in UK

- Investment of €30 million in state-of-the-art 3D-printing factory - Creation of more than 50 new advanced manufacturing jobs at Materials Solutions in Worcester - Part of Siemens' strategy to build a global AM services business - New AM factory will be fully powered by Siemens Digital Enterprise solutions

PlastiComp Part of Team Working to Accelerate Development of Affordable Carbon Fiber Composites

Using the engineering software validated by the Pacific Northwest National Lab lead team, manufacturers will be able to "see" what the structural characteristics of proposed carbon fiber composites designs would be like before it's molded.

Top Practices for a Top-Performing Production Floor

There are three areas where best practices help top-performing manufacturers concentrate their efforts: Production planning and scheduling, Production management, Quality

Three Industrial Internet of Things Macro Trends of 2018

Fully connected machines eliminate the need for post-production stress tests. The end users locations becomes the test environment. The varying use cases of each deployment create variations in the testing.

Modified, 3D-printable Alloy Shows Promise for Flexible Electronics, Soft Robots

Researchers in Oregon State University's College of Engineering have taken a key step toward the rapid manufacture of flexible computer screens and other stretchable electronic devices, including soft robots.

How to Ensure Effective Network Segmentation

The main idea of Continuous Network Verification is to assure that the network is resilient and protected by ensuring your network's behavior matches your intentions.

The Many Uses of Bellows

Bellows are most often used to protect critical components. Actuators used in motion control equipment are often exposed to contaminants ranging from dust and abrasive grit to metal chips and weld spatter.

New Story and ICON Unveil First Permitted 3D-Printed Home Created for the Developing World

3D Printing Technologies Set to Transform Global Homelessness with 600-800 Square Foot Homes Printed in Under 24 Hours for $4000 in Underserved Communities

Industrial PCs: Addressing the Top Five Challenges on the Factory Floor

This article identifies the top five challenges typically encountered on the factory floor, and offers some criteria to consider when selecting industrial PCs and associated components.

How Automotive Manufacturers are Utilizing Augmented Reality

Here we take a look at how the automotive industry is using AR to enhance production, reduce the cost of design and prototyping, and maintain their position as early adopters of new technologies.

3D Printing for Surgical Procedures

3D printing is becoming the standard in preparing for surgical procedures, using patient-specific models, and implanting devices and tissue during the operation with the help of surgical guides.

Big Opportunities in IoT Tech for Process Manufacturing

The report examines the technology by software, hardware and networking elements, all of which comprise the IoT system. Software is forecast as the fastest growing market (31.0% CAGR) over the next five years; although hardware currently has the largest installed base.

The Difference Between Digital Thrivers and Digital Survivors in Manufacturing

While manufacturers aspire to digitally transform their operations, many lack the data-centric foundation required to support this digital shift and face an uphill battle with legacy systems. Here's how to push past this constraint to realize digital dividends.

Swinburne to establish world first Industry 4.0 Testlab

Swinburne has received a record $135 million grant from engineering giant Siemens to digitise its Factory of the Future and create Australia's first fully immersed Industry 4.0 facility.

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