Connected Manufacturing is the ability to drive data that is meaningful to the cloud for big data analysis. The current trend in Industry 4.0 is to be able to sense specific points in end equipment to enable advanced analytics to be run on distributed edge computing devices to determine whether machines are operating within tolerances and predict a potential failure before it happens.
By connecting their factories all over the world, manufacturers can see the entire operation. They can make updates in real-time. They have vision into which plants are running efficiently or where there are production issues.
Michael Molitch-Hou for Engineering.com: At Formlabs' Digital Factory event in Boston, Mass., the firm unveiled the Form Cell, a system for batch production using Form 2 SLA 3D printers, and the Fuse 1, its desktop selective laser sintering (SLS) machine.
Alex Knapp for Forbes: That push for innovation is one reason why Team Penske signed a deal with 3D printing company Stratasys earlier this year for technical support and services.
Sydney Baum-Haines for Minnesota Daily: The method has the potential to print tactile sensors onto prosthetic limbs or surgical robots.
Traditionally, raw materials and inventory of finished goods were considered assets. This notion has changed because of JIT and now inventory is considered as waste or dead investment, incurring additional costs.
Addresses need for tech skills in manufacturing workforce
This technology can be used to fabricate microstructures with outstanding mechanical properties, which have promising potential uses in implants and other biomedical applications.
Strong authentication of all devices within an IIoT network is one of the fundamental requirements for securing these networks.
Although it's still in an evolutionary state, big data is already showing tremendous potential across nearly all industries, professions and applications.
Anirban Nag for Bloomberg: Robots to offset negative impact of slower labor force growth. Emerging markets won't be so lucky, Moody's report says
Dan Miklovic, LNS Research via Plant Services: On the road to smarter manufacturing, do not confuse sophistication with maturity.
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.
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.
Sculpteo's 3rd annual report on 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing
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Sierra Instruments announces the launch of its new flow energy solution for managing and optimizing flow measurement for industrial facilities of all sizes. It features Sierra's QuadraTherm 640i/780i thermal flow meters, their InnovaMass 240i/241i vortex flow meters, and their new InnovaSonic 207i ultrasonic flow meter. Designed, built, and calibrated in the USA by Sierra, the Big-3TM share the same revolutionary Raptor firmware and many of the same software apps. They are a complete flow energy solution for flows like compressed air, natural gas, steam, and hot and chilled water. Together, they set a new standard in ease-of-purchase, performance, accuracy, reliability, and ease of use.