Interview with Russ Whatcott, Director of innovation at Purple

We have to find a balance between interrupting production and trying something that will improve production. As we increase capacity at a rate that outpaces our marketing experts we hope to have a span of time where we'll be able to have some freedom to experiment and optimize.

The Benefits of Laser Cutting to the Design for Manufacturing Process

In terms of design for manufacturing, laser-cutting technology can have a beneficial effect on any product. Cost and quality are two major influences on the marketability of any product, and laser cutting allows for high-quality components at a lower cost overall, therefore making it possible to offer a more affordable, better quality product.

Stripping Costs out of Photo Resist Processing

Redesigned wet processing tool significantly extends photoresist stripping bath life, providing dramatic savings on chemicals and disposal costs.

Using Predictive Analytics in Manufacturing

Predictive manufacturing systems allow users transparency in operations. The basis of a predictive manufacturing system is the smart software, which is used to control predictive modeling functionalities.

Can Manufacturers Use 3D Printing for Die Repair?

Research continues to develop regarding how the die casting process can improve in speed and efficiency. 3D printing for die repair is a notable focus, with die casters and the North American Die Casting Association embracing additive manufacturing technologies such as 3D printing for efficiency and accuracy purposes.

Kiosk Manufacturers Join Hands with CAD Design Support Partner for Profitable Growth

​Every industry, from recreation to governmental organization, is adopting the growing trend of kiosks. But what about kiosk manufacturers themselves! What should they embark upon to serve these industries right with the appropriate quality?

Lean Manufacturing: Eliminate the 7 Wastes With Self-driving Vehicles

The 7 Wastes are tasks or processes that provide little to no added value to the product or to the user experience.

HPC Trends - Why the CFD Community Must Be 'Proactive' Not Reactive

In this article, we look at ways in which the world of HPC (High-performance computing) is approaching the latest disruptions and trends, and how the world of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) must match this proactive rather than reactive stance.

Field Logic Controllers (FLCs) expand control options for industrial environments

FLCs can be used in standalone applications or as a way to expand I/O without adding more I/O points to a PLC.

Technological Trends and Practical Examples of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Demands for greater variety, lower cost, improved quality, and smaller batch sizes can turn a prosperous production into a fading one. Fully automated production cells can resolve the issue.

Red Lion Case Study: Blizzard Ski

In addition to production metrics, manufacturing equipment statuses are also displayed. Operators or maintenance workers can quickly see and react if a machine is operational, being resupplied or out of service based on the icons and colors associate to the equipment on the display.

Is Next-Shoring the New Frontier in Manufacturing?

Next shoring involves moving a company's production capacity to where the market for the goods is. For U.S. centered companies, serving American markets, this is the same as reshoring, as reshoring entails moving production capacity back to the U.S. to meet production demands in U.S. markets.

Additive Manufacturing Technology Enables Radical New Designs

Additive manufacturing represents a seachange for the manufacturing sector. In many cases, 3D printing has resulted in an immediate, cost-effective solution to an issue. More importantly, it has resulted in a complete re-engineering of parts, so that they are now better suited for the dedicated function they are intended to serve.

Wind River's AXON Predict Analytics for VxWorks Enables IoT Analytics at the Edge

What do I want to eat yesterday? Seems like a strange question. Yet IoT systems are architected to often ask very similar questions by aggregating a massive amount of data in a central repository where every so often a data scientist can evaluate and perhaps realize some insights that would have been best realized and responded to at the time the events were taking place at the edge.

You Need to Implement the IIoT Before It's Too Late

Ease of access, improved productivity and automated decision-making are amongst the primary benefits of the IIoT. Those who hesitate are bound to suffer serious setbacks in output, customer service and overall competitiveness in the comings months and years.

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