US Manufacturers Too Slow to Adopt Industry 4.0: BCG Study

Industry Week:  U.S. manufacturers recognize the potential of the digital technologies known collectively as Industry 4.0 to create value, but they are largely approaching the opportunity in piecemeal fashion and may miss out on the significant business benefits these technologies offer, according to new research from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Nearly 90% of manufacturing leaders surveyed by BCG regarded adopting Industry 4.0 technologies as a way to improve productivity, but only about one in four see opportunities to use these advances to build new revenue streams. Many are pursuing isolated initiatives scattered throughout the company, BCG found in its new report, "Sprinting to Value in Industry 4.0," without a clear vision and coordination from the top.   Cont'd...

One-Stop Repair for Food & Beverage Processing Equipment

Food and beverage processors speed repairs and reduce costs by working with single source for full gamut of machine repairs, from electronic controllers to motors.

Santa Barbara Additive Manufacturing Company ALT LLC Announces Upcoming Indiegogo Campaign: Recycled 3D Printing Filament from Everyday Plastic Waste

Additive manufacturing (AM) company ALT LLC (https://3DALT.com) announced today that they will launch an Indiegogo Campaign in late December of this year. The campaign will raise funds to produce high performance Recycled 3D Printing Filament made from everyday plastic waste.

WSI Global's EdgePack Carton Accumulator Increases Production Speed and Safety

Machine's flexibility and ease of make-ready reduces downtime and increases throughput

Airwolf 3D Fills Void in 3D Printing Market with Wolfbite ULTRA™, the First 3D Printing Adhesive for Industrial-Grade Polypropylene

Polypropylene is the most widely used plastic in automotive and other industrial applications, but the material is traditionally very difficult to use when 3D printing. With its unique 3D printers and exclusive new Wolfbite ULTRA, Airwolf 3D is the first company to provide a cost-effective way to 3D print polypropylene parts.

WSI Global Announces Industry-Leading GenieCut Windowing Machine

New machine dramatically reduces make-ready time over competing products

Makino Q1 2017 Online Seminar Schedule Highlights Advancements for Improved Productivity

Topics to include new 5-axis machining solutions, customer support tools and advanced CNC capabilities

Glass Solutions delivers high quality glassware for laboratory applications

Glass Solutions, a world leader in the manufacture of high quality, precision glassware, is the supplier of choice for a wide variety of laboratories, providing specialist scientific glassware backed by unrivalled service and support.

The Association for Advancing Automation Tops 1,000 Members

RIA, AIA and MCMA all at New Records

MVTec successfully launches HALCON 13 at VISION and worldwide

 The latest machine vision trends and market-ready solutions for Industry 4.0, texture inspection, 3D vision, OCR, and deep learning  HALCON 13 wins over users and partners worldwide  VISION and HALCON World Tour with more prospective customers than ever before

The 2017 Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing Industry Exhibition: A New Engine for the Smart Manufacturing Industry in China

The largest manufacturing show in South China, its 110,000 square meters of exhibition area will be filled with exhibitors who exemplify the intelligentization level of China's Industry 4.0 machinery manufacturing industry and the regional manufacturing capacity of the Pearl River Delta area (PRD) of China.

Fusion3 Supports the Widest Range of Materials by Any 3D Printer Manufacturer

Commitment to "Open Materials" Ensures Competition, Supplier Choice & Reliable Printing

Oriental Motor Announces Release of 120 W (1/6 HP) Brushless Motor & Driver with Optional Hypoid Right Angle JH Gear

Hypoid Right Angle JH Gear with Stainless Steel Shaft and IP66 rated

How to Choose a Controller for Motor Applications

For many engineers, pulling all the parts together - the controller with embedded or separate algorithms, the drivers, and the MOSFETs - is a multidisciplinary task, and one for which they dont want to "reinvent the wheel."

The Pursuit of the Perfect Part

While those in additive manufacturing know that there are many technical aspects to their craft, they also realize training is necessary to manufacture quality parts.

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