Manufacturing the future: How plants can harness the power of AI

AI can augment human labor and decision making at every stage of the manufacturing process. It can manage logistics, predict maintenance needs and ensure products meet quality standards.

This 3D printer can watch itself fabricate objects

Computer vision enables contact-free 3D printing, letting engineers print with high-performance materials they couldn't use before.

Steel King Selective Racking Systems to Bring New Efficiencies to North Pole Warehouse and Fulfillment Centers

A one-of-a-kind fulfillment center with a unique timeline for picking, packing, and magically delivering orders worldwide within a 12-hour timeframe, has selected Steel King for the new selective pallet racking system for its North Pole warehouse and distribution facilities.

Heat pump with heat exchanger instead of electric heatings Saving 169 MWh of electricity per year

To exploit the existing potential in the cleaning of engine components, a premium car manufacturer replaced the electric water heating system in its Austrian works with a heat pump. This has resulted in electricity savings of approx. 70 percent per year in this process step.

Purdue Polytechnic to dedicate nation's largest smart manufacturing ecosystem for engineering technology

This interdisciplinary program synergizes science, engineering, information systems and computing, focusing on manufacturing's next evolutionary step called Industry 4.0. The new facility ecosystem also has wide-ranging applications, opening up potential curriculum expansion.

Making the case for Augmented Reality

The market size for AR applications was estimated to be $15.2B in 2021 and growing to over $90B by 2028. This shows clearly that companies are investing heavily in this transformative technology but why is it such a key innovation and how can you make best use of it?

AM Research Publishes In-Depth Market Study on Additive Manufacturing for Military and Defense; Estimates $0.3B in Direct DoD Spend in 2023, Growing to $1.8B in 2032

The comprehensive study sheds light on the rapid evolution and potential impact of additive manufacturing technologies on the defense and military landscape.

Automation Depends on People

With each new innovation in society, we see corresponding headlines and public concern about how that innovation will be responsible for job loss. This has been true of the printing press, the automobile, and the computer.

5 Security Risks of Rushed Digital Transformation

Undergoing a digital transformation is necessary for many manufacturing businesses, especially when they must stay competitive in challenging market conditions. However, if the responsible parties rush things, they'll increase the likelihood of several security risks.

5 Strategies for the Long-Term Preservation of Heavy Machinery

Over time, heavy machinery endures wear and tear before eventually breaking down. While replacing this equipment is a must, manufacturers can extend the life of their heavy machinery. Here are five strategies for long-term preservation.

How Automation-as-a-Service Combined with AI & AR/VR Is Benefitting Manufacturers

By integrating AR/VR (augmented reality and virtual reality), robotics, machine learning, and AI (artificial intelligence), AaaS solutions automate repetitive tasks, optimize processes, and facilitate data-driven decision-making.

CLEANING UP AM'S DIRTY SECRET

The fact that post processing metal parts requires such intensive manual intervention throws up a series of follow-on problems. These include part-to-part quality inconsistencies, repetition fatigue, significant health & safety risks.

Ultimate Customization - When Is It Justified for Enterprise Internet of Things?

To avoid choosing between the lesser of two evils, we offer to dive into cases where customization is fully justified and even more - when it's necessary for the EIoT solution to succeed.

The Data Revolution Is Transforming Manufacturing-Don't Fall Behind

Getting a robust, firing-on-all-cylinders data operation is a far less labor-intensive process than many seem to suspect, and the dividends it yields invariably outpace whatever effort is expended on getting it off the ground.

Running on fumes? AI isn't possible without proper data management

Board members and C-suite executives are asking when AI pilot projects can begin, with a preference for a start date of yesterday. Meanwhile, the plant floor reality is nowhere near ready for AI.

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