Edge computing uses dedicated, on-premise resources at the shop-floor level, rather than the remote servers that cloud computing relies on. This provides a significant increase in the rate and amount of data that manufacturers can process in real-time.
One of the first trends driving change is 3D printings transition from prototyping to commercial-grade production, combined with the increasing popularity of metal as a printing material.
By 3D printing custom aesthetics for prosthetic legs, creator Christophe Debard is able showcase his prosthetic personality and enable accessibility for as many people as possible.
The manufacturing sector currently contributes Â£6.7 trillion to the global economy. Despite being subject to regular negative reports, the UK continues to play a significant role in the evolution and growth of global manufacturing.
How can controls, automation, and instrumentation help with integration and use of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies?
When plant operators turn to a virtual desktop infrastructure to run their industrial plant processes, they need an endpoint device that can reliably deliver the efficiency they are looking for in spite of harsh plant conditions.
Graphical representation of an idea often falls short of the impact of a 3 dimensional expression of the concept. Cars utilizing 3D printed components have graced auto shows for years.
In terms of manufacturing, flexibility refers to the machines being adaptable and responsive to change. In the case of flexible manufacturing, the machines are able to adapt processes and scale their operations according to different situations...
In order for a manufacturing company to truly scale and catch up to the technology demands of their business, they need to identify and secure talent at all levels that help them meet their demands in real time.
Using the robots built-in Wi-Fi interface, operators will use tablets installed at each press to call the robot to pick up finished products and take them directly to the quality department, optimizing the robots use.
Specialized furnaces with integrated presses provide superior control of pressure and temperature to create better diffusion bonds when joining similar or dissimilar metals.
The manufacturing industry is facing a hiring crisis. According to Deloitte, by 2025, the manufacturing skills gap will result in a need for 3.4 million skilled workers, and 2 million of those roles will go unfulfilled.
By tapping into existing maintenance or equipment logs, a manufacturer can apply machine learning to predict which connected devices or machines will be in need of servicing or forecast required inventory levels across warehouse locations...
Industry looks to independent distributors to address chronic shortages in the availability of electronic components.
Looking for an interesting winter vacation? Why not head to Mumbai, India for the Inside 3D Printing show? It will be held on the 19th and 20th of December, 2018. Inside 3D Printing Mumbai is in its 4th year and it is Indias premium exhibition for Additive Manufacturing.
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