Why STEM needs fresh ideas to bring about the fourth Industrial Revolution

Alan Tovey for The Telegraph: The 'fourth Industrial Revolution' is upon us and there is an urgent need for STEM experts and their fresh ideas, says the Telegraph's industry editor

T3D Smartphone 3D Printer Successfully Funded on Kickstarter

Michael Molitch-Hou for Engineering.com: Similar to digital light processing (DLP), layered slices are projected from the phone onto a vat of resin. The print bed is gradually lifted out of the vat with each flash of light until a complete object is revealed.

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.

The Death of Windows CE Gives Rise to IoT Real-Time

In the case of Windows Compact, the death of a product is actually giving rise to a whole new world where the possibilities are truly amazing. What will you develop?

Finnish micro-factory highlights path to business success

Tim Sandle for Digital Journal: The micro-factory concept is based on robotics and a flexible approach to manufacturing. Then key selling point is that the factory can be set-up and put to work very quickly.

Lean Execution System (LES)

Together, well-designed technology and people drive solutions. LES is a tool that empowers workers with real-time information to see and solve production problems and create innovation.

TRUMPF's 'smart factory' is a factory and showroom in one

David Malone for Building Design & Construction: The smart factory is fitted with digitally networked machines that present the entire sheet metal process chain as an interlinked, holistic process.

Talking PACK EXPO with Emulate3D

Visitors to our booth S-7527 will be able to try out the HTC Vive Virtual Reality (VR) headset to visualize typical end of line automated solutions. Any Emulate3D, Sim3D, or Demo3D model can be easily viewed in VR, which provides a genuinely immersive experience which puts you in the facility with the running equipment or system.

Talking PACK EXPO with Shane Novacek, Marketing Communications Manager at Beckhoff Automation

Visitors to the Beckhoff booth will again be able to "BYOD", using their own smartphones and tablets to connect with PC-based control demos - including a wall of IoT-enabled devices, plus articulated robot arms from Stäubli - using any mobile device with a web browser.

Europe looks at 3D printing to pursue its industrial renaissance

Jorge Valero for EURACTIV.com: The European Commission backs additive manufacturing as one of the pillars to strengthen its industrial sector and step up efforts to maintain the EU's global advantage.

Siemens and HP partner to advance 3D printing for product development and industrial production

Building on a longstanding partnership, HP Inc. and Siemens are accelerating 3D printing for industrial production through the creation of a new HP-certified Additive Manufacturing (AM) software module from Siemens.

Low-cost Wearables Manufactured by Hybrid 3D Printing

New method combines precision printing of stretchable conductive inks with pick-and-place of electronic components to make flexible, wearable sensors.

How the "Information Anywhere" Revolution Helps Boost Production

The capability to deliver information instead of just data, and to do it in real-time, has significantly changed the whole data collection model.

Huawei advances its Smart Factory push with 5G-based Robot as a Service

Guy Daniels for TelecomTV: Their joint aim is to promote the digital transformation of the manufacturing industry with 5G slicing technology, as well as further Huawei's ongoing commitment to what it calls the Smart Factory.

What is SMAC stack?

As many manufacturers don't have large IT departments, employing each of SMAC's four components is a good way to propel production toward growth and increased efficiency. The four components are: Social, Mobility, Analytics, and Cloud.

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