5 Critical Challenges That Your Supply Chain May Face

The main essence of a supply chain is to deliver the right product to the right people at the right time. While it may sound simple, it is difficult to achieve.

Decoding Business Valuation: What Manufacturers Need to Know (Part 4)

In the final article of this series, we highlight the three business valuation approaches, as well as the level of value adjustments, and provide a final summary of what manufacturers need to know about business valuation.

Automatic Truck Loading for a Variety of Industries

With fewer docks required because each dock can handle higher volumes, the automatic unloading system processes up to 6,000 parcels per hour which means that the maximum capacity of the sorting machines can be utilized achieving optimal overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

SME, Stratasys Announce Winners of FANUC-Inspired SkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Competition

SME created the Additive Manufacturing Competition to attract and introduce the younger generation to emerging technologies that manufacturers have adopted over the past few years.

The Business Case for Metal AM

The growing number of industrialisation questions are indicative of a growing maturity in the marketplace. AM machines are moving out of prototyping applications and research laboratories and into mainstream production manufacturing.

A Realist's Prediction for the Future Factory

When determining the rate of adoption of new technologies, the Gartner hype cycle is a good point of reference. The hype cycle for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), however, shouldn't be confused with general IoT, which applies to consumer IoT technology.

STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator Announces Second-Annual Class

- 2019 Accelerator continues focus on additive manufacturing and expands to include sustainable packaging solutions. - Selected companies will relocate to Stanley Black & Decker's new Manufactory 4.0 Center in Hartford, CT for three months

U.S. Army Research Lab Selects 3D Systems to Develop World's Largest, Fastest Metal Powder 3D Printer

United States government invests $15 million towards the development of the next generation of metal 3D printing technology - advancing U.S. competitiveness and national security.

Industry 4.0 Strategy and Design for Additive Manufacturing

With all the buzz about these new design tools, there is still quite a bit of ground left to be covered in ensuring these next-generation designs are actually manufacturable. That is where we can really shine.

Implementing An IoT Strategy

Too often, businesses start with an "intent to connect" instead of focusing on a business model. Companies that are just looking to create a connected version of a product fail to solve actual problems that are affecting the business.

Why Manufacturers Need to Shift Their Disaster Recovery Mindset

While it's important for manufacturers to have sound cybersecurity measures and protocols in place, it's equally important to have IT resilience and orchestration solutions at the ready.

Major Components of Mass Flow Meters and Controllers

A mass flow meter (MFM) has five major components: flow body, flow conditioning section, flow sensor tube, bypass, and electronics. A mass flow controller (MFC) has the same components as an MFM, but also has an integral control valve mounted on the same flow body as the MFM

Stäubli Technology Days to Showcase the Latest Robotics and Connector Solutions

Open house event will present innovations for automotive manufacturers and packaging, pharmaceutical and food processing industries

Schneider Electric's Batam Smart Factory recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Fourth Industrial Revolution Lighthouse

Schneider Electric's Smart Factory Program has launched nine showcase factories around the world, demystifying digital transformation for industry

6 Ways Machine Learning is Revolutionizing Manufacturing in 2019

The proven impact of machine learning models has pushed more investment toward their development. Still there are plenty more gains to be realized.

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