With over twenty years (20) experience in the error-proofing of complex or safety critical components and products we identified seven (7) manufacturing assembly line pains that still impact manufacturers today
Iona Bain for IG: D printing has been called the 'third industrial revolution and it has a market thats expected to be worth $35 billion in 2020. That doesnt make 3D printing an easy target for investors. Heres our guide to investing in the sector.
From Knowledge@Wharton: Manufacturing accounts for about 13% of the U.S. economy. Should we even focus on trying to "bring it back," now that information and services - the "knowledge economy" - seems a more promising path?
Channing Flynn for Harvard Business Review: Most hearing aids in the U.S. are now custom-made on 3D printers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the first 3D-printed pills. Carmakers have started using 3D technology to produce parts. And last year saw the first demonstration of a digital printer producing multilayer, standards-based circuit boards. Imagine the changes afoot in the pharmaceutical, medical device, automotive, and consumer electronics industries.
3D printing is poised to redefine global manufacturing and distribution. It could upend supply chains, business models, customer relationships, and even entrepreneurship itself. It may do to physical goods what cloud computing is now doing to digital services; what the PC, internet, and smart mobility have done to personal computing; and what outsourcing did to software development and business processing — take mass distribution and innovation to the next level while realigning the very geography of work and trade. Cont'd...
Youre getting impatient to turn the main switch "on" to benefit from the enhanced productivity that it will give you. Before doing that, we recommend a few actions that should be completed before running at full production speed.
This is a powerful multi-function PLC that provides users with advanced communication support, variety of built-in I/O configurations, and Virtual HMI. Virtual HMI- the PLC stores and runs the program logic as well as the HMI user application within the PLC itself. This brings a unique advantage: you can view and operate your machine, or access your process via any mobile phone, PC, or remote display device. Main features: Ethernet/IP, MQTT, SNMP, SQL, Web Server, FTP, and more. Available in three versions: Classic, Standard, and Pro.