Reshoring America's Manufacturing Through Smart Manufacturing

Reshoring holds great potential for companies to gain increased flexibility and responsiveness when facing supply chain disruption. During COVID-19, we saw companies forced to fly to China to pick up specific parts.

Quality 4.0: The 3 Most Important Technologies for Manufacturers

This article will explain the three technologies, that, based on Boston Consulting Group's Quality 4.0 study - will be deployed by most manufacturers who are planning to improve their quality management.

The Journey Towards Autonomous Manufacturing

Within the industrial world, leaders are defining their journey to autonomous manufacturing. Manufacturers are focusing on digitization strategies that will help to drive efficiency across their plants.

MODEX Q&A - Emulate3D

This year at MODEX we'll be highlighting CAD Is The Model technology, which enables system designers to mark up their solutions in SOLIDWORKS and Autodesk Inventor and create articulated and dynamic systems for emulation testing. Booth #7869

The long(er) way to networked smart lifts

The analysis of the operating conditions improves maintenance and allows more precise predictions to be made on usage behaviour, wear and tear, and malfunctions using "big data" approaches - the availability of lift systems is thus optimized.

How to Dodge the Industry-Wide Knowledge Gap

As the baby boomers born in the 1940s and 1950s start to retire, this means that the manufacturing, lumber, distribution, and retail sectors look set to suffer from a lack of sufficiently-skilled staff in the next 20-30 years.

The Importance of Service Assurance in Smart Manufacturing

Digital transformation is key to the success of many manufacturing businesses in todays environment, and service assurance is key to achieving that transformation.

The Enterprise Factory And The Smart City

Adi Gaskell for Forbes: Such a network ensures you not only have the technological skills required but also the cultural and softer factors that are so important.

Samsung announces R&D partnership with Clemson, USC to promote advanced manufacturing

Andrew Moore for Upstate Business Journal: The new partnership includes a program that aims to develop better manufacturing techniques for home appliances, foster public-private collaboration, and encourage more students to pursue advanced manufacturing as a career.

Adidas is using robots to produce small-batch, local-market shoes

Greg Nichols for ZDNet: It's an early step in a bold experiment by a global retailer to use time-saving robots to design small-batch collections, a departure from the mass production methods employed by global shoe and apparel brands.

AFRL researchers explore automation, additive technologies for cost efficient solar power

Phys.org: Solar cells can generate electricity in an environmentally friendly way, but current, complex fabrication costs make the technology expensive.

Accenture Launches Industrial IoT Innovation Center

Clients work with Accenture to design and prototype digital solutions that improve engineering, manufacturing, production and deliver new customer experiences

Why Smart Manufacturing Is Guaranteed to Need Industrial Robotics

By connecting manufacturing leaders with end-users, implementing machines that are able to maintain themselves and teaching current employees how to work with the new line of industrial robotics, proactive and tech-savvy manufacturers are in a position to revolutionize the way they do business from this point forward.

The factory of the future is here, and it's digitized

Scott Kirsner for Boston Globe: The revolution is about three things: more advanced software for designing things; devices like 3-D printers that can quickly crank out a prototype; and robots and other technologies that will make the factory floor more efficient and flexible.

Fanuc Leads The Way For Smart Factory Software For Now, Kuka And ABB To Follow Closely

Kenkyo Investing via Seeking Alpha: For the purpose of getting the conversation flowing, I'll focus on what the big 4 players are doing in the race for smart factory software development.

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