How VR and AR are Creating the Next Generation of Welders

By replicating authentic job scenarios in a safe and virtual setting, it's possible to both test and train welders effectively while simultaneously minimizing your long-term cost base.

8 Causes of Lost Productivity in Manufacturing and How Managers Can Address Them in 2022

Addressing lost productivity is particularly critical in today's climate. Despite technological advancements and economic growth, manufacturing productivity has declined since 2010, likely for the first period in American history.

2022 Online Training Trends: What to Expect in Safety and Beyond

Despite changes in working conditions, employers were still responsible for administering all types of training, from safety to job-specific onboarding and even general HR training. Perhaps unsurprisingly, many turned to online training for a solution.

The Convenience of Mobile Training Apps

It should come as no surprise to learn that employee safety has made its way into the mobile app space, too. But how could introducing an app help your organization?

Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) Starts Preparing Companies for the Future of Manufacturing

Michigan's manufacturing sector is crucial to its economy. It accounts for nearly 20% of the total output in the state, generating $102.35 billion and employing 631,000 people. Here's what MEDC is doing to ensure this critical part of the economy maintains growth.

Manufacturing Impact: Rising Consumption of Entertainment Drives Demand For 3D Animated Content

The augmented demand for the technology from several industrial verticals due to the increasing use of simulation in the design of industrial tools by OEMs has facilitated the penetration of 3D animation solutions worldwide

Tips to Help Manufacturers Address the 2021 Labor Shortage

The U.S. has been seeing declines in skilled labor during the past few years as experienced and knowledgeable employees continue to retire while fewer are choosing employment in factories or skilled trades.

How VR can Ensure Manufacturing Safety

As situations and equipment are constantly evolving based on consumer demand and market disruptions, manufacturers need to respond quickly to capitalize on new opportunities, and this requires agile reconfigurations that maintain a prioritization of worker safety.

Prestigious 140+ Year Old University Delivers Advanced Engineering and Technical Training With Method X

Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences enriches Additive Design and Manufacturing Courses with MakerBot 3D printers. Students use METHOD X for a range of prototyping applications in research and development, industry thesis projects, and more.

Transforming Workplace Training With the Most Effective Digital and Augmented Reality Tools

With skill gaps growing wider and continued predictions of future job vacancies, manufacturers need to place employee skilling at the top of their strategic operating plans if they're going to maintain a productive workforce and compete on a global scale.

Post-Pandemic Operations Must Incorporate Real People into the Automation Process

In a time when the whole world is re-evaluating the way they do business, it is essential that industries utilizing Smart Factory and automated solutions do not become over-reliant on technology to get the job done.

Routes to Professional Success in Automation

With a clear shift towards more digitally enabled roles and a growing need for more automation and/or robotics across all industries, this requires more skilled people within these environments.

MFG Day 2020 to Educate Students Across the Country on the Importance of the Modern Manufacturing Industry

The 8th annual and first virtual MFG Day, organized by The Manufacturing Institute with Microsoft, PTC and Salesforce, aims to inspire the country's next generation of talent to learn about the modern manufacturing industry throughout October

Integrated Engineering Program Opens Up Opportunities for Students

"The PLTW Engineering Program at Corona High School in Corona, California, is designed to set the students up to give them the best real world breadth education to be able to go directly into the manufacturing field..."

50 Ways to Impact Your Business with AI

Sometimes the most difficult thing about AI is simply knowing where to start. Identifying potentially impactful use cases is one of the most cited roadblocks for organizations seeking to leverage AI in their business.

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