Where the Jobs Are: The Fastest Growing Sectors for Manufacturing

August 18, 2017

The manufacturing sector has shown some growth over the past few years.  Since 2011, the sector has created jobs every year, a 6-year expansion that exceeds the 5-year expansion experienced 1994-1998, according to a new report from consulting firm Headlight Data. […]

Boeing Moves into Jet Controls, Setting Up Supplier Showdown

August 1, 2017

Boeing Co. is creating a new unit that develops avionics for commercial and military aircraft, a move that potentially pits the plane maker against suppliers such as Rockwell Collins Inc. and Honeywell International Inc. Boeing Avionics will focus on navigation, […]

How Much Industrial Lubricant Should I Store in My Facility?

July 24, 2017

Via: MFRTech

Storing oils, greases, and other industrial lubricants is a Goldilocks conundrum. You don’t want to store too little and run out. You don’t want to store too much and pay more than you should. You want the stored amount to be just right. But how do you figure […]

Process, R&D

Platforms and the Industrial Technology Future

August 16, 2017

Via: Automation World

If there is one trend in industrial technology that highlights the emerging connection between operations technology (OT) and information technology (IT) it’s industrial technology suppliers’ increasing focus on open software platforms . Examples include Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure, Festo’s CPX Modular Control Platform, Wind River’s Titanium […]

Process, R&D

Cyber-attacks rising in the manufacturing sector

August 15, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

As the manufacturing industry becomes better connected, the frequency and sophistication of cyber-attacks is rising. Research from the Global Threat Intelligence Centre analysing Q2 of this year has been released by NTT Security, and identifies trending threats as well as […]

Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Manufacturing drug device products: challenges and best practices

August 15, 2017

Via: Mass Device

Integrating a drug with a mechanical device can, in some cases, improve patient outcomes and boost sales. But manufacturing these products is no simple feat: It often requires a specialized contract manufacturer with extensive experience in the field to make […]