Are You Ready for Operator 4.0?

February 13, 2018

Category: Process, R&D

Tucked within the emerging technology enclave in Brooklyn, N.Y., is a little-known company putting state-of-the-art technology like 3D printers and collaborative robots (cobots) to work to create a manufacturing production facility that can compete with the likes of traditional injection […]

Ford Explores Alternatives To Car Ownership With Canvas Vehicle Subscription

February 7, 2018

Via: Forbes

If you could avoid buying or leasing a car, would you subscribe to one instead? Ford Motor is betting you might. The No. 2 U.S. automaker is among several companies, including Cadillac, Porsche and Volvo, that are dabbling with subscriptions […]

Digital Manufacturing Hinges on Connecting the Machine Tool

February 1, 2018

Via: MFRTech
Category: Process, R&D

In the telecommunications industry, the “last mile” is a common figure of speech denoting the final leg or branch of a network that ultimately reaches the end-user customer. Making this connection is typically the most difficult and most expensive portion […]

Design &Planning, Process

Foxconn Unit Planning $4 Billion Investment After China IPO

February 12, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Foxconn Industrial Internet Co. is seeking to use proceeds from an initial public offering in China to bankroll 27.3 billion yuan ($4.31 billion) investment in next-generation projects. A unit of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the Taiwanese manufacturing giant responsible […]

Process, Production

Modular Pallet Handling System Enables Flexible Production

February 12, 2018

Via: MFRTech

Liebherr Automation Systems’ PHS Allround pallet handling system is designed to enable flexible production with four- and five-axis machining centers in a range of shops. The modular concept, available in three capacities, can handle loads weighing up to 3 tons […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

GE Shortfall Just Part of Insurance Industrys $100 Billion Gap

February 9, 2018

Via: Industry Week

General Electric Co. shocked Wall Street last month when it announced a reserve shortfall of $15 billion in its portfolio of long-term-care insurance. Wall Street better get used to it. It’s an industrywide problem. There’s fear among analysts and some […]