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Category: R&D


Process, R&D

Syncron think-tank reveals 2018 manufacturing industry predictions

December 12, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

Syncron, a leading provider of cloud-based after-sales service solutions, has published a paper entitled ‘2018 After-sales Service Predictions: Strategies for Empowering Manufacturers to Deliver Game-Changing Value’. The predictions have been compiled with the help of industry thought leaders, who have […]


Process, R&D

Is Digitalization Different From MES?

December 11, 2017

Via: Automation World

In the past six months, we have been talking about digitalization almost every day. Going digital has become the main initiative of many manufacturing companies, and task forces and funds have been allocated to achieve the goal. Digital transformation seems […]


Process, R&D

Smart manufacturing market to reach nearly $400bn by 2025

December 6, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

According to a new study from Grand View Research, the global smart manufacturing market is forecast to reach $395.2bn by 2025. This growth is likely to come from the increasing emphasis that firms across multiple industries are placing upon both […]


Process, R&D

Is gaming technology the future of manufacturing?

December 4, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

Theorem Solutions, the software solutions company, has developed a range of Visualisation Experience applications using the latest gaming graphics engines. The applications optimise computer-aided design (CAD) data for interactive and immersive environments of Augmented, Mixed or Virtual Reality on devices. […]


Process, R&D

Robots Will Run Mines Within the Next Decade, Anglo Says

November 30, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Some mines in the next decade will run without humans and instead rely on robots, virtual models and sensors, according to Anglo American Plc. Anglo is betting on technology, such as computerized drills with “chiseling ability as good as a […]


Process, R&D

Turning over a new leaf: Manufacturings digital-first makeover

November 27, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

Digitalisation has cut a swathe across almost every industry, and manufacturing is no exception. Already a leader in implementing Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics programmes, manufacturers appear to recognise the opportunities that the digital economy can bring. That’s just […]


Process, R&D

Do You Need Gigabit Ethernet for IIoT?

November 21, 2017

Via: Automation World

Not so long ago, the common thinking about industrial Ethernet was that standard 10/100 Ethernet was fine for most plant floor applications outside of high-speed motion control. But that was prior to industry’s focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) […]


Process, R&D

ASTM International Seeks Partners

November 15, 2017

Via: MFRTech

In an organizational first, ASTM International announced today that it will establish a center of excellence in the field of additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing. The organization called for industry-university proposals aimed at creating a global innovation […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, R&D

Software startup helps maintain shared vehicles

November 14, 2017

Via: Automotive News

SAN FRANCISCO — General Motors’ Maven car-sharing service has grown significantly since its launch in 2016, with help from a quiet partner that has made sure the service’s vehicles are always fueled, clean and road-ready. Now that partner, San Francisco […]


Process, R&D

Creating a smarter factory floor with Industry 4.0

November 9, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

Big data analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing are all familiar concepts. As key technologies under the Industry 4.0 umbrella, it is likely that each of these will begin playing a significant role in reshaping the way […]