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Design &Planning, Logistics, Process

The Challenges and Opportunities of OT & IT Integration

October 11, 2017

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

The convergence of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) is one of the key mantras of smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0. OT typically refers to the control and automation technologies supporting physical equipment and processes, and was once intentionally […]


Design &Planning, Process, Production

HP, Deloitte Team Up to Transform Manufacturing

August 25, 2017

Via: Industry Week

PALO ALTO, California — England and Portugal established their alliance back in 1373, 644 years ago, the oldest alliance anywhere around the globe still in force. If the alliance formally announced Thursday by HP Inc. and Deloitte lasts anywhere near […]


Regulations

Driverless cars of the future confront rules written for drivers

August 24, 2017

Via: Automotive News

WASHINGTON — When the U.S. government finally got around to regulating auto safety in 1967, it insisted that every car have seatbelts and that the steering column be engineered to absorb impact so it wouldn’t spear the driver. The safety […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

A Guide to Hiring Veterans to Fill the Manufacturing Skills Gap

August 23, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Innovation Blog

On the surface, the manufacturing industry’s “good news, bad news” scenario appears to lean toward the good. The 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index projects the U.S. will be the most competitive manufacturing economy in the world, currently being held by […]


Regulations

California’s auto crackdown reinforced by emissions uptick

August 22, 2017

Via: Automotive News

California’s advocates for tougher fuel economy standards and zero-emission vehicle mandates received fodder for standing firm with their rules, as a nonprofit’s annual report found road emissions have undercut the state’s efforts to reduce pollution. Emissions from on-road transportation rose […]


Process, Quality Control

Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Quality Control

August 17, 2017

Via: Quality Magazine

When we were in the city of Danyang, China, we witnessed a real-life paradox. Danyang is best known for its explosive growth in optical lens manufacturing over the last decade, sprouting hundreds of factories with cleanrooms chock-full of gleaming, automated […]


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 […]


Logistics, Process

Identifying Mission-Critical Parts and the Impact On Your Supply Chain

August 14, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Transformation

Managing a factory is by no means an easy task. Chances are, you have your hands full between supervising workers and overseeing production processes. All these are necessary for keeping the factory in working order. What would happen if you had […]


Process, R&D

Choosing Between Cobots and Industrial Robots

August 11, 2017

Via: Automation World

As much as collaborative robots (cobots)—which are designed to share a workspace with humans—have been a game-changing force automation over the past few years, industrial robots have certainly held their own, as evidenced by the most recent Robotics Industries Association report. […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Aerospace manufacturing takes off with digital technology

August 10, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

A number of deals were announced at the Paris Air Show in June 2017 which are expected to contribute £3.3 billion to the UK economy and £35 billion to the global economy. This is positive news for the aerospace industry, […]