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Process, Production, R&D

Manufacturing Supply Chains—From Vertical to Virtual Integration

October 11, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Matters

Over 100 years ago, construction began on the Ford River Rouge Complex on 2000 acres in Dearborn, Michigan. The site grew swiftly to include almost every element needed to produce a car: enormous ore docks, blast furnaces, a steel rolling […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Mazda Hints at the Future

October 11, 2017

Via: MFRTech

At the risk of turning this into some sort of Mazda tribute site (pun not intended), yesterday the company announced that at the forthcoming Tokyo Motor Show (October 28-November 5), in addition to showing a “next-generation product concept” which is […]


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 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Why Honda is spending on shrinking segment

October 9, 2017

Via: Automotive News

On its face, the announcement was a head-scratcher. Honda, an automaker known for its conservative approach to expanding production globally, revealed in September that it was adding 300 new jobs in Ohio and pumping $267 million into production of the […]


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

Volvo to use JLT Mobile Computers in high tech manufacturing facilities

October 5, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

JLT Mobile Computers, a leading developer of demanding-environment computers, has been selected by Volvo Car Body Components to supply its Verso + 10 computers for use in the company’s Olofström plant located in Sweden. Volvo plans to install the computers […]


Process, R&D

Smarter Operations: Preparing for Production of the Future

October 4, 2017

Via: Industry Week

Today, manufacturers are in the midst of the 4th industrial revolution, as our ability to connect digitally to physical assets is enabling change in the way they operate, manage, and interact with the equipment and processes across their entire value […]


Process, R&D

Too many manufacturing managers lack digital culture, HSO survey says

September 28, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

According to a new study from HSO, 43% of manufacturing managers believe that IoT solutions are critical for driving a successful engineering approach, but they lack the appropriate degree of digital culture required for progress. 31% of the 250 respondents […]


Process, Production

Collaborative Robots Start Welding

September 26, 2017

Via: Automation World

The rise of collaborative robots (cobots) in industry has featured their use in a variety of applications where they work, uncaged, alongside humans. Most of the cobot implementations I have seen in the past few years revolve around using the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Siemens Healthineers lands CE Mark for Atellica advanced diagnostics system

September 25, 2017

Via: Mass Device

Siemens Healthineers (NYSE:SI) said today that its Atellica Solution won CE Mark and that the advanced diagnostic system is now available in Europe, the U.S., South America and Asia. The system consists of scalable immunoassay and chemistry analyzers, the company […]


Process, Production

The U.S. Still Leans on the Military-Industrial Complex

September 22, 2017

Via: The New York Times

If you want to see what President Trump can do to expand manufacturing in America, look past his criticism of free trade and the few jobs he may have saved at Carrier. Instead, look at his plans for the military. […]