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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 […]


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 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

The Real Job Killer? Stagnation, Not Automation

October 13, 2017

Via: Industry Week

There is no shortage of fear and hype around AI and automation replacing manufacturing jobs. But from my perspective, they do not eliminate jobs, but rather redistribute them. The loss of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. is a hotly debated […]


Process, R&D

Virtual Reality and 3D Modeling in Automation Controls

September 11, 2017

Via: Automation World

Some of the latest technology is not only fun to use, it can also help to save your company significant time and money when it comes to your automation projects. The use of virtual reality (VR) and 3D modeling in […]


Process, R&D

Wearable tech in industrial sectors is booming

August 9, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

The wearables devices market is thriving, thanks to workers’ need for real-time data across various industries, including manufacturing, logistics, construction, mining, retail, and healthcare. With IoT being widely used across these sectors, the implementation of wearables is the next technological […]


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

Automakers, suppliers grapple with rapid pace of tech development

August 4, 2017

Via: Automotive News

Automakers, suppliers and startups are scrambling to develop technologies such as those needed for self-driving vehicles at a speed never seen before in the auto industry, says one financial veteran. “We have more than 50 ‘name’ companies that are working […]


Process, R&D

How can technology improve your NPI process?

August 4, 2017

Via: Cisco Blog

Henry Ford wasn’t the first person to build a car. He was, however, a pioneer in creating the Model T, a car that was affordable for the average consumer. It took years to develop and prototype this model—and, at the […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Soaring through virtual aviation: The role of VR in aerospace manufacturing

July 28, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

While most of us would likely assume the link between VR and the aviation industry as an opportunity for consumers to soar like a bird through a virtual space, the aerospace industry is, in fact, capitalising on the technology in […]


Process, R&D

Foxconn confirms $10 billion investment in Wisconsin LCD plant

July 27, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Global

Foxconn, Taiwan’s giant electronics manufacturing services provider, announced today it will invest $10bn by 2020 to build a world-class LCD manufacturing campus in Wisconsin, USA, generating 13,000 new jobs in the state. The investment represents the largest new greenfield investment made […]


Process, R&D

DATA DRY SPELL: The maritime industry has plenty of data, but few owners use it to improve operations

July 27, 2017

Via: Manufacturing Transformation

With nearly 91,000 vessels, the global maritime industry crosses social, economic and geographic frontiers, but it has not yet crossed the data boundary by embracing big data. With connectivity options and speeds improving, ships are beginning to join a data […]