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Category: Design &Planning


Design &Planning, Process, Quality Control

Cybersecurity a Hot Topic on the Show Floor

October 18, 2018

Via: Automation World

Tony Baker, Portfolio Manager, Security at Rockwell Automation, presented recommendations on best practices and actionable steps industrial companies can take with reference to network security and standards within the industry during PACK EXPO International 2018 at The Innovation Stage. Baker […]


Design &Planning, Process

Questions About Blockchain in Industry

October 17, 2018

Via: Automation World

A technology once thought of principally as a means of securing cryptocurrency transactions appears ready to move into manufacturing and supply chain. Over the past couple of years, we’ve covered announcements related to: blockchain offerings designed to improve industrial process […]


Design &Planning, Process

Daimler set to commence work on $1bn upgrade on US plant

October 9, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The company anticipates it will electrify its whole passenger vehicle line-up and provide over 50 battery-electrics, plug-in hybrids and 48-volt mild hybrids in a variety of different sizes and segments by 2022. Daimler board member, Markus Schaefer, said: “We aim […]


Design &Planning, Process

Happy Manufacturing Day! Now Get to Work.

October 5, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Manufacturing Day celebrates modern manufacturing and is intended to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. However, the American manufacturing industry is facing an identity crisis that is hurting its ability to reinvigorate its ranks. A combination of factors are at […]


Design &Planning, Process

Smurfit Kappa begins operation of new technology at its Kent facility

September 27, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

It is expected that the new CHP at the Townsend Heat and Power Plant will cut the mill’s carbon footprint by at least 15%. In order to meet the ever-increasing demand in the UK and Ireland for lightweight containerboard, the […]


Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Volkswagen group plans to build 10 million e-cars in first wave

September 17, 2018

Via: Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) plans to build 10 million electric cars based on its new modular MEB platform, the German car maker said on Monday, as it targets the launch of worldwide mass production toward the end of 2022. […]


Design &Planning, Process

Big Data Analytics in Manufacturing: Are Top Companies as Active as They Could Be?

September 13, 2018

Via: Aberdeen

The most cutting-edge technologies in the world of analytics and business intelligence (BI) — things like predictive analytics, machine learning, and IoT analytics — all have critical use cases in the rapidly-evolving manufacturing industry. We constantly hear about the sophisticated […]


Design &Planning, Logistics, Process

Why Manufacturers Should Have MOM/MES

September 12, 2018

Via: Aberdeen

Manufacturers today are under significant pressure to reduce costs and increase operational efficiency. Over half of manufacturers (55%) say that too many operational inefficiencies (e.g., waste, delays, false starts, rework) are a burden on their organization. Forty-five percent of manufacturers […]


Design &Planning, Process, R&D

Samsung reveals plans to open new AI centre in New York

September 10, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

The new facility, which will be located in the middle of Chelsea in New York, will be headed up by Daniel D. Lee who is the Executive Vice President of Samsung Research and a renowned global name in AI robotics. […]


Design &Planning, Process

Lego Wants to Completely Remake Its Toy Bricks (Without Anyone Noticing)

August 31, 2018

Via: The New York Times

BILLUND, Denmark — At the heart of this town lies a building that is a veritable temple to the area’s most famous creation, the humble Lego brick. It is filled with complex creations, from a 50-foot tree to a collection […]