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Category: Design & Planning


Design & Planning, Process

Massachusetts Metalcaster Established Over a Century Ago Leaps Forward with 3D Mold Printing

September 15, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

DW Clark is a multi-alloy metal casting company originally founded in 1902. Through years of steady growth the company today boasts two large sites in Massachusetts, USA. DW Clark provides high quality sand and centrifugal castings and associated services across […]


Design & Planning, Process, R & D

Did COVID-19 help reveal the path forward for industry?

September 11, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

While initially concerned at the impact of remote work mandated as part of COVID-19 safe working practices, many industrial leaders were encouraged to find the use of manufacturing executions systems (MESs) and plant data repositories (Historians) reduced the challenge of […]


Design & Planning, Process, Production

Building Strong Customer Experience Amid COVID-19

August 24, 2020

Via: Industry Today

According to a recent report from the National Association of Manufacturers, Economic and Operational Impacts of COVID-19 to Manufacturers, 53 percent of members anticipate a change in operations and 36 percent are facing supply chain disruptions. Manufacturers are confronted with […]


Design & Planning, Process

How to Accelerate Manufacturing Coming out of COVID-19

August 12, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

For those in manufacturing, the question remains: “how can we best adjust to the impact thrusted upon us due to the pandemic, and what measures can we take to help us accelerate out of this climate?” Even more, it’s imperative […]


Design & Planning, Logistics, Process

Maintaining Safety Amid Disruption

August 11, 2020

Via: Industry Today

The pandemic has increased stress levels across industries, leading to lapses in health and safety practices that put workers at heightened risk for exposure and injury. To better protect their workforces, including their third-party contract workers, companies are taking a […]


Design & Planning, Process

How Manufacturers Hurt by COVID Can Get Back on Track

August 10, 2020

Via: Industry Today

The COVID-19 pandemic has, of course, created incredible, worldwide disruption, devastating millions of lives and costing the economy trillions of dollars. These impacts have been felt far and wide, including the manufacturing sector, which has been hit hard by the […]


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

Jaguar Land Rover loses court battle over Defender trademark

August 4, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Jaguar Land Rover lost a UK court bid to get the trademark rights for the shape of its iconic Defender SUV, freeing billionaire Jim Ratcliffe’s Ineos Group to go ahead with the Grenadier off-road vehicle. A London court on Monday […]


Design & Planning, Process

Manufacturers Neglect Key Cybersecurity Activities

August 3, 2020

Via: Industry Today

CHICAGO — July 22, 2020 — Less than 40% of respondents in Sikich’s 2020 Manufacturing and Distribution Report said they perform important data breach prevention activities, such as penetration testing, phishing exercises on employees and assessments of vendors’ data security […]


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

BMW plans hydrogen fuel cell variant of X5

July 24, 2020

Via: Automotive News

BMW plans a version of the X5 crossover that runs on hydrogen fuel cells, part of the carmaker’s plan of producing as many drive variants as possible until one technology proves dominant. The i Hydrogen NEXT will get a limited […]


Design & Planning, Process

Adapting in the face of COVID-19 – What COVID-19 has shown us about industrial adaptability and pivoting

July 13, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the global COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic in March 2020, the world’s response has changed the face of industry. Industrial businesses reacted in numerous ways, and there are lessons to be learned by looking […]