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Category: R & D


Process, R & D

Salesforce launches Manufacturing Cloud platform

September 17, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

The CRM giant pledges its new solution will offer a unified view of the market and customer demands to more accurately forecast, plan and drive predictable business performance, while running a more streamlined business with improved customer satisfaction. “In the […]


Process, R & D

How 3D Printing Is Changing Production Models

August 9, 2019

Via: Automation World

No matter how technologies change, or what new innovations break into the mainstream, the basic goals of manufacturing remain the same: Reduce unplanned downtime, reduce costs, eliminate unnecessary waste, etc. How fortunate it is that 3D printing (a.k.a. additive manufacturing) […]


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

How the industry’s researchers are looking for new vehicle ingredients

August 5, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Sometime in the mid-1990s, when Katrina Cornish was living in California and working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, she saw a load of freshly picked tomatoes in a hopper being transported from a farm on the back of a […]


Process, R & D

Hyperconverged Infrastructure in Manufacturing: Changing with the Times

July 22, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

Increasingly there is greater importance being placed on finding the best way to transform IT infrastructure in the manufacturing industry, primarily to meet the need for efficient operations and growing customer expectations. To service these demands, the manufacturing industry is […]


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

Volkswagen expands research facility and reveals concept version of VW Bus

July 9, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

The Innovation and Engineering Center California is said in the company’s 2 July press release to be the largest research facility outside of Germany, with over 180 engineers. It is to focus on bringing engineering innovations to the US market. […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Process, R & D

Blockchain in Automotive and Aerospace & Aviation Market to Reach $20.62 Bn by 2029

July 1, 2019

Via: ASD News

The process of evolution of smart technology has considerably changed the overall automotive and aerospace & aviation industry in terms money saving, ensuring increased safety, and convenience of the users. With the integration of the advances technologies such as blockchain […]


Process, R & D

Digital Manufacturing for Small Manufacturers

June 24, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Smart Manufacturing. Factory of the Future. Industry 4.0. These are the buzzwords used by those driving the manufacturing world forward. At the heart of these concepts is digital manufacturing and design (DM&D). But what exactly is DM&D? And what does […]


Process, R & D

Lean and Robots: Dynamic Duo or Disruptive Disaster?

June 18, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Lean—be it lean manufacturing or the lean enterprise—has long been an oddly divisive topic of conversation, right down to its very definition. The folks who coined the term in the late 1980s developed a set of lean characteristics, starting with […]


Process, R & D

Ford sees help from startups as key to managing industry changes

June 11, 2019

Via: Automotive News

TEL AVIV, Israel — Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford said the automaker will rely on startups much more than in its past as it attempts to navigate challenges to its traditional business. Speaking at the 7th annual EcoMotion mobility […]


Process, R & D

Protolabs launches metal 3D printing production capabilities

June 6, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

Using secondary processes, metal parts will feature improved strength, dimensional accuracy and cosmetic appearance. Such advances are contributing to Protolabs’ efforts to make the additive manufacturing of metal viable beyond just prototyping. “We see it every day. The designers and […]