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Category: R & D


Process, R & D

What Is a Smart Factory?

January 24, 2022

Via: Metrology and Quality News

In essence, a smart factory is a highly digitized production facility that relies on fully integrated, collaborative manufacturing systems that can respond in real-time to changing and dynamic conditions. Additionally, the actual manufacturing processes are enhanced, and the product significantly […]


Process, Quality Control, R & D

Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing: Real World Success Stories and Lessons Learned

January 19, 2022

Via: Metrology and Quality News

For manufacturers, artificial intelligence (AI) can be a game changer. Greater efficiencies, lower costs, improved quality and reduced downtime are just some of the potential benefits. This technology is not only for large manufacturers. High-value, cost-effective AI solutions are more […]


Process, R & D

Improving Maintenance in Manufacturing

January 13, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

The digital universe is doubling in size every two years, growing from 4.4 trillion gigabytes in 2013 to 44 trillion in 2020. Enterprises have responsibility for around 85 per cent of the data held in this digital universe, according to […]


Process, R & D

Gastro-technology – 3D Printed Fake Steak and Chocolate

January 10, 2022

Via: Design News

While 3D printed food is not new – we produced 3D printed pancakes at a trade show a few years back – the technology is revealing surprising advances. Two areas of promise, even maturity, show up in the world of […]


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

2021 Top Article – Additive in Space – Cost Reduction in Aerospace Through Additive Manufacturing

December 28, 2021

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Spacecraft are developed on Earth, tested, fully assembled and transported in one piece by a launch vehicle to their respective places of operation. Each component must be designed to withstand the high loads of the launch phase. In most cases, […]


Process, R & D

2022 Manufacturing Predictions from iBASEt

December 27, 2021

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Prediction #1: Manufacturers will Ramp up Digital Initiatives as Remote Working Becomes the Norm While some discrete manufacturers initially regarded remote working as a short-term reaction to the pandemic, this year it will become a more permanent shift. Having found […]


Process, R & D

Light-Powered Robots Can One Day Help Clean Up Oil Spills

December 21, 2021

Via: Design News

When oil spills occur, a very expensive and messy clean-up effort that involves difficult human labor is typically deployed. Now researchers in California have developed a helpful and low-cost robotic film that may one day aid greatly in this endeavor […]


Process, R & D

The Power of Data and Digitization in Manufacturing

December 10, 2021

Via: Industry Today

The past year and a half has placed a spotlight on the improvements needed in global supply chains. It has also tested the resiliency of manufacturing processes and highlighted the vital importance of digitization and data on the shop floor. […]


Process, R & D

3D Printing — an Alternative to Injection Moulding?

December 9, 2021

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

3D printing is unique as a disruptive technology in one key respect, and that is, having disrupted the manufacturing paradigm through the introduction of rapid prototyping some 25-30 years ago, it is now disrupting manufacturing again. This is based around […]


Process, R & D

How Manufacturers Can Invest in IoT

December 8, 2021

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Internet of Things (IoT) technology is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry, and there are several ways in which manufacturers and businesses can start investing in IoT solutions. Manufacturing is one of the largest industries in the world, with demand growing every […]