Tag: Technology

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Every part of a self-driving car will change, even the doors

October 9, 2018

Via: Automotive News

Even if self-driving cars never make it to the streets in large numbers — or if they are deployed only in geofenced areas — the huge amount of money invested in the technology will have benefits that could improve all […]

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 […]

Process, R&D

Manufacturing In the Middle: Growth, Opportunity and New Challenges

June 21, 2018

Via: Cisco Blog

There is no one size fits all view when it comes to manufacturing. Large, advanced plants are using a plethora of advanced manufacturing processes, robots and data as a core part of their operations. There are emerging startups who are […]

Process, R&D

How Intelligent Clamping Technology Can Contribute to Process-Flow Optimization

April 18, 2018

Via: MFRTech

Metav, the Düsseldorf, Germany-based show that takes place biennially in February, faces the burden of occurring only a few months after the world’s biggest metalworking show, EMO Hannover, and a few months before world events such as AMB, the International […]

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 […]