Honeywell, Carnegie Mellon University to Collaborate on Robotics and AI for Connected Distribution Centers
August 28, 2018
The collaboration will focus on next-generation machine learning and robotic controls to help distribution centers address rising e-commerce demands and resource challenges.
Printed Electronics Enable Smart Sensors
August 27, 2018
The United Technologies Research Center and researchers at the University of Connecticut (UConn) are leveraging 3D printing technology to create wear sensors that can let operators know when a machine...
MRO Academic Insights: Getting up to speed in Alabama
August 21, 2018
In northern Alabama, the Alabama Robotics Technology Park is training nearly 1,000 automation operators and technicians each year for local manufacturers. It's one of the reasons Alabama is attracting so much...
3D Printing Cybersecurity Gets Boost from DMDII and Others
August 21, 2018
The National Center for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing focuses on 3D printing cybersecurity risks.
Additive’s Role in Defense
July 13, 2018
Panelists discuss promise and challenges of implementing AM in the military.
Big Picture: A Peek at the Future
June 8, 2018
Five views on how materials handling and other activities within the four walls are changing right in front of us.
Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) / Inventory Management Technology: 6 Trends for the Modern Age
March 1, 2018
Here's how the next generation of warehouse and inventory management systems are evolving to help logistics operations operate more efficiently and improve their bottom lines in our brave, new digital...
Fundamentals in Additive Manufacturing Certification Program Announced
February 26, 2018
Building on their previous successes, SME, UL and America Makes have developed the Fundamentals in Additive Manufacturing Certification program that combines UL's multi-tiered training program and Tooling U-SME's professional certification.
Robotic Automation to Supplant 800 Million Jobs Worldwide by 2030
November 30, 2017
As many as 800 million workers worldwide may lose their jobs to robots and automation by 2030, equivalent to more than a fifth of today's global labor force according to a new...
FAA Develops 3D Printing Roadmap
November 13, 2017
As the industry moves closer to putting flight-critical printed parts into service, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it is developing guidelines for 3D printing.
GE Bets On IIoT with Brilliant Factories
October 16, 2017
GE promotes Brilliant Factories, offers a mix of IIoT hardware, software, and services.
The Big Picture: Business as Unusual
October 11, 2017
A selection of innovative new business models illustrates how the warehousing, distribution and supply chain industries are finding creative ways to ensure success.
500 Michigan students to tour 35 manufacturing facilities for Manufacturing Day
October 4, 2017
Students will tour facilities and participate in interactive presentations of in-demand skills and advanced manufacturing jobs throughout Metro Detroit.
Autodesk and America Makes Held Event to Promote Design for Additive Manufacturing
October 3, 2017
Additive manufacturing still has many gaps to fill to reach maturity. Part of the evolution may be the development of AM-aware simulation tools and design programs.
Pack Expo Las Vegas expected to eclipse records
September 1, 2017
Show producer PMMI projects record attendance and exhibitors, outlines new and returning features.
Randstad Report: 76% of U.S. workers do not fear automation
August 18, 2017
Only 14% of worry automation will take their job, nearly one-third (30%) say they think automation will make their job better.
KNAPP expands North American headquarters in Georgia
June 21, 2017
Market growth fuels expansion; plans to add 150 employees.
Autonomous Trucking Overlooks Skilled Labor Need
April 6, 2017
Analysts expect automated trucks to proliferate in the next five to ten years, leading to significant job losses in the process, but the problem is the numbers do not clearly...
The Never-Ending Truck Driver Shortage Story
March 8, 2017
In 2015, American Trucking Associations estimated that for-hire trucking companies had nearly 50,000 fewer drivers than they needed, the shortage was less severe in 2016, but the trade group expects it to worsen...
Yaskawa: Robotics education is a strategy for the economy
March 30, 2016
Technology and education intended to fill the gap between what the industry wants and what educational institutions can provide.