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The Future of Manufacturing Is Automated and Autonomous
Two experts in cloud computing and simulation explain how they see robotics, AI, and new supply chain thinking being essential to the future of manufacturing.

Global Logistics: Challenges in Our Changing World
From strained global freight networks to rapid e-commerce growth, the logistics industry and its service providers around the world have demonstrated how flexible and systemically relevant they are as they...

Accelerate Automotive Design via 3D Printing
Additive manufacturing is playing a key role in revamping automotive design workflows.

Automation Is a Complement, Not a Replacement for Human Workers
As part of the automation evolution, it is key to create an operating environment that combines excellent technology with an engaged and motivated workforce.

Lessons Learned to Help Companies Overcome Predictive Maintenance Skepticism
Predictive maintenance can provide measurable benefits for manufacturers who apply the technology on their production lines.

E-Commerce Demands Continue to Push Innovation
Logistics professionals now need to leverage diverse systems and new ways of thinking in an effort to improve carrier partnerships and increase speed and efficiency. With that in mind, our...

Online Manufacturing has Grown Beyond 3D Printing
3D printing is one of the 20th century's most catalytic inventions. The process empowers engineers to innovate in a revolutionary way, designing and building things we couldn't have imagined even...

Other Voices: Staying Connected to Harness the Potential of Industry 4.0 for Warehouse Operations
Warehouse-specific connectivity issues must be dealt with at a holistic level, assessing the operation in terms of physical layout as well as by kind, size and location of goods, anticipated...

3D Metal Printing Applications on the Rise
Metal 3D printing is growing rapidly thanks to advancements in additive manufacturing technology and in materials among other advances.

Other Voices: 10 Operational Steps to a Peak Season Home Run
The best time to prep for holiday peaks is last year. The second best time is right now.

NAND Flash Finds a Home in the IoT
Advances in the technology now let NAND flash memory offer faster throughput, greater flexibility and better price points per byte, opening the door for its use as primary storage.

The New Age of GPU-Driven Product Design
Software companies are finding ways to accelerate CAD with GPUs beyond graphics and rendering.

The Cart Before the Autonomous Car
Adopting a new technology causes a ripple effect that can disrupt tried-and-true workflows and even entire industries.

Brexit Impact on Distribution, Warehousing and Supply Chains
We're all sick of hearing about it, but for business leaders, warehousing and distribution operational managers, Brexit is posing tough questions and threatens to derail many supply chains.

Predictive Maintenance Improves Efficiency
Considering the aggressive time to market required for industrial products and services, it is crucial to identify the cause of potential failures before they occur.

Other Voices: The robot revolution and five trends for 2019 and beyond
Lessons learned in the early personal computer market can help inform the ongoing innovation in the industrial robotics market.

Giving Machines the Sense of Touch
It's important to remember that the sensor is still in the early stages of development, yet the technology represents a step closer to giving robots, prosthetics and electronic devices the...

Use Design for Manufacture and Assembly to Read Error Signals from Manufacturing Shop Floor
DFMA lets the engineers get down to the fundamentals when it comes to quality performance and operations of final components.

Sensors Boost Robot Performance
Robots are starting to deliver unprecedented levels of performance. But why now?

Manufacturing Industry Vulnerable to Cyberattack
The industry is becoming increasingly susceptible to such attacks as additive manufacturing (AM) gains wider acceptance, bringing with it a more decentralized approach that allows for companies to manufacture when...



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