Digital Manufacturing in the Industrial Internet of Things

Physical products can’t be produced digitally, but digital resources can and do support manufacturing in a big way. Although manufacturing has made use of computers for decades, ever more powerful systems, sophisticated software, the Internet, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have expanded the digital world of manufacturing . . .

December Schedules

December is often a rather strange month in the life of the manufacturing plant. There may be some seasonal demand effects to deal with (lower actual demand and lower production objectives in many cases) and there are often schedule reductions to be accommodated due to holiday shut-downs and the policy in many companies of encouraging employees to use vacation time before the end of the year.

Should you use standard mobile devices for mobile logistics?

An increasing number of companies are outfitting their vehicles with consumer-grade devices to keep in touch with drivers while they’re on the road. Although this approach is prolific and inexpensive this strategy has some risks.

Pokémon Go and the Future of Augmented Reality in Manufacturing

The key characteristic that makes Pokemon Go different from all predecessors is its use of augmented reality (AR) which is on the verge of becoming an important advancement for industry – particularly in manufacturing and service.

Augmented Reality Is Now For Real

It may seem that virtual reality (VR) is the stuff of science fiction and video games—and that’s still essentially true at this point in time. Augmented reality (AR), however, is on the verge of becoming an important advancement for industry, particularly in manufacturing and service. A remodeled computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing developer recently demonstrated just how powerful this technology can be.

Is U.S. Manufacturing Still Strong?

U.S. manufacturing’s success is driven through the entire value chain – increased productivity, efficient supply chains, innovation, speed-to-market, and flexibility. To be competitive manufacturers must look for the most efficient and effective ways to produce products and satisfy demand.

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