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The Power of Data in Manufacturing THE POWER OF DATA IN MANUFACTURING

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Oct 12, 2019

The Industrial Internet of Things arms manufacturing companies with unprecedented amounts of data. Sensors and connected products deliver data during design, testing, manufacturing and use in the field. This volume of data holds valuable potential. With real-time access to data, early decisions and ...

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Manufacturing in America Infographic MANUFACTURING IN AMERICA INFOGRAPHIC

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Oct 04, 2019

Manufacturing plays a major role in our economy, with 11.6 million employees producing goods that we consume domestically or export abroad. In recognition of the seventh annual Manufacturing Day on October 4, 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau joins a group of public and private organizations in celebrati...

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How do Americans Feel About Manufacturing? HOW DO AMERICANS FEEL ABOUT MANUFACTURING?

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Oct 03, 2019

How do Americans feel about the manufacturing sector? A new survey from product sourcing, supplier selection, and marketing solutions company Thomas polled participants from across the US to take a temperature on how Americans feel about manufacturing both from an economic standpoint and as a viable...

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Securing Your Manufacturing Data in the Cloud SECURING YOUR MANUFACTURING DATA IN THE CLOUD

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Sep 20, 2019

It’s no surprise that you have concerns about the privacy and security of your sensitive Intellectual Property in the cloud. After all, IP theft costs U.S. companies as much as $600 billion each year. In 42% of manufacturing companies, IP protection falls to someone other than the CISO or the ...

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Big Data in Manufacturing: Challenges, Solutions and Use Cases BIG DATA IN MANUFACTURING: CHALLENGES, SOLUTIONS AND USE CASES

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Sep 13, 2019

Several organizations are witnessing the benefits of big data in completing projects to see practical results and significant value. Organizations use big data analytics solutions to make critical and informed business decisions right from new revenue generation and market development to enhancing e...

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3D Printing And Its Impact 3D PRINTING AND ITS IMPACT

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Sep 11, 2019

3D Printing, also recognized as Additive Manufacturing, involves the making of a three-dimensional object from a digital file. Check out the overview of the process and more on this infographic.

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Smart Road Map to Manufacturing 4.0 SMART ROAD MAP TO MANUFACTURING 4.0

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Sep 10, 2019

Although the terms industry 4.0 and fourth industrial revolution are often used interchangeably, industry 4.0 refers to the concept of factories in which machines are augmented with wireless connectivity and sensors, connected to a system that can visualise the entire production line and make decisi...

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Digital Innovation for Intelligent Manufacturing DIGITAL INNOVATION FOR INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING

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Sep 10, 2019

Manufacturers need new approaches to drive transformative insights from ever-increasing complexity. Trigger innovation opportunities by applying data science rigor to traditional root-cause analysis. Lumada Manufacturing Insights empowers manufacturers with a digital innovation foundation essential ...

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Five Applications of Metal 3D Printing FIVE APPLICATIONS OF METAL 3D PRINTING

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Sep 04, 2019

Metal 3D printing introduced a diferent, new way to fabricate parts. After hundreds of years of metal fabrication limited to cutting and forming operations, the idea of methodically building up raw material into a desired shape was completely foreign to the manufacturing industry. What sorts of part...

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Mastering IOT - the big data opportunity for print manufacturers MASTERING IOT - THE BIG DATA OPPORTUNITY FOR PRINT MANUFACTURERS

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Aug 29, 2019

Quocirca looks at the opportunities and challenges that embracing an IoT open platform-based economy offers the print industry. The report assesses the shift to cloud based operating models and reviews the impact of AI. The report contains recommendations to help OEMs and MPS providers to unlock new...

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Anatomy of Today’s Global Traveler ANATOMY OF TODAY’S GLOBAL TRAVELER

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Aug 22, 2019

Where does the modern traveler come from? Where is s/he going? How does s/he get there? As the world grows ever-smaller, more and more people are traveling to a growing number of places each year. Increasingly, they’re getting there by leveraging digital tools. Savvy travel and hospitality bra...

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5 Tips: How To Start 3D Printing with Your Raise3D Pro2 Series 5 TIPS: HOW TO START 3D PRINTING WITH YOUR RAISE3D PRO2 SERIES

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Aug 21, 2019

Go ahead and read through the Quick Start Guide that’s included with the machine. This will go over all the necessary steps for setup and the parts that are included in the accessories box. The ideaMaker manual and release notes will have a full list of details on ideaMaker’s features.

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The History of Content Marketing THE HISTORY OF CONTENT MARKETING

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Aug 14, 2019

If you want some insights into where the content marketing industry may be headed, it might just help to take a look at where it’s been. As we pointed out when CMI shared its History of Content Marketing infographic in 2012, brands have been telling their stories to audiences for hundreds of y...

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Enabling an End-to-End Workflow through Medical Device Design and Manufacturing Services ENABLING AN END-TO-END WORKFLOW THROUGH MEDICAL DEVICE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING SERVICES

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Aug 07, 2019

3D Systems helps medical device companies increase and accelerate innovation to deliver the highest quality products and improve the standard of care. Create complex features such as lattice structures for improved implant performance. Best-in-class printers and software support for high-quality man...

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The state of UK manufacturing THE STATE OF UK MANUFACTURING

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Aug 05, 2019

The old cliche of We don’t make anything in Britain anymore simply isn’t true. British manufacturers play a major role in our economy which is why Sage has curated this celebration of their worth. British manufacturers embody passion, energy, and pride, and it is reflected in how they di...

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Manufacturing the Perfect Process Solution MANUFACTURING THE PERFECT PROCESS SOLUTION

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Jul 31, 2019

Inefficient processes are a drain on manufacturing productivity and effectiveness. Every manual task and poorly planned workflow represents lost time and increased chance for human error. A process management solution such as Issuetrak provides all the automation and governance needed to ensure that...

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Largest Manufacturing Employer in Rural Canada LARGEST MANUFACTURING EMPLOYER IN RURAL CANADA

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Jul 31, 2019

We transform what farmers grow into value added pmducts sold in Canada and abroad. We are committed to working with Canadian farmers to feed the world safe, sustainable, high quality food. The global population is set to grow to YEAR 2050 requiring 60 PERCENT more food.

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5 Factors Contributing to the Manufacturing Skills Gap 5 FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE MANUFACTURING SKILLS GAP

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Jul 30, 2019

A skills gap currently faced by industrial enterprises is the result of an accumulation of several factors, not solely a worker shortage, which is a misalignment of labor supply and demand. While a worker shortage is a major influence of the manufacturing skills gap, there are various other industry...

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3D Metal Printing Facts Not to Be Missed! 3D METAL PRINTING FACTS NOT TO BE MISSED!

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Jul 29, 2019

There is not an industry on this planet that 3D printing has not impacted positively. Everything from body parts to buildings has been manufactured using various 3D printing technologies. In this infographic, we discuss multiple parts of the 3D metal printing industry, including the history, how 3D ...

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5 trends driving logistics costs up for manufacturers 5 TRENDS DRIVING LOGISTICS COSTS UP FOR MANUFACTURERS

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Jul 29, 2019

Logistics costs are rising for manufacturing companies, but why? In the below infographic, we break down the top five trends driving logistics challenges for manufacturers. Your company needs to stay aware of emerging trends and frequently evaluate how they may affect your logistics strategy.

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Industrial Revolutions Infographic INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTIONS INFOGRAPHIC

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Jul 23, 2019

The First Industrial Revolution that started in the UK, led to a step change in industrial productivity and systematisation, with the Second Industrial Revolution being driven by the UK and Western Europe, to the Third Industrial Revolution which was a silent revolution of Information Technology, an...

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Top 4 Trends Shaping Manufacturing Marketing TOP 4 TRENDS SHAPING MANUFACTURING MARKETING

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Jul 23, 2019

Manufacturing marketers weighed in on the trends facing their industry. Discover the top four - and the numbers behind them. B2B buyers have increasingly higher customer expectations. For them, the customer experience comes before buying considerations begin - and determines if they will even start....

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Manufacturing Report 2019 MANUFACTURING REPORT 2019

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Jul 23, 2019

As part of its 2019 Manufacturing Report produced in conjunction with both Mitel and The Manufacturer, Daisy polled UK manufacturing businesses to establish how many are embracing unified communications strategies, automation, Big Data and Industry 4.0, as well providing an overall assessment of key...

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Modern Mobility Manufacturers MODERN MOBILITY MANUFACTURERS

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Jul 22, 2019

How often do you hear the term, productivity in manufacturing? This term is often tossed about and misunderstood to mean making more than anyone else. Today we will talk about how supply chain mobility will aid in this pursuit, but first let’s take a look at what it means to manufacturers.

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3 Ways to Boost Safety in Manufacturing 3 WAYS TO BOOST SAFETY IN MANUFACTURING

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Jul 18, 2019

Manufacturing remains one of the largest industries despite the rise of online services and virtual currencies. Manufacturing involves the processing of raw materials into finished products and necessitates the use of various heavy equipment during operation, which puts operators at risk while perfo...

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Forrester Total Economic Report Shows a 405% ROI on 6sense FORRESTER TOTAL ECONOMIC REPORT SHOWS A 405% ROI ON 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

Calculating ROI has become a requirement for any corporate investment, across all business functions. Gone are the days when B2B marketers could attribute their spend to “branding.” Today, they’re being forced to provide concrete spend-to-revenue analysis to justify their investmen...

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SAP Concur at Work in Manufacturing SAP CONCUR AT WORK IN MANUFACTURING

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Jul 12, 2019

SAP Concur solutions are customizable to meet the needs of a complex global workforce within a single platform. SAP Concur connects to your existing systems for rapid deployment so you can realize the business benefits sooner than you might think.

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Why cognitive manufacturing matters in electronics WHY COGNITIVE MANUFACTURING MATTERS IN ELECTRONICS

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Jul 12, 2019

Hyper-complex production meets cognitive computing Electronics manufacturing is surrounded by continuous complexity. Executives face rising resource costs in traditionally low-cost production markets. They must address increasing customization, shorter lead times, frequently changing requirements an...

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The Future of 3D-Printed Implants THE FUTURE OF 3D-PRINTED IMPLANTS

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Jul 12, 2019

The survey results show that the most common procedure being performed with 3D-printed implants is total knee arthroplasty procedures and more than 65% of surgeons put their trust in this technology for the future standard of care. However, 68% of orthopedic physicians believe that 3D-printing techn...

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The True Cost of Downtime THE TRUE COST OF DOWNTIME

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Jul 11, 2019

Manufacturing companies survive on the reliability of their machines. As long as the equipment is running, the company is making money. All machines break down eventually, though, and when a company is unprepared with solutions it can be incredibly costly. It’s critical for a business to under...

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The Potential of Connected Manufacturing THE POTENTIAL OF CONNECTED MANUFACTURING

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Jul 10, 2019

The Internet of Things is changing virtually every aspect of manufacturing. Here’s a look at six areas where the technology creates potential opportunities and risks. Understanding the opportunities and risks can help make the Internet of Things a competitive advantage.

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Siemens sets industry milestone with first 3D printed part operating in nuclear power plant SIEMENS SETS INDUSTRY MILESTONE WITH FIRST 3D PRINTED PART OPERATING IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT

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Jul 10, 2019

The better than expected performance of this 3D printed part gave us confidence that we can reach the full life expectancy from our asset. Siemens has a long history of innovation in this area and their dedication to providing their customers with the latest, proven innovations made them an excellen...

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Your digital journey in 5 steps YOUR DIGITAL JOURNEY IN 5 STEPS

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Jul 10, 2019

Digitising your design & manufacturing business doesn’t need to be complicated. While everyone’s business and journey will be different, they all involve the following 5 steps. What will your journey look like? Use our digital strategy template to explore where your business is today...

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3D Printing Process and Material Decision Guide 3D PRINTING PROCESS AND MATERIAL DECISION GUIDE

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Jul 08, 2019

Want get more in-depth tips? Watch this on-demand webinar, Selecting the Right 3D Printing Material, hosted by Greg Paulsen, Director of Applications Engineering at Xometry. He discusses why materials matter, how to choose materials that meet your project goals and maximize cost efficiency, the stre...

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The SiriusDecisions B-to-B Marketing Automation Study Infographic THE SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B MARKETING AUTOMATION STUDY INFOGRAPHIC

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Jul 08, 2019

Does the organization have a valid and agreed-upon process of what its revenue engine looks like?  Is the marketing function speaking the same language as the sales team? Or are they focusing only on the lead when sales is more interested in pre-qualified, early-stage opportunities? How can sal...

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Managing Indirect Taxes In Industry 4.0 MANAGING INDIRECT TAXES IN INDUSTRY 4.0

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Jul 08, 2019

Rapidly changing technology and regulations are impacting how manufacturers work. How to best leverage emerging technologies to create new products and enter new markets are big industry challenges. In the infographic below, we explore Industry 4.0, what it means to manufacturers, and how Vertex can...

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Industry 4.0 & its implications INDUSTRY 4.0 & ITS IMPLICATIONS

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Jul 04, 2019

Industry 4.0 is a combined usage of mature digital technologies within the industrial value chain, with the integration of cyber-powered systems. Our integrated offerings include; Database Solutions & B2B Marketing, Demand Generation & Sales Acceleration, Business Research, Finance & Acc...

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Industry 4.0 Delivers on Increased Productivity INDUSTRY 4.0 DELIVERS ON INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY

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Jul 04, 2019

The shift to more flexible architectures allows for greater capacity and faster reconfiguration. Using universal analog input/output brings integration, robustness, flexibility, and efficiency with significant time and cost savings. All of which create opportunities for virtualization utilizing AI a...

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3D Printing: The 4th Industrial Revolution 3D PRINTING: THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

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Jul 02, 2019

The term 3D printing covers a variety of processes in which material is joined or solidified under computer control to create a three-dimensional object, with material being added together, typically layer by layer.

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The State of Additive Manufacturing in ASEAN today THE STATE OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN ASEAN TODAY

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Jul 02, 2019

Study conducted by thyssenkrupp shows potential of additive manufacturing to create 3 to 4 million additional jobs in Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN by 2030, Potential to reduce overall import for the region by $30-50 billion and retain ASEAN’s manufacturing competitiveness in th...

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Rise of Women in Semiconductor Manufacturing RISE OF WOMEN IN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING

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Jul 01, 2019

The popular perception is that the manufacturing industry is exactly that – manufacturing. Historically a mans world, the industry now reports that the growth rate of female engineers entering the workforce is 3 times that of men. Women make up 47% of the US labor force, and 29% of manufacturi...

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Industry 4.0: Future solutions, today INDUSTRY 4.0: FUTURE SOLUTIONS, TODAY

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Jul 01, 2019

Manufacturing is expected to be a huge driver of Asias economy in the future. Deloitte forecasts that by 2020, 10 out of the 15 most competitive manufacturing countries will be from the Asia. Malaysia for example is poised to become the leader among the MITI-V manufacturing nations in South East Asi...

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Technology Transforms Manufacturing TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMS MANUFACTURING

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Jun 29, 2019

We’re hearing a lot about advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, and blockchain, including here on Science & Enterprise. But other than occasional dire warning about the toll they’re taking on jobs, we’re not seeing all that much in the popular media on the application ...

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Is the First Impression of Your Manufacturing Facility Positive? IS THE FIRST IMPRESSION OF YOUR MANUFACTURING FACILITY POSITIVE?

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Jun 29, 2019

Homeowners, hotels and office buildings are not alone when it comes to trying to make their spaces smell better. Your manufacturing facility’s scent is an important part of improving customer behavior and also helps a ton when it comes to boosting the mood and productivity of your employees. A...

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Enabling Industry 4.0 - Infographic ENABLING INDUSTRY 4.0 - INFOGRAPHIC

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Jun 25, 2019

Experts believe a wave of new technologies is creating the fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0. Defined by the trend of large industrial enterprises adopting automation, machine learning and real-time insights and configuration, Industry 4.0 will make global industrial operations smart and ...

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Top 5 Benefits of 3D Printing Models for Architects TOP 5 BENEFITS OF 3D PRINTING MODELS FOR ARCHITECTS

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Jun 25, 2019

If you were an architect 20 years ago, you would know that making a model was no mean feat; a lot of time went into scrubbing and shaping wood, foam or whatever else you worked your models on. And, of course, making adjustments or making the models all over again from reiterations in the design woul...

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Automotive Manufacturing Snapshot AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING SNAPSHOT

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Jun 25, 2019

With the dust settling in the wake of car manufacturers ceasing vehicle production in Australia, the automotive manufacturing sector has had to recalibrate, but positive signs are emerging. Although overall revenue and employment numbers are down from 2015 figures, business sentiment within the sect...

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Top aerospace 3D printing companies at the Paris Air Show 2019 TOP AEROSPACE 3D PRINTING COMPANIES AT THE PARIS AIR SHOW 2019

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Jun 24, 2019

So which are these parts that will make up the light aircraft of the future? Almost every major tier 1, tier 2 and subcontractor at the Paris Air Show had something to show. You can quickly catch a glimpse of all the major announcements from the show and see some of the additively manufactured parts...

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Why Content for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) WHY CONTENT FOR SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION (SEO)

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Jun 24, 2019

If you’re in B2B marketing, I would challenge you to think outside the box and do things that no one else is doing. The higher you can stand, the smaller everyone else seems and the farther you can distance yourself from the competition to show: “Here’s exactly why you need to choo...

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Top Causes of Manufacturing Injuries TOP CAUSES OF MANUFACTURING INJURIES

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Jun 24, 2019

Many companies have key employees with specialized skills who cannot be easily replaced. A single worker missing a day or more of work due to injury or illness can have a significant operational and financial impact on your manufacturing business.

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The Automation Evolution of Manufacturing Logistics THE AUTOMATION EVOLUTION OF MANUFACTURING LOGISTICS

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Jun 22, 2019

Industry 4.0 technologies influence logistics in important ways. The digitization of the supply chain and automation of logistics processes – through technologies such as the industrial Internet of Things, smart sensors, Big Data and artificial intelligence, along with other new technologies &...

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The Future of Apparel Manufacturing THE FUTURE OF APPAREL MANUFACTURING

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Jun 20, 2019

This revolutionary facility uses a combination of Industry 4.0 technologies that have never been implemented in apparel manufacturing before. This new way of manufacturing streamlines production and makes Made In America cost effective at a level that was previously impossible.

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PPG Advances Sustainability to Protect and Beautify the World PPG ADVANCES SUSTAINABILITY TO PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD

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Jun 18, 2019

PPG embedded additional sustainable practices into its operations, introduced new sustainably advantaged products for customers, achieved a record low in injury cases across the company, advanced its global community engagement initiatives, and further advanced its diversity and inclusion efforts.

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10 Automotive Manufacturing Milestones 10 AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING MILESTONES

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Jun 17, 2019

Since the late 19th century, and the first appearance of her majesty the automobile, our lives have never been the same. It’s become an irreplaceable part of our existence – and of many of us, the one thing they cannot go without.

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What’s next in manufacturing WHAT’S NEXT IN MANUFACTURING

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Jun 15, 2019

The era of connectivity is impacting the manufacturing industry more than most, and the ability for companies to stay connected with what’s next in manufacturing is crucial to stay competitive to attract more customers.

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Mobility in Manufacturing MOBILITY IN MANUFACTURING

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Jun 15, 2019

Smart manufacturing and connected factory trends are challenging how manufacturing organizations operate and, more specifically, how their customers are served. Customers require ever faster innovation and shorter product cycles, while vendors need new and more agile processes.

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Foundries & 3D Printing FOUNDRIES & 3D PRINTING

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Jun 14, 2019

Foundries have been using 3D printing to help advance their businesses and be a step ahead of the competition. Take a look at this infographic to learn about how 3D printers are bringing extended capabilities in the areas of: Unlimited customization, Accuracy, Pattern enhancements, Efficiencies, Red...

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7 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing 7 WASTES OF LEAN MANUFACTURING

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Jun 13, 2019

One of the foundations of lean manufacturing is to reduce waste. In the early days of the Toyota Production System, which is where lean manufacturing originated, Toyota engineer Taiichi Ohno developed a list of seven wastes.

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4 applications you should produce with additive manufacturing 4 APPLICATIONS YOU SHOULD PRODUCE WITH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Jun 11, 2019

When people think of additive manufacturing, the first thing that often comes to mind is prototyping. When you need to iterate on a design quickly without the constraints of traditional manufacturing runs, AM works well because there’s no hard tooling involved, making rapid iteration possible....

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Bring Digital to Life in Manufacturing BRING DIGITAL TO LIFE IN MANUFACTURING

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Jun 11, 2019

With such importance placed upon your business processes going entirely digital, it’s understandable that some might find it a daunting idea. By working with IFS, you will be given a personalized, bespoke plan to make your business digital. At IFS, we recognize that every business is different...

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Hardware Innovations for Industry 4.0 HARDWARE INNOVATIONS FOR INDUSTRY 4.0

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Jun 06, 2019

The New Hardware Innovations Designed To Drive Industry 4.0. Technology Considerations For Industry 4.0. Small Changes In Millions Of Industrial Motors Will Deliver New Levels Of Energy Efficiency And Facility Flexibility. Robots Need To Evolve To New Levels Of Autonomy And Precision.

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American Manufacturing Innovations AMERICAN MANUFACTURING INNOVATIONS

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Jun 04, 2019

The hype of 3D Printing hit the proverbial fan around 2013. It seemed as though the future was here and now and that soon we would have a 3D printer on every desk in the coming years. While the hype may have been a bit overexaggerated, the potential for 3D printing was not.

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The Five Principles of Lean Manufacturing THE FIVE PRINCIPLES OF LEAN MANUFACTURING

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Jun 04, 2019

Lean manufacturing is dedicated to reducing waste in order to increase value. In the book The Machine that Changed the World, James Womack, Daniel Jones, and Daniel Roos identified five principles that underlie lean manufacturing efforts.

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Industry 4.0: Powered by the Internet of Things & Digital Manufacturing INDUSTRY 4.0: POWERED BY THE INTERNET OF THINGS & DIGITAL MANUFACTURING

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Jun 04, 2019

At Cerasis, a core value of ours is continuous improvement for not only our company, our clients, and employees, but through our blog and content to those who are related to what we do transportation management in the fields of manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, distribution, and transportation...

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Manufacturing Job Costing with Acumatica Project Accounting MANUFACTURING JOB COSTING WITH ACUMATICA PROJECT ACCOUNTING

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Jun 03, 2019

Manufacturing success rests on accurately estimating your costs e.g., labor, materials, machine, and set up costs and keeping them in check. Sounds easy, but cost management is complex, which is why implementing a modern manufacturing ERP solution that incorporates costing functionality is necessary...

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What are the Benefits of 3D Printing Technology? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY?

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May 31, 2019

One of the fastest-growing developments in the world of technology has been 3D printing, the process of depositing successive layers of material e.g. plastic, metal, wax etc. in a 3D printer, to create a physical object envisioned from a digital model.

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Factors affecting Sales in a Manufacturing Enterprise FACTORS AFFECTING SALES IN A MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISE

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May 30, 2019

If production is the heart of a manufacturing enterprise, then sales is the oxygen keeping it live and running. Therefore, it is very important for manufacturers to treat sales management in the same vein as the other aspects of manufacturing.

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Professional 3D printing is just a click away PROFESSIONAL 3D PRINTING IS JUST A CLICK AWAY

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May 28, 2019

With the advent of consumer-grade 3D printers at lower price points, this technology – which has been around since the 1980s – has recently made its debut in the home office. But 3D printers aren't just making an impact at the consumer level. Instead, they're slowly changing the ...

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Benefits of Industry 4.0 BENEFITS OF INDUSTRY 4.0

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May 27, 2019

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming manufacturing. What are the benefits? ​We're in the middle of a fourth Industrial Revolution-and this one goes far beyond manufacturing. Smart, connected technologies are transforming how parts and products are designed, made, used, and maintained...

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3D Metal Printing from A to Z 3D METAL PRINTING FROM A TO Z

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May 27, 2019

3D metal printing is taking the industrial world by storm, 36% of companies globally used metal materials for 3D printing in 2018, The global market for 3D printing metals will reach a value of $12 billion by the year 2028.

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Manufacturing cybersecurity is complicated MANUFACTURING CYBERSECURITY IS COMPLICATED

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May 23, 2019

The volume and complexity of cyber threats is a major concern for manufacturers. While Industry 4.0 and IIoT streamlines processes and helps manufacturers reach business objectives, it also presents new security vulnerabilities and exposure to new threats.

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Learning Challenges in Manufacturing LEARNING CHALLENGES IN MANUFACTURING

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May 23, 2019

Manufacturers are experiencing expansion and job growth while facing one of the tightest labor markets in recent history. Manufacturers must not only find workers with the skills required to meet today’s and tomorrow’s advanced manufacturing requirements, they must also continually devel...

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The 3D Printing Job Market 2019 THE 3D PRINTING JOB MARKET 2019

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May 22, 2019

Behind additive manufacturing technologies lies the know-how and knowledge of qualified people on cutting-edge subjects. It is quite clear that 3D printing attracts many profiles and companies have been recruiting, but in what proportions? What are the recruiting trends in 3D printing?

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10 B2B eCommerce DOs and DON’Ts for Manufacturing 10 B2B ECOMMERCE DOS AND DON’TS FOR MANUFACTURING

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May 21, 2019

B2B eCommerce, or business-to-business online selling, opens a whole new world for distributors and manufacturers. Accessing customers across the globe, reducing order-processing costs, providing customers with an easy order process, tracking past orders, and so much more creates a competitive edge ...

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The State of Manufacturing THE STATE OF MANUFACTURING

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May 14, 2019

Trends in manufacturing and how they're affecting the current hiring landscape, Trends across industries including Food & Beverage and Retail, Tips for creating an agile and responsive strategy to maintain full employment.

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Upscaling food and beverage production with Flexicurtain UPSCALING FOOD AND BEVERAGE PRODUCTION WITH FLEXICURTAIN

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May 09, 2019

Many businesses look for cost-effective and time-efficient ways to maximise food production and the capacity of their current processes and production equipment. Flexicurtain is a simple yet effective solution to help achieve increased production capacity by overcoming many of the problems faced by ...

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Top 10 Technology Trends in Manufacturing TOP 10 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS IN MANUFACTURING

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May 09, 2019

Although apps and smart devices will make an impact in manufacturing technologies this year, a few other recent trends in manufacturing technology will dramatically redefine industry standards. Sustainable alternatives to traditional manufacturing will replace existing processes, and avoiding the In...

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3D Printing fit for High Fashion 3D PRINTING FIT FOR HIGH FASHION

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May 07, 2019

The MET GALA has become the pinnacle of couture fashion with celebrities parading the red carpet outfitted in extravagant wears that defy convention. So when fashion designer ZAC POSEN began imagining his looks for the annual spectacle, he teamed with GE ADDITIVE and digital manufacturer PROTOLABS t...

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Manufacturing & Small Business MANUFACTURING & SMALL BUSINESS

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May 06, 2019

Did you know that 98.6% of manufacturing companies are small businesses? And 75.3% have fewer than 20 employees. Manufacturing businesses create products from raw materials or components either by machines or by hand. Goods are made in plants, factories, mills-but also in homes.

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Manufacturing a sustainable tomorrow MANUFACTURING A SUSTAINABLE TOMORROW

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May 04, 2019

With rising energy costs adding to pressures of the competitive market, how can American manufacturers not only survive but thrive in today’s global economy? Listen to leading manufacturers who are convinced that sustainable manufacturing is the key to competing in today’s marketplace. W...

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Unified Production Optimization Architecture UNIFIED PRODUCTION OPTIMIZATION ARCHITECTURE

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May 04, 2019

Unified Production Optimization: Improving Margins by Integrating Planning, Scheduling and APC. Unified Production Optimization, an end-to-end solution that bridges the gaps between the economic plan, tactical scheduling and advanced control. With vertically integrated unified production optimizatio...

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Accelerate manufacturing throughput ACCELERATE MANUFACTURING THROUGHPUT

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May 03, 2019

A Digital Thread ties together the key design, manufacture and service domains, including product life-cycle management, supply chain management, enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management. DXC ties these core components of the A&D value chain together to create a Digital ...

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A World of Possibilities with 3D-Printing A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES WITH 3D-PRINTING

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May 02, 2019

Caterpillar has teamed up again with NASA for the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. The challenge is all about finding innovative ways to design and print a habitat that could be used for deep space exploration, including a possible journey to Mars. These innovations have applications on Earth today too...

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3 Questions Manufacturers Ask about Social Media 3 QUESTIONS MANUFACTURERS ASK ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA

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May 01, 2019

We get many queries from manufacturers about social marketing - mostly, why and how should I use it - so here are our answers to the most-popular questions manufacturers ask about social media. B2B operations have increasingly embraced social media as a strategic marketing tool. In fact, 9 out of 10...

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Manufacturing In Motion: Transforming For A New Industrial Era MANUFACTURING IN MOTION: TRANSFORMING FOR A NEW INDUSTRIAL ERA

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May 01, 2019

Technological advancements are transforming the manufacturing sector and ushering in a new industrial era. A survey of over 500 manufacturing executives explores their changing strategies, shifts in talent needs and what the most innovative and tech-forward companies do differently.

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Additive manufacturing: Ceramics ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: CERAMICS

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Apr 26, 2019

The range of applications, material types expands as ceramic additive manufacturing (AM) processes are continuously researched, validated, and implemented. Strong compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in end-use part production, application, and hardware revenues.

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Benefits of IoT in Manufacturing BENEFITS OF IOT IN MANUFACTURING

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Apr 25, 2019

The Internet of Things is transforming business models around the world. This technological revolution has impacted the manufacturing sector more than any other field. Manufacturers using IoT integrated machines have already started experiencing improved productivity and revenue in their business.

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10 Reasons to Admire Canadian Auto Production 10 REASONS TO ADMIRE CANADIAN AUTO PRODUCTION

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Apr 22, 2019

Before the signing of the 1965 Auto Pact by Canada and the US, American car companies were forced to produce Canadian-specific models in branch plants located largely in Ontario. But with America exporting most of the required components, Canada racked up big trade deficits due to the value of parts...

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4 Ways Performance Management Benefits the Manufacturing Industry 4 WAYS PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT BENEFITS THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Apr 20, 2019

HR technology has continued to make appearances in the manufacturing industry from recent years. Employees play a vital role in operations and the overall success of the industry, so it’s important to keep them wanting to come back to your workplace, and focusing on their engagement will do ju...

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Benefits of blockchain in manufacturing industry BENEFITS OF BLOCKCHAIN IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Apr 19, 2019

A lot of new technologies are redefining the way manufacturing industries used to work with their supply-chain management and blockchain is one of them. As blockchain technology continues to advance, the supply chain industry is sure to see the true forms of transparency, accountability and efficien...

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Top 7 Mistakes When Searching MRP / ERP / Manufacturing Software TOP 7 MISTAKES WHEN SEARCHING MRP / ERP / MANUFACTURING SOFTWARE

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Apr 16, 2019

Our Customer Success team put together the top 7 mistakes to avoid when searching for ERP / MRP / Manufacturing software. Do you agree with that list? Sitting through demonstrations and trying to decide which solution is the best. It’s like buying running shoes – without trying them on, ...

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Four steps to naming your fabrication business FOUR STEPS TO NAMING YOUR FABRICATION BUSINESS

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Apr 10, 2019

Just-in-Time delivery is an important inventory management process and lean manufacturing technique in supply chain management. It’s also known as the Toyota Production System (TPS). JIT delivery involves ordering and receiving inventory for production or sales only as needed, reducing warehou...

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Game of 3D Printing GAME OF 3D PRINTING

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Apr 10, 2019

We got so over excited for season 8 of Game of Thrones that we wracked our brains to find a great excuse to come up with some fun content but how could we relate it to printing, so that our boss didn’t go full mountain on us?? We came up with Game of 3D printing of course, and tried to figure ...

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Misconceptions About Sales in the Manufacturing Industry MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SALES IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Apr 09, 2019

Manufacturers are going through a rapid digital change. Our infographic breaks down a few misconceptions about the industry and provides you with an inside look at the transformation of sales within the manufacturing market.

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Five Resources for Women in Welding FIVE RESOURCES FOR WOMEN IN WELDING

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Apr 03, 2019

Education, networking and community all lend a hand to creating strong careers for women in manufacturing. Check out these helpful resources if you’re looking to kick start or advance your career in the trades!

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The Future of 3d Printing in 2019 THE FUTURE OF 3D PRINTING IN 2019

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Mar 28, 2019

Right now, 3D printing is an unstoppable force. It wasn’t long when the limited output and printing speed of 3D printers made the service suitable enough for rapid prototyping.

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Welding Processes Risk Management WELDING PROCESSES RISK MANAGEMENT

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Mar 25, 2019

A person conducting a business or undertaking has the primary duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that workers and other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the business or undertaking. A person conducting a business or undertaking that carries out weldin...

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Additive Manufacturing: Industry Trends and Outlook ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: INDUSTRY TRENDS AND OUTLOOK

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Mar 21, 2019

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, technologies create three-dimensional parts from computer-aided design models by successively adding material layer by layer until a physical part is created. While AM technologies have been around since the 1980s, the industry went through its most striking h...

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The State of Dental 3D Printing THE STATE OF DENTAL 3D PRINTING

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Mar 19, 2019

A smartech report indicated that by 2025, 3d printer sales in dental will exceed milling sales, and that by 2027, over half of all 3d printers in dentistry will be used chairside vs labs vs 88% in labs today. Founded in 2003 as a specialist recruitment consultancy focusing on healthcare sales and ma...

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AI in Manufacturing AI IN MANUFACTURING

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Mar 14, 2019

AI technologies are injecting much needed productivity and advancement into the manufacturing industry. AI-powered bots are becoming more common on factory floors. Computer vision and machine learning software is improving QA, safety, and maintenance of development and manufacturing processes. AI-as...

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Generator Manufacturing Infographic GENERATOR MANUFACTURING INFOGRAPHIC

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Mar 05, 2019

This infographic is sourced from The Business Research Company`s Motor And Generator Manufacturing global market report. The report provides an overview of the historic, current and forecast global motor and generator manufacturing market, and provides information on the market characteristics, tren...

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The Outlook for Automation and Manufacturing Jobs in Seven Charts THE OUTLOOK FOR AUTOMATION AND MANUFACTURING JOBS IN SEVEN CHARTS

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Feb 19, 2019

Over the last decade, the prospect of mass automation has seemingly shifted from a vague possibility to an inescapable reality. While it’s still incredibly difficult to estimate the ultimate impact of automation and AI on the economy, the picture is starting to become a bit clearer as projecti...

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Guide to 3D Printing Materials GUIDE TO 3D PRINTING MATERIALS

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Feb 18, 2019

So which materials do 3D printers use to print anyhow? This is a common refrain from those unfamiliar with how 3D printers like the HP Metal Jet render physical objects, and even those more familiar with the 3D printing process may be surprised to find out there are other lesser known printing mater...

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The State of Training in 2019: Industrial Skills THE STATE OF TRAINING IN 2019: INDUSTRIAL SKILLS

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Feb 13, 2019

In fact, 25% of employers in manufacturing have said they’ve already lost revenue due to unfilled vacancies, and many are offering extended overtime pay to existing workers at they struggle to keep production lines running. Learn how employers are making hiring adjustments and expanding traini...

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Embedded intelligence in Manufacturing EMBEDDED INTELLIGENCE IN MANUFACTURING

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Feb 09, 2019

An overview of the evolutions in manufacturing technologies, information technology evolutions in the manufacturing sector and manufacturing trends against the backdrop of IT and OT convergence and changing smart manufacturing processes and priorities for the period 2018-2021.

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Automated Machine Learning and Manufacturing AUTOMATED MACHINE LEARNING AND MANUFACTURING

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Feb 08, 2019

Manufacturing is a hotbed of Al innovation, from R&D to real-time production applications. With the growing variety of data, enabled by loT integrations and smart products, its paramount to maintain scalability and accuracy of generated predictions.

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5 Ways Your Company Can Get Started with Additive Manufacturing 5 WAYS YOUR COMPANY CAN GET STARTED WITH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Feb 07, 2019

Additive manufacturing has become a key manufacturing method for production. According to a recent survey by Jabil, over 60% of manufacturers are using 3D printing technologies to produce at least 10% of their functional or end-use parts – a significant increase from the previous year’s ...

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3D printing technology to reduce production time and costs in passenger car Manufacturing 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE PRODUCTION TIME AND COSTS IN PASSENGER CAR MANUFACTURING

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Feb 05, 2019

This infographic is sourced from The Business Research Company`s Passenger Car global market report. The report provides an overview of the historic, current and forecast global passenger car market, and provides information on the market characteristics, trends, driver & restraints, regional an...

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Manufacturing Trends for 2019 and What They Tell us about the Future MANUFACTURING TRENDS FOR 2019 AND WHAT THEY TELL US ABOUT THE FUTURE

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Feb 05, 2019

The increasing availability of cloud services keeps redefining what’s possible in the manufacturing world. The Cloud enables us to collect much greater data quantities than before, leading to all-round connectivity between ops, people and assets.

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The Maturity of Manufacturers in E-Commerce THE MATURITY OF MANUFACTURERS IN E-COMMERCE

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Jan 30, 2019

Manufacturers have taken different strategies over the years to adapt to the proliferation of online channels and the constant evolution of consumer behavior. Some manufacturers were early to embrace direct-to-consumer (D2C) sales. Some are still learning to optimize their marketing and fulfilling e...

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25 KPI Examples For Manufacturing Companies 25 KPI EXAMPLES FOR MANUFACTURING COMPANIES

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Jan 25, 2019

Because Rhythm strategy execution software acts as a framework for pulling together into one single system many improvement initiatives and management tools that are popular among manufacturing companies, many of our most successful clients come from the manufacturing industry.

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Guide to Welding & Fume Extraction GUIDE TO WELDING & FUME EXTRACTION

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Jan 23, 2019

This weld fume guide takes a look at the many ways weld fume can be collected and extracted from a facility. When not properly removed from the work area, weld fume can cause some serious health issues for welders. The CMAXX Dust & Fume Collector is the best choice for removing weld fume from yo...

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How Manufacturing Leads Find and Research Solutions HOW MANUFACTURING LEADS FIND AND RESEARCH SOLUTIONS

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Jan 22, 2019

Technical buyers, like engineers and other industrial professionals, hold a huge influence over the purchase process in the manufacturing space. That’s why converting manufacturing leads into customers requires the right messaging approach tailored to a technical audience. But today’s bu...

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Top 8 Smart Industry Trends in Logistics and Manufacturing for 2019 and Beyond TOP 8 SMART INDUSTRY TRENDS IN LOGISTICS AND MANUFACTURING FOR 2019 AND BEYOND

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Jan 21, 2019

Digital transformation is rapidly disrupting current industry models. The adoption of new technologies is particularly accelerating in the logistics and manufacturing sector due to the benefits it offers enterprises and is resulting in the wider implementation of smart industry solutions.

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The four leadership personas of Industry 4.0 THE FOUR LEADERSHIP PERSONAS OF INDUSTRY 4.0

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Jan 20, 2019

​Industry 4.0 holds the promise of a new era of globalization. Yet while our latest survey identifies companies successfully implementing Industry 4.0 technologies, many senior executives remain less prepared than they think they are. A year ago, Deloitte’s inaugural survey assessing private a...

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Benefits of 3D printing BENEFITS OF 3D PRINTING

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Jan 19, 2019

The term 3D printing covers a variety of processes in which material is joined or solidified under computer control to create a three-dimensional object, with material being added together, typically layer by layer.

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Advanced U.S. Manufacturing: Strengthening Communities and the Economy ADVANCED U.S. MANUFACTURING: STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES AND THE ECONOMY

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Jan 18, 2019

The phrase Made in the USA is more than just a slogan. It represents the manufacturing capability of the country. And according to an infographic from Standard Textile, US manufacturing drives more innovation than any other sector in the country.

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5 Manufacturing Trends to Watch for 2019 5 MANUFACTURING TRENDS TO WATCH FOR 2019

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Jan 17, 2019

With Industry 4.0 quickly gaining steam, 2019 is the year for manufacturers to prioritize technological advancements in order to stay competitive in the coming years - and industry predictions suggest the coming years are going to move very quickly. Initiatives that rely on connected, data-driven te...

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What is 3D Printing? WHAT IS 3D PRINTING?

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Jan 17, 2019

3D printing is any of various processes in which material is joined or solidified under computer control to create a three-dimensional object, with a material being added together such as liquid molecules or powder grains being fused together, typically layer by layer. In the 1990s, 3D printing tech...

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New 100% sustainable packaging NEW 100% SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

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Jan 15, 2019

OptumRx is the first large-scale pharmacy care services company to implement fully sustainable packaging for temperature-sensitive prescriptions, reducing environmental impact. The new packaging eliminates polystyrene, while ensuring medication safety and quality for consumers and affirms the commit...

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How 3D Printing is Changing the World HOW 3D PRINTING IS CHANGING THE WORLD

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Jan 08, 2019

Learn when 3D printing started and how the technology has rapidly evolved since that time to catalyze sea changes in the longstanding industries of healthcare and manufacturing, including aviation and automotive. Across the globe, various 3D printing materials are being sourced to feed the growing d...

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Photographic and Photocopying Equipment Manufacturing Market PHOTOGRAPHIC AND PHOTOCOPYING EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING MARKET

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Jan 01, 2019

This infographic is sourced from The Business Research Company`s Photographic And Photocopying Equipment Manufacturing global market report. The report provides an overview of the historic, current and forecast global photographic and photocopying equipment manufacturing market, and provides informa...

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Digital Transformation Trends in Manufacturing DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TRENDS IN MANUFACTURING

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Dec 18, 2018

In the past couple of years, one of the topics that created buzz among manufacturers has been digital transformation. What was initially seen as an IT expense has, over time, grown to be accepted as one of the main strategic initiatives every CEO needs to consider.

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5 Ways to Automate 3D Print Production using Cobots 5 WAYS TO AUTOMATE 3D PRINT PRODUCTION USING COBOTS

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Dec 16, 2018

When running a fleet of 3D Printers, Cobots can easily remove prints from resin vats, powder beds, and standard filament extrusion bed areas. Using vision inspection and other sensors, Cobots can easily identify different geometries coming off your 3d printer and organize accordingly.

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Enhance Design and Production Efficiency ENHANCE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY

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Dec 12, 2018

Late modifications are part of the normal process for ship design, causing costly rework in the fabrication and assembly phases. You can manage late changes without affecting the production, you can achieve an efficient design for production. This way, parts can fit right first time in production.

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Cybersecurity Strengthens US Manufacturers CYBERSECURITY STRENGTHENS US MANUFACTURERS

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Dec 06, 2018

While ransomware is not new, the Wanna cry attack has been so widespread that many small-business owners, manufacturers among them, have likely lost some sleep wondering if they’ve done enough to protect their systems. Could a ransomware attack be the end of their business?

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Looking Ahead to Manufacturing Trends in 2019 LOOKING AHEAD TO MANUFACTURING TRENDS IN 2019

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Dec 06, 2018

Over the past eight years, manufacturing created roughly 1.1 million jobs, bouncing back from the sector’s abyss experienced during the Great Recession. More recently, according to the Institute for Supply Management, 17 of the 18 major manufacturing industries have experienced growth, with ov...

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Fiber Laser in Manufacturing of Truck Trailers FIBER LASER IN MANUFACTURING OF TRUCK TRAILERS

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Dec 05, 2018

The report provides an overview of the historic, current and forecast Global Truck Trailer Market, and provides information on the truck trailer market characteristics, trends, driver & restraints, regional analysis, competitive landscape, and key mergers and acquisitions in the market.

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Wood Products Manufacturing Infographic WOOD PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING INFOGRAPHIC

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Nov 24, 2018

This infographic is sourced from The Business Research Company`s Wood Products Manufacturing global market report. The report provides an overview of the historic, current and forecast global wood products manufacturing market, and provides information on the market characteristics, trends, driver &...

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Bridging the Language Barrier Between Electrical and Mechanical Engineers BRIDGING THE LANGUAGE BARRIER BETWEEN ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERS

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Nov 20, 2018

Mechanical engineers and electrical engineers don't always share the same jargon. Bridge the gap between this language barrier by learning what Electrical Engineers wish Mechanical Engineers knew and vice-versa. From the difference between AC and DC circuits to reading symbols or tolerances, our...

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How the Connected Factory is Taking Manufacturing Forward HOW THE CONNECTED FACTORY IS TAKING MANUFACTURING FORWARD

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Nov 16, 2018

The manufacturing world represents a vivid landscape of opportunities driven by the idea of propelling lives forward. Every manufacturing process echoes within a system, and technology has become a direct reflection of this. The days of segmented, siloed data and disparate systems are numbered.

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Intelligent Manufacturing - The Future is Closer Than You Think INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING - THE FUTURE IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK

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Nov 15, 2018

Manufacturers find themselves under extreme pressure these days. Products are becoming obsolete more quickly than ever before, the competition keeps getting stronger and every mistake could prove costly in highly disruptive markets.

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How to Plan and Execute an MES Migration Project HOW TO PLAN AND EXECUTE AN MES MIGRATION PROJECT

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Nov 14, 2018

The environment and context conditions will determine the appropriate migration strategy, taking into consideration the risk, time and cost/effort. Strategy with the highest risk but the shortest migration time and lowest cost, Strategy with the lowest risk, but the highest cost.

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4 Examples of IoT applications in Manufacturing 4 EXAMPLES OF IOT APPLICATIONS IN MANUFACTURING

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Nov 09, 2018

The introduction of IoT technology is quickly changing the way organizations operate. More and more companies are turning to IoT with the goal of optimizing production processes and increasing automation. The global IoT market will grow from $157B in 2016 to $457B by 2020, attaining a Compound Annua...

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Business Expectations of the Manufacturing Sector BUSINESS EXPECTATIONS OF THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR

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Oct 31, 2018

A majority of firms (a weighted 81 percent) in the manufacturing sector expects the business situation in the next six months to remain similar to a quarter ago. A weighted 9 percent of manufacturers expect business conditions to improve while a weighted 10 percent foresees a softer business outlook...

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Introduction to Additive Manufacturing INTRODUCTION TO ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Oct 25, 2018

Additive manufacturing (AM), commonly referred to as 3D Printing, refers to a production process in which components are created a layer by layer on the basis of digital 3D design data. In the next 5 years, it is forecasted to see an increase in production speed by 400% and a decline in cost by 50%....

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3D printing at Ministry of Defence 3D PRINTING AT MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

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Oct 24, 2018

It has been said that 3D printing will change the world. Described as the second industrial revolution by experts, academics and the media, 3D printing has the potential to impact all industry sectors. MOD DCB takes a look at how 3D printing is being used in the defense industry.

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A Brief History Of Printing A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINTING

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Oct 18, 2018

Learn about the history and evolution of printing starting with interesting facts about the first printing in China, the oldest known woodblock, technology evolution of printers by Johann Gutenburg, what offset printing is and how it is used in everyday printing operations, the first printing busine...

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Machine Learning in Manufacturing Process MACHINE LEARNING IN MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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Oct 11, 2018

The most innovative manufacturers in the world are leveraging Machine Learning to improve business processes through features such as automation, intelligent forecasting and supply chain management. Almost 90 percent of CIOs believe intelligent systems will increase the accuracy and speed of decisio...

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Manufacturers Adoption of Smart Manufacturing MANUFACTURERS ADOPTION OF SMART MANUFACTURING

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Oct 09, 2018

Through the rise of IoT and industry 4.0, smart manufacturing is a new manufacturing way that are gradually adopted by manufacturers. Smart manufacturing has the advantage of cost saving and time efficient. By connecting all of the devices and digitalize every manufacturing date, it also helps to pr...

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8 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing 8 WASTES OF LEAN MANUFACTURING

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Oct 04, 2018

At HUI we’re always striving to find the best way to manufacture everything we make, so we’re constantly working toward continuous improvement and eliminating waste. The improvements we’ve made have helped us grow as a company, and they’ve also given our customers confidence ...

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Manufacturing by the numbers MANUFACTURING BY THE NUMBERS

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Oct 03, 2018

You know manufacturing matters in the U.S. economy. After all, that’s why there’s a nationally-recognized day to celebrate it! We make trillions of dollar’s worth of goods in this country every year, and over 12 million Americans work in the manufacturing sector. But just how much ...

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Woodworking And Paper Machinery Manufacturing WOODWORKING AND PAPER MACHINERY MANUFACTURING

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Oct 03, 2018

This infographic is sourced from The Business Research Company`s woodworking and paper machinery manufacturing global market report. The report provides an overview of the historic, current and forecast global woodworking and paper machinery manufacturing market, and provides information on the mark...

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A Snapshot of Monthly Manufacturing Statistics in the United States A SNAPSHOT OF MONTHLY MANUFACTURING STATISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES

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Oct 02, 2018

The U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services Report, produced jointly by the Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis, is the official source for U.S. import and export statistics. The report provides detailed trade data that are vital for informed decision-making in both the private and ...

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Wax 3D Printing for the Digital Foundry WAX 3D PRINTING FOR THE DIGITAL FOUNDRY

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Oct 01, 2018

Foundries are ready to evolve. To facilitate the transition from an analog to a digital workflow, 3D Systems has advanced 3D printing materials and methodologies for scalable printing of 100% wax investment casting patterns. Digital foundry solutions offer a profitable way for foundries to achieve p...

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China’s Manufacturing Industry in 2018 CHINA’S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY IN 2018

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Oct 01, 2018

The development of China’s manufacturing industry has always been given great attention. However, it is not easy to interpret market movements and truly understand the changes in various industries. This market, which appears to have huge opportunities, is often full of uncertainties.

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Plastic Injection Molding Infographic PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING INFOGRAPHIC

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Sep 21, 2018

Injection moulding is a manufacturing process for producing parts by injecting molten material into a mould. Injection moulding can be performed with a host of materials mainly including metals, glasses, elastomers, confections, and most commonly thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers.

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The Future of Manufacturing: Global trends to watch out for THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING: GLOBAL TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR

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Sep 20, 2018

The industrial revolution we’re experiencing now is powered by advancements that include smart manufacturing, robotics, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT). The infographic highlights key trends that are changing global manufacturing as we know it.

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How Advanced Manufacturing Is Driving The U.S. Economy HOW ADVANCED MANUFACTURING IS DRIVING THE U.S. ECONOMY

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Sep 20, 2018

Driving more innovation and responsible for more than 3/4 of all private sector research and development, advanced US manufacturing is growing into an essential industry. Though our imports far surpass our exports, American manufacturing supports the economy as well as local communities.

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Bay Area Manufacturing is here to Stay BAY AREA MANUFACTURING IS HERE TO STAY

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Sep 18, 2018

Manufacturing in the Bay Area has a bright future and already accounts for a big chunk of the area’s jobs, according to a new report presented Thursday at a manufacturing summit in Oakland.

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2018 trends at a glance MANUFACTURING 2018 TRENDS AT A GLANCE MANUFACTURING

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Sep 18, 2018

Manufacturing executives indicate that as adoption of Industry 4.0 and digital transformation accelerates, AI will become crucial to the industry. We asked business and IT executives to rank their satisfaction with their own IT organizations based on the 10 key attributes of a world-class IT organiz...

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The 4th Industrial Revolution and Job Automation THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION AND JOB AUTOMATION

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Sep 17, 2018

The 4th Industrial Revolution is happening now. It is marked by revolutionary innovations in many fields including genetics, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology etc. It has led to massive transformations in consumption, production and most importantly, in the global work...

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Vanson Bourne Research on Discrete Manufacturing & the IoT VANSON BOURNE RESEARCH ON DISCRETE MANUFACTURING & THE IOT

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Sep 05, 2018

This Vanson Bourne infographic details the approach discrete manufacturing providers are taking for implementing the IoT - build, buy or both.

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Manufacture of Parts And Accessories For Railway Vehicles global market MANUFACTURE OF PARTS AND ACCESSORIES FOR RAILWAY VEHICLES GLOBAL MARKET

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Sep 02, 2018

This infographic is sourced from The Business Research Company`s Manufacture of Parts And Accessories For Railway Vehicles global market report. The report provides an overview of the historic, current and forecast global manufacturer of parts and accessories for railway vehicles market, and provide...

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5 Unique Features in Metal 3D Printing 5 UNIQUE FEATURES IN METAL 3D PRINTING

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Sep 01, 2018

Learn about five unique features that set Desktop Metal systems apart from other metal 3D printers on today's market. We compare how the Studio System and the Production System standout in regard to cost, speed, printing technologies, material options, and use-cases.

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Digital Transformation Trends in the Manufacturing Landscape for 2018 DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TRENDS IN THE MANUFACTURING LANDSCAPE FOR 2018

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Aug 29, 2018

Every industry faces business disruption at one point in time, and manufacturing is ripe for change. With globalization, an ageing workforce and changing regulations challenging the status quo, there has never been a better time for a digital revolution.

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Roto Molding vs. Blow Molding ROTO MOLDING VS. BLOW MOLDING

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Aug 28, 2018

As you know, you can make large hollow plastic parts using rotational molding or blow molding. But, depending on several factors, including the type of parts made and the volume of parts produced, the differences between roto molding and blow molding can be significant.

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What Trends Are Emerging In 3D Printing? WHAT TRENDS ARE EMERGING IN 3D PRINTING?

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Aug 27, 2018

Despite being around for a number of years, 3D printing is just recently beginning to have a transformative influence over how goods are manufactured. While there are still hurdles to overcome before perfecting this method, 3D printing is slowly working its way toward becoming ubiquitous in manufact...

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MESA’s Smart Manufacturing Community MESA’S SMART MANUFACTURING COMMUNITY

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Aug 23, 2018

MESA is the place to find unbiased information on how to accelerate progress toward Smart Manufacturing. In our very first month, we engaged and started some important discussions. MESA offers a safe, worldwide, non-commercial venue in which to learn from your peers and experts to accelerate your di...

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Entry-Level 3D Printer Buyer ENTRY-LEVEL 3D PRINTER BUYER'S GUIDE

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Aug 20, 2018

The next industrial revolution is all about personal manufacturing, and it’s happening now. 3D printing is poised to unlock the potential in every person to create, innovate and fabricate. Having already transformed manufacturing; soon it will change our personal worlds.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution is Here-Are You Ready? THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IS HERE-ARE YOU READY?

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Aug 13, 2018

Signs seem good: 4IR technology patent applications are on the rise, Industry 4.0 ambitions are high, manufacturing and manufacturing technologies do well, spending on the Internet of Things (a key technological component) in industrial markets in 2018 looks promising, despite a slight than overall ...

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How 3D printing works? HOW 3D PRINTING WORKS?

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Aug 04, 2018

Create a 3D model using CAD (Computer Aided Design) software. We like FreeCAD, OpenSCAD, and Blender, or you can use your preferred CAD program. Slice the 3D model into printable cross-section layers using Slicer or your preferred software and convert to GCODE.

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Why Your Company Should Invest in 3D Printing WHY YOUR COMPANY SHOULD INVEST IN 3D PRINTING

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Aug 01, 2018

Are you wondering if your company should invest in 3D printing? You'll learn: How outsourcing compares to in-house printing, Six reasons for investing in a 3D printer may be the right move for your business, The impacts of buying a printer can have on ROI.

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Digital Marketing for The Manufacturing Industry DIGITAL MARKETING FOR THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Jul 31, 2018

Marketing is not historically a high priority for the manufacturing industry. According to recent studies, the average manufacturer spends 8% of their annual budget on an advertisement, generating leads, and making business deals. However, that 8% can also go a longer way than it has in the past, as...

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4 Essentials Strategies for Food & Beverage Manufacturing Operations 4 ESSENTIALS STRATEGIES FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

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Jul 16, 2018

Overcoming the challenges of making company-wide manufacturing operations more customer-driven needs to start with a clear definition of what success looks like. Having accurate, real-time production visibility improves product quality, order accuracy, and customer satisfaction while driving down ma...

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5 Tips for Implementing Digital Technology in your Manufacturing Organization 5 TIPS FOR IMPLEMENTING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IN YOUR MANUFACTURING ORGANIZATION

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Jul 14, 2018

Our expert speakers lend us some advice for implementing digital technologies. Create an edge by embracing a culture of experimentation, identifying the areas of greatest need and then leaning on employees with experience to teach others.

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Parental Misconceptions of Manufacturing Careers PARENTAL MISCONCEPTIONS OF MANUFACTURING CAREERS

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Jul 08, 2018

A serious misconception is that manufacturing is dirty, dark or dangerous; and isn’t seen as an optimal career choice. The reality is that manufacturing is an advanced, high-value industry that represents innovation and technology.

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Developments and trends in 3D printing DEVELOPMENTS AND TRENDS IN 3D PRINTING

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Jul 05, 2018

The 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing State of the Industry Report, published by Wohlers Associates in 2018, predicts that the adoption of additive manufacturing in the workplace will continue to expand, with the sale of additive manufacturing products and services expected to reach $ 28 billio...

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Trends in digital manufacturing TRENDS IN DIGITAL MANUFACTURING

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Jun 28, 2018

A recent Trends in Digital Manufacturing survey, jointly conducted by SME, a manufacturing association promoting advanced manufacturing technologies, and Plataine, a leading provider of Industrial IoT and AI-based manufacturing optimization solutions, has revealed key insights on plans for factory d...

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Industry 4.0: The Fourth Industrial Revolution INDUSTRY 4.0: THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

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Jun 27, 2018

​Industry 4.0 holds the promise of a new era of globalization. Yet while our latest survey identifies companies successfully implementing Industry 4.0 technologies, many senior executives remain less prepared than they think they are. A year ago, Deloitte’s inaugural survey assessing private a...

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How Blockchain Technology is Revolutionizing the Manufacturing Industry HOW BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY IS REVOLUTIONIZING THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Jun 25, 2018

A good example here is SyncFab, a manufacturing supply chain blockchain – the world’s first peer-to-peer industrial marketplace for the manufacturing industry. The company aims to revolutionize the sphere by connecting buyers directly with hardware manufacturers saving their time, money ...

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Essentra Components - The Equipment Manufacturing Industry ESSENTRA COMPONENTS - THE EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Jun 22, 2018

Essentra provides the small yet vital components that help power the Equipment Manufacturing industry. And we help it move smoother, smarter and faster by manufacturing and distributing one of the world’s most extensive ranges of handles, hinges and gasketing products.

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Smart IoT solutions in manufacturing SMART IOT SOLUTIONS IN MANUFACTURING

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Jun 21, 2018

Like the Cloud, it seems like everyone has heard of the Internet of Things. You probably have at least a notion of what it could do for your business. And maybe an uneasy feeling about what it could do for your competition. But if you’re not up to speed, relax.

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10 Tips For Using RFID Technology In Manufacturing 10 TIPS FOR USING RFID TECHNOLOGY IN MANUFACTURING

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Jun 18, 2018

Since their inception, RFID (radio frequency identification) tags have largely been a highly useful but overlooked tool across various industries like manufacturing. Until recently, companies are beginning to realize the benefits of RFID, like its longer range and robustness.

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The Product Development Life Cycle THE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT LIFE CYCLE

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Jun 18, 2018

It starts with an idea. And with careful planning, quality production, and continued maintenance, your ideas can come to fruition with the help of Stratasys Direct Manufacturing's expertise in 3D printing and advanced manufacturing. Let's take a closer look at the product development lifecyc...

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Trends in Digital Manufacturing 2018 TRENDS IN DIGITAL MANUFACTURING 2018

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Jun 16, 2018

Manufacturers are now facing unprecedented challenges of complexity and growth while connected technology, often known as Industry 4.0 or Industrial IoT, brings the possibility of building the ‘Digital Factory’: an industrial facility where all products, personnel, raw materials, machine...

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Nearshore Manufacturing in Mexico NEARSHORE MANUFACTURING IN MEXICO

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Jun 12, 2018

Nearshore Manufacturing is a cost-effective way to manufacture in neighboring countries for closer product distribution, skilled labor, trade benefits, and financial stability. In recent years nearshoring has become best practice for manufacturers and IT services to improve their supply chain and be...

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What’s 4D printing really about? WHAT’S 4D PRINTING REALLY ABOUT?

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Jun 09, 2018

3D printing has grown in sophistication since the late 1970s; TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits is shaping the next development, which he calls 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time. This emerging technology will allow us to print objects that then reshape themselves or self-assemble over time.

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Creating the manufacturing workplace of the future CREATING THE MANUFACTURING WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE

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Jun 07, 2018

The shifts that will take place to the workplace over the next decade will force Manufacturers to completely rethink traditional ways of working. Manufacturers must take action now if they are to develop the new ways of working that emerging digital technology will enable, and to attract the talent ...

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The Manufacturing Industry in 2018 THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY IN 2018

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Jun 06, 2018

The manufacturing landscape has changed dramatically over the last decade. To provide a window into this changing landscape we have developed an analysis of the sector, the likes of which does not exist. The Manufacturing Industry Output Tracker study comprises 11 years of historical manufacturing s...

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6 Ways To Win with Tool-less Manufacturing 6 WAYS TO WIN WITH TOOL-LESS MANUFACTURING

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Jun 01, 2018

Digital molding refers to the Additive Manufacturing (AM) production process enabled by 3D Systems’ Figure 4™ technology that delivers an end-use product or final component without traditional tooling. For decades tooling has been the leading method for quickly achieving accurate and rep...

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Current State of Lights Out Manufacturing CURRENT STATE OF LIGHTS OUT MANUFACTURING

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May 31, 2018

Lights Out Manufacturing refers to factories that are fully automated and require no human presence on-site. Manufacturing activities and material flows are handled entirely automatically. Almost 2/3 of respondents see the ability to increase productivity, output, and up-time (running machines at ni...

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Industry 4.0 in the U.K. - a Revolution in the Making INDUSTRY 4.0 IN THE U.K. - A REVOLUTION IN THE MAKING

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May 29, 2018

Industry 4.0 in the U.K. is a revolution in the making, with wide-scale implications for businesses, consumers, and workers. On the supply side, many industries are already seeing the introduction of technologies such as robotics and the Industrial Internet of Things that are disrupting longstanding...

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3D printing for cancer treatment 3D PRINTING FOR CANCER TREATMENT

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May 23, 2018

British scientists have developed a new use for 3D printing, putting it to work to create personalized replica models of cancerous parts of the body to allow doctors to target tumors more precisely. The initiative is the latest example of medicine harnessing the rapidly emerging technology, which ha...

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The Wheels keep turning for American Manufacturing THE WHEELS KEEP TURNING FOR AMERICAN MANUFACTURING

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May 23, 2018

Made in America - it’s the great Cinderella comeback story. Manufacturing labor and material costs used to be lower overseas - but that’s old news now. Today, manufacturing is moving full steam ahead in the U.S. and is one of the primary stimulants of the country’s economy.

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Innovation in Manufacturing and Energy INNOVATION IN MANUFACTURING AND ENERGY

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May 18, 2018

Manufacturing and energy companies are conducting a great deal of research and development - they have high expectations for how the market will change in the next decade (over the next 3-5 years, 92% of mid-market manufacturers expect to utilize advanced manufacturing techniques), but if you also a...

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Furniture Manufacturing Infographic FURNITURE MANUFACTURING INFOGRAPHIC

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May 17, 2018

This infographic is sourced from The Business Research Company`s Furniture Manufacturing global market report. The report provides an overview of the historic, current and forecast global furniture manufacturing market, and provides information on the market characteristics, trends, driver & res...

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Best Practices for Additive Manufacturing BEST PRACTICES FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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May 17, 2018

Back in 2011, The Economist reported that the output of 3D printers would likely be 50 percent by 2020. As we enter 2018 and head toward that milestone, there is little argument that the growth of additive manufacturing (AM) - a process by which digital 3D design data is used to build up a component...

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Top 12 Manufacturing Trends For The Year 2018 TOP 12 MANUFACTURING TRENDS FOR THE YEAR 2018

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May 16, 2018

Tigernix has identified following 12 manufacturing trends for the year 2018 and we have put the trends into an infographic to identify! Manufacture usability software providers will improve user-friendly interfaces, usability, and configurability. Job roles related to interpreting data such as manuf...

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The skills gap in US manufacturing THE SKILLS GAP IN US MANUFACTURING

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May 15, 2018

For years, manufacturers have reported a sizeable gap between the talent they need to keep growing their businesses and the talent they can actually find. Beyond today’s talent issues though, what do manufacturers need to address for future years?

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Facing the generational skills gap in manufacturing FACING THE GENERATIONAL SKILLS GAP IN MANUFACTURING

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May 15, 2018

Experts predict that by 2020 the global workforce will contain 38-40 million fewer skilled workers (with college or postgraduate degrees) than employers will need, forcing manufacturers to recruit worldwide. The shortage of technical workers is reaching crises proportions in many sectors of manufact...

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Industry 4.0 - Smart Factories for a Smarter Future INDUSTRY 4.0 - SMART FACTORIES FOR A SMARTER FUTURE

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May 09, 2018

According to Netscribes research, the global smart factory or Industrial 4.0 market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.4% and will reach USD 74.80 billion by 2020. Over the past few decades, the manufacturing industry has gone through tremendous change.

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How the Electronic Manufacturing Is Evolving the Smart Way HOW THE ELECTRONIC MANUFACTURING IS EVOLVING THE SMART WAY

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May 09, 2018

Since the industrial revolution, electronics manufacturers have consistently tried to optimize the production process to create products rapidly and cheaply. Though outsourcing allowed companies to save millions before, the cost of production in traditionally affordable countries such as China and M...

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What is 3D Printing? WHAT IS 3D PRINTING?

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May 08, 2018

High-quality parts are built by adding material, not subtracting it as with machining, cutting or other common methods. 3D model data from CAD design tools or 3D scanners can be shared or protectedlike any digital file. The number of job ads requiring workers with 3D printing skills increased 1,834%...

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Reinvent prototyping and manufacturing REINVENT PROTOTYPING AND MANUFACTURING

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May 08, 2018

See how you can unlock the full potential of 3D printing with HP Multi Jet Fusion technology. Extreme dimensional accuracy and fine detail though multi-agent printing. Predictive corrections at the voxel level. Uniform melting processes achieve optimal mechanical properties.

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Technology Opportunities in Metal Additive Manufacturing for Hardware TECHNOLOGY OPPORTUNITIES IN METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR HARDWARE

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May 08, 2018

Metal powder additive manufacturing continued its disruptive journey in 2017, largely overcoming some major challenges and seeing faster than anticipated movement into true serial production applications which spurred another year of healthy growth despite temporary slowdowns experienced at the end ...

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World of 3D printing WORLD OF 3D PRINTING

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May 06, 2018

3D printing is touching nearly every industry in some way, from medicine and manufacturing to education to aerospace - and we're only just scratching the surface! The applications for this exciting technology are growing, and the possibilities for development are only limited by our imaginations...

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5 Ways to Reduce Manufacturing Costs Through Advanced Quality Systems 5 WAYS TO REDUCE MANUFACTURING COSTS THROUGH ADVANCED QUALITY SYSTEMS

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May 01, 2018

The destructive testing required to assess weld strength and meet government safety standards produces high rates of waste. In addition, the standard peel-and-chisel technique is unreliable for high-strength steels.

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Trimech TRIMECH'S 3D PRINTING MATERIAL GUIDE

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May 01, 2018

We dive into applications ranging from jigs and fixtures to concept models, so all industries including Defense, Medical, Manufacturing or Consumer Goods have an accurate representation of which materials will fit their needs.

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Reinventing 3D printing REINVENTING 3D PRINTING

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May 01, 2018

Researchers have taken 3D printing to 3D writing in a process that could be used to create functional metal parts. Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, working with engineers from the Worchester Polytechnic Institute, have developed a method of 3D printing metal parts that extr...

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Advantages of a Made to Order Manufacturing Strategy ADVANTAGES OF A MADE TO ORDER MANUFACTURING STRATEGY

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Apr 19, 2018

We’ve been implementing LEAN manufacturing principles at HUI for over 15 years now. One of the best improvements to come from those changes was our made to order strategy. To give you a snapshot of all the advantages that come from working with a contract manufacturer who has a made to order m...

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A Focus on Plastic Injection Molding and American Manufacturing A FOCUS ON PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING AND AMERICAN MANUFACTURING

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Apr 18, 2018

Earth Day, observed each year on April 22, serves as a celebration of the birth of the modern environmental movement. Started in 1970, Earth Day was sparked by the country’s burgeoning understanding of how contemporary industrial practices were negatively impacting the environment.

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Deep Electrification of Manufacturing Industries DEEP ELECTRIFICATION OF MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES

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Apr 09, 2018

Over 50% of final energy demand globally is for heating. Around half of that is for heating demands in the industry sector. When talking about electrification, the focus has mostly been on transportation and to some extend building sectors. The industry sector has often been ignored when considering...

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How Do I Manage Shipping Lead Times in Overseas Manufacturing? HOW DO I MANAGE SHIPPING LEAD TIMES IN OVERSEAS MANUFACTURING?

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Apr 03, 2018

Global manufacturing is a complex business, so is getting good to the U.S. We recommend you talk about your options with your customer service representative. Here's a post that describes some of those options in a little more detail: 11 Tips to Reduce International Logistics Costs.

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Global Fish Production Infographic GLOBAL FISH PRODUCTION INFOGRAPHIC

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Mar 29, 2018

Fish farming is an ancient industry that has become increasingly sophisticated in recent years. Huge global demand for seafood has made fish farming, or aquaculture, the world’s fastest-growing food industry. Nearly half of all seafood is farmed, and that number is rising every year.

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3D and LED-UV Printing 3D AND LED-UV PRINTING

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Mar 28, 2018

This infographic is sourced from The Business Research Company`s Printing And Related Support Activities global market report. The report provides an overview of the historic, current and forecast global printing and related support activities market, and provides information on the market character...

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Debunking 5 Myths About Manufacturing Jobs DEBUNKING 5 MYTHS ABOUT MANUFACTURING JOBS

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Mar 26, 2018

Manufacturing in North America is experiencing a renaissance but many companies are struggling to fill key positions. In fact, there’s expected to a shortage of 2.5 million manufacturing workers over the coming decade. That’s bad for manufacturers, the economy and the country.

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A Competitive Advantage in the Manufacturing Workplace A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN THE MANUFACTURING WORKPLACE

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Mar 26, 2018

Customers and distributors crave greater productivity and efficiency, and cost-cutting alone no longer provides a strong enough competitive advantage. Top manufacturers have prioritized digital experiences in order to differentiate themselves. As a result, industry leaders who have invested in digit...

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Industry 4.0: the fourth industrial revolution INDUSTRY 4.0: THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

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Mar 24, 2018

Industry 4.0 is the digital transformation of industrial markets (industrial transformation) with smart manufacturing currently on the forefront. Industry 4.0 represents the so-called fourth industrial revolution in discrete and process manufacturing, logistics and supply chain (Logistics 4.0), the ...

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Industry 4.0 and IOT drive growth in the Manufacturing Industry INDUSTRY 4.0 AND IOT DRIVE GROWTH IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Mar 22, 2018

The market for Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions will continue to move in 2018, as predicted by market observers of the industry service IoT Analytics. In addition to the already established buzzwords, new hype topics such as blockchain, artifi...

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Medical Device Manufacturing: Recall Impact MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING: RECALL IMPACT

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Mar 21, 2018

In this infographic, we draw on the expertise and insights of EngiSystems to examine the growing impact of recalls in the medical device industry. The infographic below illustrates the increase in medical device recalls over the past decade and outlines some of the major challenges that have lead to...

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Tata Communications Americas Manufacturing TATA COMMUNICATIONS AMERICAS MANUFACTURING

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Mar 18, 2018

Digital transformation is seen across every link in the manufacturing value chain - R&D, supply chain, operations, marketing, sales, and service. Combining real-time monitoring and machine learning is optimizing shop floor operations, providing insights into machine-level loads and production sc...

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10 Factories that Set the Standard for Manufacturing 10 FACTORIES THAT SET THE STANDARD FOR MANUFACTURING

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Mar 16, 2018

In 1923, the great architect Giacomo Matte Trucco was chosen to create a modern factory for the car manufacturer Fiat. His design was a magnificent contemporary departure from the baroque building styles that came before. This testament to the industrial era was to become the largest factory in Euro...

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Additive manufacturing: Breaking the mold of Traditional Manufacturing ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: BREAKING THE MOLD OF TRADITIONAL MANUFACTURING

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Mar 16, 2018

Additive Manufacturing is Transforming the Industry. With proven successes in producing high-quality molds, tooling, manufacturing aids and more, manufacturers from all industries are now scrambling to figure out how to incorporate this new technology.

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The Rapid Rise Of The 3D Printing Industry THE RAPID RISE OF THE 3D PRINTING INDUSTRY

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Mar 14, 2018

3D printing has made a significant impact on the business environment in recent years and is an industry that continues to expand rapidly. 3D printing was invented by Chuck Hull, an American with a degree in Engineering Physics in 1984. The 3D printing industry passed the $1 billon mark in 2012 and ...

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10 Steps for Establishing Your Manufacturing Presence in Mexico 10 STEPS FOR ESTABLISHING YOUR MANUFACTURING PRESENCE IN MEXICO

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Mar 13, 2018

If you are thinking about expanding into Mexico, here are 10 steps that you should not overlook if you wish to have a successful Mexico manufacturing operation.

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Foreign trade: Supporting America’s Manufacturing Base FOREIGN TRADE: SUPPORTING AMERICA’S MANUFACTURING BASE

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Mar 13, 2018

Manufacturing in the United States is a vital sector. Manufacturing jobs helped build out the U.S. middle class after World War 2, as the U.S. established pro-labor policies and faced limited global competition. Between 1980 and 1985, and then again 2001 to 2009, there were precipitous declines in U...

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32 Lean Manufacturing Essentials 32 LEAN MANUFACTURING ESSENTIALS

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Mar 08, 2018

Lean manufacturing - often simply “lean,” for short - has exploded in recent years as companies worldwide work to improve efficiency, increase profits, and create a safer work environment. Here are some of the most popular tools - and how companies have used them effectively throughout t...

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3D opportunity for innovation: Trends in additive manufacturing patents 3D OPPORTUNITY FOR INNOVATION: TRENDS IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PATENTS

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Mar 07, 2018

Additive manufacturing is an emerging technology that brings several opportunities to the manufacturing industry. Therefore, research in this arena on current and future developments is required to make strategic decisions. Under this context, the goal of this research is to develop a patent analysi...

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National Network for Manufacturing Innovation NATIONAL NETWORK FOR MANUFACTURING INNOVATION

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Mar 06, 2018

The National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) is an interagency initiative made up of public/private partnerships devoted to manufacturing excellence. Under the NNMI, each institute will bring together innovative manufacturers, university engineering schools, community colleges, federal a...

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Perspective in Manufacturing PERSPECTIVE IN MANUFACTURING

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Mar 06, 2018

Manufacturers, keen to digitize their operations, are partnering with private equity to fuel Industry 4.0. With a bright outlook for manufacturing’s future, what is private equity’s Industry 4.0 investment strategy? This year, eighty-seven percent of manufacturing focused PE managers pla...

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The Power of Advanced Manufacturing THE POWER OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

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Mar 05, 2018

SME is the go-to organization for connecting manufacturing companies and professionals to knowledge and resources, reaching more than 500,000 manufacturing practitioners each year. Advanced manufacturing is the use of innovative technology to improve products or processes.

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How Smart Manufacturing Is Changing the Electronics Industry HOW SMART MANUFACTURING IS CHANGING THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY

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Mar 02, 2018

Automation is not a new concept in the electronics manufacturing industry. However, the convergence of the digital and physical realms with the help of various modern technologies such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), artificial intelligence, robotics, cloud computing, augmented reality, and...

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Good Manufacturing Practices - Convergence GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICES - CONVERGENCE

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Feb 27, 2018

WHO ARE GMP KEY PLAYERS? The International Council for Harmonization (ICH) whose mission is to achieve greater harmonization worldwide through the development of ICH Technical Guidelines. The Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme that leads the international development, implementation, trai...

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Rise Consumer demand for Metal Additive Manufacturing RISE CONSUMER DEMAND FOR METAL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Feb 27, 2018

This infographic is sourced from The Business Research Company`s Metal Valve Manufacturing global market report. The report provides an overview of the historic, current and forecast global metal valve manufacturing market, and provides information on the market characteristics, trends, driver &...

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Household Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing Market HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND KITCHEN CABINET MANUFACTURING MARKET

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Feb 21, 2018

This infographic is sourced from The Business Research Company`s Household Furniture And Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing global market report. The report provides an overview of the historic, current and forecast global household furniture and kitchen cabinet manufacturing market, and provides informa...

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4 Valuable Manufacturing Execution System Benefits and When You Should Adopt One 4 VALUABLE MANUFACTURING EXECUTION SYSTEM BENEFITS AND WHEN YOU SHOULD ADOPT ONE

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Feb 20, 2018

Lack of institutional buy-in is the biggest barrier keeping companies from the benefits of a manufacturing execution system. Despite this, 61 percent of companies in a recent Gartner study say their top production goals are: Quality, Traceability, Asset performance.

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Are UK manufacturing companies prepared for Industry 4.0? ARE UK MANUFACTURING COMPANIES PREPARED FOR INDUSTRY 4.0?

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Feb 20, 2018

Industry 4.0 termed the fourth industrial revolution is set to transform manufacturing over the next few years. Not a new technology in itself – instead, Industry 4.0 is a fusion of a number of significant and emerging technologies: Big Data, advanced analytics, the Internet of Things, digital...

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5 Predictions About the Future of 3D Printing 5 PREDICTIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF 3D PRINTING

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Feb 15, 2018

Many companies are waiting for possibilities of printing with other materials so the use of additive manufacturing will be much wider. 3D Printing Industry quotes, "Materials fill the gap between prototyping and production and increase the number of applications for the technology."

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State of Heavy Manufacturing Industries STATE OF HEAVY MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES

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Feb 09, 2018

Inside the infographic: A look into various industry segments, including Agricultural, Construction, Material Handling, Mining, Rail, and Truck and Bus, Technology developments affecting Heavy Manufacturing as a whole and more.

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3D Technology in General Manufacturing 3D TECHNOLOGY IN GENERAL MANUFACTURING

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Feb 09, 2018

This infographic is sourced from The Business Research Company`s General Manufacturing global market report. The report provides an overview of the historic, current and forecast global general manufacturing market, and provides information on the market characteristics, trends, driver & restrai...

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Your new partners in data-driven manufacturing YOUR NEW PARTNERS IN DATA-DRIVEN MANUFACTURING

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Feb 06, 2018

The leaders in leak test, in-process test and manufacturing data have teamed up to provide a wide portfolio of solutions. Harness the power of Industry 4.0 with Cincinnati Test Systems (CTS) and Sciemetric.

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Industry 4.0 Challenges INDUSTRY 4.0 CHALLENGES

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Feb 01, 2018

We are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0 as its more commonly known. Of course, with a great opportunity, comes great challenges. But before we delve any deeper, let’s look at what Industry 4.0 is in a nutshell.

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Smart Manufacturing Trends and Stats in 2018 SMART MANUFACTURING TRENDS AND STATS IN 2018

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Feb 01, 2018

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is driving change and leaving many manufacturers questioning the benefits. We took it upon ourselves to research the latest trends and stats on everything IIoT where this can be a resource for you to answer some questions on why smart manufacturing and why ad...

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Printing Machinery And Equipment Manufacturing PRINTING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING

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Feb 01, 2018

This infographic is sourced from The Business Research Company`s Printing Machinery And Equipment Manufacturing global market report. The report provides an overview of the historic, current and forecast global printing machinery and equipment manufacturing market, and provides information on the ma...

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Industry 4.0 executive survey: between risk and opportunity INDUSTRY 4.0 EXECUTIVE SURVEY: BETWEEN RISK AND OPPORTUNITY

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Jan 25, 2018

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is Here-Are You Ready? Overview and analysis of the Deloitte Industry 4.0 report, launched at the occasion of the World Economic Forum 2018. As global leaders and executives gather again for the 2018 edition of the World Economic Future, the fourth industrial revolut...

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Forecasting the future of the 3D printing FORECASTING THE FUTURE OF THE 3D PRINTING

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Jan 24, 2018

When the buzz about 3D printing started to peak in the late 2000’s and early 2010’s, the phrase a 3D printer in every home was thrown around like candy. Soon, it was realized that this would not be the case, 3D printing simply just isn’t for everybody.

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Forecasting the future of 3D printing FORECASTING THE FUTURE OF 3D PRINTING

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Jan 24, 2018

Forecasting the future of the 3D printing market has always been a tricky task to tackle. Being a relatively new technology, many analysts simply did not understand exactly what the future applications of this magical new type of machine would entail.

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Why We Need Millennials In Manufacturing Jobs Now WHY WE NEED MILLENNIALS IN MANUFACTURING JOBS NOW

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Jan 17, 2018

The nature and earning potential of manufacturing work are changing. Demand for skilled trade workers is surging. Better yet, training for a career in the skilled trades is economically savvy and typically leads straight to a job with competitive pay, often in an area of the country with a lower cos...

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Food Manufacturing Safety FOOD MANUFACTURING SAFETY

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Jan 15, 2018

The food processing and manufacturing industry have come a long way since Upton Sinclair wrote and released “The Jungle” in 1906. In the century since, employers have improved safety, implemented important regulations, and taken steps to mitigate hazards employees may encounter in the wo...

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The Future of Manufacturing with IOT THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING WITH IOT

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Jan 04, 2018

IIoT forms the backbone of any initiative towards achieving Industry 4.0. By using sensor technology IIoT enables transmission of signals from machinery to computer systems. While basic information about machinery has been accessible for quite a bit of time, IIoT brings in much more sophisticated in...

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3D Printing is the Future of Manufacturing 3D PRINTING IS THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING

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Jan 02, 2018

With additive manufacturing being adopted by industries both large and small it’s time to really consider whether 3D printing fits into your production cycle. If you’re just beginning to consider 3D printing as an option for your operation, there’s a world of information about the ...

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Growth Expectations for Small to Medium Sized Businesses in the Manufacturing Industry GROWTH EXPECTATIONS FOR SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED BUSINESSES IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Dec 30, 2017

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, examined trends in small to medium-sized businesses in the industry. Every day manufacturing touches some aspect of our lives. Whether it’s contributing $2.2 trillion to the U.S. economy, providing 12.3 million jobs across the co...

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The 7 biggest trends in automotive manufacturing THE 7 BIGGEST TRENDS IN AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING

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Dec 22, 2017

UK automotive industry output is set to increase to two million vehicles a year by 2021, challenging not just the capacity to produce but to manage product assortment. What issues should be front-of-mind right now, to meet the future with confidence?

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Manufacturing in Mexico vs China MANUFACTURING IN MEXICO VS CHINA

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Dec 21, 2017

China has long championed the position of the premier low-cost manufacturing location in the world. However, in recent years, China has lagged behind other countries, particularly Mexico.

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Ways to Manufacture in Mexico WAYS TO MANUFACTURE IN MEXICO

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Dec 18, 2017

While the benefits of manufacturing in Mexico are plentiful, the process of getting started can be complex. There are a variety of modes of entry businesses should consider. Every company's business model, goals and industry will play a part in determining how to launch an operation in the count...

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MES Software for Industry 4.0 MES SOFTWARE FOR INDUSTRY 4.0

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Dec 18, 2017

As Industry 4.0 grows, Manufacturing Execution Systems must grow alongside it. Industry 4.0 needs new-style Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), according to Francisco Almada Lobo, CEO with Critical Manufacturing, which empowers high-performance operations for manufacturers.

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The State Of Manufacturers NPI Processes THE STATE OF MANUFACTURERS NPI PROCESSES

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Dec 18, 2017

Reducing SAP product launch cycles is key to ongoing competitive success. This data-driven infographic examines the challenges, goals, and trends faced by SAP launch and supply-chain professionals as they strive to increase the speed and scale of their product launches.

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The Evolution Of Automation THE EVOLUTION OF AUTOMATION

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Dec 13, 2017

Efficiently accomplishing day-to-day operations is essential to the way organizations find success. When these processes became complex and messy, organizations looked to batch processing. Business operations that were run through batch processes were time-based, stable jobs, supported by reliable, ...

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From Factory Floor to Fork, FSMA FROM FACTORY FLOOR TO FORK, FSMA'S IMPACT ON MANUFACTURING

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Dec 11, 2017

Aptean, a global enterprise software leader, commissioned a survey of manufacturers within its network to gauge exactly how FSMA is changing the industry and how technology is helping them to achieve compliance.

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Product Design for Injection Moulding PRODUCT DESIGN FOR INJECTION MOULDING

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Dec 06, 2017

Got an interesting infographic here from the people at AV Plastics that is full of useful information about injection molding. Learn about the injection molding process, the benefits of good injection molding product design, the injection molding strategy and more by reading this piece.

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All-New 2018 Nissan LEAF begins U.S. production in Tennessee ALL-NEW 2018 NISSAN LEAF BEGINS U.S. PRODUCTION IN TENNESSEE

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Dec 04, 2017

Production for the all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF is officially underway at the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna, Tenn. The Nissan LEAF will be available at dealerships nationwide starting next month. We're committed to vehicle electrification and manufacturing in the United States, said Jeff Y...

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How Software and Big Data are Changing Manufacturing in the United States HOW SOFTWARE AND BIG DATA ARE CHANGING MANUFACTURING IN THE UNITED STATES

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Dec 01, 2017

With the increased use and capabilities of big data and software, many businesses are finding their operational models are shifting. As such, many industries have needed to adapt or change to ensure they keep pace with the evolution of progress. One of the industries that are changing in more ways t...

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The Future of Manufacturing-Led Development THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING-LED DEVELOPMENT

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Nov 30, 2017

In spite of cheaper labor abroad, the global West is shuttering factories in emerging economies to build closer to home. What does this mean for developing countries, where manufacturing may be critical for development? The World Bank’s new report, The Future of Manufacturing-Led Development, ...

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7 families of Additive Manufacturing 7 FAMILIES OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Nov 25, 2017

In mainstream media, 3D printing has become a shortcut way of describing all additive manufacturing technologies. The term may be easier to explain to the general public than additive manufacturing, but it’s not accurate. Additive manufacturing is so much more than a single method.

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Wait, is that clean? Surface Preparation methods for manufacturers WAIT, IS THAT CLEAN? SURFACE PREPARATION METHODS FOR MANUFACTURERS

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Nov 21, 2017

Surface preparation is a critical manufacturing process that enables sealing, bonding, painting, coating, printing, and cleaning. By utilizing appropriate surface preparation processes medical device manufacturers can speed production, ensure product safety, and decrease the likelihood of recalls.

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Achieving Digital Excellence in Manufacturing, Today ACHIEVING DIGITAL EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING, TODAY

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Nov 14, 2017

Pushing the boundaries of Industry 4.0, the Factory of the Future means going beyond the walls of production to transform the entire connected ecosystem, across R&D, the plant, supply chain, product delivery, and customer service. $100M Invested in smart factory initiatives by manufacturers.

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Additive Manufacturing Automation ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION

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Nov 09, 2017

One question that we are often asked is: What makes up the cost of 3D print production? To which the following questions are: what factors are responsible for driving that cost down? Improving uptime and reliability by reducing machine failures is the most important aspect of driving the cost of 3D ...

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Leveraging OEE for Manufacturing Improvement LEVERAGING OEE FOR MANUFACTURING IMPROVEMENT

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Nov 09, 2017

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a powerful method of evaluating the productivity of production systems to improve manufacturing operations. The OEE formula has become a significant KPI across many industries, influencing equipment and production improvements.

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IIoT IIOT'S IMPACT ON THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Nov 08, 2017

Manufacturing is using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to tremendous effect and the impact has created many positive developments. Regular maintenance is a key component of smooth plant operations. By planning regular (usually annual) outages for equipment maintenance and repair, companies ...

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Additive Manufacturing ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Nov 03, 2017

Additive Manufacturing (AM) refers to a production process in which components are created a layer by layer on the basis of digital 3D design data. Prototypes produced with AM are increasingly used for production development to test certain properties before series production begins. As production w...

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Is your Manufacturing company ready for Digital Transformation? IS YOUR MANUFACTURING COMPANY READY FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION?

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Nov 02, 2017

Nearly every manufacturer either has or is developing a Digital Transformation strategy. And yet, recent research shows that progress toward the strategy is at varying stages. Learn what other manufacturing companies are doing to transform their businesses, understand their challenges, and discover ...

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Why do Manufacturers need Digital Marketing? WHY DO MANUFACTURERS NEED DIGITAL MARKETING?

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Nov 02, 2017

90% of those surveyed turn to search engines first when sourcing a new supplier. 1 in 3 smartphone users has purchased from a company or brand other than the one they were seeking because of information provided at the moment they needed it.

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What Cutting Tool Digitization in Manufacturing Means for Machinists WHAT CUTTING TOOL DIGITIZATION IN MANUFACTURING MEANS FOR MACHINISTS

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Oct 26, 2017

There are two sides to the digitization and automation in manufacturing. On one side, executives are eager to implement new technologies that improve efficiency, but nothing revolutionary is in sight to deliver a huge boost in a way that might affect employment. That’s great news for machinist...

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4 Steps in Developing a Manufacturing Plan 4 STEPS IN DEVELOPING A MANUFACTURING PLAN

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Oct 26, 2017

A manufacturing plan is a key piece of your food business overall strategic plan. Your manufacturing plan is a clear set of actions driven by gaps and discoveries from your manufacturing analysis, or the analysis of your business manufacturing processes.

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Successful Manufacturers Start with Planning SUCCESSFUL MANUFACTURERS START WITH PLANNING

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Oct 24, 2017

Discover why planning is the foundation for positive customers experience-and the key to operational excellence. Building a support network, finding a factory and nailing down your business model are among the essential elements to make your company profitable.

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7 Best Practices for Gluten-Free Manufacturing 7 BEST PRACTICES FOR GLUTEN-FREE MANUFACTURING

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Oct 19, 2017

Stellar recently exhibited at IBIE 2016, and the gluten-free market continues to be a key topic of discussion among attendees. We’ve been examining the gluten-free industry leading up to the expo, and we’re concluding the series with best practices you need to know if you’re enteri...

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Is Your Workplace Strategy Fit for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? IS YOUR WORKPLACE STRATEGY FIT FOR THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION?

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Oct 11, 2017

2025 may seem a long way off in the distance, but organizations need to start laying the foundations now if they are to be ready for the shape of things to come. A successful workplace strategy will be critical to unlocking the potential of the workforce to innovate, collaborate and drive business v...

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Top Skilled Trades Opportunities In Manufacturing & Beyond TOP SKILLED TRADES OPPORTUNITIES IN MANUFACTURING & BEYOND

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Oct 06, 2017

In celebration of Manufacturing Day, today Oct. 6, Aerotek, a provider of recruiting and staffing services, recognizes the nearly 1.45 million skilled tradespeople employed within the manufacturing industry (EMSI). As the leading employer of skilled trades, manufacturing makes up 32 percent of skill...

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4 Ways To Inspire The Next Generation Of Manufacturers 4 WAYS TO INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION OF MANUFACTURERS

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Oct 06, 2017

There is a surprising yet nevertheless, prevailing mindset-and misconception-that manufacturing careers entail only low-skilled workers, jobs in dirty factories and low-wage salaries. For those who have been immersed in manufacturing for many years, we know that is not the actual landscape.

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Automation & Specialization of Manufacturing Jobs in America AUTOMATION & SPECIALIZATION OF MANUFACTURING JOBS IN AMERICA

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Oct 02, 2017

The American manufacturing industry is charging ahead. Despite losing five million jobs over the past decade due to automation and offshoring, the American manufacturing industry is now producing up to 12 percent of the country’s gross domestic product. That’s the same percentage of prod...

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Sonora Aerospace Infographic SONORA AEROSPACE INFOGRAPHIC

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Sep 28, 2017

In the past decade, aerospace manufacturing has become one of the fastest growing industries in Mexico. The state of Sonora has the 2nd most productive Mexican aerospace cluster that maintains supply chains to support overall industry growth.

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3D Printing is Finally Changing the Manufacturing Landscape 3D PRINTING IS FINALLY CHANGING THE MANUFACTURING LANDSCAPE

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Sep 27, 2017

The rise of 3D printing reached peak hype years ago – and as far back as 2014, we were illustrating how 3D printing could ultimately shape the future of business. However, since those days, the technology has arguably fallen into the dreaded “trough of disillusionment” category on ...

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Anticipated Impact of FSMA on Manufacturers, Brand Owners ANTICIPATED IMPACT OF FSMA ON MANUFACTURERS, BRAND OWNERS

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Sep 19, 2017

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Barack Obama on January 4, 2011. The FSMA has given the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) new authorities to regulate the way foods are grown, harvested and processed.

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Manufacturers Notice Consumer Sweetener Indifference MANUFACTURERS NOTICE CONSUMER SWEETENER INDIFFERENCE

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Sep 15, 2017

In May, Mintel conducted an analysis using data from the research agency’s Global New Products Database (GNPD) to further understand the landscape of label claims on food and beverage product introductions. Mintel’s team hit the supermarket aisles to better understand new food and bevera...

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IoT and Manufacturing IOT AND MANUFACTURING

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Sep 14, 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) enables the end to end connectivity of all aspects of our lives in an unprecedented manner. In the arena of Manufacturing, there has always been a reliance on processes, data, sensors, controls, analysis, and metrics to allow for monitoring, management and optimization o...

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Automation & Specialization Of Mfg Jobs In U.S. AUTOMATION & SPECIALIZATION OF MFG JOBS IN U.S.

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Sep 11, 2017

Despite losing millions of jobs over the last decade to automation and offshoring, the American manufacturing industry is making a comeback. In fact - according to a new infographic by Cutting Tool Engineering - the U.S. is producing up to 12 percent of the country's gross domestic product. This...

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Automotive Manufacturing in Mexico AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING IN MEXICO

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Sep 10, 2017

In 1910, Daimler and Renault were the first companies to establish assembly operations in Mexico, but that was short lived due to the Mexican Revolution which took place the same year. In 1921, Buick began assembling its automobiles in Mexico, followed by Ford Motor Company in 1925.

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How 3D printers are impacting small business HOW 3D PRINTERS ARE IMPACTING SMALL BUSINESS

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Sep 10, 2017

A few years ago, a 3D printer would have cost you at least $10,000, but now you can buy a consumer 3D printer for less than $2,000, and professional printers start at $5,000. Small business can use 3D printing for making prototypes for products, promotional items, replacement parts for appliances an...

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Industry 4.0 Ecosystem INDUSTRY 4.0 ECOSYSTEM

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Sep 07, 2017

Industry 4.0 involves leveraging the latest technologies, digital capabilities, the unprecedented dissemination of IoT (the Internet of Things) and the incredible ability to tap into data anywhere and everywhere in the Supply Chain.

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Remanufacturing Process for Fitness Equipment REMANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR FITNESS EQUIPMENT

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Sep 06, 2017

This infographic from Gym Pros walks through the process of having a used piece of commercial fitness equipment get remanufactured for reselling. It is quite a laborious process but ends in an almost brand new piece for a home or facility making the cost much less than buying new.

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Get Ahead Now With Cloud ERP for Manufacturing GET AHEAD NOW WITH CLOUD ERP FOR MANUFACTURING

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Sep 06, 2017

Get ahead with cloud-based ERP for manufacturing - those businesses who have made a start with digital transformation are already reporting huge benefits. SAP Business ByDesign ERP system is a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that delivers powerful business intelligence (BI) capabilities to sma...

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Increase Manufacturing Throughput and Speed Time-to-Market with NDE Technology INCREASE MANUFACTURING THROUGHPUT AND SPEED TIME-TO-MARKET WITH NDE TECHNOLOGY

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Sep 06, 2017

Incorporating nondestructive evaluation (NDE) concepts and applications throughout the product development timeline can give your company a competitive edge. NDE facilitates quicker design acceptance by reducing risk and eliminating needs for overdesign or costly tight tolerances.

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Supply Chain Planning for Industry 4.0 SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING FOR INDUSTRY 4.0

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Sep 06, 2017

The world of advanced planning in supply chain is a very different place to what it was even 24 months ago. Disruptive technology, talent acquisition, and leadership skills are all changing. Our infographic shows the key features of this brave, new world.

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The State of Sustainable Manufacturing THE STATE OF SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING

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Sep 04, 2017

A large and growing number of manufacturers are realizing substantial financial and environmental benefits from sustainable business practices. Sustainable manufacturing is the creation of manufactured products through economically-sound processes that minimize negative environmental impacts while c...

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The History of 3D Printing THE HISTORY OF 3D PRINTING

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Sep 03, 2017

The 3D printing industry is exploding. With all the new developments, it’s sometimes hard to remember where 3D printing started. In this infographic, T. Rowe Price gives us all a little perspective on just how far this industry has come since stereolithography was created in 1984.

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The future of smart factories and industry 4.0 THE FUTURE OF SMART FACTORIES AND INDUSTRY 4.0

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Aug 30, 2017

As the UK moves forward with plans to embrace the fourth industrial revolution, it’s no longer enough for manufacturers and engineers to simply think in a smart way, you must be looking at what infrastructure you have in place and working towards creating a smarter environment.

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Industry 4.0 - Smart Manufacturing of the Future! INDUSTRY 4.0 - SMART MANUFACTURING OF THE FUTURE!

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Aug 30, 2017

Since the term Industry 4.0 was first coined by the German government in 2011 it has steadily gathered pace and interest from companies across all industries.  This infographic from 2Flow takes you through how much it has grown and how much it is expected to grow in the years to come.

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The Rise Of Industry 4.0, And Why You Should Be Concerned THE RISE OF INDUSTRY 4.0, AND WHY YOU SHOULD BE CONCERNED

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Aug 25, 2017

Digitalisation has been the buzzword in recent years, and even traditional sectors are taking up the digital challenge. The manufacturing sector too has been gearing up to take on the Industry 4.0 approach, enabling digitalization and automation of its processes so as to enhance efficiency and compe...

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Design Rules for 3D Printing Technologies DESIGN RULES FOR 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES

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Aug 24, 2017

Distributed online 3D printing service platform 3D Hubs published a complete list of major elements to consider when selecting the correct type of 3D printing service, including material characteristics, feature specifications, and design rules.

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Improving the Design of 3D Printed Circuit Box for Space Applications IMPROVING THE DESIGN OF 3D PRINTED CIRCUIT BOX FOR SPACE APPLICATIONS

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Aug 21, 2017

With additive manufacturing, the design is not constrained by traditional manufacturing requirements. Nonparametric optimization with Tosca technologies can be used to produce functional designs with the least amount of material. Produces a functional design of the circuit box to be printed using Fu...

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What is 3D Printing? WHAT IS 3D PRINTING?

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Aug 16, 2017

This comprehensive infographic gives a broad 3D printing technology overview, including a definition of what is 3D printing, a guide to types of 3D printing processes and the history of 3D printing. There are four primary types of 3D printing processes that have made significant impacts on the 3D pr...

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The Impact of 3D Printing on the Supply Chain THE IMPACT OF 3D PRINTING ON THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Aug 16, 2017

The future of 3D printing lies in the business opportunities that lie in the adoption of the technology. One area businesses have seen immense value is 3D printing’s impact on the supply chain.

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Future of Engineering in Manufacturing FUTURE OF ENGINEERING IN MANUFACTURING

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Aug 14, 2017

In August 2017, NTUC’s Future Jobs, Skills and Training capability and the Industry Transformation & Productivity function within NTUC’s Industrial Relations department, produced the below infographic on future jobs, skills and training for engineering in the manufacturing sector.

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Manufacturing robots in the food industry MANUFACTURING ROBOTS IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY

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Aug 08, 2017

This infographic outlines the potential of robot application and the technology, as well as the problems which are faced during implementation. However, food companies who would benefit from automated/robot applications are Focused on a day to day activities rather than a long term plan. Lack of res...

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Will 3D Printers help us fight Climate Change? WILL 3D PRINTERS HELP US FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE?

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Aug 02, 2017

The Paris climate accords are mostly about reducing carbon and other damaging emissions in order to minimize man-made climate change. 3D printing will reduce emissions in several ways. First, the greater precision enabled by 3D printing will reduce the cost and boost the efficiency of emission-free ...

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A Manufacturing Renaissance Means Risk Resurgence A MANUFACTURING RENAISSANCE MEANS RISK RESURGENCE

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Jul 21, 2017

Ready or not, the next generation of manufacturing has arrived. Manufacturers are up against coalescing forces of technological disruption, economic uncertainty, globalization, and trade upheaval-all of which will shape the manufacturing industry of tomorrow.

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Winning with 3-D Printing WINNING WITH 3-D PRINTING

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Jul 20, 2017

How additive manufacturing-popularly known as 3-D printing-can help companies rethink product design. The term 3D printing covers a variety of processes in which material is joined or solidified under computer control to create a three-dimensional object, with material being added together, typicall...

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3 Trends in United States Manufacturing 3 TRENDS IN UNITED STATES MANUFACTURING

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Jul 17, 2017

Data analysis is the key to unlocking valuable information that can improve business decisions. However, it is not always clear which manufacturing data to collect and examine. We’ve provided some examples below of useful data to collect when evaluating a new supplier. It’s important to ...

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Attracting Millennials to Manufacturing ATTRACTING MILLENNIALS TO MANUFACTURING

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Jun 30, 2017

Millennials have witnessed countless layoffs, periods of market instability, offshoring of manufacturing entities, and other significant events in their lives. Unfortunately, these events lead to one common issue: millennials do not view the manufacturing industry as previous generations did.

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Get on the Road to Smart Manufacturing GET ON THE ROAD TO SMART MANUFACTURING

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Jun 26, 2017

This infographic shows how a manufacturing operations management (MOM) system can help you: Extend data from the shop floor to the top floor to empower everyone in your enterprise. Give access to timely, relevant information to your entire supply chain. Leverage data at every stage of your product l...

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Are Manufacturing Companies Ready to Go Digital? ARE MANUFACTURING COMPANIES READY TO GO DIGITAL?

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Jun 25, 2017

Manufacturing companies have traditionally been slow to react to the advent of digital technologies and their related impact across the manufacturing value chain and operating model, and while there are a few manufacturing companies that have made rapid advances in deriving significant benefits from...

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The Importance of Designing for Additive Manufacturing THE IMPORTANCE OF DESIGNING FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Jun 24, 2017

Additive manufacturing (AM) technology has progressed to the point where functional parts can-and are-being built for end use. Aerospace and medical device are a few industries leading the way. Although the technology has evolved, design methods and guidelines for AM have not.

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5 Ways to Reduce Manufacturing Costs Using Nondestructive Evaluation 5 WAYS TO REDUCE MANUFACTURING COSTS USING NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION

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Jun 22, 2017

This infographic from EWI to learn about five areas where manufacturers can reduce costs using NDE and read several case studies on various additional benefits delivered through successful implementation of NDE.

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How do 3D Printed Parts Fare in Assessment by TUV SUD PSB? HOW DO 3D PRINTED PARTS FARE IN ASSESSMENT BY TUV SUD PSB?

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Jun 22, 2017

All parts used in consumer products today come with a set of data called technical specifications that describe their function, mechanical, structural, visual requirements, dimensions, and tolerances. These specifications can be in the form of 2D technical drawings, digital 3D models, spreadsheets o...

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The Latest Trends In Manufacturing THE LATEST TRENDS IN MANUFACTURING

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Jun 15, 2017

Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution, is revolutionizing manufacturing by providing manufacturers with the opportunity to utilize advanced manufacturing capabilities and information technology (IT) throughout the product lifecycle. As a result, manufacturers are benefitting from increased ...

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Top Manufacturing Focus In Each State TOP MANUFACTURING FOCUS IN EACH STATE

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Jun 15, 2017

From motor vehicle parts to plastic products to chemicals and electronic instruments, the United States spreads its top manufacturing industries far and wide. A quick glance will tell you that the West Coast owns electronics, food processing is big in the Great Plains, a good chunk of transportation...

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Cement process manufacturing CEMENT PROCESS MANUFACTURING

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Jun 12, 2017

Manufacturing of cement involves various raw materials and processes. Each process is explained chemical reactions for the manufacture of Portland Cement. Cement is a greenish grey colored powder, made of calcined mixtures of clay and limestone. When mixed with water becomes a hard and strong buildi...

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Today TODAY'S MANUFACTURERS ARE TRANSFORMING HOW THINGS GET MADE

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Jun 09, 2017

Manufacturers are driving a generational shift in how things are made around the world, from concept to customer, and how business gets done from the shop floor to the top floor. Technology is providing the foundation for both product and operational transformation.

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95% of Shoppers Are Excited About 3D Printed Products 95% OF SHOPPERS ARE EXCITED ABOUT 3D PRINTED PRODUCTS

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Jun 08, 2017

A new report by Interactions Daymon focusing on retail technology discovered that shoppers interviewed are ready for technology to enrich their experience. In particular, as many as 95% of the consumers reported that they are excited about 3D printed products and many would be happy to pay more for ...

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MES for Industry 4.0 MES FOR INDUSTRY 4.0

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Jun 06, 2017

81% of manufacturers expect Industry 4.0 will offer new opportunities for their enterprise. 50% of the planned new capital investments for the next five years will be in industrial internet solutions. 85% of companies will have implemented Industry 4.0 solutions in all important business divisions.

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The textile and fashion sector: A powerhouse of EU manufacturing THE TEXTILE AND FASHION SECTOR: A POWERHOUSE OF EU MANUFACTURING

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May 29, 2017

The textile and clothing sector is a powerful manufacturing industry in Europe. Each step of the production chain is present in the European Union. The 178,000 innovative and creative European textile and fashion companies are predominantly SMEs, employing directly 1.7 million employees. Those firms...

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MES Migration Strategies MES MIGRATION STRATEGIES

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May 24, 2017

A MES migration project represents a big endeavor for any organization as it involves a significant amount of time, cost, risk and it involves many stakeholders within the company. It’s critical for the success of the migration project to get commitment and engagement of the different affected...

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4 Things Successful Auto Manufacturers Do Differently 4 THINGS SUCCESSFUL AUTO MANUFACTURERS DO DIFFERENTLY

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May 24, 2017

Discover 4 keys to automotive manufacturing success, as illustrated by companies using the Plex Manufacturing Cloud. The infographic features testimonials from each company illustrating how cloud ERP has driven value within their organizations.

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The Forces of Change Driving Connected Manufacturing THE FORCES OF CHANGE DRIVING CONNECTED MANUFACTURING

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May 21, 2017

Modern market trends, technological advancements, and an increasingly global economy make connected manufacturing key to your present and future success. The Connected Manufacturing Forum brings together 150+ leading Manufacturing, Operations, Technology, Supply Chain and Advanced Engineering execut...

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Reinventing the Wheel with 3D Printing REINVENTING THE WHEEL WITH 3D PRINTING

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May 19, 2017

Using a single CAD model, our engineers created custom parts in five different processes to illustrate the key benefits and differences of some of the most popular 3D Printing options. Of these, Xometry offers Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Polyjet 3D, and Sele...

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Manufacturing Efficiency: Achieving OEE Using Hygienically Designed Precision Conveyors MANUFACTURING EFFICIENCY: ACHIEVING OEE USING HYGIENICALLY DESIGNED PRECISION CONVEYORS

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May 19, 2017

Manufacturing efficiency relies heavily on the equipment used. If equipment isn’t functioning at peak performance, then the yield it is outputting won’t cover the initial cost of investment. To determine the efficiency of the equipment, OEE is the industry standard on how to measure prod...

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Why Connected Manufacturing? WHY CONNECTED MANUFACTURING?

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May 16, 2017

The Definitive Guide to Connected Manufacturing shows how connected manufacturing turns challenges into opportunities & transforms how you do business. Discover how connected manufacturing turns challenges into opportunities and transforms how you do business.

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Industry 4.0: The State of the Nations INDUSTRY 4.0: THE STATE OF THE NATIONS

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May 14, 2017

The first major study in the field of Industrial Manufacturing to shed light on the field of asset efficiency as a major driver for competiveness and to identify company specific readiness and maturity for Industry 4.0 enabled asset efficiency. This comprehensive global research project studied prod...

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Closing the Connectivity Gap in Manufacturing with Digital Operations CLOSING THE CONNECTIVITY GAP IN MANUFACTURING WITH DIGITAL OPERATIONS

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May 12, 2017

Mass customization is fast becoming a new market reality. Although only 12% of manufacturers are currently “Digiratis,” 12 the industry needs to move upstream – and fast. Global consumers raised the power of Amazon’s recommendation engines, Adidas customization tools, and Fac...

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Getting More From High-Mix Manufacturing GETTING MORE FROM HIGH-MIX MANUFACTURING

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May 06, 2017

Scheduling determines what each resource should do to fulfill a certain mix of orders in a near-term timeframe. The goal is to improve on-time delivery, shorten total cycle time, and make better use of resources. It enables effective use of plant resources by implementing the production plan driven ...

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Transform Challenges Into Opportunities with Connected Manufacturing TRANSFORM CHALLENGES INTO OPPORTUNITIES WITH CONNECTED MANUFACTURING

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May 06, 2017

Connected manufacturing is the digital foundation your manufacturing business needs to tackle the toughest challenges and take advantage of new opportunities. Digital technology solutions can help manufacturers become more responsive to their customers - turning real-time insights from sensors and d...

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Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing MANUFACTURING INNOVATION HUBS REVITALIZE AMERICAN MANUFACTURING

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May 05, 2017

The great recession underscored some inherent weaknesses in the U.S. supply chain. We have an employment skills gap, an uncoordinated approach to nurturing innovation, and an export imbalance. Since 2011, the federal government focused on changing this paradigm and made American manufacturing a prio...

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The Furniture Remanufacturing Process THE FURNITURE REMANUFACTURING PROCESS

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May 03, 2017

The office furniture remanufacturing process can be a mystery to companies looking to add and/or update furniture for their office space. Check out the graphic to help you better understand the process, what it entails and how it can save money, energy, and natural resources.

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Concept to Production-Future of Additive Manufacturing CONCEPT TO PRODUCTION-FUTURE OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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May 03, 2017

This Frost & Sullivan research service on the future of additive manufacturing evaluates the evolution of additive manufacturing across multiple regions and industry verticals. It brings out the implications of the IIoT-based connected supply chain due to the adoption of additive manufacturing i...

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Reshoring Manufacturers find success in cloud RESHORING MANUFACTURERS FIND SUCCESS IN CLOUD

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May 02, 2017

Reshoring manufacturers have been seeing plenty of success by bringing their operations back within the boundaries of the United States. There have been major advancements with cloud ERP systems that sit at the center of manufacturing organizations that take some of the complexity of a major initiat...

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Understanding Safety in Manufacturing Pays Off UNDERSTANDING SAFETY IN MANUFACTURING PAYS OFF

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May 01, 2017

Today we bring you some digestible information about safety in manufacturing. Our aim at Cerasis continues and will always be to provide the most important information to those in the manufacturing, distribution, supply chain, and logistics industry.

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The One New Year THE ONE NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION FOR MANUFACTURERS

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Apr 26, 2017

Discover how other manufacturers benefit from cloud ERP. Manufacturers have long embraced the concept of continuous improvement and innovation. In that spirit, what better way to kick off 2017 than with resolutions about new ways to improve?

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3D Printing Patents in the Dental Industry 3D PRINTING PATENTS IN THE DENTAL INDUSTRY

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Apr 26, 2017

According to Sagacious Research, 44 % of patents related to 3D Printing in the dental industry, focus on the manufacturing technologies used, the breakdown of which is as shown.

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Printable Cell and Gene Therapy Manufacturing Heatmap PRINTABLE CELL AND GENE THERAPY MANUFACTURING HEATMAP

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Apr 25, 2017

Over the last 12 months, the cell and gene therapy manufacturing sphere has matured vastly with more companies advancing to commercial products, especially with allogenic therapies. Now that the theory behind the therapy is catching up with the technology, the two can come together to progress towar...

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Manufacturing projects vs Construction projects MANUFACTURING PROJECTS VS CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

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Apr 23, 2017

Manufacturing Projects vs. Construction Projects - What’s the Difference? And does it matter, from an ERP perspective? The answer is, yes. Manufacturing projects require a planning network, for a network of activities, while construction projects need to use a project activity network.

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Operational Insights to Meet Manufacturing Challenges OPERATIONAL INSIGHTS TO MEET MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES

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Apr 20, 2017

Discover how a cloud-based ERP system with a built-in MES helps you set the foundation for a digital transformation of your business. Learn how your peers are experiencing manufacturing success by Increasing inventory visibility, Improving data capture, Reducing manual processes, Using a single vers...

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Understanding Industry 4.0 trends and opportunities for Specialty Chemicals Manufacturers UNDERSTANDING INDUSTRY 4.0 TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MANUFACTURERS

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Apr 16, 2017

There is a lot of information about how Industry 4.0 is going to change the way manufacturing is done. Specialty chemicals manufacturers will see some outstanding change as digitization of operations creates some incredible opportunities. The problem is that more than half of all chemical manufactur...

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Smart Manufacturing: Transforming Your Future with Cloud ERP SMART MANUFACTURING: TRANSFORMING YOUR FUTURE WITH CLOUD ERP

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Apr 10, 2017

See how cloud ERP technology transforms your company to fully connect your data, your users, and your customers. Manage present-day and future challenges effectively. Eliminate disconnected processes and data silos. Make more informed decisions about your business.

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How 3D printing will change your life HOW 3D PRINTING WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

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Apr 05, 2017

The applications for 3D printing are much discussed in the engineering, medicine and architecture sectors. But what about day-to-day life? Will the technology help people eat more healthy? Or maybe make fashion a fully-personalised industry? In the coming years, is it feasible that 3D printing be in...

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Success is the Connected Manufacturing Cloud SUCCESS IS THE CONNECTED MANUFACTURING CLOUD

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Apr 01, 2017

Find out the benefits of a connected manufacturing cloud, which provides a single version of the truth that stretches from the plant floor to the front office, and across the supply chain. Also, discover why three customers find Plex central to their ability to compete.

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The Benefits of Nearshore Manufacturing THE BENEFITS OF NEARSHORE MANUFACTURING

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Mar 24, 2017

Companies considering expanding to Mexico and making the country home to its offshore manufacturing activity may want to take a hard look at Saltillo, the largest city and capital of the state of Coahulia.

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8 Must-Have ERP Features for Food & Beverage Manufacturers 8 MUST-HAVE ERP FEATURES FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS

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Mar 23, 2017

The Plex Manufacturing Cloud offers food and beverage processors accurate traceability, quality tracking and data storage for audits, batch recipe management, industry-standard customizable barcoding, comprehensive food safety management.

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B2B E-Commerce B2B E-COMMERCE'S IMPACT ON MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION

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Mar 23, 2017

Handshake surveyed 450 manufacturers and distributors to understand their operational challenges, sales & fulfillment processes and technology investments, with a particular focus on B2B eCommerce.

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Cybersecurity and privacy risks of Industry 4.0 CYBERSECURITY AND PRIVACY RISKS OF INDUSTRY 4.0

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Mar 19, 2017

From smart factories to connected homes, see how new security and privacy risks affect businesses and consumers. The smart factory is at the heart of Industry 4.0. Here, the advanced software enables machines to communicate and make decisions, while artificial intelligence, robotics, and 3-D printin...

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How Full-Service Custom Motor Manufacturers Reduce Your Risks HOW FULL-SERVICE CUSTOM MOTOR MANUFACTURERS REDUCE YOUR RISKS

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Mar 19, 2017

Curious about the benefits of working with full-service custom motor manufacturers? This infographic explores offshore production pitfalls, the growth and challenges of offshore manufacturing and how to reduce manufacturing risk by working with a full-service custom motor manufacturer.

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Why Cloud is the Future for Food & Beverage Manufacturers WHY CLOUD IS THE FUTURE FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS

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Mar 17, 2017

The Plex Manufacturing Cloud allows food and beverage processors to access real-time data from anywhere, robust and secure operations, and increase productivity through smarter decision-making.

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Additive Manufacturing - Turbine blades manufactured with 3D printing ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING - TURBINE BLADES MANUFACTURED WITH 3D PRINTING

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Mar 14, 2017

Siemens received an award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for its outstanding technological achievement with the first successfully 3D- printed and fully tested gas turbine blades.

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Infographic: Sustainable Packaging INFOGRAPHIC: SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

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Mar 14, 2017

This infographic is sourced from The Business Research Company`s Other Support Services global market report. The report provides an overview of the historic, current and forecast global other support services market, and provides information on the market characteristics, trends, driver & restr...

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Sustainable Packaging Infographic SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING INFOGRAPHIC

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Mar 14, 2017

Apple and Coca-Cola are among the multinational brands who have actively taken steps towards packaging sustainability, a concept which should be at the forefront of all businesses. Among the most sustainable packaging materials is polyethylene foam, a fully reusable and recyclable product which is i...

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3D printing in NYLON 3D PRINTING IN NYLON

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Mar 09, 2017

Nylon for CubePro is the ideal material for engineers, designers, desktop manufacturers, hobbyists, and small business owners. Printing stronger, and more durable prototypes and end-use products have never been easier or more reliable. Nylon for CubePro is made with a formulation of Nylon 6, offerin...

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3 Ways to Manufacture More and Spend Less 3 WAYS TO MANUFACTURE MORE AND SPEND LESS

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Mar 06, 2017

Find out what MES/ERP integrated system is right for you, and how it can help you improve quality/yield, on-time scheduling, throughput/uptime, so you can focus on what you do best: delivering quality products to your customers and competing in the global marketplace.

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The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America THE US MANUFACTURING WORKFORCE & MAKING IT IN AMERICA

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Mar 06, 2017

While US manufacturing has been hit hard by nearly two decades of policy failures that have damaged its international competitiveness, it remains a vital part of the U.S. economy. The US manufacturing sector employed 12 million workers or about 8.8 percent of total US employment.

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Veterans Help Bridge the Manufacturing Skills Gap VETERANS HELP BRIDGE THE MANUFACTURING SKILLS GAP

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Mar 03, 2017

Helping veterans transition into the workforce is something that is near and dear to my heart, as my boyfriend will soon be getting out of the military after serving five years in the U.S. Marine Corps. I have seen and heard first hand all the struggles these men and women handle when trying to shif...

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Digital Transformation for Food and Beverage Manufacturers DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS

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Feb 26, 2017

The digital transformation of manufacturing processes and information has already begun. Your competitors may already be leveraging their data to become smart manufacturing enterprises. Don’t wait.

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Delivering Digital Excellence in Manufacturing DELIVERING DIGITAL EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING

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Feb 25, 2017

56% of manufacturers have invested $100M or more toward smart factories. 7X annual productivity gains from smart factories expected by 2022. By 2018 companies investing in IoT-based sensing and cognitive-based situational awareness will see a 30% improvement in process cycle times.

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A Comprehensive Guide to 3D Printing A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO 3D PRINTING

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Feb 20, 2017

This comprehensive infographic gives a broad 3D printing technology overview, including a definition of what is 3D printing, a guide to types of 3D printing processes and the history of 3D printing. There are four primary types of 3D printing processes that have made significant impacts on the 3D pr...

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Building the Smart Connected Manufacturing Enterprise BUILDING THE SMART CONNECTED MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISE

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Feb 20, 2017

Find out how you can build a smart connected manufacturing enterprise with the help of cloud-based Manufacturing Operations Management solutions from Plex, and thrive in today's uncertain business environment.

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Additive Manufacturing: Revolutionizing Industry ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: REVOLUTIONIZING INDUSTRY

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Feb 16, 2017

Often referred to by its far more sensational-sounding description of 3D printing, additive manufacturing is, in fact, a technology which has been around for at least three decades. There are in fact a number of different subtypes of additive manufacturing including 3D printing, but also rapid proto...

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How They Use AM to Make Gas Turbines HOW THEY USE AM TO MAKE GAS TURBINES

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Feb 16, 2017

Additive manufacturing has the potential to become a new key technology. As the infographic shows, for example, it opens up new attractive prospects in the manufacture of gas turbines. This is why Siemens has been investing in this innovative technology right from its inception and is now driving th...

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21st Century Manufacturing of Injectable Pharmaceuticals 21ST CENTURY MANUFACTURING OF INJECTABLE PHARMACEUTICALS

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Feb 16, 2017

This pharmaceutical manufacturing infographic explores the factors changing the development and production of sterile injectables. Learn more about the factors driving the need for agility in manufacturing, and new innovations that provide superior flexibility and aseptic assurance.

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6 Recent Trends in Manufacturing Technology to Increase Agile Responsiveness, Continuous Improvement & Customization 6 RECENT TRENDS IN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY TO INCREASE AGILE RESPONSIVENESS, CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT & CUSTOMIZATION

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Feb 16, 2017

Although apps and smart devices will make an impact in manufacturing technologies this year, a few other recent trends in manufacturing technology will dramatically redefine industry standards. Sustainable alternatives to traditional manufacturing will replace existing processes, and avoiding the In...

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ERP is for Manufacturers of All Sizes ERP IS FOR MANUFACTURERS OF ALL SIZES

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Feb 12, 2017

A cloud solution for business management can help you achieve success against larger competitors. Is your business small to mid-sized? Despite your size, are you still struggling to plan resources across your business? Good news - Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are a fit for everyone.

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How a Cigar is Made - The Manufacturing Process HOW A CIGAR IS MADE - THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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Feb 11, 2017

Have you ever wondered how a premium cigar is made? With cigar smoking increasing in popularity in recent years, we have seen more and more celebrities enjoying stogies. We have also seen an increase in the amount of cigar publications and online cigar review sites and cigar bars popping up. It&rsqu...

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The Manufacturing & Distribution Technology Landscape THE MANUFACTURING & DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGY LANDSCAPE

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Feb 10, 2017

With the wide range of software solutions now available to businesses across industries, the technology landscape in manufacturing and distribution is not as clear-cut as it used to be. While in the past, a one-size-fits-all mentality toward technology investment prevailed, companies today are looki...

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Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN AEROSPACE

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Jan 31, 2017

The aerospace industry pioneered the use of additive manufacturing (AM) for production parts. Realizing the benefits early on, aerospace companies have furthered the adoption of 3D printing to boost efficiency, save money and enable on-demand parts production.

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Auto Manufacturing Trends AUTO MANUFACTURING TRENDS

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Jan 29, 2017

What are the challenges and opportunities facing the auto manufacturing industries? Inside the infographic: A look into the pursuit of 2025 CAFE Standards’ 54.5 mpg target, Lightweighting technology developments, Materials advancements and more.

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5 Reasons to 3D Print Metal Parts 5 REASONS TO 3D PRINT METAL PARTS

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Jan 27, 2017

If you are involved in designing or making metal parts, then you’ll already be aware of some of the possibilities and freedoms of Metal 3D Printing. You might even have thought about using additive manufacturing methods for a project. So what’s stopping you?

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Industry 4.0: Smart House/Factory INDUSTRY 4.0: SMART HOUSE/FACTORY

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Jan 26, 2017

To capture the most important ideas related with the roadmap to Industry 4.0 we are now posting this great infographic that explains - step by step - the process of digitization of operations that the manufacturers should follow if they don't want to lag behind all the other companies that embra...

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Bridging the Additive Manufacturing Gap BRIDGING THE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING GAP

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Jan 25, 2017

It takes more than a 3D CAD model and a good printer to get successful prints. A special additive manufacturing (AM) software is required to enable your ideas to become reality. Without special file preparation and optimization, you will not get the most out of additive manufacturing and may not be ...

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3D printing is slow to catch on in the enterprise 3D PRINTING IS SLOW TO CATCH ON IN THE ENTERPRISE

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Jan 25, 2017

A recent survey by TechRepublic's sister site, Tech Pro Research, found that 3D printing in the enterprise changed very little in two years, between 2014 and 2016. Rates of use and business purposes stayed almost the same, as did the reason given for not adopting the technology. Two thirds of th...

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Digital Manufacturing - The Factory of the Future is Here Today DIGITAL MANUFACTURING - THE FACTORY OF THE FUTURE IS HERE TODAY

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Jan 10, 2017

Digital manufacturing can be defined as an integrated approach to manufacturing that is centered around a computer system. A machine is able to read a CAD computer-aided design file in order to deliver it in a few hours. Within the same process, it is possible to prototype, produce and fabricate mol...

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25 Ways To Attract Millennials To Manufacturing 25 WAYS TO ATTRACT MILLENNIALS TO MANUFACTURING

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Jan 09, 2017

As the future boldly marches forward, we turn to our youth to carry the flag forward and take the reins of innovation firmly in their hands. This is true for politics and the world in general, and, more specifically, for the realm of technology. The same holds true for manufacturing, as ever-changin...

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Industrial & Manufacturing INDUSTRIAL & MANUFACTURING

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Dec 29, 2016

Trust your facility with our industrial manufacturing experts across the country. More than 700 manufacturing clients depend on us to provide safe, reliable service. No matter your need - janitorial and sanitation, mechanical and electrical maintenance, or staffing and mission-critical solutions - w...

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Market Research: Disposable Solutions for Biomanufacturing MARKET RESEARCH: DISPOSABLE SOLUTIONS FOR BIOMANUFACTURING

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Dec 21, 2016

Single-use systems in biomanufacturing can greatly simplify the path to market. This is due to the reduction of sterilization time and spend, lowered labor efforts, swifter set up times, lower cross-contamination levels and reduced operating costs in the production of pharma products.

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The In-Person Sales Channel In Manufacturing & Distribution THE IN-PERSON SALES CHANNEL IN MANUFACTURING & DISTRIBUTION

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Dec 12, 2016

As B2B e-commerce becomes table stakes for success, some industry analysts have predicted that the end is near for the in-person sales channel in manufacturing and distribution. However, results from Handshake's 2016 Manufacturing & Distribution Sales and Technology Report tell a different s...

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