State of Industrial Media: 2022 and Beyond

THOMAS R. CUTLER | August 29, 2022 | 223 views

Lew Weiss, founder of Jacket Media Co, host of Manufacturing Talk Radio and publisher of Manufacturing Outlook.

No longer is content consumed as a form of education, professional development, or comparative analysis. Solution-seekers perform a Google Search, find matches based on the algorithms of search engine optimized rankings. There is no triangulation. Top ten rankings constitute information gathering, little else. Out of sight, out of mind.

This is neither good nor bad; it is. In this vast media paradigmatic shift, survivors of the media miasma live by the maxim: eat or be eaten. Many in the media have failed to look ahead. Many keep running content that could have been authored twenty years ago. No contemporaneous insights, contexts, or prognostication are offered. Just more of the same.

 

State of Industrial Media: 2022 and Beyond

Thomas R. Cutler, who founded the 9000+ member Manufacturing Media Consortium in 1999 and has authored more than 8000 articles in that time span; he has been working with Jacket Media Co for some time as a regular contributor to our most popular publication Manufacturing Outlook. Cutler brainstormed with me and contributed to the report which follows. Tom has seen all the media shifts, the transition to conference content, webinars, YouTubes, and yes, TikTok.

Balancing media coverage: forward thinking and providing a microphone

Profitable media outlets including Jacket Media Co must balance the editorial trendspotting with those of paid sponsors, content contributors, and podcast hosts and guests.

State of Industrial Media: 2022 and Beyond

The function of marketing has changed. It used to be building brand and product awareness and acquiring lead generation, particularly through digital and traditional methodologies. The marketing role is far more engaged in the industrial complex responsible for bottom line growth as an integral part of the “sales AND marketing” effort.  Salespeople are rarely responsible for following up with prospects except via LinkedIn or those about to issue a purchase order in 90 days. They are bonused and rewarded on closed activities, not advancing the longer-term sales pipeline.

Even when a PR firm is engaged, 90% of these firms have no prior relationships with members of the Manufacturing Media Consortium and are therefore pitching. Cutler reports that 100% of editorial pitches are summarily discarded when sent from an unknown source.  Alternatively, those emails get sent to advertising or sponsorship departments to sell revenue generating space. Without the prior relationships and without successful demonstration of content creation by a PR firm, it is a waste of time and money. Anyone can pitch a story, few know the culture of the publications, the readers, and the editors’ expectations. This is where expertise in content creation, succinct and precise communication, and dynamic storytelling become a paramount function whether handled internally or externally by a PR firm. 

The media kit is dead (or should be)

The fluidity of world events makes the media kit anachronistic. Two years ago, few spoke about supply chain disruption, Ukraine, oil prices, inflation, the great resignation, cybersecurity challenges, and high-level robotics. Now those topics are omnipresent. Any media calendar that was prepared in Fall of 2021 would have missed all these topics.

All editorial has multiple purposes for the reader, the publishers, and the company (paying sponsor). Ultimately, most want to know how manufacturers succeeding now and can improve moving forward. To state the obvious, potential disruptions to industrial business operations keep growing every day. There is (and will continue to be) a shortage of skilled workers. Risks are rising and difficult to mitigate. Supply chain disruptions are coming from all sides (promulgating the conversation of nearshoring).

And still these best-practice operations are failing to tell their stories. They are failing to profile their leaders, and they are failing to use the new media methodologies that all GenZers have grown up with and utilize for hours a day. This failure to connect with the new generation of communication portends a dismal outlook without immediate corrective action.

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Stand out with long-term scalability with AM by fuelling innovation in the design process. Staying relevant has now become critical when it comes to additive manufacturing. It is, therefore, essential to make decisions by deep diving into the right people, processes, and technologies at the right moment to keep up the momentum when using AM processes. Better Product Designs with Design Innovation Framework for Additive Manufacturing Additive manufacturers have started using the product design innovation (DI) framework. It serves additive manufacturing part designs with increased - Proof of value (POV) - Helps your business stand out in the market with superior quality design. Proof of concept (POC) – Ensures that the design will function as intended. Proof of market (POM) – Defines the level of success of a design at scale for mass market production. Proof of impact (POI) – Using simulation to mitigate design failures and ensure that your designs last longer. As a result of the design innovation framework, additive manufacturing parts are manufactured faster and with better quality while lowering material costs. Furthermore, with more and more additive manufacturing companies implementing design innovation frameworks for their production, it is possible to tap into the opportunities of innovative product design at an early stage to give your production a competitive edge. Therefore, in the quest to grab an early market share in additive manufacturing for new, small and medium enterprises, the design innovation framework will play a pivotal role. Your product design, product research and development teams will implement the DI framework for the scalability of your additive manufacturing units. Fuel innovation and design thinking to produce innovative product design ideas with the goals and practices in the DI framework, as mentioned below. They infuse your designs with the design innovation framework to get quality manufactured products. Strategic Business Growth with AM Design to Fuel Innovation for Small and Medium Enterprises Fuel innovation in how you design additive manufacturing parts with strategic business growth. By keeping three goals in mind during the design process, you can use cutting-edge research in additive manufacturing design to help your business grow. Increase Speed: Create highly detailed intermediate manufacturing goods. As additive manufacturing is still in the transition phase, creating highly complex designs on a small scale is easy. But for large-scale AM production, intermediate goods like molds make it easy and quick to make intricate details. Build upon the existing DI (Design Innovation) process. Make use of designs from the design repositories and similar component geometry. Choose an orientation that does not need additional support. Save resources by preferring cellular structure over solid volumes. Make use of internal volumes to add more functionality. Print functional joints to save assembly steps and time. Standardize the assembly process to save production time. Use high-resolution STL files to reach your maximum design potential. Improve printability by scaling the artifacts and considering the resolution of the process. Manage Quality: Reduce residual stress to keep the parts from warping. Materials must be qualified and characterized to be micro-structured. Adhere to industry standards to get consistent, reliable, and repeatable outputs. While successful designs with strategic AM innovation can be beneficial to Create new products with AM. Create new business models with AM, AM helps to advance product design processes. Create new classes of AM technologies. Save Costs: Save costs by creating multifunctional parts. Choose a cheaper alternative material that satisfies the same constraints. Go for an economical assembly by manufacturing high-performing parts. Implement a cellular structure to reduce the quantity of material used. Innovate designs that bring down costs through accurate simulation of manufacturing constraints. Use composite material that satisfies the applied constraints. Risk Factors to Consider and Mitigate When Investing in AM The Risk of Data Leakage Cyber security is a critical component when storing design file data on the cloud and sharing it over the network. Getting a design file copied, stolen, altered, infected, or deleted causes a loss of time and sometimes money. Attackers ask for a ransom by putting a worm in your design file or blocking access. A highly private network with encrypted personal cloud connectivity and highly secure access control are the answers to mitigating the risk of cyber-attacks. Mitigating the risk is done with several measures. These include doing regular risk assessments, using a single design with no mistakes as a base for other design models, using advanced RFID tags to make products with AM, and practicing individual vigilance through awareness. The Risk of Poor Quality When outsourcing your manufacturing to an AM unit, the risk of low quality of the manufactured products is high. You cannot offer a warranty or guarantee when outsourcing production. Also, there is a risk that companies facing losses due to faulty products might want to claim for their losses. Quality improves when you give much attention to post-processing the manufactured parts. Leading Industries Using the DI Framework in AM: Aerospace Automotive Consumer products Energy Infrastructure Medical and pharmaceutical Food Sports Accessories Final Thoughts: Gearing up with innovation in additive manufacturing starts with three design goals. These include increasing speed, managing quality, and saving costs, which can help you achieve strategic business growth to scale for the long-term for business resilience. In addition, the DI framework for AM helps your large enterprise use progressive design thinking. So, now is the best time to invest into new ways to design products using design and management software for additive manufacturing.

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10 Best Features to Look for in an Additive Manufacturing Software

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The day is near when additive manufacturing (AM) will become production-ready, with many technological advancements in additive manufacturing software. Although taking care of manual post-processing is one of the challenges AM faces, methods to reduce it are on the rise with the help of better additive manufacturing software. Multilayer 3D printing revolutionises production, combining to fuel innovation. Let's find out what software features for additive manufacturing can help solve the problems that arise. How Does Additive Manufacturing Software Aid in the Resolution of Issues in Large Enterprises? For large enterprises, additive manufacturing software champions innovation to achieve long-term goals and resolve problems with these solutions. Sustainability in Manufacturing: A minimum wastage of material makes additive manufacturing sustainable. Therefore, achieve your goal of implementing sustainable practises quickly. Decrease Costs: Cut costs by automation, optimization, and simulation to help decrease costs at all stages of an AM workflow. Optimize Inventory: You can get rid of a lot of your inventory if you know exactly what material each part needs and how much of it you need. Easy Material Replacement: Simulate results for different materials and easily replace your material for printing as per availability. Combine multiple materials to strengthen parts and make them versatile. Generate Multiple Design Versions: The generative design approach allows you to generate multiple versions of a complex part subject to constraints. As a result, you reduce the guesswork and improve the quality quickly and efficiently. With AI designs in additive manufacturing software, you get progressive design innovation and development. As AM software aids large enterprises to fuel innovation in design implementation and follow the recent trends in additive manufacturing, AM processes such as binder jetting, metal additive manufacturing work and other types of additive manufacturing benefit from them as well. Explore the benefits of additive manufacturing for small and medium enterprises in our next segment which will cover additive manufacturing overview. Learn in-depth insights into why AM software are becoming a choice of medium sized businesses as well. Three Reasons to Use Additive Manufacturing Software To realize the full potential of additive manufacturing, good software plays a vital role in determining the quality of the output printed. Find out exactly how software for additive manufacturing could help your designs and your business grow. Automate: Automated light weighting, part consolidation, and generative design help unlock the scalability of your designs in terms of functionality and cost efficiency. Additive manufacturing software helps you achieve these efficiently. Optimize: Streamline the AM workflow using additive MES (manufacturing execution system) software. Increasing the printing process's efficiency helps reduce the time needed to print and improves the quality of the part manufactured and the machine utilization rates. Simulate and Test: Make your part design model subject to different constraints with the help of simulation using AM software. Reach excellence in additive manufacturing parts for real-life situations. Build a failsafe part using automated mathematical analysis. Using additive manufacturing software can help you overcome many challenges. However, while considering AM software, please note its shortcomings. The Big Challenge in Additive Manufacturing Software At each step of additive manufacturing, separate software is essential to perform different functions. AM software performs many critical functions, such as step-by-step design, printability checks, light weighting, adding support, and simulation analysis. However, a single software package does not exist that addresses all aspects of additive manufacturing. Software integration resolves this issue effectively and efficiently. Additive Manufacturing Software Functions for Large Enterprises For large enterprises, it is essential to get the accurate design of complex parts and manage the AM production workflow right. Additive manufacturing software brings both functions to the table. Learn how additive manufacturing fuels innovation in design. Features of Additive Manufacturing software for design and managing workflow are as under: Top Features of Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) Software: It is easy to nurture the design thinking process by arming with suitable DfAM software for medium and large enterprises. Their features are as follows: Topology Optimization: Using mathematical tools to simulate the material distribution of the part is topology optimization. Making changes in the material distribution can remove inefficient regions from the design. In addition, automated topology optimization helps quickly produce complex geometrical structures using DfAM software. Lattice Pattern Generation: Using additive manufacturing software, we generate 3D lattice patterns automatically. They significantly save costs by using a lower volume of materials and helping design multifunctional parts and structures. In addition, they reduce their weight and cost, making them flexible and stress-resistant. Generative Design: The power of generative design lies in designing to match all the design parameters, applying all constraints, and generating multiple design candidates quickly and efficiently. These include material type, shape, density, orientation, and more. This design evolves your part per your required parameters and expedites optimization. Automatic Light-Weighting: Applying light weighting techniques such as materials selection, part consolidation, conformal ribbing, lattice structures, and optimization of topology helps further bring down the costs. With DfAM software, the process is automatic and easy. Automated Part Consolidation: Creating a single part that can perform multiple functions saves space and costs, boosting efficiency. However, deciding whether consolidation can conform to other system components can sometimes be challenging. Find a way to solve this problem with the help of a feature in additive manufacturing software that automatically groups parts together. Stress, Heat, and Impact Simulation: Predict the part design's stress, heat, and impact-taking ability in the case of light weighting. Simulation helps test the part using different materials, keeping in mind their temperature, stress, and impact resistance. 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In addition, this method can reduce some of the post-processing involved in an additive manufacturing production workflow to help make additive manufacturing more reliable and efficient. The future of additive manufacturing looks supremely promising with several applications of volumetric additive manufacturing. These include aerospace, medical, transportation, energy, consumer products and the like. In the future, revolutionary multifunctional parts will be created using automated part consolidation to optimize part designs like never before. Furthermore, using AI, accuracy is bound to improve. Conclusion: Building a resilient business for medium and large enterprises to unlock scalability is easy with a range of additive manufacturing software. Leveraging AM software saves turn-around time from researching to the production line with a stable and better design. It boosts ROI by streamlining your additive manufacturing workflows and cutting production costs using additive manufacturing software. Software integrations help enterprises stay current with all the features needed and introduced from time to time to make additive manufacturing practical. Using AI with AM software is becoming the norm for both medium and large AM companies that want to get a head start on the market.

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Rockwell Automation and Cognite Form Strategic Partnership to Develop a Unified, Edge-to-Cloud Industrial Data Hub Offering for Manufacturing Industry

Rockwell Automation | October 19, 2022

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, and Cognite, a global leader in industrial data software, today announced a strategic partnership to further unlock the value of manufacturing data and accelerate technological change for the industry. The partnership combines Rockwell’s FactoryTalk® software offering of next-generation edge connectivity to plant assets, operations management applications, and industry-tailored analytics with Cognite’s leading Industrial DataOps platform, Cognite Data Fusion®, to create an industrial data hub ready for enterprise-wide scaling. With one of the largest footprints in industrial automation, Rockwell products create and process data worldwide. The partnership between Rockwell and Cognite will bring to market a unique, unified, edge-to-cloud industrial data hub that makes operational, engineering, enterprise, and visual data understandable and comparable for manufacturing across industries. The offering will transform raw data into high-impact applications for real-time decision making and improved workflows that ensure safe, productive, and sustainable operations. With Cognite’s proven success in the Energy industry, this partnership will further enhance the edge-to-enterprise capabilities from Sensia, Rockwell’s joint venture with Schlumberger. “Manufacturers of all sizes struggle with getting access to, and value from, their data. A unifying information hub can provide a single source of truth for all manufacturing data without a major investment in proprietary and costly platforms, The bigger a company is, the harder it is to pull data together from all the different sources and then get meaningful analytic insights affordably. Our partnership with Cognite will directly address these challenges.” -Brian Shepherd, senior vice president of Software & ControlRockwell. We are excited to partner with Rockwell Automation to expand their FactoryTalk offerings and further enrich the data central to their applications, says Girish Rishi, CEO of Cognite. Our mission at Cognite - to foster the development, operationalization, and scale of industrial Hybrid AI solutions - is echoed in this partnership. We look forward to working with Rockwell Automation to accelerate the industrial adoption of applied analytics and digital applications. About Rockwell Automation: Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation. We connect the imaginations of people with the potential of technology to expand what is humanly possible, making the world more productive and more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 25,000 problem solvers dedicated to our customers in more than 100 countries. About Cognite: Cognite is a global industrial SaaS company that was established with a clear vision: to rapidly empower industrial companies with contextualized, trustworthy, and accessible data to help drive the full-scale digital transformation of asset-intensive industries around the world. Our core Industrial DataOps platform, Cognite Data Fusion®, enables industrial data and domain users to collaborate quickly and safely to develop, operationalize, and scale industrial AI solutions and applications to deliver both profitability and sustainability.

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