Technology Makes Manufacturing Work

Technology Makes Manufacturing Work

Published on March 2, 2018
A company I know has a thriving business making small electrical components by the millions, se...

Talk to your factory?

Talk to your factory?

Published on January 24, 2018
Many of us are now talking to our digital companions at home and on the go. “Alexa, what the we...

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Published on December 12, 2017
What is the fourth industrial revolution you may be hearing so much about? In simplest terms, t...

You Want it When?

You Want it When?

Published on September 25, 2017
Ecommerce is growing rapidly, taking market share from brick-and-mortar retailers at an alarmin...

Augmented Reality in the Plant

Augmented Reality in the Plant

Published on September 20, 2017
Two years after Google withdrew the Google Glass augmented reality wearable device from the con...

The Importance of the Digital Twin

The Importance of the Digital Twin

Published on September 13, 2017
The creation of a digital representation of products is a by-product of digital manufacturing a...

Can machines really learn? And should we be afraid?

Can machines really learn? And should we be afraid?

Published on August 16, 2017
Science fiction books and movies love to portray machines that grow so smart that they have no ...

Is IoT really beneficial?

Is IoT really beneficial?

Published on August 1, 2017
The news media have been having a field day about the $400 (previously $700) wi-fi and IoT (Int...

Will Autonomous Cars and Robots Learn “Social Graces”?

Will Autonomous Cars and Robots Learn “Social Graces”?

Published on July 26, 2017
The Associated Press recently distributed an article about self-driving cars and how the straig...

Supply Chain Risk Not Always What it Seems

Supply Chain Risk Not Always What it Seems

Published on July 18, 2017
Companies are paying more attention to supply chain risk these days, and that’s a very good thi...

3D Printing is Still Evolving

3D Printing is Still Evolving

Published on July 13, 2017
Additive Manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing, is having an enormous impact on prototyp...

Monitoring Big Data in the Industrial Internet of Things

Monitoring Big Data in the Industrial Internet of Things

Published on March 9, 2017
There’s a long-standing manufacturing adage that says “You can’t manage want you can’t measure”...

The Situational Supply Chain

The Situational Supply Chain

Published on March 2, 2017
In the early days of the industrial revolution, manufacturers were forced to build their own su...

3D Printing Game-Changer?  Custom Molds

3D Printing Game-Changer? Custom Molds

Published on February 23, 2017
I recently encountered an example of 3D printing making a dramatic difference for a manufacturi...

The Paperless Factory

The Paperless Factory

Published on January 12, 2017
We’ve been hearing about the paperless office and the paperless factory for decades, but the pr...