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Today's Top 6 Manufacturing Topics

Posted by Steven Brand on Dec 12, 2018 8:59:23 AM

The manufacturing industry has been making rapid advancements in recent years, paving the way for cutting-edge technologies. With each new innovation, manufacturing gets more efficient and more precise, leading to the cost-effective production of safer and higher-quality products. But despite common perception, not all advancements are just for the manufacturing giants; today, many small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) are able to take advantage of them too. Here’s a look at a handful of recent technologies and topics trending now within the manufacturing industry.

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Topics: Advanced Robotic Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, Nanomanufacturing, Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Sustainable Manufacturing, Exporting

The Drive Toward Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

Posted by Steven Brand on Jun 19, 2018 1:43:41 PM

While manufacturers have traditionally been hesitant to invest in their operations due to cost, a recent National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) survey of more than 500 manufacturers reveals that 65% plan to increase capital spending in the coming years. Where is the money going to go? Experts predict most manufacturers will look toward revamping their facilities in order to adapt to the demands of today’s digital world.

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Topics: IoT, Internet of Things, Smart Manufacturing, Advanced Robotic Manufacturing, 3D Printing, digital transformation

The 3 Biggest Myths About Advanced Robotics in Manufacturing

Posted by Steven Brand on Feb 13, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Robotics has come a long way from when they first hit factory floors in the early 1960s. Today’s robots are more intelligent and versatile, and able to go to work with little to no human intervention. And, like anything that’s not fully understood, the rapid advancement and adoption of robotics has produced everything from the fear of "they’re taking over!" to the fear of "we're missing out and we can’t afford them."

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Topics: Advanced Robotic Manufacturing, Robotics in Manufacuring, robotics

The New Industrial Revolution: Advanced Robotic Manufacturing

Posted by Steven Brand on Oct 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The manufacturing industry in the U.S. is ripe for a new industrial revolution, and artificial intelligence and robotic automation are set to play a key role in that change. Because manufacturing is a major driving force in a nation’s economic prosperity, it is especially important that small and medium-sized manufacturers pay close attention as these innovative technologies prepare to take center stage.

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Topics: Industrial Revolution, Advanced Robotic Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing