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Blockchain: What It Is and How It Can Help Manufacturers

Posted by Steven Brand

How do you know if your election vote is really counted?

How do you know the person you’re chatting with online really is who they say they are?

And how do you know if a product you purchase has really met quality standards?

These three scenarios may not seem like they have much in common, but there is a common thread: blockchain—a decentralized, open-source ledger—could hypothetically be applied to each to give you the certainty you want in each situation.

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Topics: Manufacturing Technology, Internet of Things, Blockchain

Why Smart Manufacturing Is About More Than Just Technology

Posted by Shekhar Chandrashekhar, SMART Manufacturing Practice Lead

What is smart manufacturing? Essentially, smart manufacturing is the practice of making information about manufacturing processes available when and where it is needed, in the form it is needed, so that smart decisions can be made about the course of critical business operations.

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Topics: Smart Manufacturing, Manufacturing Solutiions, Internet of Things, IoT, digital transformation, Future of Manufacturing, sensors

The Role of Smart Sensors in Manufacturing

Posted by Steven Brand

Sensors have played a role in manufacturing for years, but until recently they have been largely constrained by issues such as system noise, signal attenuation, and response dynamics. Today, integration of local computing power and the Internet of Things (IoT) has transformed ordinary sensors into smart sensors, enabling them to carry out complex calculations on measured data locally within a sensor module.

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Topics: Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Technology, Smart Manufacturing, Manufacturing Solutiions, Manufacturing Information Systems, Internet of Things, IoT, digital transformation, Future of Manufacturing, sensors

The Drive Toward Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

Posted by Steven Brand

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

How the Internet of Things is Transforming Manufacturing

Posted by Steven Brand

From creating the first machine tools during the Industrial Revolution to welcoming robots onto factory floors in the early 1960’s, manufacturers can be quick to adopt new technologies. They are employing more advanced robotics, embracing 3D printing, and more. Now, another technology has captured the attention of manufacturers—the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Topics: Advanced Manufacturing, Internet of Things, IoT