Top 5 Topics of 2018—Plus 5 Honorable Mentions

As the year draws to a close, we always like to take a look back on the events and people that made a difference in manufacturing throughout the past 12 months. We celebrate ...

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Why Smart Manufacturing Is About More Than Just Technology

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 ...

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The Role of Smart Sensors in Manufacturing

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 ...

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How Virtual Reality is Changing the Manufacturing Game

It’s no longer just for gaming! Virtual Reality (VR), sometimes referred to as Augmented Reality (AR), is shaking things up across all industries, including manufacturing. While ...

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The Drive Toward Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

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 ...

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4 Smart Energy Ideas for Manufacturers in California

Although manufacturing has long been considered an energy-intensive industry, this trend has begun to change. Between 2010-2014, U.S. manufacturing energy consumption is estimated ...

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The Insider's Guide to Smart Manufacturing Trends in 2017

Smart manufacturing trends in 2017 indicate that a radical transformation in the manufacturing sector is taking place. In a report by global market research firm BCC Research, the ...

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Don’t Get Left Behind, SMART Manufacturing is the Future for Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers

What exactly is Smart Manufacturing? Over the past several years, the topic of SMART Manufacturing has been a conversation among industry experts, strategists and thought leaders. ...

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Are You Losing Money by not Implementing SMART Manufacturing?

We live in an era of smartphones, smart homes, smart watches, smart refrigerators, robots, self-driving cars, and the list goes on and on. Smart Manufacturing (SM) is a concept ...

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How Has Digitization Impacted Small to Medium-Sized Manufacturers Over the Last Decade?

When we talk about digitization in manufacturing, we are referring to the use of digital tools and technologies to create sustainable growth for manufacturers of all sizes. For ...

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Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) is the Next Big Thing in Manufacturing: An Entirely New Platform for Electronics

Flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) is an innovative process that combines elements of the electronics industry with that of the high-precision printing industry.

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