Category Archive: Digital Manufacturing

May 24 2017

INTEGRATED ORGANIZATIONS: Working as one improves industrial-equipment makers’ competitiveness

With increasingly sophisticated products, supply chains and customer expectations, industrial-equipment manufacturers are experiencing intense pressure to deliver. Compass spoke with Cambashi founder Mike Evans about strategies to manage the industry’s growing complexity. COMPASS:  What challenges are industrial-equipment makers facing? MIKE EVANS:  Machine builders must accelerate time-to-market of new machines while reducing costs and ensuring greater safety and reliability. They must also comply with strict standards and stringent regulations. Customers also demand that today’s machines do more than ever …

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May 17 2017

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING – Business challenges drive aerospace companies to advance 3D printing technology

Additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing has moved well beyond prototyping. Today, most aerospace companies use it to improve the functionality of existing components and fabricate non-structural parts for commercial and general aviation aircraft. AM enthusiasts envision the day when this revolutionary process will be used to “print” entire fuselages, wings and critical engine parts …

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May 10 2017

Collaborative Robots are Making Automation Possible for SMEs (Part 1)

This is the first of a 2-part series addressing the impact of adopting collaborative robots in the SME manufacturing environment.  Although there is a lot of hype about robots taking jobs away from humans, the truth is today many industries still rely on human processes. According to the Boston Consulting Group, only 10% of tasks …

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Apr 05 2017

Educators focus on teaching skills to help students master both physical and virtual worlds

Manufacturers are increasingly using new technologies, including the Industrial Internet of Things, robotics and additive manufacturing, to eliminate waste and raise productivity. But educators are challenged to train the new workforce and retrain existing ones with the skills they need to work successfully in these factories of the future. In the factory of the future …

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Apr 15 2016

How the VSS Unity Is Bringing Disruptive Technology to Space

This article takes a close look at what disruptive manufacturing processes are involved in getting Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Spacehip Fleet operational.

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