Category Archive: Manufacturing Intelligence

Feb 21 2018

The Future of Work

With automation poised to put millions out of work, economists debate if growth can create enough new ones. Since the 1970s, automation has eliminated the jobs of millions of bank tellers, retail cashiers, travel agents, airline front-desk workers and manufacturing employees. With the jobs of truck drivers, airline pilots and even medical doctors now at …

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Feb 07 2018

Talk to Your Factory?

Many of us are now talking to our digital companions at home and on the go. “Alexa, what the weather going to be like today?” “Okay Google, find me a recipe for pancakes.” “Siri, how’s the traffic on I-495 around Boston this morning?” Soon you will be talking to your factory – if you aren’t …

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Dec 06 2017

BIG PROFITS FROM BIG DATA: Platforms create another potential revenue stream with platform-generated data

Platforms collect data from many sources, with multiple benefits for the platform provider and member companies. The data they generate can enable the platform company to make smart business decisions while opening new markets to its members. Whether a platform operator chooses to analyze the data itself or sell it to others for analysis, the …

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Nov 29 2017

CUSTOMIZE? NO, MODULARIZE! Mix-and-match modules yield more products with fewer parts at lower costs

Industrial buyers want equipment customized to meet their specific operational needs and requirements, but still demand competitive pricing. Modular product architectures are making it faster and more efficient to customize standard products for the mass market while avoiding the complexity and high costs traditionally associated with engineered-to-order processes. Minnesota-based mechanical test equipment manufacturer MTS Systems …

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Nov 08 2017

Jerry Jackson

Digital Manufacturing on the Cloud? It could be your best idea!

088When it comes right down to it, the challenge for manufacturers of any size is to keep the shop floor humming and productive. Idle machines mean lost production, forfeited ROI, and wasted manpower dollars – not to mention aggravation and endangered contracts. Tools are available that can make the whole process – design, planning, production …

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