Tag Archive: flexible manufacturing

Sep 12 2018

Joe Zulick

Workforce Automation and Robots in the Electronics Manufacturing Industry

Automation has been in mind for not just decades, but centuries. Whether we’re talking about those who worked in flour mills or those who dealt with windmills, automated processes have always been on inventors’ minds. While automation would technically result in job losses, the increased prevalence of robots and robotics parts in the agricultural, packaging, …

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Jul 18 2018

Terminator Turns Facilitator – Wearable for the Augmented Workforce

The first Terminator was destroyed in a factory by a hydraulic press—now parts of him have reappeared in a plant setting. Ford Motor Company is piloting an exoskeleton device to help assembly workers lift their arms above their heads more easily. That’s a big deal for assembly line workers, who can raise their arms doing overhead tasks as much …

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Jun 19 2018

Jean-Marc Cauzac

Beyond Production – How 3D Printing is Advancing Business Transformation

Additive Manufacturing or 3D Printing refers to the set of processes used for manufacturing physical objects directly from a digital model. It utilizes raw materials added one layer at a time, undergoing various processes to create a finished product without the use of tools and molds. This is distinguished by the following main elements: Deposits …

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Mar 14 2018

OYU TOLGOI: Massive Mongolian mine seen as a test case for ‘lean’ techniques

As the global mining industry pushes deeper and ranges farther for vital minerals, its leading firms are just beginning to adopt “lean” techniques – common for decades in manufacturing industries – for mining greater value from their operations.14 At Oyu Tolgoi on Mongolia’s vast, windswept South Gobi Desert, where nomads still watch over their herds, …

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Mar 07 2018

Jean-Marc Cauzac

Is there a way to make additive manufacturing more productive?

Now that powder bed techniques are turning out parts for all kinds of fabricators, can we make it more productive and profitable? Its advantages are clear, but there’s plenty of room for improvement. Tailoring the process to the product, even for an experienced manufacturing engineer, typically takes repeated passes to get to an acceptable process. …

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