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U.S. Steel: Arkansas Manufacturer Making First Smart Steel Mill

New technologies are increasingly making their way into the manufacturing industry. Two of the most popular additions are AI and the IoT, both of which are key components of a smart factory. Utilizing these technologies opens new doors for manufacturers and one Arkansas based company trying to make take this concept a step further. Big River Steel, an Arkansas based steel company is working ...

Solar Technology: New Spray-On Material Could Revolutionize Industry

A future where spray on solar cells are a viable option is closer than most may think. These solar cells would be much cheaper than today’s silicon based panels and can be sprayed onto virtually any surface, from skyscraper windows to the top of a car. While this technology may seem implausible, solar researchers and key executives feel that this development will shake up the economics of ...

Hyperloop Full Scale Test Track: Revolutionizing the Supply Chain

The Hyperloop continues to take steps toward becoming a reality. This innovative transportation method was a dream of Tesla and SpaceX’s CEO, Elon Musk and it continues to progress. Hyperloop One, showed off its recent progress of the first full-scale test site in Nevada and this extraordinary transport system is coming together nicely. This will be the first, full-scale test and they expect it ...

New 3D Printing Material From Stratasys: What Can They Do?

Stratasys is launching two new materials for their 3D printers and it could mean big things for the future of manufacturing. The new materials offer manufacturers the ability to rapidly prototype high-functioning models that can save a business time and money. Agilus30 and FDM Nylon 12CF are both revolutionary materials, each offering unique properties for different applications. The first, ...

Intosite: Improving Efficiency, Standardization, and Globalization at Ford

Ford Motor Co. is utilizing smart technology to increase efficiency on their factory floors, starting with their facility in Wayne, Michigan. Inspired by Google Earth, employees at this plant have an aerial view of operations thanks to the newly developed Intosite technology. Intosite is a cloud based web application designed by Siemens, a developer of product lifecycle management techno...

Rolls-Royce Takes a Step Forward to Make Autonomous Shipping a Reality

Rolls-Royce has been working hard to make remote and autonomous shipping a reality and the company recently took a step forward in its development. The company is now looking to develop partnerships and search for new opportunities with other organizations around the world. Looking to create a system by which autonomous shipping can thrive in the increasingly digital marine industry, the partne...

Manufacturing and Construction: The HoloLens Revolutionizes The Future

The HoloLens by Microsoft is now making its way into industrial sectors. From construction to manufacturing, businesses are now finding ways as to how this technology can benefit them. Engineers at the University of Cambridge are working vigorously to test its potential for construction engineers. Using mixed reality technology, they are studying its usefulness to spot defects on critical ...

Boston Dynamics New Robot: How Manufacturers Can Benefit

Boston Dynamics is known for showing off some incredible technology. From bipedal robots to those resembling members of the animal kingdom, they’re always interesting to say the least. However, newly leaked footage from a presentation given by Boston Dynamics’ founder Marc Raibert, revealed a new robot concept and it’s called ‘Handle’. This new robot is designed to handle heavy ...

Industrial Robotics and Automation: The Modern Manufacturer

Robotics and manufacturing go hand in hand. Offering a way to free up the workforce to work on tasks that require complex thinking, they have incredible potential and manufacturers can see that fact. Manufacturers are utilizing these advanced systems more than ever before and it’s had a monumental impact on the industry as a whole. From fear to excitement, businesses and the workforce are on ...

The Impact of Automation on the Industrial Workforce

The manufacturing industry is in the midst of a technological revolution. Businesses are taking advantage of cheaper electronics and software offering them capabilities never before imagined. Small OEM’s and SME’s are able to afford incredible robotics systems and advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI), which is having a huge impact on the industrial manufacturing workforce. But how much of an ...