month : 03/2016 44 results

The HoloLens and Its Impact On Manufacturers

Wednesday night, Microsoft began shipping HoloLens development kits out to a very select few. This impressive piece of technology is the pinnacle of augmented reality technology and opens up a new world of possibilities. Businesses will be able to collaborate like never before, training practices will be revolutionized, and so much more is possible with this incredible piece of technology. The HoloLens is an augmented reality headset that utilizes a system of motion tracking cameras that ...

Incredible Exoskeletons help Empower The Manufacturing Workforce

Technology in the manufacturing industry is less about replacing the workforce and more about enhancing them. People are still the heart of every manufacturing operation and without them, today's advanced manufacturing industry would not be possible. We've seen technology like collaborative robots and impressive manufacturing software where the main goal is to improve the lives of the employees on the shop floor. Now, Panasonic is taking this one step farther, a robotic step that is. Panas...

Apple vs. FBI: Latest Developments

On Monday (3/28/16), the Justice Department withdrew its legal action against Apple after the FBI announced they have found their own way into the iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters. The FBI approached Apple and requested a 'tool' to bypass Apple's security so they can impose what is called a 'Brute-force attack'. A brute-force attack consists of a random generator that produces thousands of passwords a second and tests them until they are able to gain access. Apples ...

Aerospace Industry Expected To Double: 3D Printing Comes To The Rescue

The Global Market Forecast 2015-2034 released by Airbus suggests that the commercial air transport sector is set to grow over the next two decades. Trends including demographics and economic growth support this prediction. New technology has helped improve aerospace manufacturers margins and allow these manufacturers to produce their planes more efficiently while reducing waste. The commercial aircraft industry has grown 5% per year over the past 30 years. This growth is expected to double ...

S6-E9 ACE Update

Celeste Catano, Sr. Global Strategist at Kewill and Amy Magnus, Director of Customs Affairs & Compliance at Deringer are back with Manufacturing Talk Radio to update us on the ongoing compliance and implementation issues of the eCustoms platform, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). Listen in to hear how this program is impacting exporting and importing and stay informed about how, and if, your business will be affect effected.  

The Future of Composite Material Foams Looks Bright

Composite materials offer a unique set of properties that are starting to peak the interests of manufacturers and professionals from other industrial sectors. Their ability to keep cool and hold their shape in harsh, high-temperature environments are opening up new possibilities and could potentially create a safer world for people in the future. We will be discussing some of the interesting properties of composite material foams (CMFs) and some ways industrial sectors could benefit from these ...

New Technology & Virginia’s New Offshore Wind Farm: Wind Energy Set To Soar

The Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced consent for Virginia's first offshore wind energy research facility. This is a huge step toward commercial sector development, and a great leap forward for offshore wind-energy in the USA. Plans include installing (2) 6-megawatt turbines that can generate enough power to meet the annual demands of 3,000 homes. The Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe is excited about this project and said the approval supports plans to become ...

The Self-Driving Big-Rig Taking To The Streets

Autonomous vehicles are set to revolutionize the way we travel. The goal is to create safer roads for today's distracted driver and to nearly eliminate traffic jams and congestion around the world. These self-driving cars offer a host of benefits and nearly every auto-maker is working on some level of autonomous vehicle to be ready for the roads of the future. This technology seamlessly made its way from the consumer-level personal vehicle to the trucking industry to create a new kind of ...

The 3D Printed Italian Village

Additive manufacturing has been making impressive strides in the past couple years. A plethora of 3D printable materials and more advanced printers have opened up new doors and opportunities for manufacturers and the world as a whole. 3D printing never ceases to amaze us and innovative companies continue to stretch the boundaries of what is possible. BigDelta, the world's largest delta-style 3D printer is back to work after its winter hiatus. Developed by the Italian company WASP (World's ...