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Augmented Reality: Increasing Manufacturing Efficiency

Augmented reality (AR) is creating a lot of excitement throughout the manufacturing industry. The potential to drastically increase the quality of training, cut training costs, as well as a plethora of other advantages the technology provides proves that AR could be an extremely beneficial technology. We will be discussing the benefits of AR and how manufacturers are already using this incredible ...

Clean Power Plan Is Put On Hold

Wednesday, the Obama administration stated that the Supreme Court will delay the enforcement of the new Clean Power Plan. The plan requires a one-third reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants over the next 15 years. There has been overwhelming opposition from manufacturing organizations, as well as states, that are economically dependent on coal mining and oil produc...

Industrial Robotics Continue To Impress

Industrial robotic systems are becoming incredibly advanced, safe, and the cost continues to fall. Manufacturers of nearly any size are able to afford some of the most advanced robotic systems on the market. New collaborative robots like Baxter from Rethink Robotics are particularly exciting for manufacturers because they can work alongside personnel already on the shop floor without the risk of ...

Internet of Things, Big Data, Innovation: Beyond The Buzz

So often you read an article focused on manufacturing that is stuffed with buzzwords like the Industrial Internet of Things or big data. Innovation is another one of these words that continue to excite and pop up in almost every piece of manufacturing content you find. Often buzz words are just plugged into a headline or article to bring readers to a page. However, when it comes to manufacturing, ...

Manufacturing Technology: 4 You Can’t Miss

The future of manufacturing is here already, predictive analytics, the cloud, connected facilities, and more advanced robotic systems than you can count, are all taking manufacturing to the next level. There is so much out there it would be impossible for most manufacturers to acquire it all, and many wouldn't need all of it to improve their manufacturing processes. Choosing the right technology ...

FDA Approves The First 3D printed Cranial/Craniofacial Implant In The US

For the first time in the US, a company has received the 510(k) clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for their 3D printed patient-specific titanium cranial/craniofacial implant. BioArchitects will be designing these medical implants to repair defects in non-load bearing bones for the head and face. Another amazing benefit of BioArchitects implants would be their ability to customize ...

This Manufacturer Just Opened A New 3D Printing Workshop For Their Turbine Engines

3D printing technology has a lot of manufacturers wondering how they can begin to take advantage of additive manufacturing to better their own businesses. Many manufacturers have already begun experimenting with the technology and even NASA is finding out that the metal 3D printed components can hold up to their rigorous tests. Now Siemens AG is investing $23.8 million to open up their first 3D ...

Manufacturers Focus On Safety

When it comes to manufacturing, safety needs to be a top priority. A facility cannot be efficient and productive if their employees are left to work in dangerous conditions. One accident can have a lifelong impact on someone's life as well as the entire company. Not only are safe work environments lawful, they can improve employee morale which can lead to increased productivity and providing ...

Lean Thinking Doesn’t Have To Stop At The Shop Floor

Manufacturers are always trying to improve efficiency and productivity, while at the same time reducing waste in any way they can. Usually, an in-depth look into their operations stops at the factory floor. However, there could be another area where waste is eating away at their bottom line, the office. Administrative services are a large part of a manufacturing operation, but so few make an ...

5 Steps Manufacturers Should Take Before Investing Into New Technology

With more technology available for manufacturers than ever before, many manufacturers feel compelled to buy up all the new tech they can get their hands on, this is similar to those who buy bitcoin. Manufacturers can find themselves facing a serious problem if they begin investing into technology, but don't have the systems or means to have the technology benefit their operation. Also, some of ...