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A3 points to Amazon, GM to talk robots, job creation
Apprenticeships are mentioned in the same breath as ‘sustainable careers in advanced manufacturing.’
From a city embracing VR, jetsetter mixes in drones
Multi-camera system offers live views and could be outfitted with heat-detecting and -transmitting sensors.
Zooming ahead in data-management tool adoption
Airbus Helicopters is more the exception than the rule in A&D. To blame? Those pesky cultural hurdles.
Welcome to the team sport of condition monitoring
If you really want to predict when a vital machine will have a problem and intervene, talk ecosystems.
How to set off on the smart manufacturing journey
For starters, evaluate your IT infrastructure, reject the culture of silos and embrace standards.
How to save a cool $100 million. Each year.
Manufacturers are moving past data generation—to data crunching. Wading into the ‘data swamp’—in the name of predictive analytics for operational performance.
Northwestern U doctors, scientists outline new AM materials for medicine
Two platforms highlighted: One is based off of partially cross-linked hydrogels. The other is particle-laden inks.
Panel: SMEs the world over need to ‘digitize or die,’ and do so in concert
Industrie 4.0 must also be the project of many countries, say experts who deride protectionism.
• ELD compliance can help with supply chain efficiency
• Use-based maintenance beats alternatives hands down
• How the IoT is the answer to all your service prayers
• Big data is just messy. Clean it up with cognitive analytics.
• Five signs companies aren’t fully maximizing AM’s potential
Cover: Laurence Béjat, Head of H160 Final Assembly Line at Airbus Helicopters. Photo by Thierry Rostang.