Multitasking machines not only enhance productivity, but they also improve quality
Business is booming, but that doesn't mean it's simple or easy
This article includes highlights from Wohlers Report 2016, the 21st annual worldwide progress report on the 3D printing and additive manufacturing state of the industry.
Automotive, aerospace, and other industries find inspecting threads of vital importance. Oil & gas may be the most particular, given the intense operating conditions and consequences of a threaded pipe failure.
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IBM may be the furthest ahead with the
“Internet of Everything” (IoE), which is “a little bit beyond the
‘Internet of Things’ ” (IoT), Mohanbir Sawhney, director of the Center
for Research in Technology & Innovation and of the Kellogg School of
Management at Northwestern University, said today at the 2d Smart
Factory World Symposium. In his talk
at the conference, Sawhney made a passing reference to IBM’s Watson IoT
business analytics technology but did not note that the tech giant today
publicized the fact it is working with Cisco to “provide instant IoT
insight at the edge of the network.”
Pratt & Whitney is aggressively
searching for smart manufacturing solutions that will allow it to
successfully ramp up monthly production of engines for military and
commercial aerospace engines, Kimberley Hagerty, Hot Section Module
Center lean transformation manager, said yesterday at the 2nd Smart Factory World Symposium. In
2010 P&W delivered about 55 engines a month. In 2017, that number
grows to about 100 engines a month. And in 2024, it continues to climb
to about 158 engine deliveries a month, she said.