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Smart Manufacturing in the Age of Digitalization

Senior Editor Patrick Wauzyniak


At this week’s Smart Manufacturing Seminar Series: The Digital Transformation event put on by SME (Dearborn, MI) at the NextEnergy Inc.’s (Detroit) headquarters, manufacturing executives and attendees got a glimpse of what it takes to reach cutting-edge smart manufacturing levels today, and how to gain competitive advantages in the IIoT-fueled future. Full Article

Manufacturing Gets its Day in Simulation

Contributing Editor Bruce Morey


The growing power of CAE simulation in support of manufacturing processes means more options for the shop floor engineer. Providers are embracing additional challenges beyond accuracy and fidelity to include easy to use and integrated simulations. Full Article

Stratasys Launches Universal Design-to-3D Print Application, GrabCAD Print

Press Release - Stratasys


Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, today unveiled a bold, new software strategy designed to make 3D printing significantly easier, more intuitive and highly accessible. The approach is powered by a new, open architecture “design-to-3D print” workflow application, GrabCAD Print* – residing on the popular GrabCAD SaaS platform and supported by a community of more than 3 million designers, engineers and students. Full Article

Siemens Gives Some Details of 'Digital Twin' Work with SpaceX, Maserati

Brett Brune, Smart Manufacturing Editor


Siemens is working to fulfill the Industry 4.0 vision with the digital twin, speakers from the software firm told people attending its namesake product lifecycle management (PLM) software conference this week in Orlando, FL. Zvi Feuer, senior vice president of manufacturing engineering software for Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, recalled a visit to Hawthorne, CA-based SpaceX a few months back. Full Article

DMDII Announces $12 Million in Applied R&D Awards



CHICAGO – May 10, 2016 The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), a UI LABS collaboration, today announced that it has issued seven national applied research, development, and demonstration awards. These projects address several digital manufacturing and design topics, including augmented reality for use on manufacturing shop floors and on wearable and mobile devices. 
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Getting on Board with Smart Manufacturing

Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


The convergence of technologies and terms revolving around the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Smart Manufacturing, Big Data, digital manufacturing and Industry 4.0, can be confusing at best to many industry veterans, as well as to newcomers. At MESA 2016, held last week by the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA; Chandler, AZ) in the Chicago area, industry leaders sought to untangle or “demystify” the web of interconnected technologies comprising Smart Manufacturing and the IIoT. Full Article

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