Automotive supplier Faurecia (Nanterre, France) decided it needed to get serious about Industry 4.0 fast.
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FANUC has made real one of the promises of Industry 4.0, that of predictive maintenance for factory equipment, with its Zero Down Time IoT solution. ZDT can be applied to any of FANUC’s robotic arms and their peripherals.
Erik Anderson, president and CEO of Basin Precision Machining LLC, has determined that setups are the root of all evil when it comes to manufacturing productivity. They cause part variations, downtime, and high-percentage scrap rates.
In my capacity as the Chair of the Council of the Manufacturing USA institute directors, I often get asked about trends in U.S. advanced manufacturing.
Machining, the military and magnificent beaches work well together in Okaloosa County, Florida. Famous sugar-white sands are frosting on the cake when companies examine the business-friendly climate, educational opportunities and quality of life in Okaloosa County.
Supply chains are creating cybersecurity risks for companies, according to a security services firm report.
Promess Inc. has implemented a significant expansion of its manufacturing capabilities with the acquisition of a fully-equipped, 45,000 square foot facility in Brighton, Mich.
Manufacturers are accelerating use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, according to a survey of 66 companies.
Respondents in a survey said supply chain planning drives better business performance.
Challenged by an increasingly niche-oriented automotive market, The Chrysler Group (Auburn Hills, MI) must increase the number of models it offers while decreasing its capital investment. The company plans to offer 50% more models in 2009 compared to 2004, according to John Felice, VP of manufacturing, technology and global enterprise for Chrysler.