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.
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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.
Automotive supplier Faurecia (Nanterre, France) decided it needed to get serious about Industry 4.0 fast.
Businesses are starting to recover from the pandemic—some more than others—and the need to deliver a seamless experience from online to the store is requiring a rethink of entire supply chains.
The most important step in digitizing any manufacturing or supply chain process is analysis of the ROI and business case and being able to demonstrate success to company leaders.
Manufacturers are looking to boost use of automation, according to a report by Ericsson released today. However, the report cautioned that may be easier said than done.
While fossil fuels dominate the energy market, expect a new mix of parts as renewable energy and EVs grow in market share.
Walter has signed an agreement to acquire the U.S.-based GWS Tool Group, a manufacturer of solid carbide endmills and drills as well as HSS taps and PCD products.
Bosch said it is moving forward with volume production of silicon carbide chips.