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Product Innovation is on Tap. So How Fast Can Spigot Flow?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has begun, and there is wide agreement this revolution will involve cyber-physical systems with human-machine interaction and lots of data. But many still wonder what the revolution is about and what to expect as consumers and manufacturers.

NAMRI/SME Highlights Research Innovations at NAMRC Conference

Manufacturing academics were honored for their service, contributions and outstanding manufacturing research during the annual North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC), held by the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME (NAMRI/SME).

Employee-Owned Companies Look to the Future

The employee owned companies of Fastener Industries Inc. (Berea, OH) produce some of the most basic products in manufacturing: nuts, bolts, screws, levelers and pins. Today, the family of companies demonstrates how smaller manufacturers are considering how to add advanced technology and lean manufacturing ideas to become more efficient.

Automated Coupling Slashes Robotic Welding Cell’s Downtime

There is no better way to resolve a problem than by eliminating it entirely. At least that’s how KTH Parts Industries Inc. (St. Paris, OH) regarded its decision to automate a manual equipment changeover process for its robotic welding cells.

ARM Announces Awardees of First Funding Round

Pittsburgh, PA – June 12, 2018 — Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) is proud to announce the awardees of its first round of project funding to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. Separate from ARM’s first official project call, these projects were selected upon ARM’s inception to begin generating timely impact on the national manufacturing landscape and serve as examples of ARM’s mission.