Forecasts show a coming wave of aircraft production that will stress the aerospace composites industry. From swarms of low cost military unmanned aircraft (UAVS), to 40,000 commercial aircraft, to air taxis, all will require composites to meet their cost and performance requirements. A state change must happen if the aerospace industry is to achieve production rates, driving the need to apply automation and Industry 4.0 concepts into composite production.
With the strong demand for top performers, manufacturers are intent on gaining a competitive edge on building compensation packages designed on attracting and retaining the very best talent. Now in its third year, the Manufacturing Industry Compensation Study reviews industry compensation from both hourly and salaried employees across multiple industries and job functions. The study also includes information on self-reported benefit packages that employees receive from their employers.
Conducted jointly by SME and Plataine, an Industrial IoT and AI software solution provider, this survey report is designed to enable manufacturing decision-makers to best prepare for and embark on their journey to digital manufacturing. This survey is based on over 200 surveyed executives, decision makers and influencers from the industrial manufacturing industry. Now in it’s second iteration, this survey presents the trends in global manufacturing and show the progress towards building the digital factory when implementing Industry 4.0 technologies.
Many organizations struggle with new technology insertion into their manufacturing enterprises. SME Media conducted the Manufacturing Technology Harmonization Study to understand how companies approach this challenge of integrating smart manufacturing, big data, and both new and old capital equipment in a cost-effective and practical implementation.
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to sweep across the United States, there has been much speculation about its long-term impact on the manufacturing industry and the industry’s ability to recover. To gage the impact COVID-19 will have on the manufacturing industry, SME Media surveyed more than 700 manufacturing professionals to understand how their companies will begin to recover post-COVID-19.
Many organizations struggle with new technology insertion into their manufacturing enterprises. SME conducted the Manufacturing Technology Harmonization Study to understand how companies approach this challenge of integrating smart manufacturing, big data, and both new and old capital equipment in a cost-effective and practical implementation.