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Trends in Global Manufacturing
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2020 Trends in Global Manufacturing Study

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.

Manufacturing Technology Harmonization Study
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2020 Manufacturing Technology Harmonization Study

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.

2020 COVID-19 Future Outlook Study Executive Summary
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2020 COVID-19 Future Outlook Study Executive Summary

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.

2019 Manufacturing Technology Harmonization Study Executive Summary
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2019 Manufacturing Technology Harmonization Study Executive Summary

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.

Metal Additive Experts in Demand Executive Summary
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Metal Additive Experts in Demand Executive Summary

Metal AM is not only allowing manufacturers to increase speed to market, it’s also helping them produce stronger and lighter parts, improve efficiency, reduce waste, along with reducing lead time. To maximize this potential, it is critical that the existing workforce is trained in AM technologies – whether through degree programs, engineering applications, development experience or AM experience in a project-based environment.