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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.

Medical Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Annual Report 2018

“Medical Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Annual Report for 2018,” provides a snapshot on how the technologies are being used, where growth is expected, and a summary of some of the biggest developments from the past year. In addition, the also shares some of the challenges being addressed and updates from organizations working to expand the number of patients impacted by Am/3DP.

Smart Manufacturing: A Competitive Necessity

The Smart Manufacturing Report Series by SME helps manufacturers consider, evaluate and execute strategies to become strong competitors as the industry shifts to integrated and flexible advanced manufacturing technology and tools. Upcoming reports provide a roadmap for manufacturers who want to adopt these practices, outlining the right technologies and solutions, and how to recruit and train a “smart” workforce.

Experts In Demand: Growth in Metal AM Creates Need for Professionals

The additive manufacturing industry grew 21% in 2017, as the industry expanded by more than $1.25 billion, creating new products and geometries that haven’t been done before, according to the Wohlers Report 2018. Metal Additive Manufacturing has experienced significant growth in the last year, with an 80% increase in metal AM hardware systems sold in 2017 compared with AM systems sold in 2016, according to the Report.

Smart Manufacturing: 7 Essential Building Blocks

The Smart Manufacturing Report Series by SME helps manufacturers consider, evaluate and execute strategies to become strong competitors as the industry shifts to integrated and flexible advanced manufacturing technology and tools. Upcoming reports provide a roadmap for manufacturers who want to adopt these practices, outlining the right technologies and solutions, and how to recruit and train a “smart” workforce.

Smart Manufacturing: Building Talent to Accelerate a Digital Transformation

The third in the Smart Manufacturing Report series focuses on the importance of a learning culture, and how manufacturers are developing a “smart” workforce to drive business results. In this report, learn from the processes and the successes of industry leaders who’ve created high performance teams to meet the demands of the Industry 4.0 economy.

Career Readiness for the American Workforce

SME and a coalition of national organizations that represent government, business and education have collaborated on a new white paper that highlights the need to make career readiness/development a central priority in the American education system.

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.

2020 Manufacturing Industry Compensation Study

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.

Bioengineers Needed: Expansive Growth in Medical 3D Printing

Discusses the opportunities and challenges in the crossover between engineering and biology in a new white paper released today. Industry will need to rely on a competency model to help guide hospitals and device manufacturers in recruiting and retaining the next generation of biomedical experts. With the rapid growth and potentially lifesaving benefits of additive technologies, there is urgency around recruiting and training bioengineers who can handle what is essentially a new occupation requiring unique skillsets.