NASA landed another rover on Mars in February, thanks in part to the work and leadership of Adam Steltzner. Smart Manufacturing interviewed him shortly thereafter—just as he got off the phone with U.S. President Joe Biden.
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The adoption of smart manufacturing processes reminds Bob Willig of his “lean manufacturing journey, years ago,” he said.
To achieve a better world, we have chosen Society 5.0 as our key driver. The evolution of automation technologies in the context of Industry 4.0 and Industry 5.0 is fantastic, but the focus should be to benefit society, humankind and the earth.
The need for leadership in smart manufacturing cannot be overstated: Making revolutionary changes can be arduous.
In October, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, a smaller machine shop in Wisconsin needed a robot to deburr parts—and fast.
While precision, part programs and productivity have improved markedly, the basic process is still the same.
Shifts in microchip-making to aid automotive, medical
The industry’s fastest growing firms are leveraging new artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to transform supply chains, transport and logistics. Reliance on paper forms and clashing systems are giving way to improved transparency across the value chain.
I first wrote about substitute skin in 1993. And at the time, it seemed that stand-in organs—at scale—were imminent.
When a legacy automotive or aircraft part breaks and needs a replacement, manufacturers currently have no good options.