Industry 4.0 initiatives need to consider safety as well as other functions
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With vaccinations on the rise, the in-person collaboration that is still essential to doing business, including trade shows, is growing. But challenges to recovery from the pandemic remain. Global supply chains are struggling with multiple disruptions. Shipping rates are historically high. Computer chip shortages are curbing output.
With U.S. unemployment spiking in 2020, the skills gap in manufacturing continues to worsen.
Why manufacturing hiring managers need to take a page from the "gig" economy to fill hourly job openings.
Cobots are an ideal, entry-level robotic device for smaller shops to begin using automation.
An official of the Aluminum Association makes the case why aluminum will be important for the electrification of vehicles.
CAD/CAM helps auto racers employ CNC machining to maximum advantage.
The president of Eaton's Vehicle Group describes how the company accelerated its use of Industry 4.0 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
EV manufacturers must overcome a unique set of challenges to meet future customer expectations. Among them is the challenge to create innovative designs that meet safety requirements, performance criteria and keep costs down in the face of growing competition and a widening skills gap.
Robots simply are not used as widely as they could be, due to persistent barriers.