2019 Manufacturing Technology Harmonization Study Executive Summary
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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.
More than 95% of point-of-care professionals expect to see an expansion of POC manufacturing enabled by additive manufacturing, commonly called 3D printing. While healthcare providers operate in an evolving environment influenced by policy, regulations, and changing technology, 3D has shown promise to improve the patient experience.
SME, in partnership with Arconic Foundation and the SME Education Foundation, has produced the 2018 Manufacturing Compensation Report. The report offers a comprehensive look at salaries, bonuses and other compensation for both hourly and salaried manufacturing employees.
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.
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.
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.
Understanding the challenges the manufacturing community faces and their plans in adopting advanced technologies is critical to the success of the industry. In the Trends in Digital Manufacturing survey jointly conducted by SME and Plataine, nearly 400 C-level manufacturers from multiple industries provide key insights into their plans for factory digitization.
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.
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.