In IIoT-based smart factory setups, AI-enabled digital assistants are linked into all assets and all data. It is this intelligence that takes the IIoT beyond data collection to predictions and decisions.
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Durable goods orders declined in April, dragged down by orders for transportation equipment, the U.S. Commerce Department said today in a monthly report.
Establishment of cross-sectoral networks provides an affordable solution to help manufacturers fast-track processes to keep pace with AI technologies and realize far-reaching efficiencies at scale.
The auto industry’s recovery from a global semiconductor shortage may be long and require revamping supply chains, according to a report by the Deloitte consulting firm.
3D Systems announced the addition of four new high-performance, production-capable resins to its Figure 4 portfolio designed specifically for both batch-run, end-use part manufacturing, and prototyping applications.
GE and the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) have announced a partnership to explore the role of digitization, lean manufacturing, and workplace safety to support the transformation of manufacturing and economic regeneration.
Dixie County lost one of its largest employers in the 2007-2008 recession, a Georgia Pacific (GP) Lumber facility. For more than 10 years the mill remained closed, but with help from the North Florida Economic Development Partnership (NFEDP), a new buyer has reopened the mill, made millions in new investments and has a projected annual payroll of $5.5 million in a very rural county.
The U.S. has not been competitive, so companies sourced offshore to meet consumer and industrial demand for low-priced goods. Fortunately, however, a positive localization trend since 2010 indicates an increasing rate of reshoring by U.S. companies and foreign direct investment by foreign companies.
The Institute for Supply Management issued an economic forecast calling for expansion for the rest of 2021.
One of the annoyances of living in the suburbs is the incessant whine of gas-powered lawnmowers and leafblowers—particularly the latter.