Embracing the digital transformation is key to growing out of volatility during this recovery period—and the defense industry’s success with Quality 4.0 tech proves how they support resilience in the face of uncertainty.
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Calculated use of an increasing variety of information-gathering tools is turning Big Data into Even Bigger Data and democratizing access to the information collected.
Artificial Intelligence combined with endless cloud computing resources means more machine involvement and a faster progression to end-to-end automation for manufacturing plants.
NASA landed another rover on Mars in February, thanks in part to the work and leadership of Adam Steltzner. SME’s Smart Manufacturing interviewed him shortly thereafter.
When it comes to turbine blade repair, directed energy deposition is the go-to solution. This helps explain why Optomec has installed nearly 100 machines for this application, with more than 10 million blades repaired thus far.
We can be proud of how companies have remained resilient throughout the pandemic. That resiliency will be further challenged.
Digitization in manufacturing has focused on making simpler, more transparent processes that help shops boost machine availability and utilization, with the ultimate goal of increased productivity. However, it plays another, equally important role: catering to a future generation of “digital-native” decision makers.
Ted Ellefson from Seagate Technology shares insights into using data and analytics for smart manufacturing.
Four profiles of Argentine companies continue the Smart Manufacturing mission of being a borderless publication.
The latest data collection systems are designed to dependably and accurately acquire precision measurement data in an extensive range of applications and distances.