Automation. Artificial intelligence. Machine learning. These sound more like sci-fi than actual business tools, right? If you’re like many small-to-medium-sized businesses, you might be taking your first steps into the Digital Age.
The latest metalcutting machines exhibited at the 2018 IMTS demonstrate cutting edge features including efficiency, automation, digitization and connectivity. Learn more about how industry leaders in aerospace, energy, transportation and industrial markets are using these innovations.
Several groundbreaking 3D plastic and metal printing systems were unveiled at IMTS 2018. The systems, which focused on reducing build time, cost and design limitations, also emphasized high material strength and increased automation.
Companies are increasingly adopting additive processes within conventional machining systems supported by rapid technology advances on display at IMTS 2018.
According to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, scrap recovery and recycling added $106 billion to the U.S. economy in 2015 while significantly reducing energy demand.
In a recent survey of over 150 New York City manufacturers, the New York City Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC) found that while the majority of respondents understand that digital technologies are key to the future of business, few actually fully use them—or feel prepared to do so. But that’s not to say they aren’t ready.
To stay ahead of the curve, manufacturers must broaden and deepen their knowledge of, skills with, and use cases for Industry 4.0 technologies, and then implement tailored digital strategies for success.
Additive manufacturing (AM) has been the “next big thing” for many years now. But beyond the hype, manufacturers are still wondering how, exactly, AM might make business sense. Of course, different forms of AM offer a few key benefits that still stand out as valuable.
At the micro-scale, too, designer materials create capabilities that transform product design and performance possibilities.
The Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are funding manufacturing and technology development across the country with nearly $34 million.
While you can track total cost and consumption with utility bills, low-resolution data limits what you can see--hiding valuable opportunities for improvement.