At FABTECH 2019 I attended a panel about emerging tech trends in manufacturing. Panelists included Mike Walton, Jason T. Ray, and Chandra Brown. This is what they had to say. For small manufacturers, the future is digital In 2020 the speed of change will be the common denominator. You can’t be a fast follower in […]
Emerging and Advanced Technologies for Manufacturing in 2020 The FABTECH Expo is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event. It was a pretty cool expo. There were large machines that demonstrated how they cut different material. I attended the panel, Leadership Exchange – Emerging & Advanced Technologies for Manufacturing in 2020. On […]
Blogtober day 10: Lily shares a video about how manufacturing companies struggle with digital transformation and how they can overcome it.
Smart Manufacturing, factory of the future, the Digital Thread, these are all terms being thrown around in the world of IT and manufacturing. But what does it take to get there? Since the 1980s technology has slowly been making its way to the manufacturing floor with MES. Now it is all about digital, open communication, […]
Virtual reality, augmented reality, and the general suite of XR technologies are empowered by the internet of things. Artificial intilligence, connected devices, and big data add another layer of value to VR and AR. With the help of IOT, VR and AR can improve business processes. VR/AR and IoT make a lot of sense in […]
You are a CIO recently hired by a mid-size manufacturing company that produces widgets. The company hired you to help guide them to implement a Manufacturing Execution System. At first, you thought this would be a relatively easy decision, so you put out a RFQ (request for quote) and see which of the on-premises, traditional vendors […]