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The Manufacturing Mix: Top Innovative News Stories from the Manufacturing Industry

Posted by Dror Pockard on Nov 26, 2015 9:26:17 AM

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If you’re sticking to the status quo, your company may be missing out on the benefits of key new technologies. In this installment of The Manufacturing Mix, we’ll look at some recent news articles highlighting the importance of applying modern techniques in today’s manufacturing organizations.

Wearable Technology Is Changing the Face of Manufacturing

In the recent State of Manufacturing Technology Report, Plex reviewed the operational impact of a wide range of solutions including cloud, mobility, Internet of Things and Big Data.  While tablets have become indispensable in the manufacturing industry, they found that wearables are set to follow suit. This Global Manufacturing article dives into the three ways that these devices are going to change your manufacturing environment.

How 3-D Printing Could Disrupt Your Supply Chain

Everywhere you turn, someone is talking about the rise of 3-D printing. As it becomes more mainstream within the industry, this approach will challenge traditional supply chains. In this article Adam Kidd and Jami Sciacchitano discuss reasons why manufacturing companies should slow down when it comes to 3-D printing.

The First Insect-Size Robot

In today’s fast paced environment, it’s clear that there’s always room for innovation. People scoffed at the thought of a “flying submarine” in 1939, but this Metalworking World Magazine article explains how Harvard engineers are working to make it a reality. Learn how RoboBees represents a transition to modern machining innovation.

Report: Websites Lacking Among Top B2B Manufacturers

Think about your own website. Are you sure it’s meeting customer expectations and needs? In this article, Andy Szal highlights the key points from Siteworkx’s 2015 XConnect B2B Analysis report, explaining why many B2B manufacturing websites aren’t meeting expectations.

Smart Manufacturer’s Guide to Accelerating Revenue with Data

 Modern technology like next-shoring, the Internet of Things and the SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) stack are critically important to manufacturing companies – but why? In this article, Jennifer Hartwell outlines five ways that these technologies can help drive new revenue streams

What have you read recently that you found impactful? Leave a comment below and share your news with others in our community.

 

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