Powered by Smart machines, the new industrial revolution is changing how machine builders design and manufactures operate today and in the future. To remain competitive and profitable, plants and machines will have to be smarter- better connected, more efficient, more flexible and safe. This paper explains the impact of smart machines on the industrial automation and controls businesses and provides guidance for adapting to a changing industrial landscape.
Over the past decade there has been a major transformation in the manufacturing industry. Data has enabled a paradigm shift, with real-time IoT sensor data and machine learning algorithms delivering new insights for process and product optimization.
Smart Manufacturing, also known as Industry 4.0, has laid the groundwork for the next industrial revolution. Using a smart factory system, all relevant data is aggregated, analyzed, and acted upon.
We call this Manufacturing Intelligence, which gives decision-makers a competitive edge to:
Digitize the business
Survive digital disruption
Watch this webinar to understand use cases and their underlying technology that helped our customers become smart manufacturers.
Automation will inevitably have a continued impact on the workforce. It will eliminate some jobs, modify others, and create new ones. To keep our position as the industrialized world leader, we need a skilled U.S. workforce that’s ready to fill manufacturing jobs of the future.
Learn about the five ways automation will ultimately change the manufacturing workforce.
Industrial enterprises around the world are retooling their factories with advanced technologies to boost manufacturing flexibility and speed, achieving new levels of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), supply chain responsiveness, and customer satisfaction in the process. This renaissance reflects very real pressures industry players face today. For years, traditional factories have been operating at a disadvantage, impeded by production environments that are “disconnected”—at the very least strictly gated—to corporate business systems, to supply chains, and to customers and partners.
The Internet of Things can bring big benefits. But what exactly is IoT, and how are different industries taking advantage of it? This TDWI e-book explores in detail what IoT and the Industrial IoT (IIoT) do for retailers, the automotive industry, state and local governments working with utilities firms, and the manufacturing industry. Common themes include connectedness, data-driven insights, predictive capabilities and transformation.
For manufacturers, this IDC white paper examines the current and
future Internet of Things (IoT) imperative for the following discrete manufacturing industries: automotive, aerospace and defense, high tech, and industrial machinery. We highlight IoT-enabled scenarios — those possible both now and in an Industry 4.0 future with smart manufacturing. (IDC defines IoT as a network of uniquely identifiable endpoints or “things” that communicate without human interaction using IP connectivity.) These scenarios more tightly integrate “things” with other information, processes, and even value chains. Further, we demonstrate how companies in these industries leverage technology to create business value today and disruptive opportunities tomorrow.
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: Feb 28, 2019
Ideal for engineers for prototyping and verifying designs
across a range of industrial and consumer goods applications,
the FabPro Elastic BLK material offers excellent compressive
characteristics and shape recovery with a realistic opaque
black rubber look and feel.
Quick printing and quick curing, FabPro Elastic BLK material
saves times and money versus outsourcing to a third party
for manufacturing. Suggested applications include:
• Overmolds, seals, grommets, grips and vibration
• Functional parts including dust covers, push buttons
and cable stress reliefs
FabPro Elastic BLK material expands the range of functional materials for 3D Systems' most affordable
industrial 3D printer, the FabPro 1000. Rugged and durable, the FabPro 1000 is designed for engineers and
designers who want to save time and money by managing their design and prototyping processes in-house.
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: Mar 07, 2019
To stay competitive, manufacturers have to meet the rapidly changing needs of customers while retaining high quality products, at the same time as controlling costs. Product lifetimes are shrinking and customers are expecting more customization and innovation. Agility is the key to staying ahead of the competition and meeting the needs of customers.
The FabPro 1000 entry-level industrial 3D printer delivers production-grade parts, at high speed, with six sigma repeatability, and can be used across a distributed manufacturing and engineering enterprise. With a low cost of entry, FabPro 1000 enables agile manufacturing operations to meet customer needs rapidly and effectively empowers engineers to deliver more value and quality in the product development process.
To find out more download this whitepaper today!
Published By: Dell EMEA
Published Date: Jun 14, 2019
The manufacturing industry has always been at the forefront of embracing new ways of doing things faster, smarter and better. Today, we’re at a fascinating inflection point. Industry 4.0 — a long-used term in manufacturing — has become increasingly mainstream, due to the availability of affordable IoT infrastructure, the desire to gain new business insights from data plus the arrival of advanced connectivity technologies, such as 5G.
As a solution builder, you can help your manufacturing customers realize benefits in the era of new industrial revolution. We can help you manage data across the entire manufacturing process and supply chain, from the edge to the core to the cloud, speeding up you application development and compressing time to market.
Our team of engineers and project managers are ready to help you design and build solutions on Tier 1 infrastructure to meet your unique requirements.
Download this eBook to learn how to take advantage of Industry 4.0 and deliver Next Gen
Whether you know it as Industry 4.0, the 4th Industrial Revolution, or Smart Industry, Manufacturing is going through a deep transformation, with changes that are centered around digitalization. While most industries are already on this digitalization path, the disruption is more visible and pronounced in manufacturing because it is expanding virtual data and processes into environments that have been fundamentally about physical products. This transformation has already started, and its impact is expected to be massive. Technical, economic, and social changes are expected across the whole manufacturing ecosystem, with jobs shifting from offshoring back to nearshoring. Strong technology elements driving this digital revolution include 3D printing, robotizing and automation, smart factory with IoT and machine learning, and supply chain digitization. Their impact is profound.
Published By: Siemens
Published Date: Jul 15, 2016
This white paper will show how factors other than initial
purchase price work together to generate a TCO for medium
voltage VFDs. Although this paper is specific to medium
voltage VFDs, many of the concepts covered are applicable
to other long-lived assets that fulfill critical roles in industrial
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: Feb 28, 2019
Rewrite the rules of injection molding with 3D Systems thermoplastic additive manufacturing printers and materials.
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technology is at the heart of a growing trend in mass custom manufacturing as well as functional prototyping. The right additive technologies, materials and finishes are transforming manufacturing.
Digital-direct thermoplastic manufacturing offers exceptional quality while opening the door to novel design parameters not possible with injection molding. Thermoplastic additive manufacturing also bypasses the long lead time and up-front investment in injection molding tooling. If you measure your finished parts on the three dimensions: quality, time to market, and cost per cubic inch, in many situations industrial SLS offers a better total value proposition.
3D Systems offers a wide variety of 3D printable thermoplastics, engineered for a range of applications. Materials specialists, designers, and manufacturing engineers can collaborate on
Published By: FusionOps
Published Date: Jun 27, 2016
The term Industry 4.0 presupposes the passing of three major shifts in how businesses approached manufacturing throughout modern history, tracing its roots as far back as the 19th century:
Industry 1.0: The Industrial Revolution redefines human limitations by harnessing the power of water and steam.
Industry 2.0: Electricity pushes people and machines even further as manufacturing grows in scale and scope.
Industry 3.0: The modern computer opens the door for automation
The supply chain for manufacturers and distributors is facing challenges around increased analytics, multichannel fulfillment, talent shortages, and the use of new technologies such as wireless, augmented reality, robotics and machine-to-machine (M2M). At the same time, there is continued focus on cost reduction and sustainability.
The Industrial Internet of Things is driving a huge transformation as it increases the interconnection between connected devices and analytics. The smart manufacturing enterprise can seize opportunities to maximize efficiency and safety through networking and intuitive collaboration with its users.
This eBook shares practical steps to follow for a smart material handling and logistics approach.
The manufacturing industry has entered a completely new technological realm that did not even exist five years ago. Three industrial revolutions forever changed manufacturing—and the world—and the fourth is now underway. Factories have had to adapt rapidly with the advent of advanced automation and robotics as well as software to manage processes and control. The onset of digital manufacturing accelerates the need for new approaches. While consumers typically embrace disruptive technology with enthusiasm, manufacturers inevitably approach new technology with caution, carefully evaluating how it can improve their businesses. Eventually, however, caution must be replaced with innovation to ensure survival. Those organizations that find themselves on the wrong side of the technology curve today will face increasing challenges to remain competitive as time marches forward.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Dec 06, 2017
HP transforming manufacturing with breakthrough 3D printing technology.
Our white paper uncovers one the 4th Industrial Revolution's most disruptive technologies. Reinvent your business with Multi Jet Fusion Technology.
HP is ushering in a new era for manufacturing with Multi Jet Fusion technology. In this white paper, see how innovations such as high-speed synchronous architecture – that builds parts layer-by-layer – and HP’s Multi Jet Fusion Open Platform are poised to redefine 3D printing.
Many Industrial IoT operations look at energy reduction and efficiency to save money, but Schneider Electric looks at the looming challenge of energy demand outstripping production. Learn what the analysts think in the 451 Research report.
In today’s market, discrete manufacturers must stay focused on traditional objectives — increasing uptime and throughput in the plant and closely managing costs throughout their operations. At the same time, they must also create and offer more integrated products and services and even new business models to enhance the customer experience. These new offerings incorporate increasing amounts of technology — including Internet of Things. Indeed, by 2018, nearly one-third of industry leaders will be disrupted by competitors that are digitally-enabled. For manufacturers, this IDC white paper examines the current and future Internet of Things (IoT) imperative for the following discrete manufacturing industries: automotive, aerospace and defense, high tech, and industrial machinery. We highlight IoT-enabled scenarios — those possible both now and in an Industry 4.0 future with smart manufacturing.
Published By: MacroAir
Published Date: Apr 26, 2018
HVAC concerns in an industrial facility like a warehouse or manufacturing plant can be complicated. Not only are these spaces usually larger than traditional commercial areas, but they often have equipment or products that need to maintain a specific temperature. MacroAir’s large industrial ceiling fans provide optimal airflow for industrial facilities and are an affordable alternative to HVAC systems.
MacroAir’s big industrial fans deliver a cooling effect for occupants, help control the effects of humidity, and can also help conserve heat in colder months by pushing warm air that is trapped at the ceiling toward the walls and down to the floor at occupant level.
MacroAir’s big ceiling fans provide an efficient airflow solution and a sustainable alternative to relying on HVAC alone to cool large spaces.
Published By: MacroAir
Published Date: Apr 26, 2018
Large industrial facilities such as warehouses and manufacturing plants present a huge operational challenge because of their size. With extremely tall ceilings and a lot of square footage to cool or heat, keeping occupants comfortable is difficult. The solution: MacroAir big industrial ceiling fans. MacroAir large industrial fans create a more comfortable climate and reduce energy costs for large industrial facilities.
MacroAir invented the large industrial ceiling fan in 1998 to deliver a cost-effective climate control solution by generating large amounts of airflow. MacroAir’s big industrial fans produce a cooling effect, help control the effects of humidity, and can also help conserve heat in colder months by pushing warm air that is trapped at the ceiling toward the walls and down to the floor at occupant level.
MacroAir big industrial ceiling fans create an environment where employee’s feel comfortable, which results in increased productivity and improved industrial operations.
Published By: B Channels
Published Date: May 01, 2018
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) originally described IoT as used across several industries: manufacturing, logistics, oil and gas, transportation, energy/utilities, mining and metals, aviation and other industrial sectors.
Download this paper to understand the research insights of the future of IoT.
he pursuits to reduce costs and avoid unplanned downtime remain primary operational goals in industrial plants. A convergence of factors has created an opportunity for industrial organizations such as manufacturing, oil and gas, chemicals and water treatment companies to aggressively pursue both. Although the pace of investment can be relatively slow in industrial automation (IA), technological advances, economic trends and market pressures have created an environment in which plants are compelled to modernize operational technology (OT) in order to ensure maximum efficiency and minimum process interruptions.
Simply put, OT is getting old. The industrial sector is heavily capital-intensive and traditionally utilizes equipment with long lifecycles.
Organizations with such outdated automation systems are in dire need of OT modernization to keep up with the pace of change, customer demands and business priorities, and reduce the risk of critical failures and costly downtime. Download th
Today, a range of diverse cyber-adversaries — including nation-states, cybercriminals, competitors, hacktivists, and insiders/contractors — pose financial, reputational and regulatory risk to industrial and critical infrastructure organizations.
The business impact can include costly production downtime, safety failures, and environmental release of hazardous materials, as well as theft of corporate secrets such as sensitive information about formulas and proprietary manufacturing processes.
The challenge is compounded as organizations adopt digitization initiatives and IT/OT convergence to support the business — removing any “air-gaps” that may have existed in the past.
To help security and operations teams stay ahead of the latest ICS/SCADA threats, CyberX — the industrial cybersecurity company founded by military cyber experts with nation-state experience securing critical infrastructure — has partnered with SANS to create educational content about emerging ICS threat vectors and
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