Friday, March 29, 2013

Augmented Reality & The Production Floor

Technology allowing manufacturers to work virtually in an industrial environment can support product launches and reduce decision-making time.  A new Google product, Glass, is close to release and merges the physical world with the digital world.  Click here for more.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Internet on the Manufacturing Floor

Read how manufacturing facilities are utilizing an industrial internet: sensors are spread across the plant floor and connected to a high speed internal Ethernet that provides a wide range of data.  Click here to read more from MIT Technology Review.

Friday, March 8, 2013

The 10 Principles of Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, can make a remarkable improvement in cost, time and complexity challenges over traditional manufacturing processes like milling, molding, cutting, drilling, etc.  3-D printing is achieved by using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes.  Click here for more.