Whether they call it Industry 4.0 or “smart” manufacturing, experts worldwide are focused on how to extract data from intelligent machines and then analyse it to improve both their products and the processes used to create them.
Apparel manufacturers such as Nike and Adidas plan to increase the output of speed factories in the US and Germany, and they make sure that the data generated in its Far East sites also help to further optimise future design and production processes, a report has shown.
Efficient serial production – true additive manufacturing – is the real game changer. Four case studies demonstrate how scaling up to serial 3D printing production represents a huge opportunity for manufacturers.
Scaling up to serial 3D printing production represents a huge opportunity for manufacturers. James Lawson talks to Materialise to find out how to take advantage of it.
In use for more than 20 years among the elite of manufacturing companies, rapid prototyping continues to prove itself by empowering rapid product innovation.
Mike Rigby, head of Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics at Barclays, shares how one of the world’s largest packaging producers is embracing, and importantly benefiting, from 4IR technologies.
The predominant understanding manufacturers have regarding 3D printers is that they are basically a prototyping tool. This pre-conception in some cases may hold back wider adoption and the chance to leverage the transformative capabilities the technology offers.
Digitalisation offers British manufacturers a huge opportunity to drive efficiency and certify quality. So, how can they embrace this and encourage growth through technology? The answers may lie, somewhat surprisingly, in the music industry, the CEO of Digital Catapult, Jeremy Silver, explains.
As a precision aerospace components manufacturer, Bromford Industries operates in a highly competitive market, but proactive investments in digital technology, factory connectivity and its workforce has seen the business climb to new heights.
Jigs and fixtures are used to make manufacturing and assembly processes simpler and more reliable, reducing cycle times and improving worker safety.