Microsoft and Tenova (Techint Group) have launched an integrated system based on advanced technologies in an effort to help iron and steel manufacturers boost performance, competitiveness and data-enabled insights.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0 and 4IR are terms that are becoming commonplace in manufacturing. Now that these terms are accepted, a new wave of technical turns of phrase have been born.
How is machine learning, big data and cloud technologies changing the manufacturing industry and how to take the first steps in order to embrace it?
Advancements in technology have demolished the line between the digital and physical worlds. Intelligent, interconnected systems seamlessly support and perform activities across the entire business.
Global information and communication technology provider, Huawei and world-leading automation company, KUKA, have deepened their global partnership in an effort to accelerate ‘smart manufacturing’.
3D printing could become an affordable reality for small businesses thanks to Massachusetts-based 3D printer manufacturer, Formlabs.
Manufacturers expect that their investments in smart factories will drive a 27% increase in manufacturing efficiency over the next five years which would add $500bn in annual added value to the global economy.
Weetabix is set to invest £30m in its two manufacturing sites in the UK to increase capacity and create jobs.
Despite the rapid growth of sensors and the buzz around the Internet of Things, adoption in manufacturing has lagged behind the hype.
US robotics startup Cafe X has debuted a fully robotic barista at a cafe in San Francisco's Metreon shopping center.