Manufacturing Technologies

What does the factory of the future look like?

HPE future factory video
Manufacturing has been earmarked by the World Economic Forum and the European Union as a major driver of increased employment opportunities, reduced carbon emissions and better educational prospects for young people. This huge ambition largely rests on the advent of the smart factory and the rollout of Industry 4.0, which will make manufacturing more affordable in high-wage countries.

SolidWorks World 2017: what’s new and next in CAD and tech

Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist, Mark Tremonti, with Paul Reed Smith and Jon Wasserman of Paul Reed Smith Guitars at SolidWorks World 2017 - image courtesy of The Manufacturer.
Posted on 28 Feb 2017 by Tim Brown
The latest SolidWorks World event, held at the beginning of the month in Los Angeles, CA, saw the latest installment of the globally renowned event tackle the latest approaches to technology, design and engineering. Head of international content, Tim Brown, got along to see all the latest the event had to offer.

An industrial IoT wake-up call

The research from Canonical looked at the views, opinions and experiences of 361 IoT professionals regarding past, present and future IoT projects.
Autodesk and Taxal recently conducted an in-depth research study into how the Internet of Things is set to transform manufacturing over the coming years. Jonny Williamson catches up with Taxal’s Allan Behrens to go through the findings and the wider implications.

Digital lifecycle management

Data Factories - Digital lifecycle management integrates individual data from interconnected systems with the multidisciplinary simulation of products and manufacturing processes – image courtesy of WMG.
To fully exploit the potential of connected digital technologies, manufacturers need to consider the whole lifecycle of a product: from initial design and prototyping through to full-scale production and beyond to servicing. Prof Darek Ceglarek introduces the concepts.