Amplifying the Customer’s Role in Digital Machine Technologies
Technology is changing the way industrial equipment and services are produced and sold, but it’s the customers that will increasingly become the key driving force behind the industry’s transformation. It is a shift that will require OEMs to rethink how they will meet demand in a market that is undergoing major disruption. The ability of
Power of the Cloud and IIoT Makes Manufacturing Smarter
Stephen Hooper, Senior Director, Business Strategy and Marketing for Autodesk, Inc. says that the manufacturing industry is experiencing unprecedented change and the convergence of design and manufacturing is creating new opportunities to reduce costs and shorten product lifecycles. Traditional supply chains are being replaced by more
Will Automation Take Away All Our Jobs?
Why hasn't human labor become redundant and our skills obsolete?
Five Machine Vision Trends for 2018
Some trends are inevitable developments, others are more disruptive.
Preparing the Machine Industry for a Digital Future
While Lenze celebrated its 70 years of history recently in Aerzen, Germany, its eyes were well on the future. At its Future Day of Machine Manufacturing event, the company announced its earmarking of more than €100 million for future-related investments above and beyond its current level of investments. A big part of this money will go into
Mobile Robots Deliver Material Handling Flexibility
The rapid growth of e-commerce and its need for an always-on supply chain means that manufacturers are having to rethink the way they move materials to and from stock and around the factory floor. It’s a key driving force behind material-handling advances as companies seek to meet customer expectations for nearly instantaneous order