Manufacturing Innovation: Automation

Robotic Designs Come Naturally
Automation

Robotic Designs Come Naturally

Industrial robots are typically designed to emulate human movements, utilizing their tireless speed, precision and reliability to improve efficiency. As a result, their appearance closely resembles that of humans.

However, there are some robotic applications where human dimensions are not ideal. This has led to recent developments where new robots borrow their look, feel and movement...

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The ROI of The IoT
Automation

The ROI of The IoT

IoT investments have been significant with larger companies, but slower to materialize with the bulk of U.S. manufacturers. At least some of this trepidation stems from a concern over the size of initial investments and the time it will take to realize a return.

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Boeing Inks Historic Software Deal
Automation

Boeing Inks Historic Software Deal

Global aerospace giant Boeing recently signed a $1 billion contract with software provider Dassault Systemes. Boeing’s primary goal will be modernizing its production systems to fill its backlog of orders more quickly. The 30-year contract is renewable every 10 years and was awarded after two years of competition.

A major component of the contract will be the use of 3D software to...

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Google Glass Redesigned for Factory Workers
Automation

Google Glass Redesigned for Factory Workers

Back in 2013, Google X launched the Google Glass wearable headset which was just as much off-putting as it was ahead of its time. Criticized for potentially infringing upon privacy, the glasses featured a heads-up display and allowed users to access the web and also to take pictures and video.

Lackluster response caused engineers to table the product as they tweaked it for the right...

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