World Leaders Get Ready For Coming Industrial Revolution

January 28th, 2016 - Posted by Smart ManufacturingSmart Manufacturing to Uncategorized

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution is an era of automation, constant connectivity, and accelerated change, in which the Internet of Things meets the Smart Factory,” says Arianna Huffington in a great review of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Her…

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Harley-Davidson CEO to co-host Smart Mfg Summit

December 22nd, 2015 - Posted by Smart ManufacturingSmart Manufacturing to Uncategorized

CEOs will also meet at Chief Executive’s 4th annual Smart Manufacturing Summit, on April 6-7 2016, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to discuss key strategies, tactics and opportunities in 21st Century manufacturing revolution.

Smart Mfg Could Even Revive U.S. Clothing Industry

December 14th, 2015 - Posted by Smart ManufacturingSmart Manufacturing to Uncategorized

IF “Automation is King!” — robotic sewing machines could bring back the “Made in the USA” label on our clothing.  That sounds like a nice theory, right?  The U.S. garment industry has been given up as dead for decades — but if automation…

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Automation is King! in the next wave of Globalization

December 11th, 2015 - Posted by Smart ManufacturingSmart Manufacturing to Uncategorized

  Over the coming decades, a labor shortage in China will force U.S. multinational businesses to remake their China operations or pack up and leave. This change will start the next chapter in the history of globalization, “where automation is…

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What’s the difference between Smart & Digital Manufacturing?

January 31st, 2015 - Posted by Smart ManufacturingSmart Manufacturing to Uncategorized

They sound quite similar.  Digital manufacturing is about an industrial internet of smart, connected products.  Smart manufacturing is about the industrial internet of smart, connected factories and production plants. Still confused?  Take a look at this presentation (click thumbnails to…

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Would you fly in an automated plane?

July 24th, 2013 - Posted by Smart ManufacturingSmart Manufacturing to Automation

In a recent discussion on Quora, a frequent flier brought up several points why an automated pilot may be safer