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Learning how to be lean: AI as the key to continuous improvement

AI and machine learning are poised to turbocharge lean manufacturing, as their continuously-improving models translate into continuously-improving operations on the factory floor.

10.15.2018

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From automation to autonomy: how the new era of robots will revolutionize manufacturing

“Automation” and “autonomy”, though often conflated, are distinct concepts in industrial manufacturing. Autonomy has incredible potential, but in order to achieve it, the robots are going to have to be able to program - and reprogram - themselves.

09.25.2018

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The Three Waves of Innovation that are Changing Manufacturing

The internet, AI, and blockchain. Three waves of technological innovation that are poised to completely transform manufacturing.

08.29.2018

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Five Issues Industrial 3D Printing Needs to Solve to be the Future of Factories

For years, industrial 3D printing has been heralded as the "future of factories" that will "radically change the world", but it's still in the zone of inflated expectations. Five key challenges impact it's potential to revolutionize manufacturing.

08.15.2018

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Why we’re still waiting on Industry 4.0

We’ve been on the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution for a while, and it’s still not clear when or how it will come to fruition. But we can identify the issues we need to overcome to make the leap...

08.02.2018

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Don’t blame the robots – factory automation is harder than it looks

Elon Musk recently commented that Tesla has suffered from “too many robots,” that factory automation slowed the Model 3’s production, instead of making it faster. We agree it’s hubris to assume...

04.18.2018

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