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.
Moving toward large-scale production planning in additive manufacturing
Planning and scheduling for additive manufacturing at a factory scale opens up an incredible array of possibilities, but also poses challenges. This paper discusses ways to optimize the process and incorporate the best aspects of 3D printing and traditional manufacturing together to create a better future for everyone.
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.