Predictive Maintenance: The Business Rationale

Predictive maintenance is the new solution to an old problem – what I call the “Maintenance Tradeoff.” For many companies in manufacturing and machinery...
Additive Manufacturing

The Future of Additive Manufacturing: Advantages and Strategic Implications

Additive manufacturing is a novel archetype of production technology. It alters the very nature of the production process itself. Its rise is tantamount to...
Lights-out Manufacturing

The Future of Automation and Labor: Coboting Versus Lights-Out Manufacturing 

Automation has always come with reshaping labor. Each step in the evolution of automation has led to a redistribution of tasks between man and...
Automation

What is the Future of U.S. Manufacturing?

In the first months of his presidency, Joe Biden announced the “Made in America” executive order, aimed at strengthening the U.S. economy through nearly...
Forging Press

Machine Shop Utilizes Forging Press to Reduce Costs of Titanium Parts

To produce complex titanium parts more cost-effectively, machine shops are increasingly incorporating advanced forging equipment to complement their existing CNC capabilities to create near-net-shaped...
Target Market

Target Market: Targeting Everything Targets Nothing

When looking for growth, most leaders don't want to leave any stone unturned. Where can we find new customers? Maybe this segment or that...

Marketing for Manufacturers: Let Your Customers be your Marketers

When I moved into the Communications role at ANCA, an Australian manufacturing company, I anticipated our marketing activity, marketing for manufacturers, would be straightforward,...

Getting Your Team to Think and Act More Strategically

Organizational leaders often talk about strategy, but when it comes down to it, strategic thinking is rarely done. Leaders are often pulled back into...

Configuration Lifecycle Management for Sustainability

When today’s consumers are evaluating their options, they’re figuring sustainability and the product’s carbon footprint into the evaluation process. A report by IBM and...

Recovery Continues Across the Manufacturing Sector

Orders of new manufacturing technology totaled $590 million in September 2021, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by AMT –...
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