The efforts of enhancing machines and devices are changing the entire world we live in. Along with IoT, Machine-to-Machine communicationholds great promise in helping us to connect, automate and improve our lives from business, government to private individuals.
Additive manufacturing (AM) is a method of manufacturing products by adding layer upon layer of materials, navigated by a computer-aided-design (CAD) software. Sounds familiar? It is because this is also the concept of 3D printing.
Networked Business Intelligence (BI) leverages new capabilities to truly combine the centralised and decentralised models of BI, delivering the best aspects of both: end-user self-service without analytical silos. It is a new approach to analytics based on the idea that trusted and well governed data is not at odds with speed and ease of use.
Innovation is critical to the manufacturing industry. But how does an idea evolve from inspiration to execution? Sometimes it’s a mystery, sometimes pure luck—and sometimes an idea comes to fruition via a carefully orchestrated process with many individuals participating, each person playing a vital role. What can you do to create an environment that’s conducive to creative thinking and encourages your people to act on those ideas?
A collaborative robot (cobot or co-bot) is a robot designed to work alongside human workers in a shared workspace. On the contrary, industrial robots typically operate autonomously and with little physical interaction with humans. The role of cobots in the Industry 4.0 will only get bigger.
The APEJ region (Asia Pacific excluding Japan) is expected to spend US$125.4 billion on robotics in 2022, tripling the spending in 2017, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.7 per cent from 2018 through 2022. APEJ is currently the largest robotics market and poised to account for more than 62 per cent of the global robotics spending in 2022, according to the research firm IDC.
Innovation is a central component of the manufacturing industry. It can take many forms and address many functions. It can be a simple tactic for improving shop floor operations. It can be a concept for a new type of product or service. It can be a revolutionary approach that completely disrupts the way you do business.
A survey of more than 1,000 American adults was conducted in August 2012 by Wakefield Research and shows that while the cloud is widely used, it is still misunderstood. For example, 51 percent of respondents, including a majority of Millennials, believe stormy weather can interfere with cloud computing.
Nearly one third see the cloud as a thing of the future, yet 97 percent are actually using cloud services today via online shopping, banking, social networking and file sharing. Despite this confusion, three in five (59 percent) believe the “workplace of the future” will exist entirely in the cloud, which indicates people feel it’s time to figure out the cloud or risk being left behind in their professional lives.
Topics: Cloud Computing
A digital twin is a virtual replica of a real (physical) object created by the data collected from sensors embedded in that object. The digital twin, therefore, provides a real-time digital representation of the object.