Has there ever been a better time for industrial robots? Well, let’s see. There are more companies thinking more creatively and introducing more new models that perform more tasks than ever before, so … no. This is pretty much the golden age.
IoT being built into product design… manufacturers adopting a more service-centric business model… and 3D printing reaching the tipping point of realizing business benefits on a large scale.
These are what we think are the nine greatest developments for manufacturing in the past year.
AI began as a tool designed to compete with human intelligence. But IBM’s latest approach is bringing the two sides together to build a brighter and more productive future in manufacturing. (IndustryWeek and IBM Content)
Safety and performance all come down to attention to detail. With eye-tracking glasses, supervisors can now see exactly where their workers are focusing, leading to safer, more productive teams.
Believe it or not, the totally plant-derived Impossible Burger is closer to its beef brethren than standard veggie fare. And this manufacturing innovation could have a huge impact for our largest factory: Planet Earth.