Once the stuff of science fiction, "Driverless cars" could be commercially available by decade's end. On Tuesday, the DMV is hearing ideas on how to integrate the cars onto public roads.
One indisputable fact exists for most manufacturers and distributors: Warehouse automation stands as one of the last areas where long-term costs can be significantly reduced.
The automotive industry is known for being “guinea pigs,” in the kindest sense of the word. For at least 15 years, these companies have been pursuing an idea that is just now making its way to other industries — it’s the idea of stashing automation and safety controllers on the machine itself, rather than in a centrally-located cabinet. Is it time for other industries to follow suit?
The Mac Pro is a computer unlike any we have ever created. To build it, we pioneered new processes, innovated manufacturing techniques, and essentially rethought how to make a computer. This is the story of how it all comes together.
Travel to Montgomery, Alabama and the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing facility where they build the popular Elantra and Sonata models. This tour gives you an up close look at the equipment and practices of a Hyundai facility.
The search giant has been on a robotics buying spree — most likely because they have the data robots need to function.
Plant and warehouse managers may have to add “Air Traffic Controller” to their list of job duties in the near future. That’s because companies are working on new ways to use drones in the material handling field.
At a recent robotics challenge in Miami, it was clear that robot development is still working on the most basic of functions.
Could 3D printing revolutionize the production industry to the same extent as Ford's assembly line? When Michelangelo was asked how he sculpted the famous David statue, he's reported to have simply replied, "I just chipped away everything that didn't look like David." Three-dimensional printing takes the opposite approach.
Food safety. Quality standards. Yield management. Waste control. Cost containment. The list goes on. With so many competing requirements, manufacturers’ need for more timely and accurate process data is accelerating both the interest and demand for Manufacturing Information Systems.
The government is closing its investigation into older-model Jeeps with fuel tanks that could rupture and cause fires. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it has "no reservations" with Chrysler Group's plans to recall the vehicles.
Watch and listen to Marlin Steel CEO/Owner Drew Greenblatt as he discusses how automation allowed him to transform his business.
Everyone in the manufacturing space has heard about the dramatic talent gap in the industry, where companies cannot find employees with the skills necessary to help run a high-tech operation. Knowledge in automation equipment, or with CNC machines, can be a rare commodity, with most young people moving toward other industries, and manufacturing-centric education faltering or disappearing elsewhere.
CafePress, the online retailer of user-customized products, can personalize anything from mugs to Kindle cases using their 100 percent "home-grown" software and manufacturing equipment.
Gather the focused and in-depth information you and your business need on the latest technologies and trends in packaging as well as the implementable solutions to your top design, manufacturing & automation challenges.
In this episode of MBT’s Manufacturing Newswire, we’ll discuss scandals facing some big businesses, as well as major updates from GM and Ford. We’ll also talk to LNS Research about 2014 tech trends in manufacturing, and take a look at NASA’s superhero robot.
United Technologies CFO Greg Hayes explains why he thinks the current fleet will be the 'last procurement' of manned fighter jets.
Rob Cox and Rob Cyran try to make sense of Google's purchase of robotics firm Boston Dynamics, its eighth in the space this year.
Easy access to design software, 3D printers, and crowdfunding has changed the game for anyone with a great sketch on a napkin wanting to make a serious go of a product idea. But what does it mean to take that awesome prototype into production? Step one: Pull out your cash-flow statement.
The development of the engine cover for the all-new Ford Mustang is the most recent example of the use of this technology. Ford uses 3D printing to quickly produce prototype parts, shaving months off the development time for individual components used in all of its vehicles, such as cylinder heads, intake manifolds and air vents.
As a follow-up to the previous video about a manufacturing facility consisting entirely of 3D printers, reporter Ray Martin discusses the pros and cons of 3D Printing. As part of his commentary, Martin talks to Cody Wilson, the creator of the 3D printed gun.
Reporter Ray Martin takes you on a tour of the Redeye 3D printing factory in Minneapolis - where the world's first 3D printed car was born.
Experience a virtual tour of GE dishwasher manufacturing in Louisville, KY where over 1,000 people are employed in wire rack fabrication, injection molding, stamping, and assembly facilities.
Success as a system integrator depends upon being conversant in current automation topics and using available technology to deliver them to clients.
Ford Motor Company is piloting new software from Siemens that facilitates virtual navigation within its assembly plants, helping the company improve global collaboration and better share best practices.