Manufacturing has changed drastically in the past decade, and much of this change is due to advancements in technology. Here is a look at a few of the technologies that are having the largest impact.
The AeroMobil 3.0 is the latest prototype flying car that its makers hope will revolutionize the transport industry. The upgraded model has significant improvements to the previous prototype, with a top groundspeed of 124 mph and a flight travel range of about 435 miles.
Listen to the IMPO webinar featuring Todd McIntyre, a Product Manager at Eaton Corporation, and Kevin Breunig, a Fluid Power Specialist at Motion Industries, as they discuss smart sensor technology in manufacturing and how to make it most effective for your specific applications.
On a recent trip to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the aerospace organization provided some insight into the inner-workings of spacecraft manufacturing. At the Marshall Space Flight Center, they specialize in what can best be described as "the guts" of a rocket.
Elon Musk, one of the most talked about names in the tech world, is warning us that we should be careful with artificial intelligence (AI) – as it might summon “the demon.”
Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.
President Barack Obama is expanding his push for increased manufacturing in the United States by directing federal money toward new technologies, apprenticeship programs and competitions designed to assist small manufacturers.
Inspired by the way a chameleon changes its color to disguise itself, scientists in Poland want to replace traditional camouflage paint with thousands of electrochromic plates that will continuously change color to blend with its surroundings.
A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired.
A start-up company in Scotland is working to capitalize on the tons of waste produced by one of the country's most valued industries and turn the dregs of whisky-making into fuel.
Nat G CNG Solutions announced today that it has delivered the first natural gas half-ton pickup trucks with General Motors’ 5.3 liter direct injection engine.
To address pressures of the industry, manufacturers need to ensure end-to-end connectivity across the real and virtual worlds with a digital thread strategy that spans the value chain and leverages new enabling technologies like mobility, cloud, and big data.
A new biofuels plant in southwest Kansas represents the future of ethanol production in the United States, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said.
Since it was invented in the 19th century, the basic concept of the bicycle has stayed the same. But as Michelle Miller explains, that may be changing.
In this issue of IMPO, we take you inside Worksman Cycles, provide tips to keep your equipment properly maintained and running smoothly and examine a series of case studies on the role of system integration in "People, Planet, and Profit."
Two Japanese scientists and a Japanese-born American won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for inventing blue light-emitting diodes, a breakthrough that has spurred the development of LED technology to light up homes, computer screens and smartphones worldwide.
An award-winning perishable label that reacts to protein decomposition could herald a change in the way the freshness of food is measured, according to its London-based designer, raising the prospect of reducing consumable wastage and even improving organ transportation.
Shares of Tesla Motors jumped almost 4 percent after the electric car maker's CEO hinted at introducing new technology next week.
Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything from printed candy to highly custom sneakers.
In industries like manufacturing there is still trepidation in regards to the adoption of new technologies and the transformation of old business models. This uneasiness with the pace of change and confusion over the best path forward leads to innovation vertigo.
Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company and Coronal Group LLC announced the completion of nine solar projects in Tulare and Kings Counties in Central California.
Verizon's West Coast Innovation Center in San Francisco was the setting for a unique panel discussion about how the intersection of manufacturing and technology is impacting Silicon Valley.
Many industrial operations are struggling to find the right approach to protect their assets. Many opt for a technique referred to as “security through obscurity” — which mistakes subterfuge for security. Instead, here are three ways industrial operations can fortify their network architectures.
Anyone who’s met her will tell you that Harriet is not like other house guests. That’s because Harriet, whose real name is the 9HA, is the largest and most efficient gas turbine in the world.
One of the world's biggest tire manufacturers is taking another step toward more environmentally friendly production by incorporating a byproduct created by the burning of rice husks into a material used in high-end tires.