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What’s Next for Manufacturing with Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Industry 4.0?

What’s Next for Manufacturing with Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Industry 4.0?

As the debate around Industry 4.0 benefits intensifies, trends such Augmented Reality (AR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) introduce further context on what digital innovations will shape manufacturing in the near future.

Here, Aegis CEO Jason Spera sits down with SCOOPTalk’s Kim Sauer to discuss how AR and AI fit within the Industry 4.0 road map, and how AR and AI might enable humans to make sense of  ̶ and manage  ̶  tomorrow’s truly ‘Big Data’ in the factory.

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Automotive MES: Benefits for Manufacturers – Lear Automotive Customer Spotlight

Automotive MES: Benefits for Manufacturers – Lear Automotive Customer Spotlight - EN

For automotive manufacturers, large-scale product recalls can be devastating for business. Manufacturing Execution Software (MES) systems provide defect data in real time, ensuring flawed product doesn’t leave the factory. We recently completed a customer case study with Lear Automotive Electronics and Electrical Products in Shanghai, China, and in this blog post, we'll look the measurable benefits the company has realized as a result.

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Top Manufacturing Trends for 2017

Top Manufacturing Trends for 2017 - EN


As we look back on 2016, it’s only natural to reflect on what’s ahead for global manufacturing in the coming year. Let’s take a look at the top manufacturing trends for 2017.

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Five Things You Should Consider Before Selecting a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Provider

Five Things You Should Consider Before Selecting a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Provider

Before you invest in a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for your facility, you need to consider how easily and efficiently it will be deployed throughout your operation, and what the long term relationship with your vendor will be like. A successful system deployment plan depends on far more than simply which product you select. Here are five key elements you should consider when assessing an MES vendor’s service capabilities.

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MES Embracing IIoT & Predictive Analytics Remains Hottest IIoT Space

MES Embracing IIoT & Predictive Analytics Remains Hottest IIoT Space [MondayMusings] - EN

The #MondayMusings blog series provides executive level insights and analysis for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Digital Transformation from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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7 Reasons Why Quality Management Systems Fail

7 Reasons Why Quality Management Systems Fail

Quality Management Systems can only be as successful as the managers themselves allow.  Quality managers should educate themselves thoroughly on the system being used and be well versed on the potential of said systems.  Quality management systems often fail when managers do not use them to their full advantage or lack the knowledge on how to use them properly.

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Electronic Manufacturing Embraces IoM at APEX 2016

Electronic Manufacturing Embraces IoM at APEX 2016

Last week in Las Vegas the electronics industry’s great and good gathered to explore the latest developments, and while there were the usual incremental evolutions as products are getting faster, more efficient and in many cases cheaper, there was little revolution.  The area, however, that did show substantial progress and the highest level of interest was that of smart and connected manufacturing or IoM (Internet of Manufacturing), as we know it in the Americas.

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Jason Spera talks Industry 4.0 with Kim Sauer at APEX 2016

Jason Spera talks Industry 4.0 with Kim Sauer at APEX 2016

In an interview with Kim Sauer, filmd at APEX 2016 in Las Vegas, Jason explains how Industry 4.0 goes beyond communication around the SMT line and highlights how materials management is a key component a fully integrated SMART Factory approach.

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Robots and Re-Shoring – Can Robots Save Jobs?

Robots and Re-Shoring – Can Robots Save Jobs?

It’s an odd premise but more than one person at APEX in Las Vegas told me that robots could be part of the drive to save manufacturing jobs in places like the USA where labor rates are higher.

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Some of My Best Friends are Engineers

Some of My Best Friends are Engineers

It doesn’t matter which tech company you admire, engineers largely start them all, be they hardware guys like Steve Wozniak, or software guys like Mark Zuckerberg.  Imhotep, who many refer to as the first civil engineer, built the pyramids.  The Wright Brothers we’re the creators and fathers of the aviation industry, which we now take for granted.  Leonardo da Vinci was quite the engineer, sometimes credited with inventing the helicopter and the parachute, and a decent painter to boot, having knocked off The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa between engineering projects.

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