Automation, Collaboration, Digital Manufacturing, IIOT, Process Intensification

Siemens is collaborating with Dow to showcase the future of automation with a process industry test bed at MxD, a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing institute and innovation center near downtown Chicago. This new test bed offers a hands-on demonstration of how innovative software and IoT come together with hardware to accelerate digitalization...

Government Executive
COVID-19, Digital Manufacturing

By this time next year, I predict Americans will covet borosilicate glass in the same way they do N95 masks. Because this durable and heat-resistant glass is what’s needed to make vials — vials that hold the vaccines against COVID-19.

We’ve known for months that a surge in demand is coming, yet the vast majority — 70% to 90% — of medical glass is...

Industry Week
COVID-19, Digital Manufacturing

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a particularly interesting year.

The challenges, constraints and complex (and often contradictory) safety and productivity requirements COVID-19 presented the manufacturing industry have tested its people, its processes and its technologies like never before. It fundamentally changed the way the industry...

Industry Week
COVID-19, Digital Manufacturing, Workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic was a wake-up call for manufacturers. As lockdown orders took hold across the country, many factories scaled back or closed, leaving workers unable to return to their jobs.

But while many office staff and managers have been able to work from home, factories have not yet been designed in a way that allows workers on the factory...

Built In
Digital Manufacturing

Every election cycle seems focused on how to bring long-lost manufacturing jobs back to the United States, but the facts on the ground are a bit more complicated.

A 2018 Urban League report shows that the percentage of manufacturing jobs in the workforce has fallen considerably from above 30 percent in 1960 to around 10 percent in 2015, and is...