Education, Flexbile Hybrid Electronics, STEM

The very survival of manufacturing depends on more students becoming workers in STEM-related careers. More specifically, the future needs an increase of students wanting to work in STEM in order to combat the severe outreach and recruitment challenges the manufacturing industry currently faces.

If the manufacturing industry does not address this...

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Bioengineering, Robotics

A new bionic knee brace is in the works from a team that includes experts from defense contractor Lockheed Martin. Building on advances in rigid exoskeleton suits, the new brace uses soft robotic actuators and compliant materials, making it lightweight and, the researchers hope, practical to wear in certain real world use cases.

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Artificial Intelligence, Robotics

History is marked by times of innovation that change the job landscape, which can create challenges for manufacturers and employees caught up in the accelerating pace of automation. We know we are living in the fourth industrial revolution, and robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are at the core of this transformation — and of this challenge....

Electronics

In the summer of 2018, a team led by MIT researchers reported in the journal Nature that they had successfully embedded electronic devices into fibers that could be used in fabrics or composite products like clothing, airplane wings, or even wound dressings. The advance could allow fabrics or composites to sense their environment, communicate,...

Announcement, Digital Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Workforce

Putman Media, publisher of Chemical Processing, Control, Control Design, Food Processing, Pharma Manufacturing, Plant Services and Smart Industry magazines, is proud to announce the 2019 class of Influential Women in Manufacturing.

The 27 women who join the ranks of IWIM this year are recognized for their change leadership in manufacturing—their...