Connectivity

Industry 4.0

Want to know more about "smart" manufacturing and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)? Explore cutting-edge automation technologies that make up an Industry 4.0 architecture. Here you'll find Industry 4.0 manufacturing tips and expert advice.

Latest Briefs & News

Embedded antennas, fume hoods, computing nodes, and more.
Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
2020 Product Buyer's Guide
In our 2020 Product Buyer's Guide, you'll find a list of manufacturers in more than a dozen medical-device areas.
Many manufacturers still struggle to digitize the “last mile” of their factory floor.
The digital revolution under way in medtech manufacturing will continue to transform the industry into a more connected, efficient, and agile ecosystem.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Automation: The Future of Medical Manufacturing

Manufacturers in the medical industry face unique challenges in terms of product mix, throughput requirements, quality standards, and regulatory guidelines. Whether a company is developing...

A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface created by UC San Francisco neuroscientists can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract...

Microcontroller

Microchip Technology, Chandler, AZ, has expanded its product line to include a new line of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) that combine a controller area network...

In the past two decades, output growth in U.S. manufacturing has declined, but the largest firms have managed to thrive, notes a new report form McKinsey & Company. The tech sector,...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Lasers: The Perfect Tool for Industry 4.0

With the advent of Industry 4.0, digital manufacturing promises speed, directness, and flexibility — so it needs a tool that meets those demands. Fortunately, the right technology has been evolving...

Efficient production control is a key industrial technology. The notion of building up two parallel factories instead of one may sound like nothing but doubling of effort. But what if one of the...

The increasing sophistication and complexity of medical devices is compounded by strict regulatory requirements that demand systems that can produce consistent, repeatable...

A couple of years ago, contract manufacturer Sparton Corporation faced increasing demand for high-quality, highly complex products that were delivered as quickly as...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Cost Competitiveness of US Manufacturing Improving

The cost competitiveness of US manufacturing has been improving significantly over the past decade, compared with many of its biggest trading partners—most notably China, according to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). In terms of direct costs, in fact, the US playing field is essentially...

The next industrial revolution is on its way. It is bringing innovative technologies that are available and proven and placing them in the modern...

Consider for a moment the modern automobile. A car’s computer can pinpoint for a mechanic exactly what’s going wrong, and provide a thorough history of how things have been working (or not) in...

Products: Medical
FactoryLogix R3 Software

Aegis Software, Horsham, PA, announces that the third release of its FactoryLogix R3 software embraces the principles of Industry 4.0 and IoM including resource scheduling, configure to order, and a standardized...

Ask the Expert

Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

Inside Story

Videos