Category: Technology

Smart Factory
Industry 4.0 Innovation Manufacturing Engineering Risk Management Strategy Technology

The Smart Factory: what risks and what challenges?

What will be the risks and challenges in implementing a Smart Factory, a structure capable of adapting autonomously to market needs, to the production volumes variations and to the mass personalization? The technological evolution within our production systems, also known as Industry 4.0, will lead to a new way of producing goods, more automated and…

efficiency of the production system
Industry 4.0 Lean 4.0 Manufacturing Engineering Manufacturing technologies Technology

Efficiency of the production system: how to measure it?

One of the metrics, also called Key Process Indicators (KPI), which are often used to calculate production efficiency is the so-called OEE, an acronym for Overall Equipment Effectiveness. This metric has now become an industrial standard and therefore widely spread in the factories and implemented in the various MES. However, this metric is mostly used…

benefits form 3d printing
Additive Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Innovation Manufacturing Engineering Strategy Technology

How to get benefits from 3D Printing in a production site?

If you are an industrial engineer or you work in a factory, you may have wondered: How to get benefits from 3D Printing in a production site? Although 3D Printing has been formerly invented in 1982 and it is considered a well-established technology, yet it is still not very used at its full potential. In…