Agile manufacturing is promising to be the future paradigm in the years to come. In this post, we will describe the main features.
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……...
Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems: how to enable flexibility
Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems (RMS) are attractive options to handle mass personalization, as the system can be continuously reconfigured in accordance with the demanded volumes and products, although the development of Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems is a particularly challenging task compared to the development of a traditional manufacturing system. Indeed, mass personalization can be considered one of……...
Industry 4.0 and gear manufacturing
How to apply the principles and technologies of Industry 4.0 to gear manufacturing? Traditionally, gears are produced by using well-established processes in the field of machining, special processes – including heat treatments – and inspection methods. Following, some production limits related to the gear manufacturing are presented and how new technologies can lead to more…
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…
Remote assistance: what benefits and what solutions?
Remote assistance is no longer just a valid option, but a real opportunity. Find out with us how.
Staff training and reskilling: too important not to invest in it
Investing in staff training and reskilling is a key factor in company growth and in achieving objectives.
Green factory: 30 concrete ideas
The sustainable factory is the result of our concrete actions, right now. Here are some ideas to get started today!
RTLS: Real Time Locating Systems to enable digital twins
Real Time Locating Systems, or RTLS, are a cost effective solutions to optimize your performance and develop a basic digital twin.
Industry 4.0 and SMEs are a winning combination
It is not true that Industry 4.0 is only a topic for large companies: in this post we will provide practical examples of 4.0 for SMEs