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……...
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…
Culture is the main driver to innovate
Why is culture the main driver to innovate? People and organizations are creatures of habit, and changing habits is much harder than changing structures or systems. For this reason, it is important to aknowledge that culture is the main driver to innovate. “That’s why a man’s fortunes may change: because the times change, but…
Innovation and Technology: how much does your company experiment?
To introduce innovation and technology into the company, it is essential to constantly experiment with new solutions through pilot projects.
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.
Innovating production processes: here are the 3 pillars
Innovate production processes: how to do it? Read our post to find out what are the 3 pillars to do it in a structured way
Concurrent Engineering: 3 things to know
In this post, we will see what are 3 fundamental concepts to consider to do concurrent engineering effectively.