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Hardware and software work together for smart manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing is about Hardware: Yes or No?

I’m beginning to think my focus on manufacturing software is too narrow: from machine monitoring to MES/MOM and scheduling, supply chain, quality, PLM, ERP and analytics across all production segments. Does that sound broad or narrow to you? As a long-time industry analyst and advisor, I strive for a broad view. However, I see that […]

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3D printing a car at IMTS

Is Manufacturing Plant Optimization Obsolete?

What are the implications of 3D printing? Larger than I can imagine, I know. So large that I am asking myself: Will discrete manufacturing plants be replaced by a network of makers? Will I witness the end of manufacturing as I have known it all my life? As 3D printing matures to handle multiple materials […]

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