Archive for I4.0

Build Smarter Machines Through Digitalization

To remain successful in today’s global industrial equipment and machinery market, companies must leverage digitalization and build machines that are smarter, more flexible and easier to maintain. In order to meet these challenges, manufacturers have to be willing to embrace disruptive technologies and take the next step forward by adopting new product development (NPD) processes.  […]

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IIoT: A New Cutting Edge for Machine Tools

It is usually not too difficult to locate the machine tool trade show halls in the typically expansive industrial exhibition complex. Just walk in the direction of that insistent whirring and earnest banging coming from machines milling, drilling, shearing and stamping metal parts. Indeed, when I recall my first visit to an international metalworking show, […]

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Infosys Talks Digital Workforce and Artificial Intelligence at Confluence 2017

ARC attended Infosys Confluence, which took place in San Francisco the third week of May, 2017.  From the opening remarks, Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka talked two major themes: digital workforce skills and artificial intelligence. In addition to the focus provided by Sikka, Infosys also touted new solutions delivered as part of their system integrator agreement […]

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Are Manufacturers in India Ready to Adopt Smart Manufacturing?

Are manufacturers in India ready to adopt smart manufacturing practices at the organizational level?  The short answer to that is “yes,” going in line with the words of technology experts at the recently concluded (February 24-25, 2017) Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA – a national association of machine tool and allied equipment manufacturers) symposium […]

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The Digital Factory: Seeing is Believing

The fact that manufacturing constitutes 20 percent of Singapore’s economy (by GDP) often comes as a surprise to visitors flying into this 277-square-mile tropical island for a vacation or to attend one of the many conferences and exhibitions that take place here. But indeed, drive a short distance away from the retail palaces on Orchard Road and […]

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