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Digital Manufacturing Institute Awards First Innovation Research Contracts

Twenty months after its founding, the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) this week issues its first five national contract research awards, cumulatively valued at $7 million.
Popular Discussions Twenty months after its founding, the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) this week issues its first five national contract researc… http://www.events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/digital-manufacturing-institute-awards-first-innovation-research-contracts/

What’s the Future for 3D Printing in Manufacturing?

A new report suggests that the growth in 3D printing technology in the manufacturing sector over the next three years will largely come in end-use production, with an emphasis on the use of metal materials. These two trends will combine to drive greater d…
Popular Discussions “Within 10 years, every commercial airplane will have 3D printed parts on it,” predicts Stratasys CEO Joe Allison in the foreword to a new report designed to… http://www.events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/whats-future-3d-printing-manufacturing/

Germany Announces Five Industry 4.0 Competence Centers for SMEs

The German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has appointed its first five Centers of Competence to help support the country’s small- and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises in the development and adoption of Industry 4.0 technologi…
Popular Discussions Last week, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) appointed its first five Centers of Competence to help support the country&rsquo… http://www.events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/germany-announces-five-industry-40-competence-centers-smes/

Can Manufacturing Incubators Help Drive the Next Wave of Manufacturing?

If you want to start up a new hi-tech software business, all you really need is a powerful laptop, a fast network connection, a desk (and even that’s optional), and a good idea. Easy, right? But if you want to start up an innovative new manufacturing busi…
Popular Discussions If you want to start up a new hi-tech software business, all you really need is a powerful laptop, a fast network connection, a desk (and even that’s optiona… http://www.events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/can-manufacturing-incubators-help-drive-next-wave-manufacturing/

GE Opens ‘Brilliant Factory’ Export Hub in India

Last weekend, GE officially inaugurated an expansion to its 67-acre manufacturing plant in Chakan, near the western city of Pune in India, in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of the new plant…
Popular Discussions While GE is actively seeking to reshore some of its production back home to the U.S. –– water heaters and refrigerators for example –– the company also has i… http://www.events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/ge-opens-brilliant-factory-export-hub-india/

Which 3D Printer And Materials Do You Need? New 3D Printing Database May Help

For many manufacturing companies hoping to harness the power of new 3D printing technologies in their prototyping or production operations, identifying the right machines and materials to use can be a complex exercise and a major constraint to adoption.
Popular Discussions For many manufacturing companies hoping to harness the power of new 3D printing technologies in their prototyping or production operations, identifying the r… http://www.events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/which-3d-printer-and-materials-do-you-need-new-3d-printing-database-may-help/

New Innovation Hub Aims To Slash Composite Materials Production Costs by 50%

The Obama Administration launched its latest U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Hub last week focusing on the development and production costs of next-generation composite materials.
Popular Discussions The Obama Administration launched its latest U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Hub last week focusing on the development and production costs of next-generation … http://www.events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/new-innovation-hub-aims-slash-composite-materials-production-costs-50/

Move Over Cloud: Are Data Lakes the Key to Managing IoT Big Data?

GE has announced a joint development with industrial software company Pivotal to create what it calls “the first-ever industrial data lake approach” to help major manufacturing companies better access, analyse and store petabytes of industrial-strength Bi…
Popular Discussions GE CEO Jeff Immelt’s vision of ‘Brilliant Factories’ – using pervasive, real-time, complex data feeds from multiple factory tools, processes and assets to he… http://www.events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/move-over-cloud-are-data-lakes-key-managing-iot-big-data/

Continuous Manufacturing Spinout Scores Funding

A spinout firm from Novartis and MIT has received $2 million in venture funds to bring its vision of rapid, cost-effective continuous manufacturing to the pharmaceuticals market.
Popular Discussions A spinout firm from Novartis and MIT has received $2 million in venture funds to bring its vision of rapid, cost-effective continuous manufacturing to the ph… http://www.events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/continuous-manufacturing-spinout-scores-funding/

3D Printing: Autodesk Bids To Become The ‘Android’ of the 3D World

3D modeling software company Autodesk plans to launch an open source software platform later this year in a bid to create a new global standard for 3D printing. It’s a potentially astute move. There are an estimated 40 or more different types of software …
Popular Discussions 3D modeling software company Autodesk plans to launch an open source software platform later this year in a bid to create a new global standard for 3D printi… http://www.events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/3d-printing-autodesk-bids-become-android-3d-world/

Hannover Fair: The Challenges of Transition to Industry 4.0

It’s rare for the world to converge around a shared vision of the future of manufacturing, but there was a distinct sense of alignment during last week’s massive industrial fair in Hannover, Germany. However, there was also increasing acknowledgement that…
Popular Discussions It’s rare for the world to converge around a shared vision of the future of manufacturing, but there was a distinct sense of alignment during last week… http://www.events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/hannover-fair-challenges-transition-industry-40/

Tesla Plans New ‘Gigafactory’ To Supply Batteries for Half a Million Cars A Year

Innovative California-based carmaker Tesla Motors aims to build a massive new 1000-acre factory to secure the supply of lithium-ion batteries for the future of its electric vehicles.
Popular Discussions Innovative California-based carmaker Tesla Motors aims to build a massive new factory, covering up to 1000-acres, to secure the supply of lithium-ion ba… http://www.events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/tesla-plans-new-gigafactory-supply-batteries-half-million-cars-year/

Venture Fund Targets Emerging Manufacturing Technologies

Industrial giant Siemens this week said it has created a $100 million venture capital fund that it will use to back a variety start-up companies featuring emerging technologies for industrial applications. Siemens said the fund, managed by its Siemens Ve…
Popular Discussions Industrial giant Siemens this week said it has created a $100 million venture capital fund that it will use to back a variety start-up companies featuring em… http://www.events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/venture-fund-targets-emerging-manufacturing-technologies/

Google, Foxconn Reportedly Collaborating on Advanced Robotics

Smart phone contract manufacturer Foxconn is reportedly exploring a collaboration with Google that could lead to large scale development and testing of a new generation of advanced robots aimed at automating production and distribution processes.
Popular Discussions Smart phone contract manufacturer Foxconn is reportedly exploring a collaboration with Google that could lead to large scale development and testing of a new… http://www.events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/google-foxconn-reportedly-collaborating-advanced-robotics/

Feds Plan to Publish Workplace Safety Records

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reportedly planning a public database of workplace injury and illness incidents reported by manufacturers and other employees.
Popular Discussions The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reportedly planning a public database of workplace injury and illness incidents reported by … http://www.events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/feds-plan-publish-workplace-safety-records/

Barcelona: Standards Needed To Drive Internet of Things Revolution

At its Internet of Things World Forum in Barcelona earlier this week, Cisco Systems launched a new Internet of Things (IoT) Group dedicated to developing the tools and standards for companies to link data, machines, sensors and people more easily in the f…
Popular Discussions At its Internet of Things World Forum in Barcelona earlier this week, Cisco Systems launched a new Internet of Things (IoT) Group dedicated to developing the… http://www.events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/barcelona-standards-needed-drive-internet-things-revolution/

3D Printing Takes Off In Aircraft Engines: GE Aviation

Bob McEwan, general manager for new product innovation at GE Aviation predicts that by 2020 “well over 100,000 parts” in its new range of LEAP and fuel-efficient GE9X aircraft engines will be produced using 3D printing techniques.
Popular Discussions Bob McEwan, general manager for new product innovation at GE Aviation predicts that by 2020 “well over 100,000 parts” in its new range of LEAP an… http://www.events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/3d-printing-takes-aircraft-engines-ge-aviation/

A Sneak Peak into Manufacturing’s Future

The most recent gathering of the Manufacturing Leadership Council cast a spotlight on the future of manufacturing. The topic has been a perennial focus for the executives on the Council, who must steer their companies toward an exciting yet uncertain hori…
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership… http://www.events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/sneak-peak-manufacturings-future/

Should the Government Rate Plants on Quality?

In his influential 1979 book, "Quality is Free," Philip Crosby asserted that prevention of quality problems "is not hard to do. It is hard to sell." This has been particularly true in the pharmaceutical industry where buyers such as hospitals and doctors …
In his influential 1979 book, "Quality is Free," Philip Crosby asserted that prevention of quality problems "is not hard to do. It is hard to sell." This has been particularly … http://www.events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/should-government-rate-plants-quality/

Winning With Speed and Agility

Recently I had the opportunity to visit Sonic Manufacturing Technologies, a $50 million electronic manufacturing service (EMS) provider in Fremont, CA, that, I believe, may serve as a model for U.S.-based manufacturers attempting to take on much larger co…
Recently I had the opportunity to visit Sonic Manufacturing Technologies, a $50 million electronic manufacturing service (EMS) provider in Fremont, CA, that, I believe, may s… http://www.events.gilcommunity.com/discussion/winning-speed-and-agility/

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