June 22, 2017

Best Practices for Prototyping in the Age of Advanced Manufacturing



MakeTime Logo
Image Courtesy of MakeTime

When the phrase, “advanced manufacturing,” first burst onto the scene a few years ago, few of us knew what to make of it . Did it apply literally to how things were made, like with CNC machining or 3D printing? Was it a reference to robotics and other trends affecting the changing factory floor like wearables and AR? Or did it mean the increasing amount of new-fangled, high-tech products manufacturers were making? The shift of business operations into the cloud? The coming Industrial Internet of Things?

The concern over a solid definition wasn’t a philosophical one. Like all things in the manufacturing business, shifting realities always result in shifting markets and profit margins. If manufacturing was advancing , we needed to figure out how to leverage that advance for competitive gain . Of course, leveraging what you don’t quite have a bead on isn’t easy.

Thankfully, the passage of time has a way of making things clear. Since we first began fretting over it, “advanced manufacturing” has ceased to be a buzzword and morphed convincingly into a game plan. Robots, cloud computing, wearables, Jetsons-like products , data mining and analytics, machine learning, IIoT, AR — it’s all advanced manufacturing. It’s all […]

From Around The Web

Sponsored Content by AdNow
loading...
About NGE Staff 8953 Articles
The News for the Gig Economy Staff is constantly searching the web for the latest news regarding freelancing and gig platforms to bring them to you in one handy place. All articles with this generic author have been sourced with the original location at the bottom of the piece. We encourage our readers to view the original source of all excerpts. NGE is a project of ARC Online, LLC.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*