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5 Uses For Augmented Reality in Manufacturing

5 Uses for Augmented Reality in Manufacturing Augmented Reality, also known as AR, is a newer technology that is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s world. It is integrating with our daily lives at a steady pace, and there is no telling where it could go. Right now, there are apps, like Pokemon GO,

Lean Manufacturing – An Overview of the Process

Lean Manufacturing – An Overview of the Process Lean manufacturing is a manufacturing methodology that focuses on streamlining the manufacturing process. The goal with it is to minimize waste – things that don’t add value to the company (from the customer’s perspective). There are 7 deadly wastes that need to be minimized: Overproduction Overproduction is

Additive Manufacturing with Other Manufacturing Industries

Additive Manufacturing with Other Manufacturing Industries What is additive manufacturing? Additive manufacturing is another way to describe manufacturing that uses 3D printing technology. If you don’t know what 3D printing is, I suggest watching a video on it.  3D printing has been around for a while now, but only in recent years has it moved

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Overview

Total Productive Maintenance Overview What is TPM? TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) is a process for improving your production as well as other aspects of your business. It is often used in the same sentence as OEE, your Overall Equipment Effectiveness. It is a part of having a lean manufacturing environment, and can improve all aspects

OEE — All You Need to Know

OEE – All You Need to Know What is OEE? Let’s start off with the basics. In short, OEE is your Overall Equipment Effectiveness. Those words alone don’t tell you much though. Your OEE is a percentage that represents how well you’re performing. A 100% OEE would mean that “you are manufacturing only good parts,

The Internet of Things and Manufacturing

The Internet of Things and Manufacturing The Internet of Things (IoT) is a topic that has gotten a lot more awareness recently. It is being talked about on every platform and in every industry. But what is the Internet of Things exactly, and what does it have to do with manufacturing? The IoT is defined

Keeping Your Data Safe: Blockchain Manufacturing

Keeping Your Data Safe: Blockchain Manufacturing Changing to a different network style is a big decision, but it’s a very important one to make. As innovations take over the manufacturing space, decision-makers should consider the advantages of blockchain manufacturing. Shifting to blockchain-based manufacturing can be more secure, more user-friendly, and (most importantly) can save you