The road to success with smart factories is not easy. Of those manufacturers that have begun a smart factory initiative, only 14 percent are currently satisfied with their progress and only 6 percent consider themselves at an advanced stage. This webinar will explore the promise and potential pitfalls of becoming a smart factory. Read More
Levels of occupational churn in the United States are now at historic lows. In this thought-provoking presentation, Robert D. Atkinson, founder and president of the ITIF, argues that the biggest economic challenge facing advanced economies today is not too much labor market churn, but too little. Read More
This webinar is all about simplicity and agility. Achieving simplicity comes from a focus on the customer. Agility begins with planning and vision. Leaders typically know what they want to do, but many organizations break down when trying to implement the action plan. Read More
On Demand Surrounded by health care challenges like rising costs, an aging population and payer focused outcomes, 3D printing can play an integral role for medical device companies seeking an edge in innovation, physician education and training, manufacturing and sales.
On Demand This webinar, based on the best-selling book by Kevin Duggan, Creating Mixed Model Value Streams, will explain – step-by-step – how to apply advanced lean techniques to design mixed model value streams. Attendees will leave armed with the insights to create a future state that supports mixed model production at the pull of the customer.
On Demand Are you interested in simplifying your workflows for large-scale metrology tasks and projects? Are speed and accuracy important? If so, attend this webinar to learn about the latest advancements in Laser Tracker technologies and workflows.
On Demand Attend this webinar to learn how the most competitive manufacturers in the world are using 3D Laser Projection technology to streamline a wide range of assembly and production processes. By integrating 3D Laser Projection into their workflows, top companies have been able to significantly reduce costly scrap and rework while improving quality and increasing throughput.
On Demand Updated regulatory requirements, as well as new technology available within the industrial automation market have created new opportunities and challenges for makers and users of industrial automation equipment. During this presentation, we will walk through an example of the steps required to assure that a new machine is designed and built in accordance with modern safety regulations, especially EN 12100 and ISO 13849. We will discuss a sample application as well as the pros and cons of using certified safety components as a part of your overall solution.
On Demand Manufacturing relies on tools and aids, including jigs, fixtures, templates and gauges to maintain quality and production efficiency. With 3D printing technology, you can put more complex and custom jigs and fixtures on the production floor, in less time. In this webinar you’ll see how manufacturing companies are using 3D printed jigs and fixtures for increased productivity.
On Demand This webinar will delve into the newest techniques to implement flow that achieves Operational Excellence in the challenging environment of shared resources, or processes that produce components for many different product families as well as monument equipment through which every family must flow. The six design guidelines for dealing with shared resources will be discussed, covering the difference between product families and process families along with different FIFO techniques such as sequenced FIFO and offset scheduling.