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Rethink Robotics Reboots, Launches Second-Generation Collaborative Robot

Boston start-up Rethink Robotics was supposed to be the poster-child for the movement toward a new generation of advanced robots that would be smarter, easier to program, less expensive, and safer around human workers than traditional industrial robots.
Popular Discussions Boston start-up Rethink Robotics was supposed to be the poster-child for the movement toward a new generation of advanced robots that would be smarter, easie… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/rethink-robotics-reboots-launches-second-generation-collaborative-robot/

Chinese Manufacturing Hits 12-Month Low: U.S. Grows, But at a Slower Rate

The latest figures measuring manufacturing activity during April suggest China’s industrial sector has hit its lowest level of performance for the last year, adding further pressure on the Chinese government to find ways of boosting economic growth.
The latest figures measuring manufacturing activity during April suggest China’s industrial sector has hit its lowest level of performance for the last year, adding further pressu… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/chinese-manufacturing-hits-12-month-low-us-grows-slower-rate/

U.S. and China Top Global List for Foreign Direct Investment, Europe Rising Fast

The U.S. is once again the most favoured destination for foreign direct investment. In its latest annual FDI Confidence Index for 2015, A.T. Kearney shows the U.S. at the top of the global investment list for the third consecutive year, followed by China …
The U.S. is once again the most favoured destination for foreign direct investment.  In its latest annual FDI Confidence Index for 2015, A.T. Kearney shows the U.S. at the top … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/us-and-china-top-global-list-foreign-direct-investment-europe-rising-fast/

The Future of Manufacturing at Toyota Takes Shape

Toyota has announced plans to invest $1 billion to build a new manufacturing plant in Central Mexico and to shift production at several of its other North American plants, all part of the automotive giant’s plans to reengineer its global manufacturing sys…
Toyota has announced plans to invest $1 billion to build a new manufacturing plant in Central Mexico and to shift production at several of its other North American plants, all par… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/future-manufacturing-toyota-takes-shape/

Hannover Day 2: Companies Say the IoT is Very Real Already

PTC, the product design and service software company, held a press conference on the second day of the huge Hannover Fair in Germany yesterday, but it was unusual compared with other technology vendor press conferences being held here this week. Instead o…
PTC, the product design and service software company, held a press conference on the second day of the huge Hannover Fair in Germany yesterday, but it was unusual compared with ot… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/hannover-day-2-companies-say-iot-very-real-already/

Hannover Day 2: Challenges to Industry 4.0

As with any potentially transformative industry initiative, evangelism is soon tempered by realism as attempts to drive front-line adoption reveal a host of real-world obstacles that must be overcome.So too with Industry 4.0, the future vision for manufac…
As with any potentially transformative industry initiative, evangelism is soon tempered by realism as attempts to drive front-line adoption reveal a host of real-world obstacles … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/hannover-day-2-challenges-industry-40/

Which is Best: Lean, Six Sigma, or TOC? Why Not Combine All Three?

Many manufacturers complain that they struggle to sustain momentum behind continuous improvement initiatives that use Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. Although these methods are proven and well-understood, many organizations find they aren’t systematical…
Popular Discussions Many manufacturers complain that they struggle to sustain momentum behind continuous improvement initiatives that use Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. Altho… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/which-best-lean-six-sigma-or-toc-why-not-combine-all-three/

Hannover Highlights – Day 1: Industry 4.0, Clever Collaborations and “Plug and Produce”

Even on the first day of this year’s Hannover Fair, the world’s largest industrial event, some clear themes began to emerge about the future of manufacturing. What they all have in common is they presage a very different world for manufacturing than we h…
By Paul Tate and David R. Brousell Even on the first day of this year’s Hannover Fair, the world’s largest industrial event, some clear themes began to emerge about the future … http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/hannover-highlights-day-1-industry-40-clever-collaborations-and-plug-and-produce/

Hannover Fair Opens With Talk of Industrie 4.0, Transformation in India

From small packaging companies to the largest diversified industrial giants, to the opening ceremony speech at the 68th Hannover Fair yesterday by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the idea of Industrie 4.0, the expected next wave of progress in manufactur…
From small packaging companies to the largest diversified industrial giants, to the opening ceremony speech at the 68th Hannover Fair yesterday by German Chancellor Angela Merkel,… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/hannover-fair-opens-talk-industrie-40-transformation-india/

At Raytheon Plant Tour, ML Council Roundtable Sees Much Headroom in Automation

Members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council last week gathered in Huntsville, Alabama to tour Raytheon’s sleek, 70,000-square-foot missile factory and to discuss a question that touches everything from workforce levels to time-to-market and even to ho…
Members of the Manufacturing Leadership Council last week gathered in Huntsville, Alabama to tour Raytheon’s sleek, 70,000-square-foot missile factory and to discuss a question th… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/blog/raytheon-plant-tour-ml-council-roundtable-sees-much-headroom-automation/

IBM Will Invest $3 Billion in Internet of Things Initiative

Although the hype cycle surrounding the Internet of Things continues to ascend—Amazon Dash Buttons anyone?—many of the manufacturing leaders with whom we connect remain lukewarm to the idea that pulling more and more data off of more and more smart, conne…
Popular Discussions Although the hype cycle surrounding the Internet of Things continues to ascend—Amazon Dash Buttons anyone?—many of the manufacturing leaders with… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/ibm-will-invest-3-billion-internet-things-initiative/

UL Jumping into Testing of Materials for 3D Printing

Product safety consulting and branding service provider UL says it is creating a quality framework and analysis service designed to help manufacturers assure the quality and performance of materials being used to fabricate parts and products with 3D print…
Popular Discussions Product safety consulting and branding service provider UL says it is creating a quality framework and analysis service designed to help manufacturers assure… http://wiki.gilcommunity.com/discussion/ul-jumping-testing-materials-3d-printing/

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