Connected Manufacturing Forum 2019

July 29 - 30, 2019

Hilton Austin, Austin, TX

Connected Manufacturing Blog

At Connected Manufacturing, we love giving away plenty of free content, so you can always keep up with the latest developments in IOT, robotics, augmented reality and more. Below we have a few of our most popular articles and case studies.

L'Oreal Brings Blockchain, Personalization, and More to Its Manufacturing

Technologies are backed up by powerful artificial intelligence software which is enabling L'Oreal to manufacture 30 different bottles of perfume on the same production line, with the technology able to switch automatically within 15 minutes, depending on the exact product in front of it.

Lockheed Martin Utilizes 3D Printing to Build the Next Gen Spaceships

The Outline of Investigation for Additive Manufacturing Facility Safety Management which makes up the UL 3400 was published last year, and the Lockheed Martin facility marks the first of its kind to meet the standards laid out within.

From Rust Belt to High Tech: Miller Ingenuity's Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is not always a seamless, streamlined process, and all companies tend to encounter pitfalls and hurdles on their high-tech journey. With this new book, Miller Ingenuity is hoping to help its fellow Rust Belt manufacturers avoid some of these issues by learning from its own experiences.

Toyota Provides Lean Manufacturing Advice to the Medical Device Industry

Toyota's lean manufacturing teaches that it's important to create a culture of togetherness and teamwork in which managers and floor staff work as one to cut waste and overcome challenges. Effective strategies cannot be created while managers are sitting in ivory towers.

Ford Motor Enters Digital Era With Its Advanced Manufacturing Center

Defined by cyber-physical systems, Industry 4.0 builds on the technological leaps of the previous three industrial revolutions by connecting machines to one another with digitally enabled technology for a more seamless manufacturing environment.

GE Aviation's New Partnership Will Revolutionize Its Manufacturing Process

3DEXPERIENCE platform provides various intuitive 3D applications for product design, analysis, manufacturing and data management in a digital environment. It is a single collaborative platform which can be used at every stage of the design and manufacturing process

Colgate's AR Strategy Adds Wearable Tech To Worldwide Manufacturing

Colgate-Palmolive's latest partnership is set to decrease the amount of unsanctioned downtime, increase general worker productivity, while also helping to maintain its already high standout of employee safety.

Johnson & Johnson Uses 3D Printing to Personalize Skincare Regimes

Using advanced micro 3D printing technology and 3D camera-enabled smartphones, such as the HTC Evo 3D, LG Optimus 3D P920, or many of the latest iPhones, Neutrogena has created a first-of-its-kind beauty treatment - a personalized sheet face mask.

How Lego Uses Convergent Modeling To Build A More Efficient Manufacturing Process

The philosophy of convergent modeling represents something of a paradigm shift in design manufacturing, and Danish toy maker Lego is employing it to build some of its grander creations.

How Boeing is Innovating Their Manufacturing Processes By Teaming Up With Universities

Innovative manufacturing is the beating heart of almost every business, and companies are constantly searching for new ways to bring their products from design to market. Boeing is looking to the world's centers of education to make sure it is grooming the best talent at a grassroots level.

How Johnson & Johnson is Getting "Hip" to the Idea of 3D Printed Body Parts

3D printing has been making waves throughout the manufacturing industry for some time. Now Johnson & Johnson is looking to employ the technology to create bespoke body parts.

How Pfizer is Mixing Things Up with Its New Continuous Manufacturing Plant

Continuous manufacturing is a relatively new concept within the industry and Pfizer is making sure it's trailblazing the process with its new Freiburg facility.

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