Articles & News on Smart Manufacturing & Industry 4.0

NEMA publishes COVID-19 Guide for Disinfecting Electrical Equipment

  • News

Members of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) have developed specific guidance to answer common questions for how to maintain cleanliness while preserving the functionality and integrity of electrical equipment. 

ESMERA project announces 20 new experiments underway

  • News

Out of these 69 applications, the most promising 20 experiments have now been selected. In Phase I of ESMERA, proving their concept, they get funding of up to 75.000 Euros each as well as technical support and business mentoring by the ESMERA consortium.

TechSoft 3D announces series of virtual HOOPS Summits

  • News

HOOPS Virtual Summits are intended for technology and engineering leaders looking for information about trends in the industry, how to overcome business challenges and learn from partners who have solved specific business challenges. 

5G-Industry Campus Europe network goes live in Aachen, Germany

  • News

The 5G-Industry Campus Europe is being developed in a research project funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and is directly focused on the introduction of the new mobile communications standard in the manufacturing industry.

5G with an Edge: How factories of the future are staying ahead of the competition

  • by Jim Kilmer
  • Opinion

By Jim Kilmer
Combining 5G and edge computing can give manufacturers more from their technology—simply put, better factories and better products

IDG Survey: Only 25% have completed initial IT modernization goals

  • News

The survey, “The State of IT Modernization 2020,” examined the maturity of efforts to optimize IT operating environments, cloud strategies, applications and processes, including progress made, barriers encountered, and variations in initiatives at different phases of the journey.

Ivanti Report: Nearly half (48%) of IT professionals spend weeks, or more, renegotiating vendor contracts

  • News

The resulting data shows vendor management and contract negotiation are particularly time-consuming endeavors for IT professionals. Half (50%) reported they work with 11 or more different vendors and nearly half (48%) claim they can spend weeks, or months, renegotiating vendor contracts each year. 

Women in Manufacturing Association announces election of 25 members to its 2020 Board of Directors

  • News

WiM is a national association specifically dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing sector.

Plex Systems Study: Only 24% of manufacturers have implemented smart manufacturing initiatives

  • News

The study, which was developed with the support of the research and analyst firm LNS Research, found that among global manufacturers only 24% have currently implemented a smart manufacturing initiative. 

EPLAN announces strategic partnership with Revere Electric Supply

  • News

The EPLAN-Revere partnership is intended to bring together decades of acute business strategy, product development and technological advancement and deployment to support digital transformations.