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From Webcams to Wearables, Manufacturers Find Novel Uses for Technology on the Shop Floor
Wed May 13 16:00:00 GMT-05:00 2015
For the first-ever Plex State of Manufacturing Technology study, we surveyed more than 130 leading manufacturers to better understand how they use technology in their manufacturing operations today and their plans for emerging technologies in the years ahead.
Make Things: Could Detroit be the Next Silicon Valley?
Sun Apr 12 23:00:00 GMT-05:00 2015
As the modern shop floor becomes filled with connected machines, tools and people, it might make you think: Will the Motor City become the next hub for technology?
What’s Next: Manufacturing's Resurgence
Thu Mar 19 08:00:00 GMT-05:00 2015
Last week I had the opportunity to attend Forbes’ second annual Reinventing America Summit. The innovation, ingenuity and enthusiasm on display reinforced my conviction in the resurgence of American manufacturing and our ability to compete globally.
Make Things: Electronics Manufacturing Moves to the Cloud
Tue Mar 10 23:00:00 GMT-05:00 2015
“We focus on what we can offer that nobody else can,” explains Firstronic CEO John Sammut. “Our differentiators have become better shop floor controls, advanced technology, speed-to-market and flexibility.”
Make Things: Valentine’s Day Floats on a Cloud
Tue Feb 10 00:00:00 GMT-05:00 2015
For candy makers, Valentine’s Day is a busy holiday. But what goes into managing the increased demand for holidays like Valentine’s Day? Many ingredients and the Plex Manufacturing Cloud.
Make Things Monday: 2015 Detroit Auto Show
Tue Jan 20 00:00:00 GMT-05:00 2015
The spirit of making things is alive on the floor of the Detroit Auto Show. And all of us at Plex enjoy seeing all the parts, components and assemblies our customers make, showcased in one of the world’s most important automotive events.
The Manufacturing Cloud Solves Santa’s Workshop Woes
Tue Dec 23 00:00:00 GMT-05:00 2014
It’s Christmas week and in the spirit of the holiday, we wanted to take a moment to highlight one of our dearest customers: Santa Claus.
Make Things Monday: The Antikythera Mechanism
Tue Dec 16 00:00:00 GMT-05:00 2014
As a toy, LEGO™ is almost miraculous, allowing kids of any age to build toys, even whole worlds of their own imagination. The same LEGO blocks, gears and axles that come together as a gravity-defying robocraft are also brilliant for prototyping and modeling.
Make Things Monday: Big, Big Toys
Tue Dec 09 00:00:00 GMT-05:00 2014
While slick new device like the Apple Watch or PlayStation are said to have the ‘potential to change the technology landscape’ forever. There’s really nothing more transformative than a big, yellow tractor when it comes to changing the ACTUAL landscape.
The Internet of Making Things: The Connected Torque Wrench
Fri Dec 05 00:00:00 GMT-05:00 2014
In today’s most advanced factories, a torque wrench is every bit as connected to the web as your smart phone. And by connecting that torque wrench to the cloud, its capabilities grow exponentially.
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