Manufacturing Insights Blog

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.
Why More Manufacturers Are Finding Quality Maturity in the Cloud
Thu Dec 04 00:00:00 GMT-05:00 2014
Because of its alternative delivery model, cloud-based Enterprise Quality Management Software has emerged as a way for companies with fewer resources to level the playing field with larger competitors. LNS Research Market Analyst shares his thoughts.
Make Things Monday: Shape Corp.
Tue Dec 02 00:00:00 GMT-05:00 2014
Manufacturing quality can be about precision, fit and even about experience. For Shape Corp., quality is about safety.
Make Things Monday: The Lego Hand
Mon Nov 24 00:00:00 GMT-05:00 2014
Rather than focus on making his prosthetic arm better, 9-year-old Aidan Robinson imagined what he could do given the right tool. His ideas could change how we think about prosthetics for kids.
Repairing the Clumsy Relationship between People and Technology: Wearables on the Shop Floor at TEDxDetroit
Mon Oct 20 23:00:00 GMT-05:00 2014
Emerging mobile and wearable technologies are poised to transform manufacturing practices and how people interact with materials on the plant floor.