In This Issue
Week of 9/25/2017
Vol. 22 Issue 35
SNS: Special Letter: The Future of Advanced Manufacturing
- Companies Are Embracing Complexity of Design
- Navigating Complex Design
- New Thinking = New Tools
- Digital Factories of the Future
- Benefits of Digital Factories
- Creating a Digital Factory
- Roadmap for Success
- In Conclusion
Publisher’s Note: There are times when a new idea or technology takes hold, and then takes a while to develop and catch on, with the result that those of us not directly involved tend to think we know all about it – but don’t. Usually, this doesn’t much matter; we’ll catch up later, when necessary. But sometimes – especially when the technology is revolutionary, disruptive, and actively developing – it’s better if we catch up right away.
This is exactly the case for the linked categories of 3D printing, digital factories, and advanced manufacturing. Anyone waiting for this trio to change the world has already missed the bus. The question now is how quickly can we appreciate the scientific, business, and market-changing potential involved, and how does it affect our own planning?
In this week’s discussion, members will find the answers – and not a moment too soon. – mra.
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