Manufacturing

By Sarah Dudley on May 30, 2018

See it in action: robots, IoT and AI unite for optimized operations

How can you improve quality, prevent downtime, and increase throughput in your manufacturing environment? The obvious answer. You bring in a robot (meet ARMonk, ARMie for short), the Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI). In the series of short demo videos below, ARMie will team up with a series of experts to show you examples […]

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By Dr. Stephan Biller on April 24, 2018

How to get started with AI-powered manufacturing

In a recent post, I examined how AI-powered manufacturing solutions enable manufacturers to aggregate data from multiple sources and apply AI for better outcomes. Now, it’s time to talk about how. Below, I have some recommendations on how to begin your AI-powered manufacturing journey. Start small, start anywhere, start now Some manufacturers are put off […]

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By Jason Spaulding and Jen Clark on April 23, 2018

IBM joins GMIS Mission to change the future of manufacturing

We are delighted to announce that IBM has joined the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) as a founding partner. The news first broke at Think 2018 – IBM’s landmark conference, and a unique opportunity for IBMers, partners and clients to innovate together. Given our focus on the power of collaboration, it was an apt […]

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By Dr. Stephan Biller on April 19, 2018

Watson and AI-powered manufacturing dominate 2018

As VP of Offering Management for IBM Watson IoT, I am often asked what Watson can do for manufacturing. As it happens, I had the chance to speak to Ralph Rio, of ARC Advisory Group about exactly this a few weeks ago at the ARC Industry Forum. The answer lies in artificial intelligence (AI). AI-powered solutions enable […]

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By Laura Langendorf on April 9, 2018

Why celebrate World IoT Day? We can start with Industry 4.0

Today is World IoT Day. Established in 2010 by the IoT Council, it’s an open invitation for the Internet of Things (IoT) community to recognize and celebrate the power that IoT has to transform our communities, our businesses and our lives. And with an IoT market expected to explode to $14.2 trillion USD by 2022, […]

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By Jen Clark and Walker Sherk on March 7, 2018

Cheat sheet: What is Intelligent Visual Inspection?

Welcome to this installment of the IBM cheat sheet series: your jargon-busting, straight-talking guide to IoT technologies. Today, we shine a little light on the concept of Intelligent Visual Inspection, and, in particular, the IBM Visual Insights solution. Intelligent Visual Inspection 101: vital statistics Name: Intelligent Visual Inspection IBM product / solution: IBM Visual Insights […]

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By Jason Spaulding on February 15, 2018

What we THINK about: Manufacturing

It’s time to THINK about: Manufacturing. What are the technologies and capabilities that will affect the manufacturing industry in 2018? How can we leverage key innovations like artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing to drive efficiencies? How can we reinvent and innovate to create better experiences for our customers? If these questions are on your […]

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By Matt Bellias on February 5, 2018

Why quality is the obstacle to mass adoption of 3D printing

Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is a hot topic.  Although the technology was invented in the 1980s, only now is it getting industry traction.  In fact, in 2017 Gartner’s famous hype cycle predicted that additive manufacturing is moving past disillusionment and into real product applications.  Many predict AM will cause massive industry […]

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By Jason Spaulding on January 30, 2018

How smart manufacturers bring Industry 4.0 principles to quality

Quality matters. Many manufacturers will tell you that poor quality affects both the top and bottom line. They will tell you that the consequences of poor quality are on the rise and that social media can make quality issues devastating to an OEM’s brand. They will also tell you that they are struggling to respond. […]

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By Jason Spaulding on January 12, 2018

Is Industry 4.0 really the manufacturing savior it claims to be?

Manufacturers are under pressure. They need to do more with less which often means finding ways they can save money and expand margins. The options? Making more finished products and selling those products cheaper; having less costly downtime and less waste; and having fewer defects and higher satisfaction, all while requiring fewer raw materials, resources […]

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By Binny Samuel on December 1, 2017

What does a cement plant of the future look like? (Part 2)

In the first part of this two-part series, we explored what defines a cognitive manufacturing plant. This blog will look at a specific use case -a cement manufacturer – to get a sense of exactly how this would work. Cement-making requires precision and little room for error Cement manufacturing has three key process steps: 1) Limestone […]

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By Binny Samuel on November 21, 2017

What does a manufacturing plant of the future look like? (Part 1)

Technology is moving at a rapid pace and your options are to transform with it or fall behind. This digital transformation looks different in every industry but the underlying goals are the same: reduce costs, improve efficiency, and increase revenues. While the future is unpredictable, the performance of your plant doesn’t need to be. As […]

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