Process Improvement http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6634/more en Researchers Aim to Track, Predict Corrosion in Aircraft Parts http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/researchers-aim-track-predict-corrosion-aircraft-parts <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) program initiated a research program dedicated to developing a database and computer models that will predict corrosion in aluminum alloys, in airplanes and other transport applications. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/researchers-aim-track-predict-corrosion-aircraft-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/researchers-aim-track-predict-corrosion-aircraft-parts#comments IndustryWeek Wire Forging RSS Process Improvement Transportation Operations The Latest Wed, 25 May 2016 14:14:00 +0000 287011 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Current efforts to combat corrosion in aircraft components rely on experience and expensive, labor-intensive testing to identify how manufacturing processes (heating, forming) and actual use affect the corrosion-resistance of a specific part.</p> 3D Printing Shakes Up History of Violins http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/3d-printing-shakes-history-violins <div class="field-byline"> John Hitch, Editor, New Equipment Digest </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Stradivarius, Scmadavarius. A French engineer has cracked the code to designing the ultimate musical instrument, and you don't need to millions of dollars to own one.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/3d-printing-shakes-history-violins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/3d-printing-shakes-history-violins#comments Process Improvement Emerging Technologies Innovation Technology IoT and the Digitization of Manufacturing The Latest Mon, 16 May 2016 14:22:00 +0000 283041 at http://www.industryweek.com Project Seeks Data to Track, Predict Corrosion in Aircraft Parts http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/project-seeks-data-track-predict-corrosion-aircraft-parts <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><div><p>The Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) program initiated a fifth research program, this one dedicated to developing a database and computer models that will predict corrosion in aluminum alloys, in airplanes and other transport applications. LIFT is a public-private partnership launched in 2014 under the aegis of the U.S. Department of Defense to coordinate industrial and academic interests to develop and deploy manufacturing technologies for lightweight metal products.</p></div></div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/project-seeks-data-track-predict-corrosion-aircraft-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/project-seeks-data-track-predict-corrosion-aircraft-parts#comments IndustryWeek Wire Foundry RSS Process Improvement Innovation IoT and the Digitization of Manufacturing The Latest Mon, 16 May 2016 02:51:00 +0000 282991 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Current efforts to combat corrosion rely on experience and expensive, labor-intensive testing to identify how manufacturing processes (heating, forming) and actual use affect the corrosion-resistance of a specific part.</p> What’s a Day of New Product Delay Costing You? http://www.industryweek.com/product-development/what-s-day-new-product-delay-costing-you <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Trying to improve return on new product investment by managing project expenses is pulling the wrong lever. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/product-development/what-s-day-new-product-delay-costing-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/product-development/what-s-day-new-product-delay-costing-you#comments Process Improvement Product Development Innovation The Latest Fri, 06 May 2016 18:16:00 +0000 281811 at http://www.industryweek.com NASA's Nickel-Titanium Alloy Ready For Close-Up http://www.industryweek.com/technology/nasas-nickel-titanium-alloy-ready-close <div class="field-byline"> John Hitch, Editor, New Equipment Digest </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>We visited NASA Glenn Research Center to take a look at the latest and greatest technology ready for commercialization, and found highly advanced bearings that are truly out of this world.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/nasas-nickel-titanium-alloy-ready-close" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/nasas-nickel-titanium-alloy-ready-close#comments Process Improvement Technology The Latest Wed, 04 May 2016 18:22:00 +0000 280991 at http://www.industryweek.com You will never take a selfie this awesome. NASA Self-Driving Delivery Robots Hit the Road http://www.industryweek.com/robotics/self-driving-delivery-robots-hit-road <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A six-wheeled intelligent robot will be rolling down the streets of Greenwich, London. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/robotics/self-driving-delivery-robots-hit-road" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/robotics/self-driving-delivery-robots-hit-road#comments IndustryWeek Wire MH&L RSS Process Improvement Robotics Transportation The Latest Fri, 11 Mar 2016 17:00:00 +0000 269141 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The robots are lightweight and low-cost, enabling the company to bring the current cost of delivery down by up to 15 times per shipment. The robots drive autonomously most of the time but are monitored by human remote controllers who can take over the control at any time.</p> One Solution for Electric Cars' Lack of Range? Electric Roads http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/one-solution-electric-cars-lack-range-electric-roads <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Tracked Electric Vehicle project aims to electrify roads that will charge cars as they drive. The cost is a fraction of normal road construction and some big names are interested, but will we ever see the tech?</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/one-solution-electric-cars-lack-range-electric-roads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/one-solution-electric-cars-lack-range-electric-roads#comments Process Improvement Emerging Technologies Energy Research & Development Transportation Innovation Supply Chain Technology The Latest Fri, 11 Mar 2016 14:34:00 +0000 268971 at http://www.industryweek.com Miles Willis, Getty Images Diagnosis: Innovation Prescribed for Medical Device Market http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/diagnosis-innovation-prescribed-medical-device-market <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“This is a new era in medical products with predictions that the global market for consumer medical devices will exceed $10 billion by 2017,” said John Nottingham, co-president, Nottingham Spirk. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/diagnosis-innovation-prescribed-medical-device-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/diagnosis-innovation-prescribed-medical-device-market#comments Process Improvement Technology The Latest Fri, 04 Mar 2016 19:25:00 +0000 263761 at http://www.industryweek.com Easier – Better – Faster – Cheaper http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/easier-better-faster-cheaper <div class="field-byline"> Dave Hall, V.P. of Manufacturing, Post Glover Resistors </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>By focusing to improve one of four things -- making sure not to make the other three worse -- we can make continuous improvement something anyone at any level of the organization can easily understand and implement.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/easier-better-faster-cheaper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/lean-six-sigma/easier-better-faster-cheaper#comments Lean / Six-Sigma Process Improvement Leadership Operations The Latest Tue, 01 Mar 2016 18:04:00 +0000 263241 at http://www.industryweek.com Thinkstock Laws Need to Keep Up with Innovation in Manufacturing http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/laws-need-keep-innovation-manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> Brian Raymond </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>We are living in the world of modern manufacturing.&nbsp; Walk in to a manufacturing facility on any given day and you will see state-of-the-art technology seamlessly integrated with manufacturing products and processes.</p></div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/laws-need-keep-innovation-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/innovation/laws-need-keep-innovation-manufacturing#comments IndustryWeek Wire Process Improvement Emerging Technologies Innovation Operations Technology IoT and the Digitization of Manufacturing The Latest Fri, 26 Feb 2016 16:35:00 +0000 258891 at http://www.industryweek.com