Process Improvement http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6634/more en Before Robots Rise Up, They’ll Make Your Pizza http://www.industryweek.com/robotics/robots-rise-they-ll-make-your-pizza <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Alex Garden used to push games like FarmVille, Mafia Wars and Words With Friends onto your phone. Now he wants to push robotically-made pizza into your neighborhood. Can Zume really be the “Amazon of food”?</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/robotics/robots-rise-they-ll-make-your-pizza" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/robotics/robots-rise-they-ll-make-your-pizza#comments Cloud Computing Process Improvement Robotics Innovation Technology The Latest Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:56:00 +0000 298061 at http://www.industryweek.com Yelp Lenovo Adds Smartphones to Computer Portfolio http://www.industryweek.com/technology/lenovo-adds-smartphones-computer-portfolio <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Augmented reality, magnetic modifications, shatterproof screens ... all are a part of new or in-development phones from Lenovo. Seems the Chinese computer company is catching up.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/lenovo-adds-smartphones-computer-portfolio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/lenovo-adds-smartphones-computer-portfolio#comments Process Improvement Emerging Technologies Product Development Innovation Technology The Latest Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:58:00 +0000 290911 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing introduces various products Thursday at the company&rsquo;s Tech World event in San Francisco.</p> Kelly Sullivan, Getty Images A Common Thread From the First Industrial Revolution to the Fourth http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/common-thread-first-industrial-revolution-fourth <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Two and a half centuries after the invention of the spinning jenny, K.P. Reddy and SoftWear Automation take aim at threading garments, apparel and the sewing industry through the needle into the 21st century.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/common-thread-first-industrial-revolution-fourth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/manufacturing-leader-week/common-thread-first-industrial-revolution-fourth#comments Automation Companies & Executives Process Improvement Research & Development Innovation Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Technology The Latest Mon, 06 Jun 2016 19:46:00 +0000 289551 at http://www.industryweek.com <p> <style type="text/css">.pquote { background: url("http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/uploads/2014/08/openquote-iw.png") no-repeat!important; color: #000000; font-style: italic; margin: 10px; padding: 10px 1px 1px 50px; font-size: 24px; } .article-image .image-description p { margin: 0; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.9; } .image-description { background: #F8F8F8; font-size: 11px; padding: 5px 5px 3px; color: #000; font-weight: normal;!important; } .pcaption { padding-left: 20px; padding-right: 20px; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.9; padding-bottom: 2px; } </style> </p> <blockquote class="pquote"> <p>Robots allow designers to design things that previously would have been too complicated, too specialized. We like making things that only a robot can make in mass quantities.&quot;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- K.P. Reddy</em></p> </blockquote> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> CEO<br /> <strong>Organization: </strong>SoftWear Automation<br /> <strong>Career highlights</strong>: A serial entrepreneur, Reddy has worked in tech for more than 20 years with several dives into manufacturing. He is a champion for Atlanta and its growing businesses.</p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek <a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/manufacturing-leader-week" target="_blank">Manufacturing Leader of the Week</a></strong> highlights the manufacturing leaders, executives and stars who are driving growth in today&#39;s industry and helping to shape the future of manufacturing.</em></p> <hr /> SoftWear Automation (2); illustration: Bill Szilagyi, IndustryWeek Wal-Mart Testing Drones in Warehouse, Using Uber for Last Mile Delivery http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/wal-mart-testing-drones-warehouse-using-uber-last-mile-delivery <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><div><p>At Walmart&rsquo;s shareholder meeting this week the company revealed its plans on how it plans to stay competitive with its rivals.</p> <p>The company announced that it will be using drones to check warehouse inventories in the U.S., as reported by Nandita Bose of Reuters. They expect to&nbsp;happen this year. &nbsp;</p></div></div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/wal-mart-testing-drones-warehouse-using-uber-last-mile-delivery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/transportation/wal-mart-testing-drones-warehouse-using-uber-last-mile-delivery#comments IndustryWeek Wire Material Handling & Logistics Process Improvement Transportation Operations The Latest Fri, 03 Jun 2016 14:54:00 +0000 289171 at http://www.industryweek.com NASA Program Helps Smaller Manufacturers in Ohio http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/nasa-program-helps-smaller-manufacturers-ohio <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Small to medium-sized companies ranging from an environmentally friendly coatings manufacturer to a maker of high-performance nano-titanium are the recipients of loans and expert support from the Adopt a City program.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/nasa-program-helps-smaller-manufacturers-ohio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/process-improvement/nasa-program-helps-smaller-manufacturers-ohio#comments Process Improvement Product Development Research & Development Technology Workforce The Latest Tue, 31 May 2016 16:21:00 +0000 288271 at http://www.industryweek.com NASA Glenn 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 Magazine 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 Mgmt & Tech 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