IndustryWeek at 50: Manufacturing Then, Now and Next

In celebration of IW's 50th anniversary, we are looking back at 50 years of progress in the manufacturing industry and then looking ahead at the 50 years to come.


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Lobster Trap

Consider the Lobster Trap

Feb. 28, 2020
How a father-and-son manufacturing company clawed its way to the top.
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Technology and IIoT

Digital Consciousness and the Future

Feb. 27, 2020
In 2070, proficiency with the digital thread will be the governor of competitive advantage.
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What’s My Job?

Feb. 24, 2020
A look at the meaning of work in the future.
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Humans Are Underrated

Feb. 19, 2020
The next 50 years will marry the adaptability and context awareness of humans with the strength, precision, computing, and sensing capabilities of robots.
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2070: A Manufacturing Odyssey

Feb. 13, 2020
The past 50 years in manufacturing have been a wild ride. Thinkers and doers predict what's ahead for the next half century.
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Human In The Machine