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Displaying items by tag: Automation Alley

Monday, 01 August 2022 10:16

Industry 4.0 brings obstacles, opportunities for women in manufacturing

The Industry 4.0 transition depends on male-dominated fields like computer science and engineering, potentially causing a disproportionate effect on women seeking to enter the field. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 04 July 2021 17:00

Cybersecurity experts say automation also brings risk

For manufacturers adopting Industry 4.0 technology into their operations, experts warn: With automation comes risk.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 11 April 2021 19:00

MEDC makes new Industry 4.0 push with partnerships, $3M investment

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. is making a new push to place Michigan manufacturers ahead of the curve on Industry 4.0 technology.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 14 February 2021 18:55

Whirlpool emerges as key partner with statewide Industry 4.0 accelerator

As a manufacturer with a reputation for skating the cutting edge of technology, Whirlpool Corp. leverages relationships with organizations and researchers globally to uncover emerging technology capable of transforming its operations.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 17 January 2021 18:47

Additive manufacturing grows from buzzword to key industry player

As owner of Forerunner 3D Printing LLC, Paul DeWys utilizes the evolving process of additive manufacturing to primarily produce short runs of complex parts for area businesses, or help them bring those same capabilities to the shop floor.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 11 October 2020 16:41

Ag 4.0: West Michigan farmers turn to evolving technology to bolster efficiency

ALTO — A key aspect of Industry 4.0 technology is finding a way to automate processes that are repetitive, dull, dirty or even dangerous.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 11 October 2020 19:15

Manufacturers explore Industry 4.0 as possible solution for talent shortage

As executive director of the Manufacturing Growth Alliance, Jennifer Deamud helps connect small and medium-size manufacturers across Michigan with necessary resources to conquer challenges in the marketplace.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 13 September 2020 18:10

Manufacturing Growth Alliance helps firms seek new ideas to weather COVID-19

Jeff Brennan is hungry for new ideas and best practices that might help his manufacturing business slog its way through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 02 August 2020 19:45

Pandemic pushes manufacturers to lean on, reconsider Industry 4.0 technologies

When the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic made life complicated for Eaton Corporation plc’s Vehicle Group, the company leveraged Industry 4.0 technology to wade through it all.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 02 August 2020 19:40

Q&A: Thomas Kelly CEO, Automation Alley

Widely considered to be a trusted authority on all things Industry 4.0, Thomas Kelly serves as executive director and CEO of Troy-based Automation Alley, where he oversees strategic planning and all ongoing activities for the Industry 4.0 knowledge center.

Published in Manufacturing