Must-read Monday: Our most popular blog posts

Time flies. We are already in Q2. Let’s take a look back at some of our blog posts that stood out in terms of engagement and also refresh your memory to make sure you didn’t miss an important post. Due to a huge shift in the manufacturing industry to digitize operations, it is no surprise that the most popular posts were often related to new technological developments. 

Foundry walk-through on an Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift is making it possible to experience anything, anywhere, through the power of virtual reality. Our team at THORS experimented with this new system and created an amazing foundry experience. It consists of all of the departments that are in a typical foundry. Using the Oculus Rift, you can understand exactly what is going on in the different departments of a foundry without physically visiting a foundry. It’s a great experience created using 3D models and some genius coding.Our Most Popular Blogs 

Why read it?  To get a quick understanding of how virtual reality can impact the foundry industry.

 

How predictive analytics can benefit manufacturing

The challenge for manufacturing has always been to produce high-quality goods while optimizing resources at every step of the production process. Predictive analytics is helping manufacturers reach new standards of quality and save money by minimizing downtime from unscheduled maintenance, practically eliminating unnecessary maintenance and providing superior forecasting of warranty accruals. There are a lot of other areas where predictive analytics and big data can make an impact in manufacturing. Some of those are listed in this blog.

Why read it? To know how predictive analytics can help you improve your manufacturing processes.

 

Industry 4.0: Factories of the future

It makes the case for manufacturing companies to grab opportunities and invest in the development of intelligent, integrated, and connected “smart factories”, which will be operated using higher levels of autonomy through distributed decision making.

Why read it? To know about all the technologies associated with the fourth industrial revolution from big data to IIoT.

 

Manufacturing industry trends to look out for in 2016 

A host of advanced technologies are impacting the manufacturing industry and its processes, including collaborative robots, 3D printing, augmented reality, and cloud-based software—just to name a few! By embracing some of them now, manufacturers can improve productivity in their own plants, and maintain an edge with customers who are demanding an ever-increasing level of customization and innovation.

Why read it? To discover investing patterns in which emerging technologies will align with company goals.

 

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