Insights on emerging technologies, practices, and processes for enhancing operational excellence.

Oct
29
2020
Eric Cosman — Technology Trends

Why Aren't Industry Standards Free?

In the world of engineering and technical standards, one of the perennial challenges is determining how to best promote their acceptance and application in industry. Some standards seem to catch on and take off almost immediately, while others languish with little acceptance – or even understanding.
Sep
03
2020
Dick Slansky — Technology Trends

What Is the Current State of Additive Manufacturing ?

Manufacturing is changing in ways never thought possible. Technologies like additive manufacturing (AM), material science, and generative design are changing the face of manufacturing more than at any time in the history of making things.  Expect new products that could not have been built before.
Aug
31
2020
Sharada Prahladrao — Project Success Story

LTTS Streamlines Processes for Virtual Shift Handover

Factories have transitioned from the traditional structure of operating in silos to the connected factory.  “Connected” is about integrating and streamlining the entire process from receiving the orders, to execution, to virtual shift handover, and final delivery.
Aug
19
2020
Sharada Prahladrao — Technology Trends

ARC's Eighteenth India Forum Goes Virtual!

ARC’s, India Forum titled Driving Digital Transformation in Industry and Cities on September 8-9, 2020 will be a virtual event.  And like with all firsts, there is a palpable sense of excitement and anticipation as we gear up for this virtual Forum. 
Aug
05
2020
Maurice Wilkins — Surveys

What is the Value of Industry Standards in Today’s World? 

I have worked on standards for many years and in different countries, as a committee member and committee chair, but the one question I am asked time and again is, “what is the value of industry standards?”
Jul
02
2020
Larry O'Brien and Harry Forbes — Company and Product News

Hitachi ABB Power Grids Commences Operations

In accordance with the agreement signed on December 17, 2018, Hitachi Ltd. and ABB Ltd announced the completion of all required procedures as planned, and the formation of Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd.
Jul
01
2020
Eric Cosman — Technology Trends

Evolving Standards from Documents to Tools

Is it possible to make standards more approachable for the common user? While a traditional standard document may be a useful reference source, we must find ways to turn it into a more active tool for use by those trying to apply the content.
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