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CONTENTS Fall 2016 Vol. 1, No. 3


FEATURES 16 DEPARTMENTS


2 | Upfront Setting a course correction for promising additive manufacturing industry


4 | Connect & Engage


8 | Software Update Data-driven predictive analytics can transform plant engineering


12 | Tech Front University’s edible battery


free of toxic components


16 | With APM move, GE Power again advances its digital story One motive is to save and make money through productivity gains. Another is to attract ‘digital talent’


22 | Time for monumental thinking in additive The limits of CAD and CAE tools and the STL fi le format are holding manufacturers back


32 | PLM paves the way for innovations inside factories PLM strategies move manufacturers ahead with much improved simulations


38 | WEF introduces Shaping the Future of Production Systems John Moavenzadeh on world aff airs


42 | Putting safety fi rst in robotic automation New ISO safety spec helps automation developers design safer robots


48 | Wahlster: US, Germany must combine strengths Countries lacking Web technology and production knowledge need products from the specialists


50 | Optical metrology and automation go well together The combination improves quality and speed of production


55 | Mixed materials just starting to play out in auto industry Got your sights on 2025? What about 2050? Welcome to the standards-chasing marathon


62 | UPS sets out to meet 3D printing customers’ needs ‘very quickly’ Firm places ‘prosumer printers’ in more than 60 US stores, rolls out ‘3D printing factory’ with two partners


Guest columns 6 | Product innovation is on tap. So how fast can spigot fl ow? 10 | Disruption is really just an informational problem 20 | Machine tool 4.0 as the basis of successful digitization 37 | Why UAM makes sense for aerospace & defense 41 | NCM can help OEMs struggling to manage supplier networks 54 | Digital design contest looks at mobility innovation 60 | Say goodbye to single-model pattern-matching algorithm 64 | Putting excited novices in charge works for WPI


A REV O L UTI O N IN M AKIN G


AdvancedManufacturing.org


Fall 2016


TIME FOR MONUMENTAL THINKING IN ADDITIVE


“For the first time in history, manufacturing is more advanced than design.”


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Cover: Smart Manufacturing gathers those addressing AM’s design dol- drums. Illustration by Eric Rossbach


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Photo by Janek Stroisch for You.Conect


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