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3D Printing Will Disrupt Manufacturing as Adoption Rates Rise

3D printing is a “game changer” for manufacturing, but its real impact on supply chains will take years to play out, experts say. According to the 2016 MHI Annual Industry Report, Accelerating change: how innovation is driving digital, always on […]


The FAA Releases Groundbreaking Rules for Commercial Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently released rules regulating the use of commercial drones to ensure the flying robot can safely share the skies with commercial aircraft. FAA Guidelines for Commercial Drones: –Operators must be at least 16 years old –Operators must pass an […]

Intelligent Robots Offer a Competitive Edge

The use of automation and robotics in the supply chain is not new, but it is increas­ingly identified as both a disruptive force and a competitive advantage by supply chain leaders. In the 2016 MHI Annual Industry Report, 51 percent […]

Internet of Things Category Introduced for AIM Competition

The Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM) has announced the newest version of its annual Case Study Competition. The 2016 competition will present a top prize to the case study that promotes the best use of Internet of Things […]

Not Your Grandfather’s Lift

While there are many standard lifts being manufactured by the industry, there are also applications using lifts that the industry may not think about. Today, it is not just about palletizing and de-palletizing. Recently, MHI Solutions spoke with lift manufacturers and asked […]

Predictive Analytics

The concept of predictive analytics is one that sends many to thinking of the future. Not so for Randy McClary. He’s quickly reminded of the past. As a champion of the theory of dis­ruptive innovation—when a new idea is so […]

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