Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 refers to a new phase in the Industrial Revolution that focuses heavily on interconnectivity, automation, machine learning, and real-time data. Industry 4.0, which encompasses IIoT and smart manufacturing, marries physical production and operations with smart digital technology, machine learning, and big data to create a more holistic and better-connected ecosystem for companies that focus on manufacturing and supply chain management.

Lear Buys Industry 4.0 Specialist InTouch Automation

SOUTHFIELD—Lear Corp. announced the acquisition of Novi-based InTouch Automation, a supplier of Industry 4.0 technologies and complex automated testing equipment critical in the production of automotive seats. Terms were not disclosed. InTouch’s product portfolio fits with Lear’s Industry 4.0 strategy of implementing technologies designed to automate the testing and validation of components and finished seats.

By |2022-11-28T17:36:17-05:00November 28th, 2022|Auto Tech, Industry 4.0|

Scientists Made Material That Doesn’t Exist On Earth Only In Meteorites

BOSTON - It sounds like the plot of a science fiction movie: humans are destroying the Earth, gouging huge scars in its crust, and polluting the air and the ground as they mine and refine a key element essential for technological advance. One day, scientists examining an alien meteorite discover a unique metal that negates

By |2022-11-28T18:10:09-05:00November 27th, 2022|Industry 4.0|

New Aviation And Space Technology Is Mind Boggling

SAN FRANCISCO - Only 63 years passed between the Wright Brothers’ famous first flight in Kittyhawk, North Carolina, in 1903 and the first human boots stepping on lunar soil in 1969. In only six decades between these monumental events, humanity evolved from hundreds of thousands of years of earthbound existence to cruising on commercial planes,

By |2022-11-28T18:10:09-05:00November 27th, 2022|Industry 4.0|

US Air Force Issues RFP For Autonomy Prime Drone Project

WASHINGTON DC - On the heels of its successful Agility Prime rapid prototyping initiative, the Air Force is getting ready to launch Autonomy Prime – its intensive effort to advance autonomous technologies through partnerships with industry. In September, Air Force innovation arm AFWERX published a request for information to begin its autonomy-focused drive. The request

By |2022-11-15T12:08:28-05:00November 15th, 2022|Featured, Industry 4.0|

Israeli Scientists Make Breakthrough On Green Hydrogen Fuel

JERUSALEM, Israel - One can split an atomic nucleus to produce energy, but can you also split water to create environment-friendly hydrogen fuel? Doing so currently has two drawbacks: It is both time and energy intensive. But now, researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa

By |2022-11-07T14:02:21-05:00November 7th, 2022|Industry 4.0|

New Material Scrubs CO2 From Power Plants Before It Is Emitted

WASHINGTON DC - Scientists have discovered a reusable material that can capture carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants and prevent the greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere. A team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology claim that the aluminum formate material, known as ALF, lacks the shortcomings of other proposed carbon filtration methods and

By |2022-11-06T15:44:23-05:00November 6th, 2022|Carbon Capture, Climate Change, Industry 4.0|

ITC-Holdings Discloses Regional And Long Range Michigan Electric Transmission Plans

NOVI – Chuck Marshall, Vice President of Transmission Planning, provides details on the company’s plans to strengthen its regional high-voltage lines in Michigan. Michigan Electric Transmission Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of ITC Holdings, announced its intent to construct, own and operate new transmission line projects in Michigan which are expected to provide Michigan ratepayers

By |2022-11-09T10:55:20-05:00November 2nd, 2022|Industry 4.0, mitechtv|

New Chip Fast Enough To Send Entire Internet’s Traffic Once Every Second

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark and Chalmers University of Technology have created a superfast optical chip capable of transmitting the entirety of the internet in a single second. The chip, which is detailed in a new paper published in the journal Nature Photonics, is part of new experiments to push

By |2022-10-30T13:56:13-04:00October 30th, 2022|Industry 4.0|

StoreDot’s EV Batteries Fast Charge In 5 Minutes Per 100 Miles Of Range

HERZILYA, Israel – StoreDot has delivered cells for Electric Vehicles that have exceeded 1000 cycles in production ready EV form factor that allow drivers to charge consecutively 100 miles of range for each 5 minutes of charging. StoreDot's '100in5' cells repeatedly charged from 10 to 80 percent capacity in just 10 minutes and then discharged

By |2022-10-25T17:21:01-04:00October 25th, 2022|Industry 4.0|

Automation Alley Becomes US Centre for Advanced Manufacturing

ANN ARBOR - Tom Kelly, the president of Automation Alley, provides background on the Troy, MI.,-based group's new designation as the US Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, a World Economic Forum initiative that advances research and understanding of compelling and forward-looking Industry 4.0 concepts through highly impactful initiatives and programs that accelerate and strengthen advanced manufacturing

By |2022-10-24T17:11:44-04:00October 24th, 2022|Industry 4.0, mitechtv|