Manufacturing

Bright Machines and Software-Defined Manufacturing

“Why software is eating the world” was the title of a famed blog post published in 2011 by venture capitalist Marc Andreessen which addressed concerns in the investment community of another tech bubble. He argued that “new software ideas will result in the rise of new Silicon Valley-style start-ups that invade existing industries with impunity.” […]

5 Global AR/VR Startups With Product Traction

In our earlier piece titled “Can Virtual Collaboration Give a Facelift to AR/VR?” we lamented that both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies have already dropped off the Gartner Hype Cycle, yet we still seem to be waiting for a product or service to achieve mainstream adoption at scale. Seems like the growth trajectory of […]

How to Detect Manufacturing Defects Using AI

While most consumers don’t often see the process of manufacturing their products, they are most certainly aware of when there is a defect in the product they receive. This kind of experience can range from disappointing to downright disastrous – neither of which is ideal for the company producing the product. Unfortunately, the reality of […]

The “On-Demand Manufacturing” Business Model

In a recent piece on Some of the Latest Trends in Artificial Intelligence, we noted that innovation lies not only in the technology itself but also in the business models used to deploy the technology. The same holds true for 3D printing. In our last piece on the topic, we noted that there are at least […]

10 Startups Working on Robotics for Manufacturing

When we think about bringing manufacturing back to the USA, we may need to think about that in the context of robotics for manufacturing. As we discussed before, Asian countries like Japan are dominating the industrial robotics space (Source: Robotics and Automation News): In several recent articles, we looked at the large industrial robotics players listed in […]