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Industry 4.0 brings obstacles, opportunities for women in manufacturing
The Industry 4.0 transition depends on male-dominated fields like computer science and engineering, potentially causing a disproportionate effect on women seeking to enter the field.
Cybersecurity experts say automation also brings risk
For manufacturers adopting Industry 4.0 technology into their operations, experts warn: With automation comes risk.
MEDC makes new Industry 4.0 push with partnerships, $3M investment
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. is making a new push to place Michigan manufacturers ahead of the curve on Industry 4.0 technology.
Whirlpool emerges as key partner with statewide Industry 4.0 accelerator
As a manufacturer with a reputation for skating the cutting edge of technology, Whirlpool Corp. leverages relationships with organizations and researchers globally to uncover emerging technology capable of transforming its operations.
Additive manufacturing grows from buzzword to key industry player
As owner of Forerunner 3D Printing LLC, Paul DeWys utilizes the evolving process of additive manufacturing to primarily produce short runs of complex parts for area businesses, or help them bring those same capabilities to the shop floor.
Ag 4.0: West Michigan farmers turn to evolving technology to bolster efficiency
ALTO — A key aspect of Industry 4.0 technology is finding a way to automate processes that are repetitive, dull, dirty or even dangerous.
Manufacturers explore Industry 4.0 as possible solution for talent shortage
As executive director of the Manufacturing Growth Alliance, Jennifer Deamud helps connect small and medium-size manufacturers across Michigan with necessary resources to conquer challenges in the marketplace.
Manufacturing Growth Alliance helps firms seek new ideas to weather COVID-19
Jeff Brennan is hungry for new ideas and best practices that might help his manufacturing business slog its way through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pandemic pushes manufacturers to lean on, reconsider Industry 4.0 technologies
When the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic made life complicated for Eaton Corporation plc’s Vehicle Group, the company leveraged Industry 4.0 technology to wade through it all.
Q&A: Thomas Kelly CEO, Automation Alley
Widely considered to be a trusted authority on all things Industry 4.0, Thomas Kelly serves as executive director and CEO of Troy-based Automation Alley, where he oversees strategic planning and all ongoing activities for the Industry 4.0 knowledge center.