Month: March 2018

Industry 4.0

by Breenda Shah What is Industry 4.0? The (First) Industrial Revolution was defined by the steam engines of the late 1700s and early 1800s, which entirely transformed the textile industry and improved transportation. The Second Industrial Revolution saw the introduction of electricity, assembly lines, and mass production, allowing the mechanization of factories. The Third Industrial …

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The Response of Educational Institutions to Industry 4.0

By Jonathan Soriano What is Industry 4.0? Industry 4.0 represents the integration of real-time data analytics into the end-to-end manufacturing production process. This integration enables all parties involved in production to access the data and respond immediately. The result is an interconnected, automated manufacturing process that allows increased product customization. Productivity is also improved because …

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Blockchain and Advanced Manufacturing

by Kevin Madden Although “blockchain” is still an unfamiliar concept to many people, most individuals involved in business and technology have at least heard the term. Blockchain was first introduced in 2008 by a figure named Satoshi Nakamoto as the technology behind the now world-famous cryptocurrency, bitcoin. While its most significant application has been in …

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