6 Great Innovations That Came from the Future

There have always been visionaries able to forecast the future by tracing the arc of the present. Many of them were also great storytellers, and their work has appeared in popular books, films and television shows where it continues to inspire generations of engineers, scientists and dreamers of all stripes. With the gift of hindsight, […]

The 7 Pillars of Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 represents the next generation of manufacturing for an inter-connected world. To empower it, several discrete technologies and processes are being brought together to form a new ecosystem that will respond independently and automatically to external conditions. This saves time, money, energy and natural resources while producing goods of superior quality exactly when and […]

6 Simple Machines Modern Manufacturing Can’t Live Without

Modern manufacturing has come a long way. It now employs CNC machining for milling and turning, and lasers for 3D printing. But the most basic machine types, as described by Archimedes more than 2000 years ago, are still to be found everywhere in a modern manufacturing shop if you look closely. Some of these simple […]

Celebrating 6 Great Female Inventors And Entrepreneurs

In this article we want to spend some time appreciating the often-unheralded contributions made by women in the world of science, engineering, product development and all-around invention.  Tabitha Babbit – The Circular Saw It’s hard to imagine a woodworking tool as burly as a circular saw being invented by a woman, who aren’t traditionally associated with carpentry […]