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August 14, 2019

 

Mature Automation Assembly: No Babysitting Required.

 

By Alex Bernstein, Controls Architect

 

If you’ve been managing a factory floor, you have likely learned the hard way that assembly automation can come at a price: unscheduled downtime. Whether it’s due to malfunctions, making small process changes that turn into big redesigns, or the time-consuming process of reconfiguring a machine to suit another function, you’re spending time and money when your automation isn’t running smoothly – and that’s exactly what automation is supposed to save.

 

 

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Demystifying Software-Defined Manufacturing

 

By: Amar Hanspal, CEO, Bright Machines

 

January 3, 2019

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The Inevitability Of Software-Defined Manufacturing

 

By Nick Ciubotariu, SVP Software Engineering

 

February 13, 2019

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Instant Factories

 

By Amar Hanspal, CEO, Bright Machines

 

June 26, 2019

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August 12, 2019
Localized Microfactories – The New Face Of Globalized Manufacturing

 

By Amar Hanspal, CEO, Bright Machines

 

The way products have been manufactured has evolved significantly over the past decades. Today, most are built in large factories in low-cost regions, primarily in Asia but also increasingly…
August 8, 2019
Why Companies Urgently Need To Rethink Their Automation Strategies

 

By Amar Hanspal, CEO, Bright Machines

 

All around us – in our homes, in our cars and in our hands – products are getting smarter. They interact with us – respond to our touch and our voice and adapt to our needs. They are responsive…
July 31, 2019
Predicting Manufacturing Outcomes

 

By Rafael Gomez, Director Product Strategy, Bright Machines

 

The ability to predict the future is a popular theme in science fiction movies. When presented with the foresight of an imminent accident or catastrophe, a film’s hero will…
July 17, 2019
A Two-Part Q&A With Carl Bass – Part Two

 

From the desk of Justine Crosby, Brand Director

 

I recently sat down with ex-CEO, Bright Machines board member and all-around manufacturing enthusiast, Carl Bass, for a conversation about what makes Bright Machines unique, advice…
July 10, 2019
A Two-Part Q&A With Carl Bass – Part One

 

From the desk of Justine Crosby, Brand Director

 

I recently sat down with ex-CEO, Bright Machines board member and all-around manufacturing enthusiast, Carl Bass, for a conversation about industry reality and hype, and of course factory automation…
July 1, 2019
Drumroll Please…Bright Machines Is A World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer

 

By Amar Hanspal, CEO, Bright Machines

 

We started Bright Machines with our eyes on a tremendous opportunity to change manufacturing for the better. Despite the introduction of automation to factories 30 years ago, fixed hardware investments have greatly limited flexibility…
June 5, 2019
Designing User Experience For The Factories Of Tomorrow

 

By Olga Zinoveva, Senior Software Engineer

 

The User Experience (UX) discipline in the technology sector has evolved rapidly over the last two decades and we’ve all witnessed the changes. For example, the transition from button-based phones and keyboard-only interfaces to increasingly powerful…
May 29, 2019
The Not-So-Obvious Upside Of Automation

 

By Adam Montoya, VP Industrial Solutions, USA

 

Companies looking to automate their existing manual processes are typically faced with multiple challenges, from the technical aspects of preparing for this type of deployment, to the internal pushback from an operations team…
May 13, 2019
Q&A With Stephanie Drenchen: Building Bright Teams

 

From the desk of Justine Crosby, Brand Director, Bright Machines

 

Today we moved into our new office in Seattle; we announced this move back in December, as part of our continued focus on building an incredible team of software talent in the area. Senior Director of Engineering, Stephanie Drenchen…
May 3, 2019
Commercial Vs. Industrial Software Engineering: Differences & Key Tips

 

By Matthew Chartier, Senior Software Engineer

 

In our mission to transform industrial automation through Software-Defined Manufacturing, world class software and tools are essential. As an engineer with a background in programming…
April 17, 2019
The Best Way To Make A Global Impact: Localization

 

By Lior Katz, VP of Global Field Operations, Bright Machines

 

If you’ve ever traveled internationally, you might recall the experience of stumbling upon the familiar sight of Apple store and the sudden wave of comfort you feel in a foreign place…
April 9, 2019
Machine Vision And Manufacturing: A Reality 25 Years In The Making

 

By Ronald Poelman, Senior Software Architect, Bright Machines

 

Twenty-five years ago, scientist and futurist Hans Moravec predicted the tremendous impact of robotics and artificial intelligence on human society, remarking: “Our artifacts are…
March 27, 2019
A Conversation With Lior Susan, Founding Partner, Eclipse Ventures – Part II

 

From the desk of Justine Crosby, Brand Director, Bright Machines

 

Last week we published Part I of my conversation with Lior Susan, in part II he gives us insights into localized manufacturing, what makes a good CEO and provides a bit of advice for budding entrepreneurs…
March 14, 2019
BMW i Ventures Joins the Bright Machines Journey

 

By Greg Eden, CMO, Bright Machines

 

The pace of technology innovation in the auto industry over the last decade has been remarkable. Cars are becoming increasingly intelligent with new electrification, autonomy, connectivity and infotainment capabilities. While deemed a luxury just 10-15 years ago, nearly every new car today is equipped with some type of connected car technology.
March 5, 2019
Why I Joined Bright Machines

 

By Hanns Windele, SVP of Sales for EMEA, Bright Machines

 

Over the past 20 years, the electronic design automation (EDA) industry has seen a rapid acceleration of innovation, with improvements made in both methodology and tools to greatly improve design productivity through automation.