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September 10, 2019


Back To School: Lessons From The Classroom To Make Factories Smarter


By Amy Satin Spinelli, Bright Machinist


“Machine learning” gets thrown around a lot. These days it seems like any description of a technological innovation would not be complete without the term “ML” attached to it. Reminds me of “.com” circa 1999. But what does it mean for a machine to truly learn?



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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


August 27, 2019
6 Considerations For Finding Your Best Automation Opportunities


By Mark Dutton, Industrial Engineer, Bright Machines


Not all automation is created equal. As automation permeates nearly every part of businesses today, there are still lots of exciting opportunities in manufacturing that weren’t feasible even a few short years ago…
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…
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.