There are many factors involved in evaluating manufacturing competitiveness, but financial health is certainly top of mind both for manufacturing executives and for key stakeholders outside of a company, like investors. We outline seven financial ratios used to evaluate manufacturing operations and assess their financial health, and how each is impacted by the adoption of smart automation.
Bright Machines’ new CMO talks about the opportunity to combine her experiences across the high-tech and industrial worlds, leveraging what she learned while working at some of the most established leaders in their industries and recreating the magic of those iconic brands.
Software-defined manufacturing enables anyone to build anything anywhere, on-demand.
If the invention of industrial robotics is to realize its full potential, the software architectures and algorithms used in other domains must be mapped to the factory.
Let’s make sure we have a well-educated manufacturing workforce, and then let’s get out of their—and our—way.
A little planning goes a long way in ensuring your first automation project’s success. Here are four steps that will help identify the right products and processes ripe for automation and the right initial project to put a “win” on the board and catalyze automation.
With the move to a more digital experience, innovators everywhere will have a more straightforward way to submit their designs for manufacturing, receive feedback, and track progress.
We started Bright Machines to fundamentally change the way manufacturers build products – so that no disruption (however big or small) can get in the way of scalable production. This year validated that goal more than ever, and we’re proud to have been able to support our customers.
In 2021, manufacturing will see a fundamental shift in how its leaders view progressive change – from unrealized vision to practical reality. As a result, an industry that’s nimbler and more flexible will emerge. Here are five ways we believe the industry will evolve next year.
2020 has been a whirlwind for just about everyone, but it has been a roller coaster in the world of manufacturing. To reflect on this tumultuous time, we’ve assembled six important manufacturing stories from 2020.
Early automation shouldn’t be an afterthought for product assembly. When leveraged early, automation allows for rigorous process development, seamless retooling, and ultimately gets products to market faster.
By implementing Bright Machines Microfactories into AQS factories, their vision to streamline their assembly is becoming a reality – they look forward to outstanding outcomes, including improved OEE.
US manufacturing policies should enable the industry to compete and thrive in a global marketplace while optimizing for sustainability and job creation.
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to building out an assembly playbook, but well-thought-out implementation can make factory output much smoother when automation is introduced into the process.
Every so often, we are reminded that modern manufacturing is actually quite fragile despite years of optimization. The coronavirus pandemic has provided a brutal reminder of this fact, but significant manufacturing disruptions are not new.
Software-Defined Manufacturing strategies leverage software, computer vision, machine learning, adaptive robotics … and the current workforce.
Bright Machines offers the industry ten fundamental differences, including being software-defined.
Lately, it appears to have become fashionable to bash robots and automation. The talk track goes something along the lines of “more hype than reality” or “humans are better” or “even the smartest have failed.”
Bright Machines announces new features to microfactories that equip manufacturers with the tools they need to be both informed and efficient as well as help them manage pandemic specific risks and future-proof against such unforeseen outlier events.