Automation Alley

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Troy, Michigan, United States

Automation Alley is a World Economic Forum Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMHUB) for North America and a nonprofit Industry 4.0 knowledge center with a global outlook and a regional focus. We facilitate public-private partnerships by connecting industry, education and government to fuel Michigan’s economy.

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300 Small Manufacturers In Michigan Got Free 3D Printers. What They Did With Them Might Surprise You.

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Author: Carolyn Schwaar

Topics: Additive Manufacturing

Organizations: Markforged, Automation Alley

Called Project DIAMOnD for Distributed, Independent, Agile, Manufacturing On-Demand, it is poised to become the world’s largest emergency-response network for 3D printing physical objects on demand. Locally, over the past two years, the program has helped small manufacturers realize cost savings and flexibility they didn’t know was possible with 3D printing. They’ve printed parts to keep their lines operational and versatile in the face of disruption and uncovered new business opportunities.

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Factories as a Service, What will the Future Look Like?

Here's How to Prepare for Blockchain

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Author: Jim Biehl

Topics: blockchain

Organizations: Automation Alley

The potential benefits of blockchain technology for manufacturing cannot be denied. Imagine being able to track your products from raw materials to final use in the event of potential contamination or a critical product recall — something that can cost companies on average more than $8 million.

Many manufacturers use blockchain beyond the traditional tracking of financial transactions and accounting records. Manufacturers can use the technology to store legal contracts, track product inventory and monitor movement along the supply chain

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