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The Flexible Factory: Lessons from the Nation’s Digital Manufacturing Institute on Technology Integration
Take an inside look into MxD’s innovation center in Chicago to learn about integrating diverse hardware and software systems for increased agility.
As a neutral space for manufacturing experimentation and demonstration, MxD has millions of dollars in consigned and purchased equipment alongside research project implementations. From quickly mobilizing to manufacture PPE for healthcare workers to retrofitting legacy equipment for remote monitoring, MxD has made disparate systems function and communicate in a variety of scenarios that hold lessons for manufacturers of all sizes and types.
MxD, which stands for “manufacturing times digital,” is where innovative manufacturers go to forge their futures. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense, MxD equips factories with the digital tools and expertise they need to begin building every part better than the last. As a result, its approximately 300 partners increase their productivity and win more business.
Watch this plant tour recording, including a panel discussion on the technology integration at various stages of the digital journey, and walk away with actionable insights, including:
- How to combine basic hardware with good software to solve common problems (digital manufacturing does not need to break the bank)
- Different ways to address digital manufacturing gaps in existing industrial equipment
- Non-invasive ways to gather data from machines that do not damage equipment or void the warranty
- How integrating digital technologies into manual processes can enhance the productivity of your workforce and save time by bringing real data to bear on pain points
(MLC Members can access the summary from the member content library.)