The ASSEMBLY Audible podcast explores the people, processes and technologies for assembling parts into finished products. Whether you make large products in small volumes or small products in large volumes, our goal is to provide insights, ideas and inspiration you can put to work. Have a topic you would like to learn more about? Guest suggestions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Aerospace Assembly After a Year of Lockdown
Marie-Christine Caron is senior operations manager with GE aviation and Eric Dube is senior engineering section manager. They join us to discuss the state of aerospace assembly a year after the industry was hit hard by the pandemic. From advancements in automation, to additive manufacturing, to lean manufacturing, to decarburization, they offer promising examples and lessons learned from their experiences with advanced manufacturing.
Industry 4.0 and the People, Process, Technology Equation
Eric Cowan is vice president of Industry 4.0 solution delivery and automation at Stanley Black & Decker. He joins us to discuss the hard and soft skills necessary for a successful digital transformation in manufacturing. Key topics covered include ensuring adoption of new solutions, upskilling, future predictions, and how mid- and small-sized manufacturers can embrace Industry 4.0 advancements.
Enhancing Assembly Processes with Data Analytics
Data analytics is one of the hottest buzzwords in manufacturing today and, as a data scientist with GE Digital, Sarah Lukens specializes in it. In this episode, Sarah talks about combing through as many as millions of data points, then transforming them into actionable insights for manufacturing. She explains industrial AI, technical language processing, and moving form predictive to prescriptive analytics.
Advanced Manufacturing in Agricultural Assembly Lines
Susanne Lauda is director of global advanced manufacturing technology at AGCO. She discusses Manufacturing 4.0 examples, challenges, and best practices related to agricultural machinery and precision agriculture technology. A member of the Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation Board of Directors, Susanne also shares her experience and outlook on the future of women in the field.
Why Africa is the Next Growth Market for Automotive Manufacturing
Edward Hightower is managing director of Motoring Ventures and author of the book Motoring Africa: Sustainable Automotive Industrialization. He joins us to discuss the topic of sustainable industrialization and how he's putting his years of experience in automotive product design and engineering at big-name brands to work to help drive more automotive manufacturing in Africa.
Breathing New Life into Existing Industrial Robots
Max Reynolds, co-founder and CEO of Symbio Robotics, discusses how software-based technology can help manufacturers retrofit existing automation in final assembly. He explains the power of artificial intelligence, forced feedback, computer vision and machine learning to “push the final frontier of automation” and modernize robot programming processes.