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Connected devices bring sweeping changes to the factory floor

Michael pooler | financial times | 1 november 2017

PA’s Tim Lawrence, global head of manufacturing, is quoted in an article on how the internet of things is reshaping product design, manufacturing and distribution.

The article looks at the increasing interconnection of devices and vast flows of data between machines and how they are transforming factory floors around the world.

The article looks at cobots (collaborative robots), additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) and supply chain tracking. 

On 3D printing, Tim says: “It’s certainly starting to grow. One of the areas it’s being used for is tooling and jigs and fixtures. That’s saving [companies] a lot of time from going to a tool shop to get them made.”

Read the FT.com article here.

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