New technologies are quickly changing the face of manufacturing, with experts predicting the global Smart Manufacturing market to reach nearly $400 billion by 2025. However, it’s no surprise that many companies are still intimidated by advanced technologies and are just now starting—or thinking about starting—their digital journey. The good news is that making the switch is easier than you think.
Our team can assist you in designing a learning plan to upskill your workforce and prepare for the latest technology. Contact us today to set up a consultation and check out the resources below to learn more about our Smart Manufacturing products, services, and expertise.
Smart Manufacturing Online Classes
Tooling U-SME is the leader in online manufacturing training. With over 500 titles, our classes are content rich, with animations, videos, vocabulary, quizzes, and tests that facilitate engagement and retention. Over 50 of our current classes focus on Smart Manufacturing, with more in development.
Extended Reality Technology
Also known as XR Tech, this form of mixed reality environment includes many types of hardware and software. In the coming months, Tooling U-SME will be debuting a new learning product that utilizes XR Technology. The development of this new type of learning has been made possible through a grant from the Department of Defense. Read more about it in these press releases:
Tooling U-SME Awarded DoD Workforce and Education Grant
Tooling U-SME Partners with NCDMM and TPMA to Support a New DoD Manufacturing Engineering Initiative
Extended Reality Technologies in Manufacturing Training
Additive Manufacturing Certifications
The Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals Certification and Additive Manufacturing Technician Certification are the first and only certifications validating an individual’s knowledge in additive manufacturing, as defined by hundreds of leaders in the industry.
Smart Manufacturing White Papers
SME’s Smart Manufacturing Magazine focuses on advanced manufacturing technologies and tools that are driven or enhanced by integrated information technology. Smart Manufacturing is available free of charge to qualified subscribers in the US.
Smart Manufacturing Blogs
Tooling U-SME Webinar Showcase: The Additive Farm - Growing Towards Production
Extended Reality Technologies in Manufacturing Training
A Look Ahead: Technology Accelerates Manufacturing Process and Learning Process
Stanley Black & Decker Puts People at the Center
How The Pandemic Is Accelerating Industry 4.0
SME Study Looks at Impact of COVID-19 on Manufacturing Industry
Turnkey Training for Additive Manufacturing
COVID-19 Reinforces Potential for Additive Manufacturing with 3D Printing, Training Urgently Needed
Preparing an Industry 4.0 workforce for the manufacturing sector
Predicting Manufacturing Competencies of the Future
Talent Accelerates a Digital Transformation
Three Ways to Commit to Training & Development in 2019
Webinars and Podcasts
Webinar: Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality in Manufacturing Training Solutions
Webinar: The Additive Farm—Growing Towards Production
Podcast: Destiny of Manufacturing—Solving the Workforce Challenge
Smart Manufacturing Industry Events
RAPID + TCT is North America’s largest and most important additive manufacturing event.
Smart Manufacturing Experience is an immersive event focused on interactive learning and technology demonstrations, plus visionary keynotes.
Definition: What Is Smart Manufacturing?
For any industry to evolve and thrive, its members must work together to create standards, guidelines, and common methodologies for use by everyone. In manufacturing, much of that collaboration is currently focused on Smart Manufacturing innovation, led by The Smart Manufacturing Institute, known as CESMII, which is headquartered in Los Angeles. This collaboration of researchers, architects, and practitioners, including Tooling U-SME, is working to democratize Smart Manufacturing, starting with the following common definition:
Smart Manufacturing is the information-driven, event-driven, efficient and collaborative orchestration of business, physical and digital processes within plants, factories, and across the entire value chain.
In Smart Manufacturing, resources and processes are integrated, monitored, and continuously evaluated with the sensing, information, process modeling, predictive analytics, and workflow needed to automate routine actions, and prescribe action for non-routine situations.
In Smart Manufacturing, organizations, people, and technology work in synergy via processes and technology-based solutions that are secure, scalable, flat and real-time, open and interoperable, proactive and semi-autonomous, orchestrated and resilient, and sustainable.
Smart Manufacturing is transformational, radically impacting the performance of the manufacturing ecosystem through measurable improvements in areas such as: speed, agility, quality, throughput, costs/profitability, safety, asset reliability and energy productivity. Consequently, improving profitability which in turn accelerates investments in innovation.
Smart Manufacturing Vocabulary
Of Tooling U-SME’s over 500 online classes, more than 50 are categorized within the Smart Manufacturing Functional Area, with more being added quarterly. Within our current classes, we have defined thousands of vocabulary terms dealing with additive, robotics, and the Internet of Things.
Do you think you know Smart Manufacturing? Below are 50 common Smart Manufacturing terms. How many are new to you?
Need help transitioning to Smart Manufacturing? We can help.