After hijacking a space on EMSNOW’s homepage while I guest edited the publication, their esteemed editor, Jennifer Read, has kindly allowed me back on a weekly basis to share some of what I am watching, reading and even listening to. So, here’s a few things I’ve enjoyed this week, some of which you will see among my regular posts on LinkedIn.
- There is some amazing technology, including a 160,000 square foot LED wrap around screen, going into the new MSG (Madison Square Garden) Sphere being constructed in Las Vegas.
- In certain industries, manufacturing being one, workers are gaining first-hand experience with a robot as a colleague, or a cobot. So far, reviews are mixed. Take a look at this example of the impact of robotic colleagues on staff members, in Walmart Robots Are Getting Mixed Reviews.
- NASA has a plan to return astronauts to the moon by 2024. The space agency will need an estimated $20 billion to $30 billion over the next five years for its moon project, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told CNN Business. That would mean adding another $4 billion to $6 billion per year, on average, to the agency’s budget, which is already expected to be about $20 billion annually. I am sure it was a lot cheaper last time we went.
- Many see the potential to create amazing designs with 3D Printing, Janne Kyttanen, in his latest Forbes article suggests ‘How To Create Colossal Value With 3-D Printing’. You can also check out Janne’s amazing work at https://www.jannekyttanen.com/.
- While we’re on the topic of additive manufacturing, it’s always exciting to see some of the great innovations being delivered by the technology. In this report in Interesting Engineering, we learn that Scientists Have 3D Printed Artificial Corneas That Are Nearly Identical to Human Ones.
- And lastly on this topic, HP Inc. opened the doors to its new 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Barcelona, Spain, claiming it to be one of the world’s largest and most advanced research and development facilities for the next-generation technologies powering the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
- According to Hailey McKeefry, Editor in Chief at EBN, Global Uncertainty Puts Resiliency in Focus. Read the article to learn more and see the results of FM Global’s recently released 2019 FM Global Resilience Index, which for the sixth year ranks 130 countries based on risk profile.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK: For real data on how important diversity is in organizations, particularly those that want to be innovative, check out this TED Talk from Rocío Lorenzo, entitled, How diversity makes teams more innovative.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK: MakingChips has been going for a while, these guys have been podcasting since 2014, surpassing 350,000 downloads! The latest episode explores MaaS, or manufacturing as a Service, a topic that we’re going to be hearing a lot more about this year!
Read more, watch more, hear more, know more – that’s the SCOOP!