(WJBK) – The Automation Alley’s Integr8 4.0 conference and Smart Tech expo was held in Detroit this past Wednesday.
The Oakland Press
As with any election year, there’s no shortage of topics vying for attention in Michigan — and they are all important to the citizenry: roads and infrastructure, K-12 education, healthcare coverage and protection of the Great Lakes, just for starters. What’s not being talked about enough, though, is the seismic shift known as Industry 4.0 taking place in manufacturing – Michigan’s crown jewel of industry leadership.
The state of American manufacturing has become an increasingly hot topic of conversation since the 2016 presidential election laid bare the discontent felt by workers and business owners alike.
Automation Alley, a technology and manufacturing business association in Troy, Monday announced the total amount of export sales made by Michigan companies as a result of participation in its trade mission program and other trade-related activities has reached $1 billion.
With the emergence of 3-D holographic engine models and windshield-projected driving directions, industry as we know it is being upended. Technology is enabling technology that produces technology, yielding a new paradigm.
Automation Alley is hosting a global conference focused on Industry 4.0 technologies on Nov. 9 that will include a variety of industry leading speakers and hundreds of tech and manufacturing professionals.
One-day conference will explore the eight key technologies associated with what has been called the “fourth industrial revolution”.
Integr8, a Nov. 9 conference in Detroit organized by Automation Alley, will focus on the technologies that are driving what’s being called the fourth Industrial Revolution.
Modern Machine Shop
The Integr8 conference will be hosted by the Michigan manufacturing association Automation Alley and will feature material revolving around eight “disruptive” technology areas related to advanced manufacturing.
Thought leaders from eight disciplines will converge to explore the future of manufacturing, including modeling & simulation.