Applied Industrial Engineering
IE in New Technologies - IE with New Technologies
Implementation of Industrial Engineering Principles and Techninques in New Technologies (Engineering Processes) and Business Processes
1. Additive Manufacturing Productivity
Assembly Design Framework for Additive Manufacturing Based on Axiomatic Design Concept
Yosep Oh, University at Buffalo; Sara Behdad, University at Buffalo, SUNY
According to the design for assembly (DFA) concept, design features should be integrated into a few physical parts to reduce design complexity. However, building up a single product can have some negative effects on the AM productivity by increasing buildup time and cost. In this paper, a design framework using the assembly concept is proposed with the aim of letting the AM productivity reach an allowable level. The design framework is developed based on an Axiomatic Design (AD) approach, where AM productivity elements including buildup time, assembly time and the amount of support are considered as non-functional requirements (nFRs). The AM productivity is assessed by the Information Axiom to choose the best design. The proposed design framework can help engineers design and evaluate AM products.
Interesting references cited in the paper
* Thomas, D.S. and Gilbert, S.W., 2014, Costs and Cost Effectiveness of Additive Manufacturing - A Literature Review and Discussion, NIST.
* Oh, Y. and Behdad, S., 2016, Assembly Based Part Design to Improve the Additive Manufacturing
Productivity: Process Time, Cost and Surface Roughness, ASME IDETC, Charlotte, NC, USA.
* Zhang, Y., Bernard, A., Gupta, R.K. and Harik, R., 2014, Evaluating the Design for Additive Manufacturing: A
Process Planning Perspective, Procedia CIRP, 21, 144–150.
* Thompson, M.K., 2013, Improving the Requirements Process in Axiomatic Design Theory, CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, 62, 115–118.
2. Biomanufacturing (Biotechnology) Productivity
Productivity in Biomanufacturing
Researchers are examining the possibility of taking advantage of the natural differences in productivity among cells that are used in biomanufacturing. They foster mutations to create genetic variability and then use microchips to analyze the behavior of individual cells, choosing the most prolific for larger-scale production.
3. Productivity and Nanotech
Productive Nanotech Systems
OSRAM Boosts LED Chip Productivity With Nanotechnology
Aug 27, 2014
4. Electric Batteries and Productivity Applications
Nano One Enhances Pilot Productivity and Files a New Patent
Vancouver B.C. Dr. Stephen Campbell, Principal Scientist at Nano One Materials, today announced that Nano One has filed a patent related to yield improvements in its process for the manufacture of lithium metal oxide cathode materials for use in advanced lithium ion batteries.
5. IoT and Productivity
McKinsey Global Institute Report
THE INTERNET OF THINGS: MAPPING THE VALUE BEYOND THE HYPE
You can donwload the report from the web
How the Internet of Things will reshape future production systems
By Vineet Gupta and Rainer Ulrich
6. New Technology and Equipment for Productivity
PONSSE INTRODUCES NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR PRODUCTIVITY AND ERGONOMICS
Virtual reality (VR) training simulator.
How Does Technology Affect Productivity?
Apr 9, 2014
AIM's March 2014 Business Confidence Survey asked two questions.
1. "Has technology allowed your company to produce more goods or provide more services than a decade ago with the same or fewer employees?
2. Can you quantify the economic effect?"
62 percent of the employers who responded said "yes" to the first question.
Among them only some could quantify the benefits. The gains reported in productivity were in the 10-25 percent range. At the limits, one manufacturer doubled output without adding workers, and a non-profit service provider more than tripled productivity.
Regarding profit improvement, some manufacturers remarked that productivity improvements did not strengthen their bottom lines due to downward pressure on prices. Some companies in services industries cited offsetting costs from new regulations.
Trend 5: Technology enables greater productivity in infrastructure industry
7. Productivity in Hotels
New JW Marriott hotel rides on technology for productivity
25 March 2017
The 634-room luxury hotel has "taken the initiative to implement new technologies and processes to improve the efficiency of its operations, as well as the overall guest experience" One of the systems is the (hotel's) use of the Knowledge Touch rostering system to better manage and allocate manpower during peak periods by analysing business volume and needs. the hotel has also adopted Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to track and replace worn-out items such as linen in hotel rooms and has freed up valuable manpower for more productive uses .
JW Marriott Resort Saves $100K with Push-to-Talk Tech