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What Is Lights Out Manufacturing and How Does It Affect Electronics Production?
Automation is more than a buzzword. The trend of progressively greater automation ever since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution has exploded alongside advances in computing. The most advanced manufacturing facilities currently employ more robots than humans. The simpler, repetitive tasks are taken on by robots, while humans are engaged in more tasks requiring greater […]
Considerations Before Purchasing a Lights Out Manufacturing Unit
The idea of allowing a factory to run on its own overnight is tempting for manufacturers. Factory assets that can continue production even after staff leave a facility allow companies to respond quickly to customer demand and increase their output with marginal increases in cost. Both large and small companies can benefit from including lights […]
Lights Out Manufacturing Examples and the Role of 3D Printing
Automation is pervasive throughout all industries and at all points in many manufacturing processes. Manufacturing engineers have gone so far as to develop the philosophy of lights out manufacturing, where human involvement in the manufacturing process is reduced to the greatest extent possible. Fully automated factories that implement the lights out philosophy for heavy and […]