How Will Virtual and Augmented Reality Change Manufacturing?

Factory: Female Industrial Engineer Wearing Virtual Reality Head

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced a new app that he hopes will change the workplace and the internet. Horizon Workrooms, Facebook’s new virtual meeting app, allows colleagues to meet remotely with virtual reality (VR) headsets and avatars. Unlike traditional…


Which Iron Man Suit Is the Best?

Iron Man suit on computer screen

“Honestly, it’s impossible.” “Tony Stark was able to build this in a cave with a box of scraps!” “Well, I’m sorry. I’m not Tony Stark.” — “Iron Man” (2008) What seems impossible is never impossible for Tony Stark. He went…


Engineering Captain America’s Shield

Captain America's Shield

“That thing does not obey the laws of physics at all!” Maybe to you, Spider-Man, but who says we can’t follow the laws of physics and still become superheroes? YouTuber Jake Laser turned himself into a real Avenger without gamma…


What Is BIM

what is bim computer model

What Is BIM, and How Can It Help Architects? In April 2019, Holy Week had just begun when a fire broke out at Notre Dame Cathedral. Pedestrians watched as flames quickly tore through the structure and ripped down its iconic…


Machine Learning & Predictive Maintenance

A picture showing virtual waves with binary code illustrating machine learning and predictive maintenance.

What is machine learning? Machine learning is math, statistics, and probability analyzed at scale by leveraging computers. A plant manager or business leader with 30+ years of experience has insight and intuition that helps them make business decisions. That’s what…