In October 2013, S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) launched the S&P Healthcare Claims Indices (the indices). This new index series is designed to provide an independent, timely measure of the changes in healthcare expenditures and utilization for individuals enrolled in commercial health insurance plans in the United States.
S&P DJI developed these new indices in conjunction with healthcare professionals at Health Index Advisors (HIA), a joint venture between the premier actuarial and consulting firms Aon Inc. and Milliman Inc. S&P DJI combined its knowledge and experience in developing leading indices with HIA’s experience in the healthcare market to develop the first index series of its kind, based on actual healthcare claims data. These indices seek to increase transparency in the healthcare market and enable the analysis and tracking of changes in healthcare expenditures.
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: May 15, 2019
La microfusione è un'accurata metodologia di produzione che fornisce valore aggiunto a vari settori, dalle parti meccaniche, ai componenti per automobili e aerospaziali, fino agli intricati modelli per prodotti odontoiatrici, gioielli e sculture. In passato la produzione di parti microfuse lisce e accurate comportava costi elevati e tempi lunghi di consegna legati ai modelli di fusione.
Oggi l'evoluzione delle parti sta accelerando drasticamente in molti settori industriali, con conseguente riduzione dei cicli di vita dei prodotti e dei volumi di parti fuse tra un ciclo e l'altro. L’attesa di stampi per realizzare parti obsolete di aerei più vecchi significa anche ritardi nella riparazione degli aerei, con conseguenti costi di tempo e denaro. La domanda di una produzione di fonderia più rapida è in aumento in tutti i settori industriali e le fonderie devono essere pronte a rispondere.
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: May 15, 2019
La tecnologia di sinterizzazione laser selettiva (SLS) è al centro dell'attenzione e in forte crescita nella produzione di massa personalizzata e nella prototipazione funzionale. Le giuste tecnologie additive, i materiali e le finiture stanno trasformando il modo di produrre.
La manifattura termoplastica diretta digitale offre una qualità eccezionale che apre la porta a nuovi parametri di design non attuabili con il tradizionale stampaggio a iniezione. La produzione additiva di termoplastici evita anche i lunghi tempi di consegna e gli investimenti iniziali negli stampi e nelle attrezzature per lo stampaggio a iniezione. Se si misurano i pezzi finiti sui tre parametri: qualità, "time to market" e costo per metro cubo, in molte situazioni l'SLS industriale porta a una soluzione globalmente migliore.
Leveraging IIoT advancements, learn how to break traditional barriers between your power and process control systems to solve challenges across the full lifecycle of the plant. Download the white paper to learn more.
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies and concepts can transform and enhance process safety practices if appropriately applied. Download the white paper for guidance on leveraging IIoT tools and techniques to deliver industrial safety in a profitable manner.
Industrial process safety management has evolved beyond simple functional safety. Some companies are at risk because management and business process aspects are not integrated into the overall safety plan. Such gaps can impact both operational integrity and profitable performance.
Explore the change drivers affecting plant process safety management and learn how operators can find, measure, and manage gaps to maintain safe conditions and improve profitability.
Download the white paper to learn more.
The demands of modern IIoT applications increases the complexity of systems infrastructure
and puts additional pressure on IT and OT security. As the frequency and sophistication of cyber-attacks increase, operations must leverage industry standards to achieve consistent protection. This paper will address how IEC62443 can be applied to industrial control systems and help readers understand the various priorities and steps required to help mitigate cyber
The safety of operations can have a direct, positive impact on the operational profitability of the plant. Environmental health and safety (EH&S) can now be viewed not just as a cost center, but as a profit center, and new levels of both safety and profitability can result. Real-time safe profitability is no longer a dream—it is a reality!
New trends in life cycle management of automation assets are paving the way for the “continuously current enterprise”, to improve both availability and utilization of automation assets. Download the white paper today to learn more.
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: May 14, 2019
For more than two centuries, industrial factory production has excelled in four key aspects: repeatability of the process, durability of parts produced, productivity of the workflow, and an economical total cost of operation. Factory workflows have been optimized to produce the best possible parts in volume, as inexpensively as possible. Any new production method or workflow process that hopes to be accepted alongside this standard process must meet or improve on these time-tested elements.
To learn more, download this whitepaper today.
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: May 17, 2019
This new world is not only delivering better quality components at lower cost but is offering whole new design possibilities, new business models and new markets. The key is to know when to use metal additive manufacturing instead of or complementing conventional milling or casting.
Read this executive brief to learn about the transformative value of the fifth wave of metal 3D printing, as well as compelling use cases for direct metal printing from the aerospace, automotive and industrial sectors.
Robots play a major role in making manufacturing processes more efficient and
less labor intensive. They can help control costs and improve quality, as well as
increase productivity. The complexity of robotic system design, however, creates
obstacles for many manufacturers, and this is made more difficult by the need to
identify and integrate subsystems from multiple vendors.
NexCOBOT, a NEXCOM company, offers a flexible, modular robotics solution
integrating artificial intelligence (AI) with machine vision and powered by the
new Intel® Vision Accelerator Design products. The solution brings together
the insight of artificial intelligence, the mobility of robotics, and the capabilities
of machine vision, providing a new level of precision and optimization for
manufacturing and industrial implementations
The confluence of AI and Industry 4.0 is transforming image processing. As image vision becomes widespread, there is an increasing need to transition stand-alone imaging to an integrated driver of automation feeding insights back into the business systems that monitor overall factory performance.
Download the whitepaper to learn more about fitting multiple demands into a single platform—
• Building an industrial system with advanced functions like machine vision and Industry 4.0 connectivity
• Minimizing the footprint of the systems to save space, cost and power consumption
• Adhering to principles of long life, safety, reliability, real-time control functionality alongside AI and IIOT capabilities
Keeping the lights on in a manufacturing environment remains top priority for industrial companies. All too often, factories are in a reactive mode, relying on manual inspections that risk downtime because they don’t usually reveal actionable problem data.
Find out how the Nexcom Predictive Diagnostic Maintenance (PDM) system enables uninterrupted production during outages by monitoring each unit in the Diesel Uninterrupted Power Supplies (DUPS) system noninvasively.
• Using vibration analysis, the system can detect 85% of power supply problems before they do damage or cause failure
• Information processing for machine diagnostics is done at the edge, providing real-time alerts on potential issues with ample of lead time for managers to rectify
• Graphic user interface offers visual representation and analysis of historical and trending data that is easily consumable
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Aug 09, 2018
Compliance Training Tip:
Why Should I Implement a Hearing Conservation Program
in my Workplace?
Excessive noise could be putting your organization at risk.
Ongoing exposure to excessive noise in the workplace can lead to permanent hearing loss. It can also increase stress, reduce efficiency, interfere with concentration and cause fatigue. Excessive noise can even cause industrial accidents if employees can’t hear co-workers give them warnings or directions.
Hearing loss due to excessive noise is often so gradual that employees may not realize they have a problem until it’s too late. Fortunately, there are simple steps you take to protect your employees’ hearing… Download our free paper today to learn what those steps are.
You’ll also learn:
• What you can do to prevent hearing loss in the workplace
• The OSHA Standards for hearing conservation
• How Hearing Conservation can affect the bottom line
• And more
The Industrial Machinery industry is changing slower than it ever will and faster than it ever has. And customer demands are evolving at speeds never seen before. For companies serious about innovating at scale and transforming their business in order to dominate their market, it will take innovative thinking, disruptive technology and near flawless execution. This challenge, perhaps best described as the perfect blend of art and science, is more than achievable, but only if you have the right partner. Which is why we want you to meet Leonardo, by SAP. SAP Leonardo is a digital innovation system that enables organizations of all sizes to transform at scale with minimal risk and disruption. SAP Leonardo brings new technologies and services together to help businesses power their digital transformation. SAP Leonardo proves that truly transformative and sustainable innovation happens when technology, people, and data are combined.
Industrial enterprises around the world are retooling their factories with advanced technologies to boost manufacturing flexibility and speed, achieving new levels of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), supply chain responsiveness, and customer satisfaction in the process. This renaissance reflects very real pressures industry players face today. For years, traditional factories have been operating at a disadvantage, impeded by production environments that are “disconnected”—at the very least strictly gated—to corporate business systems, to supply chains, and to customers and partners.
Published By: Dell EMEA
Published Date: Jun 14, 2019
As a powerhouse of seven technology leaders—Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, Secureworks, Virtustream and VMware—Dell Technologies is committed to transforming businesses, shaping the future of innovation and developing technologies to drive human progress. Our technology, channel and IoT partners add further weight to our line-up, with many of our ISVs offering world-class expertise in developing and implementing solutions for specific manufacturing use cases. Together, we can help you manage your data across the entire manufacturing process and supply chain, from the edge to the core to the cloud, speeding up your application development and compressing your time to market.
And our engineers are ready to help you design and build solutions to meet your unique requirements. With technology tailored for industrial environments, you can quickly deploy world-class Industry 4.0 solutions—including IoT and edge computing applications. Our goal is to speed your product development, scale glob
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is flooding today’s industrial sector with data. Information is streaming in from many sources — equipment on production lines, sensors at customer facilities, sales data, and much more. Harvesting insights means filtering out the noise to arrive at actionable intelligence.
This report shows how to craft a strategy to gain a competitive edge. It explains how to evaluate IIoT solutions, including what to look for in end-to-end analytics solutions. Finally, it shows how SAS has combined its analytics expertise with Intel’s leadership in IIoT information architecture to create solutions that turn raw data into valuable insights.
The Internet of Things can bring big benefits. But what exactly is IoT, and how are different industries taking advantage of it? This TDWI e-book explores in detail what IoT and the Industrial IoT (IIoT) do for retailers, the automotive industry, state and local governments working with utilities firms, and the manufacturing industry. Common themes include connectedness, data-driven insights, predictive capabilities and transformation.
Published By: GE Power
Published Date: Jan 31, 2017
Don’t wait to implement your cyber protection program. An excellent place to begin developing your approach is with the newly published The U.S. Homeland Security Strategies for Defending Industrial Control Systems. See the 7 recommended strategies and learn and how digital solutions can help fulfill steps toward a more secure operating environment.
For manufacturers, this IDC white paper examines the current and
future Internet of Things (IoT) imperative for the following discrete manufacturing industries: automotive, aerospace and defense, high tech, and industrial machinery. We highlight IoT-enabled scenarios — those possible both now and in an Industry 4.0 future with smart manufacturing. (IDC defines IoT as a network of uniquely identifiable endpoints or “things” that communicate without human interaction using IP connectivity.) These scenarios more tightly integrate “things” with other information, processes, and even value chains. Further, we demonstrate how companies in these industries leverage technology to create business value today and disruptive opportunities tomorrow.