A renaissance in global manufacturing across a wide range of discrete and process industries has led to rising interest in the use of manufacturing technologies that replace traditional tools and methods. The need for faster time to market, cost reduction, and, most importantly, improved product quality and traceability, has driven manufacturing companies to embrace products from a range of suppliers. Thus, newer technologies, like machine vision have replaced the need for large numbers of visual quality control inspectors. Similarly, three dimensional (3-D) prototyping machines have replaced the use of clay and wood models.
Our current areas of focus in manufacturing tech include companies that provide 3D printers, rapid prototyping services, machine vision and 3D measurement systems, as well as semiconductor-related technologies.