Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center

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A federal institute for smart manufacturing has selected the Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems (ISSACS) at Case Western Reserve University to lead a Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center (SMIC) in Cleveland, in partnership with Sears think[box]. 

The Cleveland SMIC will focus on helping small- and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) adopt smart manufacturing technologies.

Adopting smart manufacturing—also known as “Industry 4.0”—is critical for manufacturers to stay relevant in an increasingly connected and global economy. Smart manufacturing is a broad term that describes a technology-driven approach that uses internet-connected machinery to monitor production, automate operations and use data analytics for more efficient and safe manufacturing.

Read more about the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center in The Daily.