Household white goods, consumer and commercial appliances, including cooking and laundry equipment, electrical housewares and portable appliances and components, water processing equipment, and vending machines.
The Consumer Technology Association predicts significant growth in the sales of smart home technologies, forecasting 29 million units shipped into the channel in 2017, an impressive 63% increase over last year. Revenue forecasts are equally robust at $3.5B, a 57% increase over last year.
Discussions about additive manufacturing and prototyping frequently center solely on speed. But what is often left out of the conversation is the ability to develop more mature products before launch, thanks to the multiple design iteration cycles made possible by a 3D printer, says Scott Welham, general manager of advanced development at GE Appliances.
From the food we eat to the products we use, quality is very important. In fact, the success of any company depends on the quality of the product or service it offers. For manufacturing companies, factors such as safety, efficiency and reliability all affect the quality of a product and ultimately influence overall customer satisfaction.
Simple. Easy. Quick. These are some of the ideas driving today’s kitchen trends. Busy consumers are increasingly interested in fast and convenient cooking—witness the popularity of meal delivery cooking kits—and appliances can respond.
Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) has been gaining traction in the appliance industry as a multifaceted raw material option. It offers aesthetic and functional benefits that many other materials can’t match.
Until recently, the internet has primarily served to connect people through social media, our bank accounts or our favorite shopping site. In practice, we would call this the “Internet of People,” even though it is never referred to that way.
Broadband and connected devices continue to create new opportunities for various industries developing products and services for the consumer. According to Parks Associates research, 26% of U.S. broadband households own a smart home product, and purchase intentions remain high for consumers.
Dwell on Design brings together the brightest people, latest products, and curated content in modern design under one roof. Held each year at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the exhibition and conference showcases the best in modern design materials, furniture and accessories, home technology, garden and outdoor materials, kitchen & bath, and international design.