With 68,615 attending the 2017 Show, AHR Expo superseded its former all-time attendance record of 61,674 (set at the 2015 Show in Chicago) by 11.2 percent. This number was also 28.7 percent greater than the overall attendance (totaling 53,324) at the last AHR Expo held in Las Vegas in 2011.
Taking a part that was assembled from several components and reducing it to one 3D-printed part has obvious benefits like weight reduction. But there are also other value propositions that start from the beginning of the design phase and reach towards end-use safety and reliability.
K-I-S-S. It’s a pneumonic device. Crude but effective, it helps us remember to keep things manageable. But, as we all know, many times the ease or difficulty of a situation is not up to us. Hence, the Cynefin model.
Whether consumer or industrial. Whether you’ve heard it called IoT, Industry 4.0, or the smart factory, the Internet of Things is here and it’s only going to grow. I particularly like the term the Internet of Everything. It’s quite descriptive if you think about the ultimate goal—everything connected to everyone and everything else.
In April 2016, Comcast released an interesting report, compiled from almost 1,300 U.S. consumers, providing valuable insight into why customers are interested in smart home services, what features they really want and how they plan to use smart home technologies.