6 Technical Trends That Are Reshaping Manufacturing (Part 2)

Last week, we revealed the coolest new technology behind additive manufacturing, wearables, and robots. But with so many examples of technical trends that are sweeping manufacturing and the supply chain in Frost & Sullivan's outline of the Top 50 Emerging Technologies that are expected to transform the world, we couldn't cram them all into one post.  

So without further adieu, here are three more tech trends in the manufacturing industry along with examples of the latest advancements in their respective fields.


Fromm credit card breaches to network hacks, the supply chain has proven vulnerable to cyberattacks over the last few years. Fortunately, cybersecurity is advancing and, better yet, adopting in order to account for new technologies such as mobile, IOT, and wearables. However, in order to stay ahead of the attackers, cybersecurity software must essentially learn to fight back in real time.

IBM is hoping their brain-inspired chip TrueNorth will do just that. Wondering how? Watch the video to find out. 


That would be helpful to have.

Bio-Based Material

With many manfucaturers focusing on sustainability, materials that are derived from natural resources are in demand like never before. Cellulose, biological organisms, and starch are examples of the raw materials being tapped to propel this movement forward and improve the future of our planet.

But how can this happen? Companies like BioAmber are sharing their vision for a sustainable future involving bio-based materials.

One small step for the environment, and one giant leap for humanity.


Drones have been the cause of much debate since their highly publicized adoption. A public nuisance or a vehicle for safety? A breach of personal security or a beacon of national security? What most people can agree on, however, is that not having control over other people's unmanned aircraft can be lead to an invasion of privacy. With all the new technology that has come with drones, how can those who would prefer to stay unknown protect themselves from prying eyes? 

IEN covered some new technology that may help answer that question. Though currently distributed under strict circumstances, other versions of "drone blockers" may be on the way.

Doesn't it remind you of a modern interpretation of Duck Hunt?

Of course, these technologies merely represent the tip of the iceberg when it comes to industry innovations. Want to get your great idea on a top technology list? Start by finding the right supplier to help you on THOMASNET.com.

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