The movement toward digital part manufacturing is part of a trend toward connecting all steps of the manufacturing process--from planning to production--with a single source of information, a so-called digital thread. By taking advantage of digitalization, manufacturers can embrace automation to achieve greater efficiency, reduced time to delivery and better production results.
Originally announced on February 14, 1946, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), was the first general-purpose electronic computer. Hailed by The New York Times as "an amazing machine which applies electronic speeds for the first time to mathematical tasks hitherto too difficult and cumbersome for solution," the ENIAC was a revolutionary piece of machinery in its day. It was constructed and operated here at The Moore School of Electrical Engineering, now part of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Today, it is difficult to imagine how we could manage without the myriad electronic devices that we utilize each day. From our "smart" phones, touch screens, and tiny cameras to our automobiles, airplanes and medical equipment and devices, electronics is the engine driving us forward.
Blue is probably best known for its line of microphones, but the company's headphones managed to take home an Emmy. The Blue Mix-Fi headphones won Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development, becoming the first headphones ever to win the award. The Mix-Fi headphones have found their way onto the production teams for a number of major films and movies. According to a statement from the company, the headphones have been used by crew on Westworld, Grey's Anatomy, and NCIS and have been given a stamp of approval by JJ Abrams. The adoption of the headphones throughout the industry culminated in the win at the Engineering Emmys.