Tech Vision 2018 Trend—Citizen AI

Imagine artificial intelligence (AI) systems that help make medical diagnoses, support insurance payout decisions or use data-driven insights to enhance software development. All these things and more are happening now. As covered in Accenture Technology Vision 2018, our annual tech trend report, AIsystems and the AI-based decisions they make are increasingly affecting people’s lives. The chapter on Citizen AI explains the expanding impact of artificial intelligence as…

Exponential Technologies in Manufacturing

Technology, talent, and innovation transforming manufacturing Learn how the latest trends in advanced manufacturing technologies, talent, and innovation are transforming manufacturing, and how global manufacturing companies can best tap into this disruptive shift to evolve, grow, and thrive. In this study, global industry leaders share their views on the top manufacturing technologies that—when coupled with…

Adidas Receives German Innovation Award 2018 For Speedfactory

Worldwide known sportswear manufacturer adidas was awarded the German Innovation Prize 2018 in the category Large Enterprises for its Speedfactory. adidas Speedfactory makes it possible to adapt the design, cut and fit of each individual shoe to individual customer requirements with underlying algorithms. The new technology in place in the adidas factory also shortens production cycles.   The reward…

These High-tech Innovations That Will Change The Footwear Industry

3D printing and Virtual reality are innovative technologies that companies are using to change the way consumers experience footwear.   Intensive innovation has been changing the status-quo of many existing industries. The footwear industry is not an exception. From better and automated production processes  to new product design techniques, footwear companies are more and more aware of…

From Traditional Textiles To Advanced Fiber Reinforcements

Firestone Fibers & Textiles is growing beyond its traditional tire and building textile products into highly-specialized industrial and composite fabrics for sale outside the company.   ♦ Firestone Fibers & Textiles Co.’s Kings Mountain location currently is in the process of expanding to accommodate equipment and capacity from another location.   Firestone is a name…

MATERIAL — FABRIC TREND CHECKLIST

Delicate qualities embody the season’s message of femininity with a vintage flair, adding a ladylike aesthetic to the summer wardrobe. Fine semi-sheer Chantilly lace is seen alongside more textured guipure and broderie anglaise, as well as featherlight wool-lace constructions, reminiscent of antique domestic crochet heirlooms, with heavy cream and blush tones adding an authentic character.