INDUSTRY 4.0

INDUSTRY 4.0

While industry 4.0 is not something tangible you can hold in your hand, the ideas and goals behind the paradigm are an important reality of the competitive manufacturing landscape now and going forward. The concept is simple: collect data, analyze the data, and use the analysis results in an automated fashion make decisions more effectively that we can using traditional methods.

The implication of this simple statement is that as we progress on our Industry 4.0 journey, our systems will become more and more autonomous. While process related assets may be the first to come to mind when considering Industry 4.0, a holistic approach encompasses all parts of the organization to include enterprise software systems, supply chain, and human capital.

While Noble cannot yet claim 100% autonomy in manufacturing, we can say that this long-term goal is a driver in all design, capital, and organizational decisions made for both our molding and automation business segments. We believe these efforts afford both Noble and its customers a significant competitive advantage.

Stay tuned and check back often as we share some of the challenges and successes we have experienced on this journey.

Noble Plastics has over 15 years of experience as an ITAR-registered supplier to Department of Defense Prime contractors.

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Practical Industry 4.0

“Work smarter, not harder.” In 1712 the first productive steam engine was invented and improved until 1801 when the first steam-powered locomotive was driven through the streets of Camborne by Richard Trevithick. Between 1719 and 1764, three inventors improved weaving and spinning so that by 1785 Edmund Cartwright’s power loom could break onto the scene. Samuel Morse invented the telegraph in 1844 to allow quick communication over long distances, and in 2007 Steve Jobs revealed the game-changing iPhone. Innovation followed us across the centuries and will continue to push us into the future. We have seen three industrial revolutions come and go, so what exactly is the fourth, and when is it coming?

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MAPP BenchCon 2022 – Presentation, Award, and Exhibiting

In a hotel ballroom in Indianapolis, IN on October 5th, 2022 a room full of plastic molders were serenated by Jason Hewlett and his repertoire of Legend Parodies. Between his takes on songs like Sound of Silence and Poker Face the message he shared with the attendees revolved around a promise. He spoke about what a promise is and how important it is we keep them to our coworkers, our clients, and family but that we must also keep the ones we make to and for ourselves.

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Noble Presents at LAGCOE EnergyFest 2022

After a brief hiatus and temporary relocation, LAGCOE returned to Acadiana for Energy Fest 2022 at the Cajundome Convention Center on October 19th-21st. Noble Plastics has been a longtime presenter at the international exposition, attending the event almost every year since 2009. 2022 was no exception and Noble Plastics was excited to showcase the FANUC CRX-10iA collaborative robot – thoughtfully nicknamed the “cobot” – to demonstrate current capabilities of automation and how it applies to the oil, gas, & energy industry.

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