We talk a lot of about digital content and it is often centered around the publishing world. However, digital content is integral to most organizations including the manufacturing side of commerce. This interesting information came to our attention from Machine Design in their blog post, “Connecting the Digital World with Manufacturing.”

Determining what it takes to make something and what tools you need to make it happen isn’t just an individual’s approach. These are the same issues addressed by the Forge Platform, a set of cloud services and resources for developers to quickly create data-centric apps, experiences, and services. Users have direct access to their application program interfaces (APIs) and their code so they can create programs and interfaces for their designs.

The interconnected devices from the design office to the construction site or the factory through the Forge cloud allow for last-minute design changes and constant monitoring of the construction or manufacturing progress.

Melody K. Smith

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