INDUSTRY NEWS AND RESOURCES

Home / 14.0 INSIDERS / INDUSTRY NEWS AND RESOURCES

Filter By:

Top News

When to use 3D printing for mass production

Additive manufacturing has come a long way since the 1980s. Though many believe the value of 3D printing lies in its prototyping capabilities, designers and engineers know that it can be helpful in other situations, notably mass production. 3D printing for mass manufacturing can unlock new...

“Engineering a green future: How IoT can help.”

It’s not news anymore that climate-related events gravely impact more than 1 in 4 organisations worldwide. According to a report reveals that 3 in 10 organisations are also seeing operational impacts of climate-related events, such as flooding and wildfires, which have destroyed facilities...

Manufacturers embrace the digital economy

A worker displays smart monitoring equipment at the expo on June 24. [Photo/Xinhua] High-quality development has been given fresh impetus A workshop manufacturing home appliances in Shenyang, Liaoning province, is offering clients a chance to customize refrigerators remotely using their...

A third of business school students believe they lack the digital skills for Industry 4.0 jobs

Business school students about to enter the job market are concerned about their lack of digital skills when it comes to getting a job in Industry 4.0 - or the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  Key takeaways: 30% fear that they lack the digital skills to prepare for employment in...

Biden Announces AM Forward Program To Foster Adoption Of Additive Manufacturing

Laser sintering is one of the technologies used for the additive manufacturing of metals GETTY This morning President Biden is announcing the Additive Manufacturing Forward (AM Forward) program, a partnership between several large U.S. original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and some...

New lab at NTU aims to develop solutions in areas such as robotics and automation

The Schaeffler Hub for Advanced Research at NTU aims to accelerate innovation in the areas of future mobility, robotics and Industry 4.0. ST PHOTO: FELINE LIM SINGAPORE - A video and analytics system that monitors humans and their robot co-workers in a factory, and sounds an alarm...

Industry 4.0: Govt exhorts companies to tap potential of tier-2 and -3 cities

Stating that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a big vision for India@2047, Union Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Anupriya Patel said the government is committed towards trans-forming India during the ‘Amritkaal, the next 25 years’. New Delhi: Union Minister of...

ACE market listing bodes well for CNERGENZ's future objectives, strategies

CNERGENZ is now well-positioned to benefit from the global demand for electronics and semiconductor products as the world adapts to the increasing demand for E&S products. KUALA LUMPUR: CNERGENZ Bhd's upcoming ACE market listing bodes well for its future objectives and strategies, including...

The True Path To Mass Adoption: Building Manufacturing Solutions Anyone Can Use

Founder and CEO of Velo3D, a manufacturing technology company with an end-to-end solution for 3D printing mission-critical metal parts. Whenever someone asks what we do at my company, my response is simple: We help businesses manufacture parts that were previously considered too difficult...

Smart Manufacturing – The Way Forward

Business leaders have just started to tap the tip of the iceberg as far as the potential of smart manufacturing is concerned, and the possibilities remain immense. In the near future, a world will exist where machines will do your bidding. It will not just be limited to algorithms, but also take...

What is 'Industry 4.0' and what will it mean for developing countries?

We are living at the beginning of a new technological revolution around Industry 4.0 technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Industry 4.0 refers to the “smart” and connected production systems designed to sense, predict, and...

Sunningdale Tech moulds a better future with Industry 4.0

How has Industry 4.0 helped manufacturer Sunningdale achieve operational excellence and build the muscle to deal with disruptions? Photo: Simon Kadula/Unsplash It goes without saying that the Covid-19 pandemic and recent global events have caused unexpected disruptions to the manufacturing...

Frasers unveils new-generation of standard factory

Frasers Property Industrial (Thailand) unveils new-generation of standard factory under Smart & Sustainable concept, as demand for sustainability surges among MNCs, starting with German company Ziehl-Abegg. FPIT’s new-generation factory for the Industry 4.0 era handed over to...

Enabling the factory of the future with 5G

At a recent Directors' Forum hosted by The Manufacturer, Ericsson’s Björn Odenhammar and Duncan Hawkins were joined by representatives from leading manufacturing organisations to discuss how the manufacturing industry can enable the factory of the future with the help of 5G. It is...


Latest News

iBASEt: digital maturity essential for manufacturing sector

Research from iBASEt shows that manufacturing productivity falls behind when a business lacks digital maturity - here’s how brands like Nokia keep up iBASEt and the MTC (The Manufacturing Technology Centre), have today published new research on digital maturity in the...

Resin 3D Printing in Dentistry for Precise Surgical Guides and Dental Implants

The dental industry has made great advances in recent years thanks to the incorporation of additive manufacturing. There are a number of applications for the technology in the sector, including but not limited to the development of dental models, prostheses, implants and crowns. For these...

Siemens’ SynthAI (Synthetic Data and Artificial Intelligence) Combine to Improve Machine Vision

By creating synthetic data from 3D CAD data, Siemens’ SynthAI helps machine vision systems be more rapidly deployed for applications ranging from quality control to robotic picking and assembly operations. With its ability to help automate quality control, guide flexible pick-and-place...

How Time-sensitive Networking (TSN) is Accelerating Digital Transformation for Industrial Automation

How to implement Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications and transform smart factories using digital transformation becomes key to the survival of companies amid the current turbulent climate. Most companies take advantage of economies of scale by producing a larger...

Data Creates Both Revenue Opportunities and Technical Challenges for Industrial Manufacturers

New paper from Tuxera details the constraints, risks and solutions when designing robust and reliable storage stacks for optimal operational efficiency in the IIoT market. HELSINKI, May 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The exponential growth of data generated in today's modern smart manufacturing...

Minimizing Machine Downtime with Bluetooth Gateways and Smart Sensors

Using a combination of Bluetooth gateways from Cassia Networks and smart sensors from Dodge Industrial, Penn Waste provides its maintenance engineers with needed visibility into equipment operations. Penn Waste recycling sorting operations. Source: wastetodaymagazine.com Though not a...

How Technology Can Mitigate Inflation’s Impact on Supply Chains

Technology, through its ability to lower operating costs and increase efficiency, can slow or even counter inflation's effects. Inflation has been only a minor influence on the U.S. economy for decades—so long, in fact, it’s difficult to fathom the full impact of its return,...

Researching the finer points of success for manufacturing

Funded by Science Foundation Ireland and based at the University of Limerick, the CONFIRM research centre carries out research into digital manufacturing to produce ideas that can be applied to manufacturing industry Ireland has an excellent reputation as a centre of advanced manufacturing and,...

How digital transformation can help manufacturers boost employee experience, attract talent

With talent and technology the top investment priorities for 2022, it makes sense for UK manufacturers to use both to boost employee experiences. Paul Haimes, European vice president EMEAI Solutions Consulting at PTC, provides some insights into how digital tools can boost employees' experiences...

Google Cloud Launches New Solutions to Help Manufacturers Unify Their Data and Address Industry-Specific Use Cases

Ford, Kyocera, and Phononic among early customers to enhance data transparency and optimize production with new manufacturing-specific solutions Cognizant, C3 AI, GFT, Intel, Litmus, Quantiphi, SoftServe, Sotec, Splunk, among partners supporting the new solutions SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 5,...

Use of Automation, AI & Digitization in warehousing industry in India & globally

Driven by e-commerce and manufacturing sectors, 2021 witnessed about 4200 plus acres of manufacturing and warehousing land transactions. Viral Shah, Executive Director (Group IT Director), at V-Trans (India) Ltd India is on the success path to becoming world leader in technology-enabled...

How digital data is transforming factory floors

Ravi Guttal, CTO at precision manufacturing company Aequs that works with aerospace companies, says they today assess aircraft paint jobs using cameras. The cameras capture data, and then, leveraging a self-learning algorithm, it predicts whether the paint has the right gloss and thickness....

Additive manufacturing, 3D printing in the world of mass production

The use of printing technologies for industrial manufacturing processes in microfabrication has long been considered the holy grail for 3D printing. Companies have certainly tried, but existing technologies such as traditional inkjet printing have not been able to deliver the ultra-high resolution...

Reinventing Intralogistics

A comprehensive approach to automation requires networking - not just between the individual components. Because for something really ground-breaking to emerge, already the development must be aligned. This is the only way that the end product is more than the sum of its parts. For this purpose,...

Is Additive Freeing Designers or Aiding Manufacturers?

How can we embrace additive manufacturing within an enterprise? Jessica Menold, assistant professor of engineering design, manufactures silicone earbuds for single-use stethoscopes using silicone rubber molds formed from 3D printed earbuds. Photo credit: Christian Baum. All rights...

What’s the next big milestone in factory automation?

Orchestration improvements and broader AI and 5G adoption will shape the next years of manufacturing, members of Protocol's Braintrust say. Good afternoon! We asked the experts to think about the future of factories and manufacturing and let us know what big milestones they’re looking...

How Manufacturers Supercharge Massive Supply Chain Advantage With Industry 4.0

Buffeted by all manner of disruptions – the pandemic, geopolitical conflicts, and trade wars to name a few, manufacturers have elevated Industry 4.0 from shop floor tactic to business-led strategy. While automation may have begun in the factory, in an ultra-dynamic market where anything can...

YesAsia partners with Geek+ for its first Smart Warehouse at Goodman Interlink, Hong Kong

Global online retailer YesAsia has teamed-up with Geek+ to build YesAsia’s first smart warehouse at Goodman Interlink, one of the world’s tallest warehouse facilities located in Tsing Yi, Hong Kong. This will be the largest number of AMRs deployed in any single Hong Kong e-commerce...

Three reasons to monitor automation, analytics, AI and AR trends

"We must allow build-reliability into the network infrastructure." As consumers and businesses prepare to spend on next-gen or smart-gen factory solutions, the Industry 4.0 market will skyrocket. According to a recent Transparency Market Research report, the global Industry 4.0 market is...

Automation Development: Change the Industry, Not Just Your Company

The retired head of Instrumentation, Control & Electrical professionals within ExxonMobil Upstream makes the case for open systems development for automation projects.  A company can take several different approaches when developing new automation technologies related to purchased...

When It Comes To Modern Supply Chain Management, Time Is Of The Essence

Having attended way too many business conferences, I empathize with the audience when a presenter drones on and on about “big data,” “synergies,” and “digital transformation.” What are we really talking about with all these buzzwords? If you ask me, there is one...

Has digital technology transformed the MedTech industry?

The Covid-19 pandemic didn’t only affect the people infected by the virus but also the healthcare industry in general and the medical devices segment in particular. This single cause has managed to irrevocably change the industry’s future, bringing about a deep focus on wellness and...

Case Study: How Technology is Helping Automotive Manufacturers Achieve Sustainable Goals

A digital transformation in car production is supporting manufacturers as they transit towards sustainable manufacturing. Car manufacturers face a range of challenges globally as they strive to move towards sustainable manufacturing. Central to this is ensuring production processes remain as...

Ministry creates roadmap to drive economic transformation

Jakarta (ANTARA) - A digital roadmap was created by the ministry to drive economic transformation according to the government's 2023 work plan, National Development Planning Minister Suharso Monoarfa stated."The National Development Planning Agency has created a digital roadmap for...

A Heart-Pounding Supercar Aims to Upend How Cars Are Built

The Czinger 21C is made with 3-D printers. “If he’s successful,” an analyst said, “it will be an earthquake for the industry.” The Czinger 21C has a top speed north of 253 miles an hour. The Czinger 21C is a decadent supercar designed to get car enthusiasts...

Stratasys’ First Sustainability Report Champions 3D Printing Climate Action, Social Impact, Commitment to ‘Mindful Manufacturing’

New rooftop solar installation under construction at Stratasys' Kiryat Gat Manufacturing installation. The installation is expected to generate 280 kWP and became operational in April 2022. (Photo: Business Wire) EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. & REHOVOT, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stratasys Ltd....

AI-Based Optimization Software Automates and Digitizes Aerostructure Manufacturing To Provide Digital Thread

Middle River Aerostructure Systems (MRAS), a world-leading Aerospace Manufacturer for engine nacelles and aerostructures that was acquired by ST Engineering, has deployed Plataine’s AI-based optimization solution to automate and streamline production processes in its Baltimore, MD...

Cybersecurity in the digital factory for manufacturers

It’s 8 a.m. on just another Tuesday morning. A member of a sheet metal processing job shop’s sales team turns on his computer. As he drinks his first cup of coffee, he checks his emails, opens what looks like a quotation request from a customer, and clicks on the attachment. The...

The Worldwide Logistics Robot Industry is Expected to Reach $10.9 Billion by 2027 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Logistics Robot Market - Forecasts from 2022 to 2027" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global logistics robots market was valued at US$2.585 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 22.94% over the...

5 Reasons Now Is The Time To Invest In Manufacturing

At age 17, Warren Buffet took a $25 investment in a single pinball machine and turned it into a $1,000 company in just a year. How? By reinvesting his profits, Buffet’s venture only continued to grow in value. Manufacturers who don’t want to see their company growth stall out...

Pentamaster eyes expansion to Germany, setting up offices in Indonesia, Middle East

KUALA LUMPUR: Pentamaster Corporation Bhd, an automation technology solutions and services provider, will continue to further strengthen its geographical footprint in 2022 and next year through its products and solutions. Executive chairman Chuah Choon Bin said having established...

Why the automotive industry is not as automated as it seems

Carmakers and their sub suppliers are overlooking a huge automation potential that can help them overcome the labour and productivity challenges facing the industry. We are used to thinking about the automotive industry as a front runner for robots and automation. In many ways, it also is: If...

How can manufacturers accelerate the adoption of Industry 4.0?

The manufacturing industry is well aware of the benefits Industry 4.0 technologies can offer. Connectivity, AI/ML, IoT, AR/VR and other technologies are available to provide data and streamline processes and improve manufacturing across diverse industry segments. Yet whilst awareness is broad,...

Plex Systems’ smart manufacturing platform comes to Southeast Asia

Meticulous Research forecasts Southeast Asia’s industrial automation and process control market to be worth US$4.97 billion by 2025. Source: Meticulous Research The researcher attributes the growth favourable government initiatives to promote the adoption of automated systems in...

Additive Manufacturing to the Rescue — Again

AM is the perfect candidate to solve production problems that began during the pandemic. When supply chain issues first emerged, 3D printing helped ensure replacement parts were readily available for powdered air purifying respirators (PAPRs) during the early stages of the pandemic. When 3D...

Manufacturing: More human than machine?

One of Flex’s locations, at Buffalo Grove, Illinois, US. The company has 160,000 employees in 30 countries (Photo credit: Flex) Since the Industrial Revolution, mankind has been manufacturing items on a massive scale. From the simple ploughshare of the medieval times to the smartphones...

Petronas, Aerodyne team up to commercialise drone-based solutions

Petronas president and group chief executive officer Datuk Tengku Muhammad Taufik said the group believed the partnership with Aerodyne was testimony to the shared vision of both organisations to propel Malaysia to the forefront of drone technology solutions in the world. KUALA LUMPUR:...

How AVEVA is solving crises in the manufacturing industry

Digitally transforming factories with the data-driven tools of Industry 4.0 will better equip manufacturers to deal with market disruptions and the many pressures they are facing. Manufacturers are dealing with several challenges along their value chain. While the sector was already being...

Creating tech-driven logistics networks in India: Role of modern startups

The Indian economy has been growing steadily in today’s digital era. The development of road infrastructure and digitization of logistics operations coupled with initiatives such as ‘Make in India’, and ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ have been driving this growth forward. As...

Technology transforming India's supply chain ecosystem

The logistics sector has historically been India’s largest employer, accounting for 14 percent of the country’s GDP. According to some estimates, the growth in the logistics space is 1.5 times that of India’s GDP, and the market has become extremely fragmented over time due to the...

3 Examples of How Polymer 3D Printing Is Still Advancing in Important Ways

On AM Radio, a conversation about ways the basic operation and capabilities of additive manufacturing with plastics is still changing. Innovators are not yet done developing all the capabilities of 3D printers or all the ways polymer additive manufacturing might work. The most recent...

Western Digital factory in Penang, Malaysia named Asia's first World Economic Forum Sustainability Lighthouse

The Western Digital Batu Kawan site has implemented various strategies such as the Lights-Out manufacturing concept, which transforms entire manufacturing systems with the use of advanced 4IR technologies. KUALA LUMPUR: The World Economic Forum has recognised and awarded Western Digital's...

Most Companies Still New to Smart Manufacturing and Struggling with Adoption, ISG Survey Finds

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Most companies are still new to smart manufacturing and are making slow progress with adoption, but interest in the concept is high, according to survey results released today by Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology...

Collaborating to industrialize additive manufacturing

Creating the industry of tomorrow is a big goal, companies have been proclaiming they can deliver it probably as long as there has been industry to improve. It is a very bold claim, but more often than not, changes come about through parallel development by many. Two great examples are internal...

Smart Manufacturing in Malaysia still at nascent stage

Harsh reality, vast majority of manufacturing in Malaysia at industry 2.5 A continuous journey where stakes are high to evolve production processes (L 2 R): Rejab Sulaiman, Vice President, Products & Innovation, TM ONE, Barry Leung, General Manager, SmartMore International and Dr...

The Top 40 Investors In Industrial Tech: How Investments In Transformative Solutions Using AI, Cloud, And Edge Act Like Probiotics For Manufacturing

Traditionally, few venture capitalists would touch industrial startup companies. Time cycles were too long and clunky hardware complicated things. However, deep digitalization is taking hold, the expectations are that the industrial sector will evolve much faster. What has changed? Sketch of an...

AI in 3D Printing: Accelerating New Material Discovery and Qualification

In the second edition of 3D Printing Industry’s series on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and 3D printing, interviewees tell us how the technology is helping step up the process of identifying, optimizing and qualifying new additive manufacturing materials.  As engineers that work in...

How Does Software Automation Empower the PCB Assembly Process?

The article sheds light on the critical role of software automation in PCB assembly, especially when it comes to reducing assembly turnaround time. What you’ll learn: Software automation in PCB assembly. Advantages and disadvantages of software automation in PCB...

Sanofi breaks ground at S$638 million digitlalized vaccine facility in Tuas

Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat (centre) at the groundbreaking ceremony for Sanofi's Evolutive Vaccine Facility in Singapore on Apr 20, 2022. (Photo: CNA/Ang Hwee Min) SINGAPORE: By enhancing Singapore's capacity for manufacturing vaccines, the region will be more prepared for...

MRANTI to ramp up tech-savvy talent pool and innovation portfolio with new 2,000 sq ft lab

Students construct a paper geodesic dome with the facilitator Sam Gibbs from STREAMLine Education during MRANTI’s World Engineering Day. KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia Research Accelerator for Technology and Innovation, MRANTI, an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and...

JOIN MAILING LIST