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How Microsoft is Bringing the Metaverse to Factory Floors

HoloLens is being worn for a variety of efficient use cases. The metaverse is starting to show up in some fascinating places and work environments. In this video clip from "The Virtual Opportunities Show" on Motley Fool Live, recorded on May 31, Fool.com contributor Rachel Warren...

Nokia sees chance to spur Industry 4.0

Mr Thitipan says Nokia is keen to provide industrial-grade private wireless networks that have proven to be a critical enabler to accelerate Industry 4.0. The telecom regulator should allocate spectrum ranges for enterprise usage through its licensing regime in order to drive the Industry 4.0...

The need for data-driven digital transformation in industry 4.0

Evolving on the grounds of technology, followed by a global push to be digitally active, businesses in industry 4.0 must take human-machine interactions and data derived from it to the next-level. Predictive-insights has been a long-standing buzzword. It is a gray area for some, for others it is...

Malaysia: SAP, Microsoft jointly introduce SME solution with PIKOM's encouragement

PIKOM CIO chapter chairman Malik Murad Ali (centre) with Microsoft Malaysia managing director K.Raman (left) and SAP managing director Hong Kok Cheong (right). KUALA LUMPUR: The National Tech Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) urges local businesses to double their digital transformation...

Pepsi Turns to Additive Manufacturing to Make its Bottles

At some point or another in our lives, we have definitely heard of and most likely consumed it: Pepsi. The iconic American cult drink can be found in almost every supermarket around the world – stored in plastic bottles. For the popular drink, with its unique taste, the New York-based company...

Pharma 4.0 and the Modernizing Power of Digital Technology Transfer

Putting Pharma 4.0 principles into practice, and how a crucial foundation for doing so is the digitation of technology transfer in the life sciences enterprise. Digital transformation is a major undertaking for any manufacturer. But factor in the mission critical, highly regulated, and...

Moving Manufacturing Forward: How Letting Go Of The Past Can Drive Manufacturing Transformation

Everybody knows the saying, “Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” But what if you build a better way to build a mousetrap? Will the world still come knocking? For many manufacturers, the answer may be no—or at least not right...

Software Defined Automation Releases Industrial-Control-as-a-Service

Software Defined Automation releases a complete solution for control engineers to overcome tight coupling of hardware and software in factory automation, as well as the limited spillover of innovations from information technology to industrial real-time control. SDA Industrial-Control-as-a-Service...


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Schneider Electric and Intel Partner to Accelerate Industrial Innovation

Schneider Electric is collaborating with Intel Corp. to extend the EcoStruxure Automation Expert by creating a Distributed Control Node (DCN) software framework complimented by an associated Intel processor-based DCN hardware offering. By combining the performance, security and deployment...

Digital transformation: where now for food processing firms?

As the digitalisation of food and drink factories becomes a major talking point for manufacturers, are businesses prepared to embrace the change and where will this march into the future lead them?   Keith Thornhill, Siemens head of food & beverage As Siemens head of food and...

Smart manufacturing boosts industrial upgrading in China

A robotic arm works on a production line creating kitchen equipment in Shenyang, Northeast China's Liaoning province, June 8, 2022. [Photo/VCG] Smart manufacturing has been widely applied in various industries to boost industrial transformation for more high-quality development in China. A...

AI Experts Discuss at Automate 2022 How Artificial Intelligence Powers Manufacturing

June 8, 2022 - Today at the Automate 2022 Show and Conference in Detroit, leading experts in artificial intelligence (AI) will discuss how to put AI to use in manufacturing facilities in the keynote panel, “AI & Manufacturing - How Artificial Intelligence is Powering the Next...

Energy Consumption in Manufacturing: New Data Standard in Development

Industry 4.0 data-communication standards will gain a protocol for sharing information on energy use in production. An international consortium including the OPC Foundation, developer of Industry 4.0 data-interchange protocols based on the OPC UA interface standard, is working to...

Applying Additive Manufacturing in Advanced Industrial Processes

The Siemens SimRod is an electric vehicle that leverages the latest additive manufacturing and other advanced production technologies. At the Hannover Fair, a model of the production line was used to demonstrate Siemens’ latest automation technology. The solutions shown...

Smart manufacturing in India – L&T leads the way

Industry 4.0 implemented at its 12 manufacturing facilities, including at Hazira. IIOT or the Industrial Internet of Things is enabling Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution across the world. L&T, a leading Indian multinational engaged in EPC Projects, Hi-Tech Manufacturing and...

Round table: How technology can be the leveraging aspect for the next-Gen IT/OT Convergence in manufacturing

Event report on the roundtable, Leveraging Technology for Manufacturing Excellence, organised by Hitachi Vantara and supported by Manufacturing Today. Many companies respond to an increasingly technologically aligned environment by adding roles with a technology focus or changing traditional roles...

Pandemic-driven or not, Industry 4.0 is driving long-term change: Cisco at HM22

Is Industry 4.0 really driving long-term change in how businesses operate? Sean Caragata, global industry director for industrial and critical infrastructure at Cisco, says yes, giving a number of case studies during a session at Hannover Messe 2022. Caragata notes that manufacturing leaders and...

How Huawei plays a part in the digital transformation of the Asia Pacific

Nicholas Ma, President of Huawei APAC Enterprise Business Group, shares learnings from Huawei’s experiences of driving digital transformation in the region. “Asia Pacific region is a leading force around the world for digital economies,” says Nicholas Ma, President of Huawei APAC...

Manufacturers’ Great Innovation Opportunity

It may be a cliché but it’s true: the last two years have been extraordinary. In just 24 months, we’ve seen a decade’s worth of transformation, much of it driven by emerging technologies, such as data analytics, AI, blockchain and Web 3.0. Meanwhile, the likes of voice...

Nokia taps Microsoft for Industry 4.0 platform

Nokia has announced plans to integrate Microsoft Azure Arc capabilities into the Nokia MX Industrial Edge (MXIE) platform, unlocking the potential of mission critical applications for Industry 4.0 use cases Through the integration, Nokia MXIE and private wireless solution customers have...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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