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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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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...

Aramex Partners with what3words to Enhance Last Mile Deliveries

Aramex and innovative geolocation technology company what3words have announced a partnership to further improve last mile delivery process through improved and more accurate addressing system. As part of the Company’s plans to further enhance the efficiency of its last mile delivery, Aramex...

Siemens, Xerox Collaborate at Additive Manufacturing Hub

Partnership includes installation of Xerox ElemX 3D printer at the Siemens Charlotte Advanced Technology Collaboration Hub in Charlotte, North Carolina. An example part that was 3D printed on the Xerox ElemX machine, powered by the Sinumerik 840D sl control system from Siemens. Photo Credit:...

Yokogawa, JSR run chemical plant with AI for 35 days

In what they report is a world's first accomplishment, Yokogawa Electric Corp. and JSR Corp. reported March 22 that they successfully concluded a field test in which artificial intelligence (AI) was used to autonomously run a chemical plant for 35 days. They add the test...

Tackling 'blind spots' in manufacturing

Production blind spots result in loss of money, energy and productivity MACHINE breakdowns due to production blind spots can affect many manufactur­ing processes. According to manufacturing automation solutions company Quantum Computing Sdn Bhd, traditionally, as long as machines run, the...

Digital adoption advantages for manufacturers

Two years of disruption, the likes of which most have never seen, meant that many manufacturing firms had to adapt fast just to survive. Accelerating digital adoption strategies was one of the main priorities. Lee Collinson, National Head of Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics at Barclays,...

The complications of 3D printing in the energy industry

Andrew Docherty and Dan Sizer from leading IP and trademarks firm Marks & Clerk, on the overlooked complications of 3D printing in the energy industry The energy industry is undergoing a period of significant transition and additive manufacturing is likely to play a...

Taiwan Set to Be a Major Hub of Smart Manufacturing Solutions

President Tsai Ing-wen revealed that the government is committed to advancing Taiwan’s smart machinery sector through expanded public-private cooperation. He made the remarks in In the presence of Sandra Oudkirk, American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director. Smart manufacturing is a...

How Sustainable is the Future of Logistics?

In this session of the Future of Logistics conference panellists explored the way forward to make operations in the supply chain greener. The third Session of the Future of Logistics Conference Part II moderated by Joe Beydoun, was focused on sustainability with questions like are we doing what...

Human Workers are Critical to Industry 4.0

Pop culture often depicts a future in which jobs—everything from driving to assembly line production to housekeeping—are done by robots in place of humans. But while it might be nice to never have to mop or vacuum your own house, the real-world fear that robots are displacing American...

Industry 4.0 can help the manufacturing sector contribute 25% to India's GDP by FY26

BENGALURU: Industry 4.0 can help the manufacturing sector contribute 25% to India's GDP by FY26, according to a Nasscom-Capgemini report titled, ‘India Industry 4.0 Adoption: A Case to Mature Manufacturing Digitalisation by 2025’. It will also help the sector become an...

Velo3D Ships First Sapphire XC to Aerospace Customer

Velo3D has delivered its first Sapphire XC large-scale 3D printer to an aerospace customer to improve its additive manufacturing capabilities. The Sapphire XC (or Extra Capacity) is the company’s newest and largest metal 3D printer which is said to deliver both...

Avoiding Pitfalls In Your Smart Manufacturing Implementation

Smart manufacturing is all the buzz. In recent years, the costs of implementing smart manufacturing technologies have fallen significantly. I’ve found that this has benefited many manufacturing companies; however, it has come with an unintended consequence. Now the threshold for approving a...

How focus on smart manufacturing unlocks opportunities for Hong Kong talent and industry

Hong Kong’s rapidly developing innovation and technology (I&T) ecosystem is creating many exciting career opportunities for young talent. Demand for technology talent is growing at an average annual rate of 4.3 per cent, with more than 57,600 people expected to be employed...

Worldwide Smart Manufacturing Industry to 2028 - Featuring Siemens, ABB and Emerson Electric Among Others

Smart manufacturing may be a method of producing which aims at optimizing the concept, product manufacturing and transaction process. Smart manufacturing involves the use of automation machinery and the goal to be achieved through this process is the use of information technology to use it for the...

Novanta Partners with MassRobotics for next-gen medical robotics

Novanta Inc. announced a new partnership with MassRobotics to help create and scale the next generation of successful robotics startups. Through the partnership, Novanta business units Celera Motion and ATI Industrial Automation will collaborate with MassRobotics to develop...

Micropsi Raises $30M Funding to Scale Industrial Automation with Human Motion Trained Robots

Micropsi Industries has announced the successful closing of its $30M Series B funding round. The company provides ready-to-use AI systems for controlling industrial robots to enable the automation of manufacturing processes that so far could not be automated. By using cameras and sensors to react...

VDA 5050 2.0.0 for AGVs is launched

A team of automated guided vehicle (AGV) users, control system providers and AGV manufacturers, with coordination from Germany’s Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and the VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Association has developed a new version of the VDA 5050, an open...

Siemens Offers Turnkey Logistic Solutions for Material Handling Processes at MODEX 2022

Siemens Offers Turnkey Logistic Solutions for Material Handling Processes at MODEX 2022 Displays include hardware automation and software solutions specific to today’s material handling / intralogistics challenges Siemens will exhibit at MODEX 2022 in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress...

Dematic Changes EMEA Management; Makes Major Investments in the Region

Dematic, the world’s largest automation technology provider and creator of intra-logistics at the Jebel Ali Landmark Mega DC, is meeting the increased demand for intra-logistics solutions with a new EMEA corporate organisation. The COVID-19 pandemic appears to have led to a greater...

New ABB study on industrial transformation unveils critical relationship between digitalization and sustainability

ABB today released the findings of a new global study(1) of international business and technology leaders on industrial transformation, looking at the intersection of digitalization and sustainability. The study, "Billions of better decisions: industrial transformation's new imperative," examines...

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...

Nordic Additive Manufacturing reports positive results using DED AM technology January 27, 2022

The company purchased its Trumpf TruLaser Cell 3000 in 2017 and uses AM for applications including the construction of new parts, repairs, modifications and additions to existing parts (Courtesy Maskinregisteret) After using Trumpf’s Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) Additive Manufacturing...

Casa Sauza: Model of Digital Transformation in Tequila Production

Nearly a century and a half of operations has made Casa Sauza, owned by the multinational Beam Suntory, a pioneer brand in the production of iconic Mexican tequilas. Since beginning operations in 1873, Casa Sauza, located in Tequila, Jalisco, has used numerous distillation and preparation...

Improving Human-Machine Interaction with Spatial Computing

Increasingly, digital twin and augmented reality (AR) technologies are working in tandem with one another to enable more seamless interactions between people, processes, and machines in complex physical spaces. This growing trend is sometimes classified underneath the umbrella term spatial...

DHL set to invest US$15 million to automate warehousing with Boston Dynamics

Final Destination Logistics sponsor DHL Supply Chain has become the first commercial customer for Boston Dynamic’s Stretch robot. The multi-year US$15 million agreement is set to further automate warehouse automation in the United States. The partnership will begin with DHL...

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