NEWS

   

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  • The best and worst case for UK supply chains affected by the coronavirus

    Manufacturing supply chains could face “months” of disruption, as factories in China struggle to reopen in the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak which has crippled parts of the country...


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    https://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/best-worst-case-uk-supply-chains-affected-coronavirus/4577
  • Tesla Rival Sets Out to Banish 160-Year-Old Lead Tech From Cars

    Your sleek new Tesla Model S or electronic BMW has a distinctly 19th century feature that you may not be aware of, among its batteries. A company in Estonia wants to change that. Skeleton Technologies...


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    https://www.industryweek.com/technology-and-iiot/energy/article/21123745/tesla-rival-sets-out-to-banish-160yearold-lead-tech-from-cars4578
  • Additive Manufacturing Gives Car Buyers a Voice

    As alloy wheels and vehicle customization have grown in popularity, component theft has unfortunately become a lucrative side business. It’s one of the worst experiences for a driver, to find th...


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    https://www.industryweek.com/technology-and-iiot/article/21123626/additive-manufacturing-gives-car-buyers-a-voice4574
  • Shorten changeovers and reap the benefits in lean manufacturing

    Changeover is a fact of life in a metal fabrication job shop. You perform changeovers on the press brake, the welding operation, and even in information-based operations like quoting. Yes, changeovers...


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    https://www.thefabricator.com/thefabricator/article/shopmanagement/shorten-changeovers-and-reap-the-benefits-in-lean-manufacturing4575
  • Where top VCs are investing in manufacturing and warehouse robotics

    Robotics and automation tools are now foundational parts of warehouses and manufacturing facilities around the world. Unlike many other robotics and AI use cases, the technology has moved well beyond ...


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    https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/21/where-top-vcs-are-investing-in-manufacturing-and-warehouse-robotics/4572
  • UK factory output keeps economy on track in February

    British businesses kept up a solid rate of growth in February as factories posted the fastest rise in output for 10 months, despite ripples from China’s coronavirus outbreak affecting supply cha...


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    https://www.manufacturingglobal.com/leadership/uk-factory-output-keeps-economy-track-february-pmi4573
  • New Spec Sparks IIoT Consistency

    At the ARC Advisory Group’s 24th Annual Industry Forum, the Eclipse Foundation announced the launch of the Sparkplug Working Group, which is driving the evolution and broad adoption of the its s...


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    https://www.industryweek.com/technology-and-iiot/article/21123089/new-spec-sparks-iiot-consistency4569
  • Lotus opens new hypercar factory at Hethel base in Norfolk

    Lotus will build the Evija all-electric hypercar at a new manufacturing facility in Norfolk being readied for final prototype production. Series production and first customer deliveries of the all-ele...


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    https://www.manufacturingglobal.com/logistics/lotus-opens-new-hypercar-factory-hethel-base-norfolk4570
  • What can businesses learn from the way Aston Martin Red Bull Racing uses digital simulations?

    The high-octane sport of Formula One is a 200mph race for continuous development. For Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, that means executing more than 30,000 design and engineering changes a year – ...


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    https://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/can-businesses-learn-way-aston-martin-red-bull-racing-uses-digital-simulations/4566

EVENTS

Conferences

Global Manufacturing Digital Transformation Summit 2020

GLOBAL MANUFACTURING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION SUMMIT 2020

February 27-28, 2020
With the constant development of cloud computing, IoT, AI and other emerging technologies, digital transformation has become the primary goal of corporate development. According to a prediction, global enterprises total spending on digital transformation will hit 2.1 trillion U.S.

AI Powered Drug Discovery and Manufacturing Conference 2020

AI POWERED DRUG DISCOVERY AND MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE 2020

February 27-28, 2020
The potential of AI to revolutionize drug discovery and manufacturing has kindled significant research efforts across industry and academia. By bringing together thought leaders in these fields, we aim to assess the current state-of-the-art and evaluate its real impact on drug discovery and manufact...

Industries 4.0: Shaping the Future of Advanced Production

INDUSTRIES 4.0: SHAPING THE FUTURE OF ADVANCED PRODUCTION

March 10-11, 2020
The 4th Industry Revolution has begun. Unlike the steam that power our factories in the first revolution or the mass production model that dominating the second or the emergence of the computer driven system from the third revolution that we are living today, Industry 4.0 is about Connectivity.

Additive Manufacturing Forum 2020

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FORUM 2020

March 11-12, 2020
Dr. Karl-Heinz Dusel is heading the Additive Manufacturing Technology group at MTU Aero Engines. Educated at the Technical University of Munich he obtained his PhD from the University of Stuttgart. After two years at Daimler Research & Technology he joined MTU in 2000. Maximilian Hauk is respons...

2020 Middle Market Manufacturing Conference

2020 MIDDLE MARKET MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE

February 25-25, 2020
The U.S. middle market over-indexes on manufacturing: Manufacturers represent approximately 17% of middle market companies compared to about 12% of the economy as a whole. Clearly, manufacturing is key to the success of the middle market, which in turn, drives the overall U.S. economy.

Make UK National Manufacturing Conference 2020

MAKE UK NATIONAL MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE 2020

February 25-25, 2020
Exhibiting at the event enables you to promote your services and products to around 800 of Britain’s most successful manufacturing businesses. It’s an opportunity to significantly raise your profile with industry’s top decision makers, and network with future business partners.

International Conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing, Modeling and Mechatronics

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MECHANICAL, MANUFACTURING, MODELING AND MECHATRONICS

February 27-19, 2020
Welcome to the official website of 2020 5th International Conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing, Modeling and Mechatronics (IC4M 2020). IC4M 2020 is organzied by Hong Kong Society of Mechanical Engineers(HKSME). The conference will be held in Shenzhen, China, from Feb. 27 to 29, 2020, in conjuncti...

Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2020

SOUTHERN MANUFACTURING & ELECTRONICS 2020

February 11-13, 2020
Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the UK and a major pan-European showcase for new technology in machinery, production equipment, electronic production and assembly, tooling and components as well as subcontract services across an impres...

 

Webinars

FEB 26, 2020
INDUSTRY 4.0 AND ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING TRENDS
Considering electronics manufacturing trends, how to turn the challenges into opportunities? Given the digitalized world that we live in today, a variety of electronics manufacturing trends and challenges are emerging. While many manufacturers face barriers to digitalization, see firsthand...
FEB 26, 2020
HOW TO GET STARTED WITH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING?
On the 26th of February, we will have our first webinar of the year to guide you through the steps of adopting 3D printing for your company. If you are into technology, you will have noticed that additive manufacturing has stolen the spotlight in recent years. Nevertheless, it is not the e...
FEB 27, 2020
INDUSTRY 4.0 FOR COMPOSITE AEROSTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
We have observed major shifts toward more digitalization in aerostructure development due to continuing advances in PLM, manufacturing automation, and composite material technologies. Pursuing both enhanced concurrent engineering processes and composite material technologies offers a strat...
MAR 04, 2020 | 1:00 PM
ACCELERATED AIRCRAFT CERTIFICATION THROUGH VERIFICATION MANAGEMENT
Various categories of aerospace and defense manufacturers need to achieve faster certification to achieve program cost, schedule and performance objectives. A significant trend in the industry is the increasing electrification and automation of products resulting in highly integrated syste...
MAR 04, 2020 | 2:30 PM
LEARNING DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING THROUGH SIMULATION
Understanding the cause-and-effect behavior in injection molding and implementing CAE simulations is one of the most important tools in optimizing a DFM strategy for new product development. Torsten Kruse, our partner, will present the quality criteria factors, and a design and process sen...
MAR 04, 2020 | 10 am
HOW TO START YOUR WORKER SAFETY JOURNEY IN INDUSTRY 4.0
As Safety professionals, our number one goal is workers and worksites safety. Although many improvements in worker safety have been accomplished in the past years, there is still room for improvement. According to the International Labour Organization, 2.78 million workers die from occupat...

DIGITIZING AIRBUS’ GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN THROUGH APIS
An Airbus A380 is made up of 7 million different pieces with each piece coming from different parts of the world including Germany, Spain, UK, and France. Assembling the final plane requires support from various IT and operations teams. Leveraging legacy supply chain technology to support ...
PROPELLING U.S. MANUFACTURING COMPETITIVENESS THROUGH CYBERSECURITY INNOVATIONS
Manufacturing systems, supply chains, and processes are increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks. According to NBC News, the manufacturing sector in the U.S. lost nearly $240 billion in revenue and 42,220 manufacturing jobs from 2002 to 2012 due to cyber-attacks.
SPEED, PRECISION AND CONNECTIVITY FOR FACTORY 4.0
Increasingly, additive manufacturing is being integrated into new production processes. 3D printing technology is being applied for end-use parts, increasing in connectivity, and becoming an all-encompassing solution for modern manufacturing facilities. Learn from BigRep and Bosch Rexroth ...
HOW TO BE BLOCKCHAIN READY FOR 3D PRINTING
Are you looking to understand Blockchain and its impact on 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing? OEMs and Service Bureaus are only starting to make sense of this new technology now. Start determining how this can help you gain a competitive edge.
DESIGN THE MADNESS OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
The heightened freedom of design that is inherent in 3D printing is taking all kinds of industries by storm, including aerospace, medical, and automotive. But how do we actually define this elusive Design for Additive Manufacturing practice? Is it just another flavor of design for manufact...
GENDER INCLUSION IN MANUFACTURING
Alison and Dennis talked about the state of the manufacturing industry in Canada, clarified misconceptions, shared the latest research and best practices from our Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Best Workplaces for Women, took questions, and discussed what the industry is doing to bri...

RESOURCES

3D printing is taking the retail industry to new heights. According to Singularity Hub, Forget costly prototypes, traditional textile manufacturing, product recalls, and the like. 3D printing is about...

With Industry 4.0 rapidly picking up steam, 2020 is the year for producers to organize innovative headways so as to remain serious in the coming years - and industry forecasts propose the coming years...

This white paper is part of AMT’s resource library on transformative technologies. There is enormous opportunity for learning, collaboration, and investment between the manufacturing and technol...

We’re in the midst of industry 4.0 – the fourth industrial revolution that encompasses all sorts of “smart” manufacturing practices and systems. We use artificial intelligence,...

In a new white paper, Julie Fraser from Iyno Advisors explores the topic of Smart Manufacturing in the Semiconductor Industry. Smart manufacturing is the element of Industry 4.0 that uses digital mean...

IoT or Internet of Things has created a fervor in the market. You can find its prominence in our daily life. With the changing lifestyle and complex needs of customers, manufacturing companies are now...

It isn’t very easy to believe, but 3D printed cars currently exist. Though in prototype form, the innovation and product are out there. As a segue to this technology moving into the mainstream a...

The real-time data collection and reporting functions of IoT can reduce the more than 430,000 non-fatal occupational injuries in the private manufacturing sector. Companies can outfit heavy machinery ...

The implementation of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is bringing benefits to organizations in two key areas: operational improvements and data monetization. A new report from IDG shows that ...