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  • Five success stories for electrification in the car industry

    The car industry faces a tricky transition to electrification in the next decade, something that will define the sector’s future prosperity. UK car makers are already taking action to ensure the...


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    https://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/five-success-stories-for-electrification-in-the-car-industry/4126
  • Impact of beauty industry on UK economy outstrips motor manufacturing

    The selfie culture has helped the growth of beauty product sales to such an extent that the industry is now worth £30 billion to the UK economy, outstripping more traditional sectors. A report p...


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    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/17/impact-beauty-industry-uk-economy-outstrips-motor-manufacturing/4127
  • How important is Scotland to UK manufacturing?

    Aside from its oil and gas industry, Scotland’s industrial sector is perhaps best known for its shipbuilding, whisky production, and smoked salmon. With rumours of a second independence referend...


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    https://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/important-scotland-uk-manufacturing/4117
  • Space and time: 3D printing in the new space age

    As an astronaut collects his thoughts and transmits back to base, the defining engineering achievement of a lifetime is complete, and a team of engineers sit back in their goose bumps, a sensation fel...


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    https://www.tctmagazine.com/3d-printing-news/space-and-time-3d-printing-in-the-new-space-age/4118
  • 3D systems receives $15mn metal 3D printing contract from US Army research lab

    Additive manufacturer 3D Systems has announced the receipt of a 15mn dollars contract from a US Army research lab. The Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory has contracted 3...


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    https://www.manufacturingglobal.com/lean-manufacturing/3d-systems-receives-15mn-metal-3d-printing-contract-us-army-research-lab4113
  • Automation has doubled in global manufacturing

    The use of robots in US manufacturing has more than tripled over the two decades, and has doubled in the rest of the world, replacing certain categories of worker, according to a report published Mond...


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    https://techxplore.com/news/2019-07-automation-global.html4114
  • Consumers place onus on manufacturers to drive sustainable change

    More than two-thirds of British consumers say they care more about the environmental impact of the goods they buy today, compared to five years ago, but they mainly feel it's the responsibility of...


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    https://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/consumers-place-onus-manufacturers-drive-sustainable-change/4107
  • Digital Breakthrough: accelerating productivity growth without betting the company

    Steven Barr and Ravi Gidoomal reflect on experiences at the front line of digital, with SME manufacturers and their customers, and discuss the importance of collaboration. Are you struggling to make t...


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    https://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/digital-breakthrough-accelerating-productivity-growth-without-betting-the-company/4108
  • The female engineer busting manufacturing myths

    Making STEM careers accessible for everyone and busting the myths surrounding engineering and manufacturing jobs are long-standing issues for industry. We spoke to one female engineer tackling these c...


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    https://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/interview-the-female-engineer-busting-manufacturing-myths/4102

EVENTS

Conferences

International Manufacturing Machinery, Equipment, Materials and Services Exhibition

INTERNATIONAL MANUFACTURING MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS AND SERVICES EXHIBITION

July 17-20, 2019
Manufacturing Surabaya 2019 will showcase a comprehensive range of exhibits, providing a focused and practical platform for the key industrial sectors in East Indonesia to visit. The perfect opportunity to demonstrate your products or just to interact with over 6,000 manufacturing industry professio...

Workshop on Remanufacturing, Repair and Reuse

WORKSHOP ON REMANUFACTURING, REPAIR AND REUSE

July 22-22, 2019
Remanufacturing offers New York State industries a unique business opportunity to: Leverage existing technologies to improve your bottom line. Learn about new technologies that can benefit you. Share best practices. Explore funding opportunities and remanufacturing support.

Manufacturing growth: Strategic Automation - Gaining an edge in Manufacturing with Robots

MANUFACTURING GROWTH: STRATEGIC AUTOMATION - GAINING AN EDGE IN MANUFACTURING WITH ROBOTS

July 23-23, 2019
For any manufacturer, issues like material handling, quality assurance, and workforce dependability can be a burden. Often, the best solution for these problems is to automate - but how does one even know where to start that process? Join our educational session as we discuss how different manufactu...

Connected Manufacturing Forum

CONNECTED MANUFACTURING FORUM

July 29-30, 2019
Connected Manufacturing Forum is a leading manufacturing conference that brings together 150+ Operations, Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering and Technology, executives, thought leaders and innovators for a collaborative debate on the latest Industry 4.0 trends, challenges and opportunities.

TCT + PERSONALISE ASIA 2017

TCT + PERSONALISE ASIA 2017

March 08-10, 2017
Sponsored
TCT Asia is entering its third year and has quickly become one of Asia's premier 3D technology events for the design, development and manufacturing communities. First held in 2015, TCT Asia quickly outgrew the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing and will for 201...

International Conference on Design and Manufacturing Engineering

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

July 15-17, 2019
The aim as well as objective of ICDME 2019 is to present the latest research and results of scientists related to Design and Manufacturing Engineering topics. This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas face-to-face, to establish business or research relations as w...

The International Conference on Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing

THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING & 3D PRINTING

July 09-11, 2019
Additive International is the premier summit for academic and industrial leaders in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing. Since 2006, we have showcased next-generation technology and the latest thinking, providing a forum for practitioners to build their networks and drive innovation.

MatComp 19

MATCOMP 19

July 03-05, 2019
MATCOMP, promoted by the Spanish Association of Composite Materials, is the most important event of the scientific, academic and business community around composite and high performance materials in Spain. The 2019 edition, organized jointly by AEMAC, the Automotive Technology Center of Galicia and ...

 

Webinars

JUL 18, 2019 | 12:00 pm
FINDING AND MENTORING OUR FUTURE MANUFACTURING CHAMPIONS
Each of us is here today because we believe in a vision. We each believe that our youth is the future. Whether you are an educator, a parent, or an industry member we all have a shared passion to make a difference. Thirty-nine years ago I joined the manufacturing sector, because of a proud...
JUL 23, 2019 | 2 pm
ROBOTICS SOLUTIONS FOR SMALL-TO-MEDIUM MANUFACTURERS
A large percentage of small-to-medium manufacturers have missed out on many the benefits of robotic industrial automation such as increased productivity, improved quality and enhanced competitiveness. Rapid change, however, is underway.
JUL 23, 2019 | 2:00 p.m.
4IR FROM BUZZWORD TO REALITY: SMART FACTORY ADOPTION RATES
Companies are making progress in implementing new technologies, but scaling and linking investment to value remains a work in progress. The Fourth Industrial Revolution - 4IR - has been met with both enthusiasm and fence-sitting. While sentiments and experiences have been mixed, most busin...
JUL 25, 2019 | 2:00 PM
HOW THE CLOUD PROVIDES GREATER ROI IN MANUFACTURING
Many enterprise-scale manufacturing organizations are slow to adopt cloud-based solutions for their mission-critical data, despite its importance realizing the full potential of Industry 4.0. Manufacturers who modernize their processes to a digital, cloud-based approach experience greater ...
JUL 25, 2019 | 6:30am
PROGRESS IN METAL 3D PRINTING
Over the past few years, there have been a number of launches of new printer technologies with the promise of overcoming some of the existing barriers to adoption, such as lower printer prices, faster build speeds and cheaper materials. There is significant appetite for metal 3D printers w...
JUL 30, 2019 | 2:00 p.m.
INSIDE A 3D PRINTING FACTORY: HOW MODULAR PRODUCTION ENABLES AGILE MANUFACTURING
Large industrial equipment can break down and bring production to a halt. At the Formlabs 3D printing factory, we use smaller modular units of production to manage risk, increase schedule flexibility, and scale production more accurately to demand. This is the only way  to handle the ...

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR INTEGRATED ELECTRO-MECHANICAL DEVICES
3D-printed electronics deliver benefits that mirror those of 3D-printed mechanical parts. Integrate the two processes into one hybrid solution to amplify the advantages in time savings, cost reduction and design flexibility to achieve unmatched efficiencies and create revolutionary product...
3D PRINTING BUILDS MANUFACTURING INNOVATIONS
This webinar will discuss how 3D printing technology is enabling innovations in the manufacturing industry. Deciding whether to integrate 3D printing and how to leverage it with existing design, development, and manufacturing processes requires an understanding of the types of printers, ma...
HEXAGON METROLOGY: BRIDGING 3D METROLOGY & PROCESS CONTROL FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS
In this webinar, you heard more on how our customers: Deploy our advanced measurement systems both in measuring rooms and the production shop floors in ways which complement each other and increase efficiency Evaluate and implement in-line / near the line or off-line dimensional control st...
ROFIN WEBINAR: STATE-OF-THE-ART LASERS FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS
This webinar covered how to select the most suitable laser technology for specific automotive applications, taking into account the very latest developments and application techniques.
ZEISS WEBINAR: SYSTEMATIC QUALITY ASSURANCE IN CAR BODY CONSTRUCTION
ZEISS's new solutions focused approach closes the gap between precise and flexible analysis through automated high-performance sample and batch measurements to 100% control with in-line inspection systems in the production line. With a complete product portfolio including: horizontal m...
NIKON WEBINAR: LASER RADAR: NEXT-GENERATION CMM FOR SHOP FLOOR CAR BODY INSPECTION
In this webinar, we look at how the non-contact Laser Radar is providing OEMs with an effective alternative to the traditional horizontal arm CMMs and/or fixed inline camera systems for automated inspection of sheet metal components, body-in-white (BIW) and finished cars. We’ll outli...

RESOURCES

Volatility is deeply disliked by business leaders. Many manufacturers and distributors face the volatility caused by unpredictable tariffs on Chinese imports and warn of a potential calamity should th...

The U.S. solid-state lighting (SSL) industry sits on the cusp of major technology advances that will revolutionize the industry and greatly accelerate energy efficiency here and around the world. In 2...

Traditional modes of manufacturing have given way to ‘virtual factories’ and 3D manufacturing. The industry has come a long way and will continue to evolve. This paper throws light on what...

Global competition, price deflation and rising commodity costs are eroding product-based profit margins for manufacturers. Developing and delivering superior aftermarket services is, therefore, a comp...

With all the buzz around IoT, it is easy for industrial manufacturers and their service business heads to get carried away with the hype and rush headlong in to IoT initiatives. While IoT opens up a w...

The Manufacturing industry is realizing benefit ts of mobile applications in driving productivity and optimization, reducing costs, improving efficiency and enabling better field service, however, com...

Manufacturers spend significant amounts of money on research and development (R&D) to create new products. Unfortunately, globalization and technology have made imitation of products easier. Seein...

Why your shop floor today begs IT as the economy improves, manufacturing is witnessing unprecedented turmoil. Manufacturing is moving to low cost geographies....

A recent study indicates that manufacturers have a long way to go in using warrenty best practices , data and analytics to bring down their after sales cost....