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  • Calling Africa: Why the Forgotten Continent Can Be the Next Global Factory

    Over the past two decades, low-cost manufacturing has transformed China and a group of other developing countries including Thailand and Vietnam. Manufacturing now makes up around 40% of China’s...


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    https://www.industryweek.com/the-economy/article/21124480/calling-africa-why-the-forgotten-continent-can-be-the-next-global-factory4586
  • Essential Steps to Secure Industrial Systems from Cyberattacks

    The Industrial Internet of Things, often referred to as IIoT, is making an impact across all industrial segments, including manufacturing, the energy production, transportation and logistics, and rela...


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    https://www.electronicdesign.com/industrial-automation/article/21124380/essential-steps-to-secure-industrial-systems-from-cyberattacks4587
  • Siemens Mobility Further Invests in Stratasys 3D Printing Solution to Support 30-Year Digital Rail Maintenance Project

    Having successfully implemented Stratasys 3D printing to produce parts for the German and UK rail industries, Siemens Mobility Services has continued its investment in Stratasys technology to support ...


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    https://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/business/siemens-mobility-further-invests-in-stratasys-d-printing-solution-to/article_c9754f25-8108-5a7c-98bc-46caee108eed.html4583
  • Seven ways to level up regional productivity in UK manufacturing

    Long-term policies that support regional productivity levels, extra funding for SMEs, and the bolstering of existing industrial initiatives, are among a raft of recommendations by a cross-party think ...


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    https://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/seven-ways-to-level-up-regional-productivity-in-uk-manufacturing/4584
  • The key to lean manufacturing in the digital age

    The history of lean may stretch back more than a century, but it’s as relevant today and will be tomorrow as it was when first conceived. Rather than replacing lean, digital technologies are hel...


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    https://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/key-lean-manufacturing-digital-age/4580
  • AI-Based Action Recognition Technology Reaps Rewards

    Mobility supplier DENSO is working with Drishti Technologies, Inc. to help optimize manufacturing production within its North American facilities. Drishti’s AI-enabled action recognition technol...


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    https://www.industryweek.com/technology-and-iiot/article/21124036/aibased-action-recognition-technology-reaps-rewards4581
  • 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

EVENTS

Conferences

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...

Make it British Live!

MAKE IT BRITISH LIVE!

March 17-18, 2020
Make it British Live! is the only event in the world that showcases the best of British manufacturers and producers of textiles, clothing and homeware, held at the iconic Business Design Centre in London on 17 & 18th March 2020. Organised by Make it British founder, Kate Hills, it’s the sh...

Precision Metalforming Association Chicago District

PRECISION METALFORMING ASSOCIATION CHICAGO DISTRICT

March 19-19, 2020
The PMA Chicago District is excited to host its second annual Suppliers Night.  Please join us for this fun event that is designed to conveniently bring together industry suppliers and manufacturers, and to assist in business growth and the expansion of the markets they serve. Exhibitors, use t...

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

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...
MAR 10, 2020 | 11AM
LEAN MANUFACTURING 4.0 WEBINAR
Industry 4.0 is making manufacturing smarter. By adding sensors, machine learning, augmented reality, big data, robotics and much more to the factory, the goal is to create value by keeping machines running more often, producing higher quality parts and creating new revenue streams. At the...
MAR 10, 2020 | 1 PM
IIOT & BIG DATA IN MACHINE VISION
This webinar will cover advancements in IIoT and big data and the machine vision technologies that make it possible for a company to be a part of Industry 4.0 and the factories of the future. Networked machine vision is offering ways to harness and interpret an abundance of data, improve q...
MAR 10, 2020 | 2:00PM
CONNECTING DATA AND SYSTEMS FOR A CLOSED-LOOP DIGITAL TWIN
With all the attention paid to digital twins, you are probably aware of their benefits for design and simulation of products and processes as well as how they can shorten design cycles. But a more sophisticated digital twin goes a step further by connecting the physical twin to the digital...

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

The good news is that IoT will offer advanced connectivity of devices, systems, and services that goes well beyond machine-to-machine communications. The interconnection of all of these devices will r...

Emerging technologies are reconfiguring global supply chains. Witness the disruptive effects of additive manufacturing, a technology that has allowed companies to bring production from overseas to pri...

In today’s increasingly digital world, there are numerous ways for manufacturing companies to reach potential buyers - emails blasts, eBooks, blog posts, social media, and even SMS texts can all...

HP has released its list of predictions for 3D printing and digital manufacturing in 2020. Informed by extensive interviews with a team of experts, this year’s research identifies top trends tha...

When selecting a manufacturer for plastic components, look for a partner who offers complete plastic solutions. Rather than providing just the base molding services, they should guide your team with p...

In order to stay competitive in the digitalization age of manufacturing, design organizations of complex products must author, analyze, and manage manufacturing process plans more efficiently. They wi...

The way manufacturers boost business is changing – traditionally, brands create products and outsource sales and marketing to distributors and dealers, who would in turn, connect with customers ...

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...