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    THE FUTURE OF ROBOTS AND SMART MANUFACTURING ON DISPLAY IN ANAHEIM

    Jan 28, 2020

    Head to Anaheim to see what’s breaking new in robotics and smart manufacturing. On February 11-13, the combined shows, Automation Technology Expo West and Pacific Design & Manufacturing, will present conference sessions and exhibits that reveal the tomorrow’s manufacturing technology...

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    DIGITIZING FRONTLINE COMMUNICATIONS: FAURECIA'S IIOT HURDLE

    Jan 28, 2020

    Technological advances are transforming every aspect of our lives, from virtual personal assistants to autonomous vehicle features. These advancements are moving even more quickly in manufacturing environments, where technologies such as automated guided vehicles and augmented reality play significa...

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    MANUFACTURING GIANTS SLASH FOOD WASTE BY 30%

    Jan 28, 2020

    That is a key conclusion of the latest annual progress report from the Food and Drink Federation, the industry body representing corporates and SMEs across the sector. The report documents progress towards the sustainability targets outlined in the FDF’s ‘Ambition 2025’ strategy, w...

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    THE STATE OF UK DEFENCE - BAE SYSTEMS AND MBDA

    Jan 27, 2020

    It is perhaps unsurprising that in the world of British manufacturing the defence sector continues to be one of its most closely guarded frontiers – where few have ever ventured and the hackneyed trope, ‘If I told you then I’d have to kill you’, never seemed more appropriate....

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    ADDING PERSONALISATION TO THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY’S TOOLBOX

    Jan 27, 2020

    The manufacturing industry is in the midst of a tectonic shift. It doesn’t matter whether a company’s product is automotive, electronic, construction or healthcare related – disruption is rife, largely due to new and emerging technology transforming the industry’s processes. ...

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    ALSO TO DISTRIBUTE 3D PRINTING PLATFORMS FROM LEAPFROG, DWS & SCULPTO

    Jan 27, 2020

    Dutch reseller ALSO has announced it will begin distributing Leapfrog’s professional 3D printing equipment as it expands its additive manufacturing solution portfolio. The company has also added machines from DWS and Sculpto, complementing machinery from HP and Dyemansion which it already dist...

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    SIEMENS PARTNERS WITH ARM ON AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS DESIGN

    Jan 24, 2020

    The automotive industry has been at the forefront of new automation technology adoption for decades. Beyond its broad adoption of industrial robots in the 1980s to its more recent integration of collaborative robots and use of additive manufacturing, automotive manufacturers have also been applying ...

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    ABB ENABLES 3D PRINTING VIA ROBOTSTUDIO FOR FASTER DIGITAL MANUFACTURING

    Jan 24, 2020

    ABB is introducing 3D printing capabilities to its RobotStudio simulation and offline programming software, which will enable users to program ABB robots for additive manufacturing in just 30 minutes. Part of the PowerPac portfolio of RobotStudio, the new 3D Printing feature eliminates manual progra...

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    HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE LEAD BATTERY RECYCLING?

    Jan 23, 2020

    An increased global emphasis on low carbon initiatives is set to significantly increase the demand for batteries, leading to concerns surrounding the responsible management of lead throughout the lifecycle of automotive and industrial batteries. The rapid rise of electrification seemingly took us al...

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    GE, ORNL & PARC TARGET DESIGN AND VALIDATION TIMEFRAME REDUCTIONS FOR 3D PRINTED INDUSTRIAL COMPONENTS

    Jan 23, 2020

    GE, Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL and Xerox-owned PARC are working to reduce the time it takes to design and validate 3D printed components through a research programme. Receiving a $1.3 million Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) award, the partners will focus on high-performance parts ...

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    NESTLE ACCELERATES SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING INITIATIVES

    Jan 22, 2020

    The Swiss-based multinational food and drink processing firm, Nestle, has announced it is set to invest US$2bn as it seeks to increase its sustainable packaging initiatives. Nestle will reduce its use of virgin plastics by one third by 2025 whilst working to advance the circular economy and endeavor...

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    HONDA AND ISUZU TO TEST FUEL CELL-POWERED HEAVY-DUTY TRUCKS

    Jan 22, 2020

    Honda and Isuzu have collaborated to conduct a joint research project where they will use hydrogen fuel cells to power heavy-duty trucks. The Japanese automotive manufacturers, which are aiming to expand the use of fuel cells to apply zero-emission technology to larger vehicles, will be sharing thei...

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    CALLING AFRICA: WHY THE FORGOTTEN CONTINENT CAN BE THE NEXT GLOBAL FACTORY

    Feb 28, 2020

    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 GDP, 26% of Thailand’s and 16% of Vietnam’s, playing a vital role in reducing poverty, ...

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    ESSENTIAL STEPS TO SECURE INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS FROM CYBERATTACKS

    Feb 28, 2020

    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 related industries. Many analysts are studying the potential upside to IIoT, with some estimates in the ...

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    PRACTICAL AI – A SERIOUS ISSUE FOR INDUSTRIAL IOT

    Feb 28, 2020

    While the Industrial Internet of Things is maturing rapidly, there’s often a strong link to Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning tools to manage data flows. This raises a host of challenges including connectivity, security, storage and modeling requirements. Designers of IIoT devices a...

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    SIEMENS MOBILITY FURTHER INVESTS IN STRATASYS 3D PRINTING SOLUTION TO SUPPORT 30-YEAR DIGITAL RAIL MAINTENANCE PROJECT

    Feb 27, 2020

    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 the expansion of its rail maintenance operations in Russia. This includes two new industrial-grade S...

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    SEVEN WAYS TO LEVEL UP REGIONAL PRODUCTIVITY IN UK MANUFACTURING

    Feb 27, 2020

    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 tank for ensuring the future of Britain’s manufacturing industry. A seven-point plan highlight...

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    SAGE: BRITAIN TO BECOME WORLD’S 5TH LARGEST MANUFACTURER BY 2021

    Feb 27, 2020

    Sage, a cloud business management solutions leader, has launched a report into the UK manufacturing sector revealing the adoption of new processes and thinking to drive growth. The Sage Discrete Manufacturing in a Changing World report found that adopting circular economy and servitisation strategie...

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    THE KEY TO LEAN MANUFACTURING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

    Feb 26, 2020

    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 helping to identify previously unattainable efficiency opportunities and augmenting employees efforts t...

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    AI-BASED ACTION RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY REAPS REWARDS

    Feb 26, 2020

    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 technology allows DENSO to generate real-time, continuous analytics on manual tasks performed by its produc...

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    IS FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER DISRUPTING YOUR PRODUCTION PLANNING?

    Feb 26, 2020

    In the second of our ‘Lean manufacturing in the digital age series, we explore how increased flexibility, market agility and responsiveness can only be achieved through robust, accurate production planning. Given the hype surrounding the digitalisation of manufacturing, it’s all too easy...

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    THE BEST AND WORST CASE FOR UK SUPPLY CHAINS AFFECTED BY THE CORONAVIRUS

    Feb 25, 2020

    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’s economy. Manufacturing plants in China that produce smartphones, children’s toys and ...

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    TESLA RIVAL SETS OUT TO BANISH 160-YEAR-OLD LEAD TECH FROM CARS

    Feb 25, 2020

    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 Group OU is working on supercapacitors, light-weight and long-life components that can distribute i...

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    HOW ISRAEL IS BECOMING A KEY PLAYER TO THE INDUSTRY 4.0 REVOLUTION?

    Feb 25, 2020

    The world is already reached the fourth industrial revolution as we generate a massive amount of data on a daily basis. This industrial revolution delivers all the digital and data-driven technologies to collect, store and process the data, including IoT, AI, Robotics, Cloud Computing, and more. As ...

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SPOTLIGHT

The manufacturing landscape has changed dramatically over the last decade. To provide a window into this changing landscape we have developed an analysis of the sector, the likes of which does not exist. The Manufacturing Industry Output Tracker study comprises 11 years of historical manufacturing s

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