Colorkarma, Gerber Technology | June 22, 2020
Gerber Technology has partnered with the creative platform, Colorkarma, to develop an easy-to-use interface for the company's PPE Manufacturing Matchmaking Program. As companies continue to rely on the Gerber PPE Task Force to successfully convert their current production lines to personal protective equipment (PPE), Gerber is committed to making the transition as seamless as possible.
"As companies all over the world are navigating through this difficult time, connecting to the right companies such as raw materials suppliers or companies who are able to cut or sew is essential to having a smooth transition to PPE," said Karsten Newbury, Chief Strategy and Digital Officer at Gerber Technology. "Our partnership with Colorkarma will allow manufacturers to quickly find the exact contacts they need for fast and efficient PPE production."
Deloitte | April 05, 2021
Deloitte reported today that it will collaborate with UiPath to create intelligent automation systems based on the Oracle Cloud ERP platform to power digital transformation for the next generation workforce. The new Deloitte-built and UiPath-certified technologies will boost business automation efforts by improving processes based on Oracle Cloud ERP to improve organizational performance, accuracy, productivity, and standardization.
"We believe that the ERP transition journey and the discovery of intelligent automation technologies should be complementary, not siloed," said Anthony Abbattista, principal and UiPath Alliance leader at Deloitte Consulting LLP. "With the development of these new solutions, we will be able to put these two vital parts of modernization together as a key strategy to generate value for our Oracle and UiPath customers."
According to a recent IDG survey, business organizations' top three priorities for ERP modernization were improved scalability/agility, freeing up IT workers, and lowering operational costs. Deloitte's intelligent automation solutions for Oracle Cloud ERP environments solve these issues by using a persona-based approach to simplify and complement routine human actions, saving both functional and IT companies time and money.
"Leading companies are looking to bring fresh and convincing standards of performance across the enterprise, not just transition to a cloud platform," said John Steele, principal, and U.S. Oracle offering leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP. "These intelligent automation solutions orchestrate the transition journey, supporting businesses in achieving their digital goals. Providing teams with the ability to capture value, visualize industry-leading processes, and activate the journey through a unified project management platform and range of project assets driven by UiPath digital solutions and enablers."
Deloitte and UiPath's new Oracle Cloud ERP application solutions focus on automating Oracle cloud application deployment and maintenance, as well as automating the distribution of enterprise processes based on the Oracle Cloud ERP platform and digital workforce components built on UiPath. These solutions assist clients with a variety of implementation-related tasks on their Oracle transformation journeys, such as data integration and loading, database migrations, comprehensive testing, post-load data validations, and other "lift and shift" activities. Business Process Automation solutions are designed to complement the human workforce in the delivery of ongoing manual business operations, allowing humans and computers to cooperate and maximize results in several functional fields such as finance and supply chain. The systems are powered by UiPath's cutting-edge intelligent automation platform, which handles the execution of both attended and unattended automation across a wide variety of application and system landscapes.
"Deloitte's Oracle practice's deep domain expertise and robust capabilities are a great fit to allow customers to potentially understand value from the accelerators, activity packs, and integrations we've developed," said Dhruv Asher, senior vice president, Technology Alliances, UiPath. "Deloitte and UiPath worked closely to ensure that the quality bar, as well as the security and governance standards that consumers demand from an UiPath accredited solution, are met. We look forward to customers adopting these solutions as part of their automation journey to help them grow more quickly."
Each Deloitte solution is UiPath certified, indicating that it complies with UiPath's best practices and governance. These new solutions, when combined, will improve and boost an organization's ERP Cloud modernization and transformation activities while redefining how humans and machines can collaborate to produce smarter, safer, and much more overall value.
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ExOne | September 03, 2021
The ExOne Company the global leader in industrial sand and metal 3D printers using binder jetting technology, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (“Fraunhofer IFAM”), one of the most important independent research institutions in Europe, today announced they are deepening their partnership on binder and materials development projects following the success of CleanFuse™ metal binder.
Fraunhofer IFAM’s relationship with ExOne on metal binder jetting development spans more than two decades. They have been working together since about 1998, when ExOne, then part of Extrude Hone, launched the world’s first commercial metal binder jetting system, the RTS-300. In recent years, they have jointly refined and optimized CleanFuse, an ExOne binder based on a development by Fraunhofer IFAM. The result is a clean-burning binder for optimal 3D printing of stainless steels and premium metals.
“When we started developing the first binder version on the Innovent, we soon realized we had a major breakthrough. ExOne was immediately very enthusiastic about our development, because of its exceptional green part strength and clean burnout at low curing temperature. Together with ExOne, we refined the binder, which is now CleanFuse,” says Prof. Frank Petzoldt, Deputy Director of Fraunhofer IFAM since 1999.
Following this success, Fraunhofer IFAM and ExOne have decided to intensify their cooperation and are currently working on a CleanFuse version for processing reactive materials such as aluminum and titanium.
“At ExOne, we truly believe in the power of collaboration – of bringing together a diversity of experts and knowledge – to solve complex problems in the best possible way,” said Rick Lucas, ExOne Chief Technology Officer and VP, New Markets. “Fraunhofer IFAM has been a leading collaboration partner for us – helping to improve our understanding of binders, different types of powders, and how they work together through the entire process chain from printing to final sintering to deliver a quality part.”
Fraunhofer IFAM has a strong foundation in the development and processing of metallic and polymer materials as well as comprehensive knowledge of additive manufacturing technologies – especially for sinter-based processes. The institute’s location in Bremen is fully equipped for sinter-based additive manufacturing and offers all technologies for the printing, depowdering, debinding and sintering of metal parts. The researchers have special know-how around metal powders, binders and their interaction. For research and development in the field of metal binder jetting, they work with a range of ExOne printers starting with the Innovent+ for material and process development. Three printers feature ExOne’s patented Triple Advanced Compaction Technology (ACT) delivering industry- leading green part density. Recently, the institute has put the X1 25Pro® production-speed metal binder jetting system into operation in order to investigate feasibility in context of pilot and pre-series production. Manufacturers interested in metal binder jetting are welcome to schedule a visit to Fraunhofer IFAM Bremen to learn more about the technology and the application possibilities in their fields.
About Fraunhofer IFAM
The Fraunhofer IFAM is one of the most important independent research institutions in Europe for adhesive bonding technology, surfaces, shaping and functional materials. Research and development primarily address industries with special significance for future viability: aviation, automotive, energy technology, medical technology and life sciences, and maritime technologies. At our institute’s five locations – Bremen, Dresden, Stade, Wolfsburg and Braunschweig – as well as at the Test Center for Maritime Technologies on Helgoland – we put our central principles into practice: scientific excellence, a focus on the application of technology, measurable utility at the highest quality for customers.
ExOne is the pioneer and global leader in binder jet 3D printing technology. Since 1995, we’ve been on a mission to deliver powerful 3D printers that solve the toughest problems and enable world-changing innovations. Our 3D printing systems quickly transform powder materials — including metals, ceramics, composites and sand — into precision parts, metalcasting molds and cores, and innovative tooling solutions. Industrial customers use our technology to save time and money, reduce waste, improve their manufacturing flexibility, and deliver designs and products that were once impossible.