Essentium, Inc., Hephzibah | July 13, 2020
Essentium, Inc., a leading innovator of industrial additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, today announced a distribution partnership with Hephzibah, prominent South Korean 3D printing specialist, to advance additive manufacturing in South Korea.
The combination of Hephzibah’s best-in-class service, customer support, and use-case specific expertise, together with the ground-breaking speed and economics of the Essentium High Speed Extrusion (HSETM) 3D Printing Platform will help resolve many of the historic barriers to widespread adoption of industrial-scale AM and to advance additive manufacturing in South Korean market. Manufacturing firms in South Korea recognize that adding 3D printing to their factory floors could save billions in production costs.
However, they face significant obstacles to using 3D printing for large-scale production, such as the strength of parts, speed and scale of production, and economics. The Essentium and Hephzibah partnership will deliver AM solutions, based on open ecosystems, that produce parts with the strength, speed, and scale customarily associated with injection-moulding and with vastly improved economics.
businesswire | January 06, 2021
Markforged, maker of the world's biggest metal and carbon fiber added substance fabricating stage, the Digital Forge, today declared that it has conveyed its first rush of 3D printers to makers in Michigan as a feature of Project DIAMOnD. An activity made via Automation Alley, Michigan's Industry 4.0 information place, Project DIAMOnD is committed to improving makers' readiness and versatility by causing them scale up their Industry 4.0 movement. In excess of 200 makers have just gotten their printers and are prepared to print individual defensive gear (PPE) when called upon to do as such. Meanwhile, they can likewise utilize the printers for making parts basic to serving and developing their assembling tasks.
Undertaking DIAMOnD will empower little and fair sized Michigan producers to print PPE, filling a basic hole in the clinical production network during the proceeded with battle against COVID-19. Every individual printer interfaces with a unified, blockchain-empowered cloud, worked via Automation Alley. The undertaking is ready to turn into the world's biggest crisis reaction network for printing actual items on interest. The undertaking will likewise make inventory network strength and adaptability by introducing an open door for the taking an interest makers to print the parts they may have to keep their lines operational and flexible even with future interruption. Mechanization Alley chose Markforged's 3D printing stage to meet these objectives, alongside Microsoft's Azure cloud innovation. Undertaking DIAMOnD is controlled by an award Automation Alley got from Oakland County and Macomb County, taking into account 300 candidates to get Markforged printers.
“There is boundless potential for 3D printing and it’s starting to unfold in Michigan,” said Tom Kelly, Executive Director and CEO of Automation Alley. “With Project DIAMOnD, manufacturers in Michigan are setting the pace for what’s possible. At Automation Alley, we’re eager to direct this initiative and measure the impact it has on the production of healthcare equipment as well as other parts critical to the supply chain across multiple industries.”
An assortment of producers in Michigan have applied to partake in Project DIAMOnD, including Tier 1 and Tier 2 providers. The members incorporate HERCO Group, a diecast form and hardware arrangements supplier; Accufacture, a computerization fabricating organization; and Custom Valve Concepts (CVC), a fluid and gas item producer for brands like Nestle, GE, Citgo and PepsiCo.
“Additive manufacturing was always on our minds,” said Michael Tor, Associate Engineer at CVC. “After receiving this grant and talking with Markforged, that's when our eyes just started opening up.” The company plans to use the printer to support local frontline workers who need access to PPE, as well as for tooling and fixtures. “I used to look at the local news and see these amazing stories of everyday people, not necessarily engineers, helping out. Now we get to do the same. This project provides an avenue for Custom Valve Concepts to utilize its abilities to help those in our community and has helped kickstart our goal of introducing additive manufacturing into the company,” says Tor.
“Project DIAMOnD and the participating manufacturers are bringing the true promise of the Digital Forge to life,” said Michael Kelly, Director of Print System Engineering at Markforged. “Traditionally, governments have maintained special networks dedicated to the distribution of information and goods during emergencies, but this will be the first response network capable of actually manufacturing tangible parts and objects on demand as needs arise. From printing PPE to enabling mass supply chain resiliency, this initiative is showcasing the power of a cloud-connected, digital 3D printing network. Our hope is that, through our contributions, manufacturers can find unique, effective ways to contribute to COVID-19 relief efforts and continue innovating with our printers for years to come.”
Markforged transforms manufacturing with 3D metal and carbon fiber printers, capable of producing parts tough enough for the factory floor. Engineers, designers, and manufacturing professionals all over the world rely on Markforged metal and composite printers for tooling, fixtures, functional prototyping, and high-value end-use production. Founded in 2013 and based in Watertown, Massachusetts, Markforged has about 300 employees globally, with $137 million in both strategic and venture capital. Markforged was recently recognized by Forbes in the Next Billion-Dollar Startups list and listed as the #2 fastest-growing hardware company in the US in the 2019 Deloitte Fast 500.
Accenture, Callisto Integration | May 06, 2020
Callisto Integration provides digital manufacturing services to large companies in the food and beverage, chemicals, utilities and other industries.
The acquisition expands Accenture’s capabilities to help clients ensure the timely production of orders, increase their yield and enhance the quality of their products.
Callisto will play a key role in creating a collaborative environment for digital manufacturing in North America.
Accenture has acquired Callisto Integration (“Callisto”), a Canada-based provider of consulting and technology services. The company provides digital manufacturing services to large companies in the food and beverage, chemicals, utilities and other industries. The acquisition expands Accenture’s capabilities to help clients in North America ensure the timely production of orders, increase their yield and enhance the quality of their products.
Among Callisto’s key services are the design and implementation of manufacturing execution systems, industrial internet of things (IoT) systems and shop-floor control systems. These systems ensure the materials, workers and equipment for each production order are ready when needed. They also provide real-time data on the production process. As a result, companies can better detect and address quality issues and more accurately predict machine failure.
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The 160 Callisto employees join Accenture’s Industry X.0 practice. This part of Accenture uses digital technologies — such as the IoT, data analytics and artificial intelligence — to improve how companies design, engineer and manufacture products and services and operate industrial facilities.
Callisto is headquartered in Oakville, Ontario. It also has two offices in the United States — in Richmond, Virginia and Albany, Oregon — as well as offices in Warwick in the United Kingdom and Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Callisto will play a key role in creating a collaborative environment for digital manufacturing in North America, which will help clients develop and quickly execute innovative ideas, supported by a team of digital technology experts and a full manufacturing technology stack.
The acquisition includes Callisto’s MeasureTek subsidiary, based in Albany, which uses IoT technology to provide precision farming services, such as dynamic field monitoring and irrigation information.
Our clients, who include the leaders in virtually every industry, are under tremendous pressure to harness the power of disruption for competitive advantage. Our acquisition of Callisto shows how we continue to scale our digital manufacturing capabilities to help our clients innovate and succeed in an environment of accelerating digitization.
- Jimmy Etheredge, CEO, North America at Accenture
Craig McNeil, the managing director at Accenture who leads its Industry X.0 practice in North America, said, “Digital technologies are fundamentally transforming the factory floor. The combination of our Industry X.0 capabilities with Callisto’s digital manufacturing expertise can help our clients make their production processes more efficient and flexible. It can also help them produce higher-quality products and increase the safety and sustainability of their plant operations.”
With Callisto, Accenture will offer a unique combination of manufacturing, technology and analytics services. We’re thrilled to welcome Callisto‘s employees to the Accenture family and to work together to solve our clients’ biggest challenges.
- Jeffrey Russell, president, Accenture in Canada
Mike Grasley, Callisto Integration’s chief innovation officer, said, “Becoming part of Accenture Industry X.0 and Accenture’s global organization is an incredible opportunity. It allows us to bring our digital manufacturing solutions to more clients at a scale that hasn’t been possible before and presents new opportunities to our people.”
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Callisto Integration is the third digital manufacturing advisory and services provider that Accenture has acquired recently, following Silveo in France and Enterprise System Partners in Ireland in 2019. Other recent acquisitions Accenture has made to strengthen its Industry X.0 business include German embedded software company ESR Labs, Dutch product design and innovation agency VanBerlo, U.S. product innovation and engineering company Nytec, U.K. innovation firm Happen, and German technology consultancy Zielpuls.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises.
About Callisto Integration:
Callisto Integration is a leader in the design, development and implementation of advanced systems for the manufacturing industry. Our team of Software Professionals and Engineers provide leading edge solutions that enable our manufacturing customers to stay competitive in today’s market. We offer both consulting and technical services, and solutions range from shop floor control systems, through operations management, IoT and Smart Manufacturing solutions, and integration into ERP systems.