Kyocera | August 13, 2021
Kyocera, a leader in ceramics-based medical devices, will unveil its “CAM” (ceramic additive manufacturing) customized 3D printing service for cost-effective prototypes of new medical device designs at the MD&M West Medical Expo in Anaheim, Calif., August 10-12, the world’s largest annual convention for medical product designers and manufacturers. Kyocera’s new service utilizes both zirconia and alumina materials in a wide variety of shapes, a size range of 200 x 105 x 40mm and wall thickness of 0.25-10mm. The simple 3-step process rapid-produces samples: simply send a 3D CAD file, complete a consultation the next day and then prototypes are created in 1-2 weeks*. Additionally, Kyocera will also be showcasing its wide range of ceramics-based medical technologies during the expo.
Rapid Custom Samples with CAM
Incorporating 60+ years of product development expertise, Kyocera’s engineers consult on each new project and devise the most cost-effective method for a 3D printed prototype of new medical device designs. With that consultation and 3D printing using zirconia and alumina, Kyocera is able to produce virtually any kind of customized prototype in 1-2 weeks. Kyocera’s ceramics offer scratch resistance, higher rigidity, temperature resistance, longer lifetime, high-voltage insulation, lighter weight, and superior thermal management, providing an overall lower cost of ownership.
According to MD&M West, the global medical device manufacturing market is expected to exceed $200 billion by 2025, largely due to an aging population, chronic disease and advancements in technology to help various conditions. Kyocera continues to use its unique ceramic “superhero” materials to help advance medical technologies. The Company’s Fine Ceramics provide a highly durable, long-lasting, non-reactive material that can be found in solutions for genetic sequencing; microfluidic tools; X-ray, PET, MRI and CT scan machines; pacemakers and cardiac monitors; neuromodulation devices; surgical tools; drug testing devices and orthopedic joint replacement systems. Information on these innovative ceramic medical solutions and more will be on display at Kyocera’s booth throughout the show.
Kyocera Corporation (TOKYO: 6971), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of industrial and automotive components, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, smart energy systems, printers, copiers, and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2021, the company’s consolidated sales revenue totaled 1.5 trillion yen (approx. US$13.8 billion). Kyocera is ranked #603 on Forbes magazine’s 2021 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, and appears on The Wall Street Journal’s latest list of “The World’s 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies.”
Manufacturing Global | May 11, 2020
Manufacturing Global takes a look at Accenture’s six trends driving change in the industrial equipment industry. “Intelligent equipment and services, advanced analytics, remote monitoring, and predictive maintenance. These technology-driven trends are redefining customer demand for industrial equipment and platforms,” comments Accenture.
As a result “industrial equipment companies are facing unprecedented challenges today. Customer engagement no longer hangs on competitive prices and diligent maintenance,” adds Accenture.
With this in mind we look at the six trends that are changing the mindsets of organisations within the industrial equipment industry:
1. Hyperconnected customers, demanding personalised industrial equipment products, services and experiences
2. The increased need for higher productivity via targeted investments in growth levers such as technological investments in robotics, automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning
3. The challenges of digital disruption, with digital technologies such as blockchain, evolving the industry
Boeing | May 27, 2020
After ranking in our Top 10 digital factories, we look at the industry 4.0 solutions Boeing is harnessing within its facilities.
Dating back to 1916, Boeing has been a part of the American aviation and aerospace industry for more than 100 years. “From building biplanes in a red barn to designing rockets bound for the red planet, our story is unlike any other,” states Boeing.
“Boeing and its heritage companies have charted the course of aerospace history, helping to build and define an industry that has changed the world.”
Today, this message remains true with Boeing harnessing multiple industry 4.0 technologies within its operations, adopting innovation to not only build aircrafts of the future, but to improve its supply chain, sites and services, with employees at its core.
“We need to make sure people are an active part of this evolution — it’s really a revolution. It’s our people’s intelligence and drive that make all this possible,” said Jared McKie, 787 manufacturing manager, Boeing.