MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY

Rheinmetall and PolyCharge Form a Joint Venture in Europe to Commercialize Innovative Capacitor Technology

Rheinmetall | January 13, 2022

Rheinmetall and PolyCharge Form
On January 12th, Rheinmetall and PolyCharge America announced the foundation of Rheinmetall PolyCharge, GmbH for the manufacturing, research and marketing of NanoLamTM DC-Link capacitors in Europe.

“Diversifying PolyCharge's manufacturing base is crucial as we transition to high volume production of NanoLam™ capacitors for automotive, aerospace, and industrial markets,”  "Rheinmetall's technical depth, application expertise, and strong presence in Europe make it an ideal partner, allowing for rapid expansion in this important and growing market."

-Steven Yializis, Chief Operating Officer of PolyCharge America

The JV is responsible for the commercialization of all NanoLam™ products within Europe and is planning to build a NanoLam™ plant within the region. Rheinmetall's decision to enter the capacitor market was driven by the growing demand for DC-link
capacitors for automotive inverters.

"Rheinmetall is positioning itself to meet the increasing demand for these components,"PolyCharge's NanoLam™ products are significantly smaller, lighter, and able to operate at higher temperatures-a real quantum leap compared to the current state-of-the-art."

-Mr. Rene Gansauge, CEO of Rheinmetall's Sensors and Actuators Division

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Henkel and Carbon Expand Strategic Partnership to Provide Customers Superior Materials and Printing Capabilities

Henkel | November 18, 2022

Henkel and Carbon today announced the expansion of their strategic relationship to offer several new resins, which are expected to be available on the Carbon idea-to-production platform in 2023. This follows the successful 2020 launch of LOCTITE IND405 Clear, a tough, clear resin that is used in production applications such as enclosures and housings. Loctite IND147, fully validated for shipping as of Formnext 2022, is a photopolymer resin with high stiffness and high-temperature resistance. It was created for product designers and engineers who need a quick and easy way to print molds, fixtures, and manufacturing tools with smooth surfaces and accurate dimensions used under high-heat applications in industrial, consumer, and automotive markets. Additional resins from the expanding partnership are also expected to become available in 2023. "The expansion of our partnership with Carbon follows the success we've had together and builds on our shared focus on production applications and better end-use parts for our customers, Carbon's platform allows us to provide LOCTITE 3D printing's unique industrial resins, creating more value for our customers." -Sam Bail, Director of 3D Printing Sales from Henkel. This strategic partnership builds on the unique combination of Carbon's open material platform and DLS printing process with Henkel´s materials expertise, providing a portfolio of resins while expanding the possibilities for end-use parts, in less time. "We've shared a great deal of success with Henkel and are thrilled to further expand our partnership with these new resins, With this partnership, Carbon has the most comprehensive one-part and dual-cure resin portfolio in the industry, providing an open solution for customers to create better products in less time." -Jason Rolland, SVP of Materials from Carbon. About Henkel: Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations, and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In fiscal 2021, Henkel reported sales of more than 20 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of around 2.7 billion euros. Henkel employs more than 52,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel's preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. About Carbon: Carbon is a 3D printing technology company helping businesses to develop better products and bring them to market in less time. The Carbon DLS™ process combines versatile printers, advanced software, and best-in-class materials to deliver functional parts with end-use performance and aesthetics, helping engineers and designers to create products that outperform expectations. From prototyping and low-volume production to production-at-scale, global organizations use the Carbon process to create a wide range of functional end-use parts and print them reliably wherever and whenever they need them through Carbon's production network partners.

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Rootstock Software Named Most Promising Salesforce Service Provider for its Manufacturing ERP Solution

Rootstock Software | January 27, 2023

Rootstock Software has been awarded "Most Promising Salesforce Service Provider" by CIOReview for its manufacturing ERP on the Salesforce Platform. The platform offers precise control over operational areas such as engineering, production, supply chain, and inventory and helps manufacturers adapt to challenges in the post-pandemic era. This award shows that Rootstock Software is serious about giving manufacturers solutions that help them become more flexible and quick. Rootstock's ERP is native to Salesforce, allowing organizations to benefit from its ability to plug-and-play with other enterprise and point solutions. The platform offers features such as Salesforce Lightning, Einstein AI, and natural language processing and is specifically designed for manufacturers, distributors, and supply chain organizations. Rootstock Software has shown with this award that it is committed to giving manufacturers modern enterprise solutions that are made to fit their needs. David Stephans, CEO of Rootstock Software, said, “By using Salesforce at the frontend and Rootstock at the backend, manufacturers can truly transform their operations for the post-pandemic era.” (Source - Businesswire) Rootstock's team brings decades of manufacturing and ERP experience to help customers succeed. Rootstock Software is a leader in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large, and Global Enterprises because of how hard it works. About Rootstock Software Rootstock Software is a company that makes and uses cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to help manufacturers and distributors build operations that can grow, offer personalized, 360-degree customer experiences, and provide better service than their competitors. Their cloud ERP solution, Rootstock, is natively built on the Salesforce Platform and offers a suite of modules including order management, manufacturing operations, supply chain management, and financial management. Rootstock is ranked as a leader in the ERP Value Matrix by industry analysts and has vertical expertise in discrete manufacturing, medical devices, and high-tech verticals. The people who work for the company work with customers as trusted advisors to bring about change and transformation. Rootstock continues to grow and expand its offerings.

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ZEDEDA and Emerson Expand Relationship to Modernize the Industrial Edge

Emerson | December 15, 2022

ZEDEDA, the leader in edge orchestration, today announced a strategic investment from Emerson Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), a global technology, software and automation leader. The move extends the relationship between the two companies, as Emerson is also a ZEDEDA customer. Emerson’s solution integrates ZEDEDA’s edge management and orchestration offer into its DeltaV™ automation system, enabling Emerson customers to extend DeltaV to the distributed edge. This expansion will deliver enhanced OT solutions while also continuing into the IT environment, providing software-defined automation and revolutionizing how customers can deploy and connect workloads within their distributed environments. “This expanded relationship demonstrates how edge computing provides manufacturers with the ability to modernize their existing operations and address emerging use cases driven by cloud-native apps like AI and computer vision, Emerson recognizes the role that edge will play in creating a world in which virtual and physical manufacturing systems cooperate with each other in a flexible way at a global level.” -Said Ouissal, founder and CEO ZEDEDA. A McKinsey report estimated that advances in data and analytics, AI and machine learning (ML) could deliver irresistible returns for a factory, including 30-50% reductions in machine downtime, 10-30% increases in throughput, 15-30% improvements in labor productivity and 85% more accurate forecasting. “As companies embrace digital transformational change, we see great promise for ZEDEDA’s cloud-native solution to modernize edge computing in industrial environments, ZEDEDA is a great example of what Emerson Ventures looks for in a strategic partner.” -Thurston Cromwell, vice president of development and innovation and head of Emerson Ventures. Industrial environments are currently constricted by siloes and segmentation, said Nathan Pettus, president of Emerson’s process systems and software business. By leveraging edge technologies built on current infrastructure and deploying software as orchestrated workloads, our work with ZEDEDA enables us to bring IT and OT innovation together and create a new paradigm for the industrial edge. ZEDEDA’s solution is deployed within Fortune 500 companies across verticals such as manufacturing, automotive, energy, and retail. The company has quadrupled its number of nodes under management since 2021 and recently closed $26 million in Series B funding. About ZEDEDA: ZEDEDA makes edge computing effortless, open, and intrinsically secure — extending the cloud experience to the edge. ZEDEDA reduces the cost of managing and orchestrating distributed edge infrastructure and applications while increasing visibility, security and control. ZEDEDA delivers a distributed, cloud-native edge management and orchestration solution, simplifying the security and remote management of edge infrastructure and applications at scale. ZEDEDA ensures extensibility and flexibility by utilizing an open partner ecosystem with a robust app marketplace and leveraging an open architecture from the Linux Foundation. ZEDEDA delivers instant time to value, has thousands of nodes under management and is backed by world-class investors with teams in the United States, Germany and India. About Emerson: Emerson (NYSE: EMR) is a global technology and software company providing innovative solutions for the world’s essential industries. Through its leading automation portfolio, including its majority stake in AspenTech, Emerson helps hybrid, process and discrete manufacturers optimize operations, protect personnel, reduce emissions and achieve their sustainability goals.

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