CREAFORM ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF THE BRAND-NEW METRASCAN BLACK

Creaform | June 23, 2020

With 15 blue laser crosses, 4X more resolution, increased scanning speed, no warm-up time and ISO 17025 accredited factory calibration, the latest version of the MetraSCAN 3D is the ideal 3D scanner for demanding quality control applications right on the shop floor. Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable and automated 3D measurement solutions, today announced the release of the latest version of the MetraSCAN 3D lineup, the company’s advanced optical CMM scanner designed specifically to perform metrology-grade 3D measurements and inspections  right on the production floor. As the fastest and most accurate portable optical CMM scanner, the MetraSCAN BLACK can be seamlessly integrated in any quality control, quality assurance, inspection, MRO, or reverse engineering workflow and operated by users of any skill level in any type of environment.

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Eugene Spiropoulos works on Yokogawa's industrial automation to industrial autonomy efforts, which is about accelerating the transformation of process industries. And he says that in most industries, and certainly in the process industries, companies have been collecting data for the past four decades, but less than 5% of that data is getting used.


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Canvass AI Showcases AI Solutions for Steelmakers to Optimize Production and Reduce GHG Emissions

Canvass AI | November 22, 2022

Canvass AI, a leader in industrial AI-as-a-Service, will today detail and discuss its series of packaged AI solutions for the steel industry at the Artificial Intelligence and Steelmaking Summit. The Company will deliver a presentation on Leveraging Industrial AI to Increase Throughput in Steel Manufacturing at 12:00 pm November 22nd EST (17:00 GMT). "Canvass AI has worked very closely with steelmakers on maximizing throughput in steel production. The additional benefits, however, reducing energy costs, remelts, and GHG emissions, are what organizations are looking for most from AI and digital transformation – a road toward sustainability." -Humera Malik, CEO, Canvass AI. The session on Leveraging Industrial AI to Increase Throughput in Steel Manufacturing will cover: How a leading steel manufacturer is projecting an increase in throughput by over 10% within the first week of using the Canvass AI platform Key considerations on how to successfully apply industrial AI in operations How the Canvass AI platform predicts optimal throughput speed for common steel-making processes, such as annealing, to maximize productivity without jeopardizing quality Canvass AI's packaged AI solutions for the steel industry are designed to capture institutional knowledge and include: Process Suite that reduces raw material costs, improves quality and reduces waste; Net-Zero Suite™ that optimizes water use/reuse, waste reduction and minimizing GHG emissions without compromising production goals; and Asset Suite that reduces energy costs and increases reliability with reduced downtime. About Steel Times International and the Artificial Intelligence and Steelmaking Summit The Artificial Intelligence and Steelmaking Summit is run by Steel Times International, which has served as the leading journal for the steel and iron manufacturing industries for over 150 years. About Canvass AI: Canvass AI is a leading software provider enabling industrial companies to exceed their operations and sustainability targets with patented industrial AI technology. Its AI-as-a-Service is designed to co-exist with existing technologies and empower workforces to achieve faster sustainable outcomes. Backed by Alphabet, and Yamaha Motor Ventures, Canvass AI is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Innovation Community, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada, and is recognized by CB Insights as one of the world's top 50 technology companies that is advancing manufacturing.

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ADVANCED BATTERY CONCEPTS AND EXIDE INDUSTRIES LIMITED ANNOUNCE COMMERCIALIZATION PLAN

ADVANCED BATTERY CONCEPTS | November 18, 2022

Advanced Battery Concepts, LLC (ABC) and Exide Industries Limited, an Indian corporation, announced their mutual intent to develop a commercial plan to manufacture and sell ABC's Box-BE™ Battery Energy Storage Systems in the Indian marketplace. Both parties have agreed to "scope-out and define a program for jointly commercializing the energy storage products in India". Under this non-binding letter of intent, ABC and Exide will jointly work together to determine and explore the business opportunities, applications and addressable markets exist in India for the Energy Storage System containing the proprietary bipolar storage batteries invented by Advanced Battery Concepts. To that end, they will agree on the design of a commercial EverGreenSeal™ battery and the appropriate testing of the resulting product or products. Based on successful testing of the battery design and favorable market indicators for investing and producing the products, further steps will emerge as a result of this initial effort. ABC pioneered new lead battery manufacturing technologies and proprietary bipolar architecture to offer energy storage solutions with superior economics compared to lithium-ion, traditional lead batteries and other rival technologies. The company's years of battery developments and successful innovation has led to the invention of EverGreenSeal™ --their breakthrough battery technology which is supported by a broad portfolio of patents and trade secrets. This is a battery designed from the inside-out with "End-Of-Life re-manufacturability" as a leading objective within the design and construction of the new EverGreenSeal batteries. This extraordinary battery, after a long service life, is deconstructed, the primary materials collected and using novel processes, the active materials are efficiently recycled and built into a new EverGreenSeal battery, with full warranty and service life. ABC has recently launched the Box-BE™ ESS product line in the U.S. – the first system to take advantage of the numerous benefits of EverGreenSeal technology. The numerous economic, environmental and sustainability advantages of EverGreenSeal battery technology figured prominently in Exide Industry's interest in exploring manufacturing and marketing within their Indian marketplace. Both companies have many years of mutual cooperation and look forward to working together on this next commercial opportunity. Advanced Battery Concepts manufactures and sells the most economically, socially, and environmentally responsible energy storage solutions available today. The business focuses on residential and long duration energy storage systems, built on a foundation of proprietary technology termed EverGreenSeal™ Technology. ABC's energy storage provides longest life, lowest installation costs, truly safe operation and a 100% evergreen recycling process.

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Skillnote Releases "Skillnote Insight" for Analyzing Skill Data on Manufacturing Personnel

Skillnote | November 11, 2022

Skillnote Corporation has released Skillnote Insight, a new function of the Skillnote skill management system. Skillnote Insight is a function for analyzing skill information, qualification information and training information on employees centrally managed using Skillnote along a variety of axes such as division, age group and timeline. This enables analysis and understanding of information such as the status of skills held and the status of education for the entire organization from a macro perspective, and supports strategy formulation and decision making not only in front-line divisions, but also head office HR divisions and top management. Skillnote Insight is a new function integrated with the existing functions of Skillnote, significantly enhancing their value. Background of development The environment surrounding manufacturing is currently undergoing significant change. Under these conditions, there is pressure for transformation of the skills needed from employees and the methods used for human resource development. Skillnote perceives employee skills that are the source of strength for enhancing the competitiveness of manufacturing companies to be useful data, and believes it is important to actively utilize this in business strategy and management strategy beyond conventional management in front-line divisions. Skillnote Insight was developed to contribute to not only front-line divisions but also companywide strategy formulation and decision making by increasing the utility of data collected through skill management in manufacturing sites and analyzing it from a more macro perspective. Key Features of Skillnote Insight Multiple analysis templates reflecting Skillnote's insight and know-how are available Reduction of hassle and time needed for file integration and data collection Analysis results can be output to formats such as PDF and Excel to share and use in reports User permissions can be set About the Skillnote skill management system: Skillnote is a skill management system enabling the centralized management and operation of skill matrices that have previously been managed on manufacturing sites using paper or spreadsheets. It enables planned human resource development and human resource assignment using competence information on employees on manufacturing sites. Organically linking the training information and qualification information along the access of employees' skill information enables the drafting and progress management of development plans optimized for individuals. About Skillnote Corporation: Skillnote Corporation (head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Takafumi Yamakawa) was founded in 2016 and is a global company providing the Skillnote skill and training management system focused on manufacturing sites. With the vision of "Realize a world where all workers can grow and have a fulfilling career" the company is aiming for the realization of a society where everyone involved in manufacturing works energetically by scientifically analyzing the growth of people working in manufacturing.

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Atlis Motor Vehicles Secures Two Key Test Pack Purchase Orders from EV Manufacturers

Atlis Motor Vehicles | November 15, 2022

Atlis Motor Vehicles (Nasdaq: AMV), a vertically integrated electric vehicle technology ecosystem company, today announces it has received purchase orders for its battery technology from a British EV commercial van manufacturer, INDe EV, and another top-tier compact equipment manufacturing company, with the intent to power both customers’ all-electric work-focused vehicles. “These orders highlight our unique battery technology and its appeal within the various verticals of the work-focused EV space, As a work-focused EV company developing its own battery technology in the United States, we believe our technology will continue to attract other work vehicle manufacturers both here and abroad, and we will continue to provide shareholders with updates on our developments.” -Mark Hanchett, Founder and CEO Atlis Motor Vehicles. About Atlis Motor Vehicles: Atlis Motor Vehicles (Nasdaq: AMV) is a startup EV ecosystem technology company developing products that will power work. Building an electric vehicle technology platform for heavy and light duty work trucks used in the agriculture, service, utility, and construction industries, Atlis intends to meet the towing and payload capabilities of legacy diesel-powered vehicles by developing battery technology and a modular system architecture capable of scaling to meet the specific needs of the all-electric work vehicle.

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Eugene Spiropoulos works on Yokogawa's industrial automation to industrial autonomy efforts, which is about accelerating the transformation of process industries. And he says that in most industries, and certainly in the process industries, companies have been collecting data for the past four decades, but less than 5% of that data is getting used.

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