SCHUNK helps to implement an automated production line for FFP3 filters in just eleven days.

SCHUNK | June 07, 2020

In a record time of less than two weeks, the Brno-based Czech automation specialist ACAM Solution s.r.o. has implemented an automated production line for manufacturing FFP3 filters for respirator manufacturer SIGMA VVÚ from Lutín, and thus allowing the increase of the production capacity by two thirds despite the protective measures against the spread of the corona virus. At the front end: Standardized grippers from SCHUNK, some of which will also enable collaborative operation in a second stage of expansion.

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The range of applications, material types expands as ceramic additive manufacturing (AM) processes are continuously researched, validated, and implemented. Strong compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in end-use part production, application, and hardware revenues.


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Emerson Introduces Workplace Distancing, Contact Tracing Technology to Help Manufacturers Protect Workers

Emerson | August 18, 2020

Emerson (NYSE:EMR) has enhanced its Location Awareness technology to include social density management and contact tracing to protect employee health and help essential industries safely continue operations during challenging times, such as the current coronavirus pandemic. Part of its Plantweb™ digital ecosystem, Emerson’s Location Awareness provides an easy-to-install, cost-effective and reliable solution in the most severe industrial environments for companies to better safeguard employee safety and help create new work processes and practices for operational continuity.

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Siemens acquires UltraSoC to drive design for silicon lifecycle management

Siemens | June 23, 2020

Siemens has signed an agreement to acquire Cambridge, UK-based UltraSoC Technologies Ltd., a provider of instrumentation and analytics solutions that put intelligent monitoring, cybersecurity and functional safety capabilities into the core hardware of system-on-chip (SoC). Siemens plans to integrate UltraSoC’s technology into the Xcelerator portfolio as part of Mentor’s Tessent™ software product suite. The addition of UltraSoC to Siemens enables a unified data-driven infrastructure that can enhance product quality, safety and cybersecurity, and the creation of a comprehensive solution to help semiconductor industry customers overcome key pain points including manufacturing defects, software and hardware bugs, device early-failure and wear-out, functional safety, and malicious attacks. “Siemens’ acquisition of UltraSoC means that for the first time our customers can access not just design-for-test, but a comprehensive ‘Design for Lifecycle Management’ solution for system-on-chips, including functional safety, security and optimization,” says Brady Benware, Tessent Vice President and General Manager, Siemens Digital Industries Software. “By utilizing design augmentation to detect, mitigate and eliminate risks throughout the SoC lifecycle, customers can radically improve time-to-revenue, product quality & safety, and profitability.

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Arburg despite corona: “Wir sind da.”

ARBURG | August 03, 2020

Arburg has responded to the Corona crisis very early on with great prudence and excellent know-how. Thanks to that, the machine manufacturer based in Lossburg considers itself well-positioned for the future after the pandemic, in terms of technology, know-how and organisation: production continues to progress and the development of innovative solutions for injection moulding, industrial additive manufacturing and progress in digitalisation is being driven forward. In order to contain the pandemic, Arburg produced high-quality masks and safety goggles very quickly at its headquarters in Lossburg as proof of its technology. During the corona crisis, Arburg has been and continues to be able to provide its customers with unrestricted delivery, competence, reliability and solution orientation. Despite or even because of the Corona pandemic, innovative first-class technologies are still being developed.

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Smart Manufacturing Experience Helps Manufacturers Adopt Advanced Technologies, Secure the Future for Their Businesses

Smart Manufacturing | March 15, 2022

Smart Manufacturing Experience 2022, a hybrid in-person/livestreamed event, will help small to medium manufacturers (SMMs) leverage the power of advanced manufacturing technologies to improve their bottom line and advance their manufacturing operations in real-time. the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, is sponsored by SME, CESMII, AMT and AMI, which have partnered for Smart Manufacturing Experience to meet the technology needs of SMMs. The sponsors work in collaboration with industry, academia and government agencies to bring solutions that drive the advancement of smart manufacturing operations. New priorities are emerging along with the need for smart technologies to drive changes in the manufacturing ecosystem. Among the key factors for SMMs' survival in the coming decade will be successfully integrating smart and digital technologies as part of their businesses' digital transformation, adjusting for the impact of a changing supply chain, and successfully addressing the manufacturing labor shortage through both attracting new talent and training existing workers on new technologies. "Growth in manufacturing is not only about adoption of technology that is smarter and faster, but it's also about making change when the global landscape shifts, At Smart Manufacturing Experience, you will see first-hand how companies already are making smart changes, training their workforce, and getting great ROI. This event will expose you to eight key smart manufacturing disciplines that will show you the journey from a smart factory to a smart supply chain, and most of all, to a smart workforce, and you'll get to talk with these innovators about their experiences." Robert Willig, executive director and CEO of SME Willig said these eight disciplines or disruptive technologies will be prevalent at Smart Manufacturing Experience and can help manufacturers run a smarter factory by lowering downtime, managing change, and providing powerful insights into their operations, which can help ensure the future of their business. "You thought you had time to adopt new technology – the world just told you, you don't," said Willig. "Smart manufacturing is driving change and setting the stage for the manufacturing industry to adapt faster than ever before to keep production and our economy going." In addition to the exhibition, each day of Smart Manufacturing Experience will feature leading smart-technology solutions and will offer multiple learning paths or tracks to attendees. These will include keynote addresses chosen from among smart manufacturing's leading companies, workshops that provide detailed focus on technical and business topics, thought-leadership panels with key industry experts debating relevant issues, and 60 conference sessions about technology, issues and solutions that make sense for small- to medium-sized businesses. About AMT AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.- based manufacturing technology – those who design, build, sell and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. About AMI Advanced Manufacturing International, Inc. is a non-profit organization focused on accelerating the digital transformation of small to medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) with simple, secure, and ultra-low-cost solutions. AMI is led by industry veterans with decades of experience in delivering production level, smart, digital solutions, and cultural transformations to manufacturing—all without breaking the bank. AMI is a subsidiary of the Manufacturing Technology Deployment Group, Inc. (MTDG) and is based in Clearwater, Fla. About CESMII CESMII is the United States' national institute on Smart Manufacturing, driving cultural and technological transformation and secure industrial technologies as national imperatives. By enabling frictionless movement of information between real-time Operations and the people and systems that create value in and across Manufacturing organizations, CESMII is impacting manufacturing performance through measurable improvements in areas such as: quality, throughput, costs/profitability, safety, asset reliability and energy productivity. About SME SME connects manufacturing professionals, academia and communities, sharing knowledge and resources to build inspired, educated and prosperous manufacturers and enterprises. With 90 years of experience and expertise in events, media, membership, training and development, and also through the SME Education Foundation, SME is committed to promoting manufacturing technology, developing a skilled workforce and attracting future generations to advance manufacturing.

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The range of applications, material types expands as ceramic additive manufacturing (AM) processes are continuously researched, validated, and implemented. Strong compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in end-use part production, application, and hardware revenues.

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