Texas, US: Dell Technologies, a provider of information technology solutions, is set to invest US$1 billion to boost research and development in the Internet Of Things (IoT). The IoT division will focus on developing products, research and partnerships for a field that connects everything from driverless cars to light bulbs to the internet.
Fully automated plant systems can benefit dealers and customers for applications such as order picking of stainless steel bar stock. By Kerstin Besemer, press and public relations, Behringer
A burgeoning online platform aims to connect CNC manufacturers, buyers and suppliers together from all over the world. APMEN speaks to Oliver Lorenz, head of market Asia, Orderfox
Geneva, Switzerland: Machine tool manufacturer GF Machining Solutions will be acquiring Symmedia GmbH, a software provider for the mechanical engineering sector that specialises in machine connectivity systems.
Sandviken, Sweden: Sandvik Coromant is expanding its capabilities in digital manufacturing by signing a strategic research agreement with Parc, a Xerox company.
Worldwide: Manufacturers expect that their investments in smart factories will drive a 27 percent increase in manufacturing efficiency over the next five years, adding US$500 billion in annual added value to the global economy, according to a research report by Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute.
Today, intelligent software solutions form the basis of the digital transformation of manufacturing process chains like DMG Mori’s Celos system.
Already in the thick of future manufacturing in the machining sector, Sandvik Coromant has identified five areas where the company intends to lead development.
How can Asian manufacturers maintain their competitive edge in the next 40 years? The answer lies in its evolution towards an Industry 4.0 manufacturing model. By Imtiaz Ahmed, Asia Pacific Mobil SHC brand manager, ExxonMobil Lubricants.