Indonesia: The manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for Indonesia rose from 49.3 in December 2017 to a reading of 49.9 in January this year.
Rapid additive forging is a technology using the metal deposition method that is similar to directed energy deposition, and can be applied to produce large titanium parts. Contributed by Prodways
Taiwan: The Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) has reported that activity in the manufacturing sector in Taiwan continued to show expansion in December 2017.
A virtual test laboratory allows the examination of different load states for metal materials to determine precise mechanical data. Contributed by Fraunhofer.
Indonesia: The nation’s manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) saw a reading of 50.4 in November 2017, slightly improving from 50.1 in October, according to market intelligence company IHS Markit.
China: A strategic agreement has been signed with a subsidiary of China National Machinery Industry Corporation (Sinomach) and Siemens, under which both parties will fully cooperate in such areas as technology R&D, equipment manufacturing and local and global EPC projects.