With the smart factory being a hot topic nowadays, three critical IIoT capabilities of the smart factory will be discussed. By Fritz Cleveland, director of marketing, Sensonix/Banner Wireless
Instead of displacing conventional production processes altogether, Terrence Oh, vice president, Asia Pacific, EOS Singapore, shares how understanding additive manufacturing technology can help manufacturers tap into the potential of the technology.
While additive manufacturing and classic automobile restoration may seem an unlikely combination, being able to recreate legacy parts make a compelling case to adopt the technology. By Jennifer Costa, communications consultant, and Linda Crum, technical writer, ExOne.
While using acoustic data in machine maintenance is not new, the use of airborne acoustics is. We speak to Amnon Shenfeld, co-founder and chief executive officer, 3DSignals, on the role this plays in predictive maintenance.
Where additive manufacturing is concerned the integral combination of building up material with the aid of a laser and machining is essential. DMG Mori has promised what they coin as “unlimited degrees of freedom” in construction and at the same time precision and surface qualities from this combination.
With many shop-floor measurement options available in today’s marketplace, understanding the technology differences and the impact they have on performance before selecting a system. Sea Chiahui, regional product manager – stationary at Hexagon Manufacturing Asia Pacific gives an insight into the operating principles behind its 4.5.4 SF and 7.10.7 SF coordinate measuring machines.
The current state of technology adoption in regards to additive manufacturing was discussed by a group of business and technology leaders at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, The Netherlands in October 2015. By Saswitha de Kok, senior consultant, and Corwin van Heteren, senior manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Laser applications have been increasing in use as they support lightweight designs. By Dr Torsten Scheller, global director of technology, product management, and research and development, Jenoptik.
Both CVD and PVD coatings for metal cutting inserts are seeing continuous improvements for adhesion, toughness and wear properties. By Jonathan Chou