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INTERMACH & SUBCON Thailand 2022 Opening Ceremony Highlights

INTERMACH & SUBCON Thailand 2022 Opening Ceremony Highlights

At the opening of the Intermach-Subcon Thailand 2022 Machinery Technology and Subcontracting Industry Exhibition held at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) today (18 May 2022), Ms Duangjai Asawachintachit, Secretary-General of the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI), stated that the board recognises the importance of developing Thai industries and promoting investment in targeted industries that will play an important role.

The BOI has collaborated with Informa markets and the Thai subcontracting promotion association to organize the event “Subcon Thailand 2022” in order to create a business environment to support the growth of target industries, particularly in terms of Thai manufacturers who are prepared to enter into subcontracting production with large companies that will become buyers which the BOI has invited to the annual function this year. 

We continue to emphasize the potential of the subcontracting industry at SUBCON Thailand 2022, which is in its sixteenth edition as of this year. Being a hub for purchasing industrial components and providing opportunities for business expansion between Thai entrepreneurs and international buyers. In addition, there is an opportunity to connect all businesses so that they can communicate across borders, as well as to create a body of knowledge on technology and innovation alongside the production sector, with access and coverage.” Ms Duangjai said.

This year’s fair has exhibits and events:

  • There will be a Buyer’s Village or piece-by-piece exhibition space.
  • The S-Curve exhibition zone, and a special show Presenting industrial items for which entrepreneurs in the industry that manufacture quality parts have established production techniques to enable production in target industries such as the automobile industry. and contemporary automobiles.
  • Electric industry, electronics and intelligent electronics industry, automation and robotics business, digital and software industry, medical equipment industry, aerospace industry, and rail industry are among more than 45 relevant themes.

Mr. Panuwat Triyangkulsri, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Industry, states that while Thailand alters its economic structure to increase its development in accordance with the ‘Thailand 4.0’ goal, the country is concentrating on becoming a value-driven economy by shifting from commodity production to the production of innovative items. Significant infrastructural investments are now being planned. This includes the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project, high-speed trains, airports, ports, and roads are all part of the government’s plan to make Thailand one of the most attractive investment locations in the area.

“Many industries are currently undergoing fresh revolutions and advances. Technological advancements serve a crucial function as a catalyst for numerous significant transformations. The advent of the intelligent factory advanced machines include industrial robots, 3D printing, data centers, cloud services, 5G, AI, IoT, and AI. All of these are essential to the future transformation of the industry. This year marks the return of INTERMACH-SUBCON Thailand 2022 in its entirety. This is a big regional event made possible by the participation of the public and business sectors both domestically and internationally. This event is in line with Thailand’s government policy and satisfies the needs of the private sector, which is in search for latest technologies and methods to develop technology-driven and innovation-driven manufacturing in order to construct a “smart factory” with increased efficiency and decreased production costs.

Mr. Panuwat stated that it is an opportunity for both small and medium-sized entrepreneurs, SMEs, and startups, as well as large corporations, to match their businesses, learn about technology and intelligent breakthroughs, and be prepared to support the development of the industry of the future.

Mr. Manu Leopairote, Chairman of Informa Markets Thailand, shared that the event was held in its entirety under the theme “Smart Technology Driving the Industry” (SMART TECHNOLOGY FOR MANUFACTURING) and is prepared to serve as a platform for entrepreneurs to gain access to innovation and technology for a variety of industries, including metalworking machinery technology from top brands.

Participate in the machinery technology exhibition and subcontracting industry for the procurement of leading parts in ASEAN and the best of the regional business matching arena today! INTERMACH & SUBCON Thailand 2022 will be held in its entirety until May 21, 2022 at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC).

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Fictiv Raises $100 Million In Funding For On-Demand Manufacturing

Fictiv Raises $100 Million In Funding For On-Demand Manufacturing

Fictiv, a leader in high-quality, on-demand manufacturing, has announced the closing of a $100 million Series E funding round. The investment will advance Fictiv’s mission to accelerate product innovation with an expanded focus on decreasing supply chain risk through its best-in-category technology and product experience. This unique combination of benefits helps Fictiv’s customers tackle both the continuous, competitive pressures to innovate faster and address the relentless, daily supply chain disruptions.

The Series E funding round brings the total investment in Fictiv to $192 million since its founding in 2013.

“We’re grateful for this outstanding support from our investment partners,” said Dave Evans, CEO of Fictiv. “We plan to leverage this new capital to accelerate our investment in our customers’ top challenges, particularly time to market for new products and supply chain risk and geographic resilience, through increased collaboration across organizations with reliable, transparent sourcing workflows.”

To date, Fictiv has led the movement to virtualize complex manufacturing workflows, delivering over 19 million mechanical parts to more than 3,000 product companies. The company’s unmatched production speed, quality, and agility provides customers with peace of mind in this highly volatile environment.

As supply chain issues persist and force factory shutdowns across the globe, Fictiv customers have realized over 40% accelerated cycle times, over 20% greater engineering productivity, and significant reduction in operational costs associated with managing an overly inflated, fragmented supply chain.

“Fictiv has been a great additional resource for our business,” said Sean Williams, general manager at RBC Bearings. “We started working with Fictiv in September 2021 and since then have been impressed with their level of service and technical expertise, as well as the quality of product we receive. In our business, every second counts, and Fictiv has helped streamline our MRO ordering process by reducing quoting time from seven days to seconds or minutes, and lead times on these products down from weeks to days. This type of speed delivers real value to our factories.”

Fictiv has grown exponentially since its founding as the demand for cloud-based, virtualized manufacturing continues to skyrocket. In 2021, Fictiv saw 100% year-over-year growth in core business revenue and an 81% growth in employees.

“Fictiv has differentiated itself as an innovative digital manufacturing solution that provides not only unprecedented speed, but also scalable partnerships that deliver an immediate ROI and end-to-end business value,” said David Lincoln, managing partner, Activate Capital. “We believe Fictiv is the category leader transforming how companies like Honeywell gain unmatched productivity, efficiency, and enterprise scalability through digitized workflows that dramatically change the speed and quality of manufacturing in markets such as energy, healthcare, space, and transportation.”

Fictiv’s manufacturing services are accessible on-demand through a cloud-based platform to solve customer challenges across new product development, engineer-to-order parts, and maintenance, repair, and operations.

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Aerotech: AGV-XPO Premier Two-Axis Laser Scan Head

Aerotech_ AGV-XPO Premier Two-Axis Laser Scan Head

The AGV-XPO is a high-dynamic, two-axis laser scan head that combines low-inertia, high-efficiency motors with ultra-high resolution position feedback and optimised structural dynamics to deliver rapid acceleration profiles and excellent part-profile tracking with minimal following error. 

It is ideal for high-throughput applications that require superior dynamic precision, minimal following error and rapid move-and-settle performance, including display processing and manufacturing; high-speed drilling and cutting; electronics manufacturing; large-field and long focal length scanning; and femtosecond laser processing.

Beamex: ePG Electrical Pressure Generator

The Beamex ePG is an electrical pressure pump for industrial pressure calibration applications. It is a robust, portable battery-operated pressure pump that enables easy and quick pressure generation from near vacuum up to 20 bar (300 psi). With a field-replaceable, long-lasting battery pack, users can perform a large number of pressure calibrations on a single charge.

The Beamex ePG can be used together with any existing pressure calibrator. It is very intuitive to use, with coarse and fine adjustment buttons to easily generate the required pressure.

Faulhaber: New AM3248 Stepper Motor With 10,000 rpm

With its speed and torque, the new AM3248 stepper motor offers up to 10,000 rpm; it can achieve five times the speed of comparable stepper motors. Combined with a gearhead reduction of 100:1, it supplies a torque of 5 Nm. The motor delivers these values with a diameter of just 32 mm.

This makes it ideally suited for a wide range of applications in areas such as aerospace, laboratory automation, large optical systems, the semiconductor industry, robotics and 3D printing.

HARTING: har-modular And har-flex PCB Connectors

Har-modular is a modular building block concept: the various different modules enable a billion possible combinations. har-modular is a modular PCB interface that can be individually configured online by any developer. The har-flex connectors with 6-100 contacts for signals, power or data follow a similar but markedly reduced approach with a pitch of 1.27mm.

Different heights for mezzanine applications, the space-saving connection of ribbon cables and the high manufacturing quality for automated soldering processes are convincing factors in miniaturised PCB applications. har-flex is ideal for use in miniaturised PCB applications.

HIKMICRO: M Series Handheld Thermography

There’s good reason to lean on thermal imaging for facilities maintenance. In a recent multi-year study, in collaboration with CNA Financial Corporation, 6,154 thermography inspections were evaluated. Thermography inspections saved customers an estimated total of 52 million dollars, equating to an impressive ROI of US$8,449 in savings per day.

HIKMICRO M series handheld thermography is one of the best choice for facilities maintenance. HIKMICRO handheld thermography provides 2 years battery and 3 years full product and 10 years detector insurance.

HIOKI: 5 Models Of Clamp-Type Current Sensors

Hioki will release clamp-type current sensors: AC/DC current probes CT6841A, CT6843A, CT6844A, CT6845A and CT6846A. The conventional feature of a clamp-type current sensor has the convenience of measuring the current without having to disconnect the measuring cable.

The new clamp-type current sensors combine this convenience with reliable and accurate measurements. These features enable the accurate power consumption measurement required by the WLTP test, (Worldwide harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure – the international fuel economy standards for automobiles).

Hypertherm’s New PlateSaver Technology

PlateSaver is available through Hypertherm’s ProNest® and other authorised software for fabricators cutting mild steel on a CNC table using X-Definition plasma. It combines the arc stability of X-Definition plasma with specialised software parameters to dramatically increase material utilisation. In addition to shorter lead-ins and lead-outs, PlateSaver takes molten metal into account by using moving pierces that cause molten splatter to fall within a predictable “splash zone.”

SureCut technology maximises cutting performance by automatically embedding thousands of cutting parameters into authorised hardware and software products. It includes True Hole® for bolt ready holes, True Bevel to simplify the process of cutting bevelled edges, and Rapid Part® to markedly reduce cut-to-cut cycle time.

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Maxim Integrated: Trinamic 3-Phase MOSFET Gate Driver

Maxim Integrated_ Trinamic 3-Phase MOSFET Gate Driver

Maxim Integrated_ Trinamic 3-Phase MOSFET Gate Driver

The fully integrated TMC6140-LA 3-phase MOSFET gate driver simplifies design and maximises the battery life of brushless direct current (DC) motor drives. It integrates all three bottom shunt amplifiers to provide a complete motor drive solution with 30 percent improved power efficiency while simplifying design by reducing the component count by half when compared to similar solutions.

The TMC6140-LA is optimised for performance over a wide voltage range, making it well-suited for servo motors, brushless motors and permanent magnet synchronous motors.

Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion System

Shaped to externally resemble an aviation jet, through an integrated electric motor it sucks the water from the front and pushes it from the bow side to propel the boat. The energy for the electric motor is supplied by batteries that can be recharged on board by the FPT Industrial N67 570 EVO engine, coupled with a state-of-the-art variable generator, or by the charging station when the boat is in harbour mode.

The new Hybrid Electric system is designed to maximize efficiency, silence, application modularity and flexibility. With the same amount of energy, the DeepSpeed Jet generates more thrust and speed compared to a prop system, while consuming less.

Integrated Electric Axle

Delivering high performance (840 kW), outstanding efficiency and full sustainability, the e-axle for HCVs was jointly developed for the BEV version of the Nikola Tre truck. With a range of up to 560 km (350 miles) and dynamic performance, the Nikola Tre BEV truck will be an important step forward in making zero-emissions transportation possible for heavy-duty commercial trucking. FPT Industrial, IVECO and Nikola have adopted a modular approach in developing their electric offering, which is unique in the industry.

The Nikola Tre platform will be capable of using either battery-electric technology or hydrogen-powered fuel cell technology. With this approach, the partners are taking the long view, bringing both technologies on stream now to pursue BEV and FCEV in their offering in the next few years.

Mencom’s IP68 Enclosures Series

Mencom offers a range of IP68 series rectangular enclosures that provide the highest level of protection against dust and complete continuous submersion in water. These IP68 series enclosures have also successfully passed the tests required for the IPX6 degree of protection (tightness to powerful water jets) and for the IPX9 degree of protection (high pressure and temperature water jets). Therefore, their official overall protection rating is IP66/IP68/IP69.

The IP68 enclosure series is larger than the standard enclosures, providing more space for easier cable management, and the walls are thicker to provide more mechanical robustness.

Mitsubishi Electric’s New Graphic Operation Terminals 

Mitsubishi Electric has launched two new additional Graphic Operation Terminals (GOTs) to its GOT SIMPLE Series lineup. The 10-inch and 7-inch widescreen models, which support virtual network computing (VNC), can be used as VNC servers enabling remote access from offices or other remote locations field engineers may find themselves.

This feature will help meet customers’ needs for improved work efficiencies when performing monitoring and maintenance in factories, buildings, utilities and other automation applications.

Mitutoyo America Introduces MCOSMOS Version 5.0

 

Mitutoyo America Corporation recently announced the release of MCOSMOS Version 5.0, the newest version of their advanced metrology suite for Coordinate Measuring Machines. This software offers support in thirty-seven separate locations and in twelve different languages.

What distinguishes MCOSMOS v.5 from its predecessor are the upgrades to its interface, functions, and performance. Most noticeable from launch is the new and simplified graphical user interface: The updates made to this are not only visually pleasing but also assist in improving the user experience, no matter their level of knowledge working with the tool. These changes include easy-to-use “ribbons” and a much-requested search function, assisting operators in finding specific sections of their measuring process for detailed reports.

PTG HOLROYD Rotor Grinding Machine

 

The TG range starts with the TG50E, a machine designed to precision grind components of up to 50 mm in diameter and 610 mm in length, with models offering stepped increases in capability up to the production of helical components measuring 450 mm in diameter and 2020 mm in length.  

Equally suited to prototyping, batch and volume production, TG Series machines are designed primarily for the finish grinding of helical screw components such as worm screws and rotors after they have been milled to a rough or semi-finished state. TG models offer production rates and accuracies to suit precise manufacturing strategies. Fully automated on-machine probing provides closed-loop feedback of corrections to the dresser wheel and does not require a high level of operator skill. 

QuickRobot Online Tool From igus

These robots weld, rivet, palletise and assist. In order for the small and large production to be able to work fail-safe in 24/7 operation, they need the right energy supply system to safely route the cables and hoses from axis 1 to axis 6.

For the simple design of the individual energy chain for cobots, SCARA, 4-axis robots and 6-axis robots, igus has now expanded the capabilities of its robot equipment configurator. In the online tool, users can select their robot from 418 different models from 10 manufacturers and find the optimum energy supply for axes 1 to 6.

Siemens’ Simcenter 3D 2022.1

Siemens Digital Industries Software just announced the latest update to Siemens’ Simcenter™ 3D software, part of Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio of software and services.

The update enables engineers to tackle the complexity of product development and innovation with advanced simulation, offering new capabilities such as increased support for turbomachinery modelling, a dedicated drop test application for handheld devices, tightly integrated topology optimization with the NX Design environment, and a new acoustic solution method that is up to 10 times faster than standard methods.

WITT Safety Valves For H2 Electrolysers

The WITT safety valves AV 619 and AV 919 perfectly match the target pressure and temperature ranges of PEM and Solid Oxide electrolysers. The opening pressure can be set accurately anywhere in range 5 to 500 mbar. The operating temperature can be anywhere up to 250 deg C. For Alkaline electrolysers, the SV 805 model is ideal, with an opening pressure settable anywhere in the range 0.5 to 45 bar, with operating temperatures up to 150 deg C.

Highly precise and reliable, the valves open when the set pressure is reached and safely protect workers and sensitive equipment from overpressure. Despite their small size, the valves allow high flow rates, making them also suitable for large installations.

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