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CERATIZIT Hosts ECarbide Online Seminar Week

CERATIZIT Hosts eCarbide Online Seminar Week

The CERATIZIT Group’s Hard Material Solutions division will host the eCarbide online seminar week from 15 to 19 March. Covering a wide range of topics from carbide basics to expert knowledge, the series aims to give participants the edge they need in order to prevail.

Cemented carbide stands unrivalled in the fields of tool manufacturing, metal forming and many other industrial sectors. In an upcoming online seminar series, the experts of the CERATIZIT Group’s Hard Material Solutions will share their extensive knowledge free of charge, giving participants the competitive edge that is needed to prevail in today’s markets. The seminars are specifically designed to provide participants with first-hand knowledge and insider perspectives on applications, latest industry trends and the advantages of cemented carbide as compared with other hard materials.

In addition to the wealth of market-critical information, Q&A sessions after each seminar will give participants the opportunity to explore the topics even further. This free online seminar series will take place from 15 to 19 March 2021 in a remote online setting that offers participants an environment both convenient and safe.

Additional information on the eCarbide series and the content of the individual seminars, along with the registration links, is available at https://www.ceratizit.com/int/en/company/trade-shows/online-seminars.html.

 

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Formlabs Live Webinar: Significantly Reduce Your Injection Moulding Tooling Costs With In-House 3D Printed Moulds

Formlabs Live Webinar: Significantly Reduce Your Injection Moulding Tooling Costs With In-House 3D Printed Moulds

Injection molding requires high initial investment, specialist equipment and lead time for tooling, this can significantly hinder the speed and cost to introduce new products to the market. 3D printing technology offers a cost-cutting, agile solution to quickly design and fabricate molds for small runs of thermoplastics prototypes or end-use parts.

Join Formlabs in a live webinar on 2nd February 2021, 2pm SGT which will discuss how 3D printing can unlock in-demand mold fabrication to generate hundreds of parts. From idea to production in a matter of days at a fraction of the cost.

The session will cover a recommended workflow, design guidelines and injecting conditions to manufacture low-run injection molds with 3D printing. It will also discuss some use cases where customers are now using 3D printed molds from their Formlabs machine that cost less than half of a traditional in-house machined mould.

What you will learn:

  • Expert processes to design a 3D printed mold for injection molding
  • Which printing and molding conditions ensure success
  • An overview of the Formlabs resins that our customers Novus Applications and Braskem use for the molds
  • Strategies for the post-processing workflow, including ejection and demolding

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Review: The Future Of Additive Manufacturing In Southeast Asia

Review: The Future Of Additive Manufacturing In Southeast Asia

Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News (APMEN), in conjunction with SLM Solutions, SIEMENS, Universal Robots, Markforged, NAMIC, and GlobalData held a two-part webinar on 24 Nov and 15 Dec 2020 aimed at helping manufacturers understand 3D printing better and gather insights on the way forward for additive manufacturing (AM) in Southeast Asia.

In the first session on 24 Nov with SLM Solutions, SIEMENS and Globaldata, we looked at where the pandemic has left the AM industry in 2020; key considerations towards successful adoption; case studies which showcased the flexibility and agility of AM in the fight against the pandemic. Click here to view its recap as well as watch the playback of the session. 

We picked up from where we left off in our second session on 15 Dec with Gary Tang, Regional Sales Director, at SLM Solutions Singapore; Li Chen, Application Engineer, APAC, at Markforged; James McKew, Regional Director, APAC, at Universal Robots; and Dr. Ho Chaw Sing, Managing Director at the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (or NAMIC).

In a lively roundtable discussion, we addressed burning questions like how AM is a strategic differentiator in today’s manufacturing environment, how it presents unique opportunities and the future developing trends. Other discussion highlights include how to justify investments in 3D printing technologies, and the importance of partnering with the right companies or organisations, because AM is a very fast growing technology and no one company knows everything.

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Recap: Additive Manufacturing Deployments In Southeast Asia

Recap: Additive Manufacturing Deployments In Southeast Asia

Amid the ongoing global health issue, additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing is proving in real time that it is speeding production and bringing new ideas to the market at a lower cost to deliver the needed healthcare equipment and devices the world desperately needs.

In market research released earlier this year, Grand View Research Inc. reported that the overall additive manufacturing industry is projected to reach $35.38 billion by 2027, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 14.6 percent over the same forecast period. However, the 3D printing industry still has its share of challenges, such as efficiency that the process yields, the machines, and materials.

In line with this, Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News (APMEN), in conjunction with SLM Solutions, SIEMENS, Universal Robots, Markforged, NAMIC, and GlobalData held a two-part webinar aimed at helping manufacturers understand 3D printing better and gather insights on the way forward for additive manufacturing in Southeast Asia.

In the first installment of the two-part webinar on 24 November 2020 with SLM Solutions, Siemens and Globaldata, we covered the different AM deployments in Southeast Asia, the process challenges, and the key considerations toward successful adoption.

Watch the round table discussion during the second session held on 15 Dec with SLM Solutions Singapore, Markforged, Universal Robots NAMIC here! 

Where has COVID-19 left us in 2020?

Opening the session with a keynote presentation, David Bicknell, Principal Analyst, Thematic Research at Globaldata gave an insightful overview of where the pandemic has left the additive manufacturing industry in 2020. He discusses the impact of the pandemic, developments in AM and opportunities for ASEAN.

With the pandemic paralysing supply chains, David also highlights how 3D printing can be the solution to building more resilient supply chains and how more companies are embracing 3D printing. He also covered briefly insights from HP which examines the current perception of digital manufacturing.

3D printing has proved to be a source of optimism, and David rounded the session by sharing innovative feats during this challenging environment such as biomimetic tongue surfaces and printed door handles. Where would 3D printing bring us in 2021?

Key Considerations for Successful AM Adoption

Lu Zhen, Lead Application Engineer at SLM Solutions Singapore, speaks about successful AM adoption and projects worldwide—such as the 3D printed titanium brake caliper for Bugati race car—the different stages of AM adoption and market growth, and four key considerations for successful AM adoption: design, in terms of effectiveness and weight; material strength and compatibility; process scalability and repeatability; and economics or cost.

Lu also speaks about factors that would enable increasing adoption and industrialization of AM, such as systematic qualification processes and standards, specialised knowledge, IP, and having a mature supply chain.

Finally, he presents some of the AM projects in Southeast Asia, such as the anti-cavitation trim for EMERSON; core insert for plastic injection mould, for OMNI MOLD; impellers for maritime application, for ShipParts.Com; motor mount base and clutch for race cars, in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore; and a battery hull for submarine robots, developed in collaboration with the National University of Singapore (NUS).

3D Printed Face Shield

While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has stalled manufacturing activities worldwide, it has, at the same time, highlighted the speed and flexibility of 3D printing to create and deliver the desperately needed healthcare equipment and devices.

For instance, it has provided Siemens and its Industry 4.0 partners an opportunity to combine their strengths to locally develop and manufacture a face shield designed by Singapore’s Tan Tock Seng Hospital using additive manufacturing. This fully local collaboration saw Siemens’ Advance Manufacturing Transformation Centre (AMTC), supported by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), HP’s Smart Manufacturing Applications and Research Centre (SMARC), and Mitsui Chemicals come together to design, optimise and manufacture the face shields in an accelerated product introduction cycle of under two months.

Benjamin Moey, Vice President, Advance Manufacturing, for ASEAN, at Siemens Pte Ltd, and also the head of Siemens’ AMTC, talks more about this in his presentation, as well as demonstrated the actual 3D-printed face shield.

Wrap Up

The webinar closed the session with a lively Q&A session between the three presenters—SLM’s Lu, Siemens’ Boey, and GlobalData’s Bicknell—with attendees asking questions on simulation technology related to 3D printing; 3D printing software; injection moulding versus 3D printing (in case of the face shield); availability of material base supply; best ways service bureaus can market themselves to attract AM clients; and whether AM will finally see the day it will be used for mass production.

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TAIWAN: Your High-End Partner For Your Smart Manufacturing Journey

TAIWAN: Your High-End Partner For Your Smart Manufacturing Journey

Taiwan companies have long been supplying machineries to manufacturers in the ASEAN region. The government’s thrust toward developing a much deeper cooperation with the industry in Southeast Asia through its digital media campaign for Taiwan machine tools, and a potentially new global supply chain pattern emerging post-pandemic, are expected to open up more opportunities for manufacturing cooperation between the ASEAN region and Taiwan.

In line with this, the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), in cooperation with Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News (APMEN), held a webinar on November 12 that highlighted the latest smart technology solutions from Taiwanese companies aimed at helping manufacturers on their journey towards smarter manufacturing. With the theme Taiwan: Your High-End Partner For Your Smart Manufacturing Journey, the webinar puts into spotlight Taiwan’s reliable, smart solutions for automated production, and why ASEAN manufacturers should consider Taiwan technologies for their manufacturing strategies.

High Precision Smart Manufacturing In SEA

James Kao, Project Manager at HIWIN Technologies Corp. opened the session by sharing their smart manufacturing solutions and successes in Southeast Asia (SEA). Automation and adoption of smart manufacturing is growing in the SEA, and HIWIN covers major industries across the region including Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

James highlights HIWIN’s smart manufacturing applications, which includes automotive and auto parts manufacturing where 6-axis robots and hybrid robots are deployed from loading & unloading, to product inspection.

Staying Competitive

Next, we hear from Randi Tsai, International Sales Representative at Yeong Chin Machinery Industries co., ltd. (YCM) about how the company is helping its customers stay competitive ahead of the pandemic against industry challenges such as resource & environmental issues and labour shortage.

Randi showcases the company’s total machine solutions and how it tackles pandemic challenges, as well as the benefit of each solution. To find out about the new 5 axes machines which ensures efficiency, quality and cost competitiveness, watch this clip:

Precision Spring Manufacturing

Eric Cheng, Sales Representative of Ciangshuo Machinery Co. Ltd, presented on reducing cost and increasing efficiency in precision spring manufacturing. He discussed the company’s CNC spring formers, hook stations, servo spinners, and servo cutters, aimed at helping customers achieve automatic production for torsion springs, extension springs, wave springs, wire forming parts, strip forming parts, and air coil parts.

Hydraulic Press Outlook

Established in 1976, DEES Hydraulic Industrial Co. Ltd is one of the leading hydraulic press machine manufacturers in Taiwan for sheet metal forming in automotive and home appliance industries. More than 90 percent of its products, ranging from straight-sided, 4-post, and gap type systems with capacities from 30 tons to 6,000 tons, are exported.

Ale Lee, sales manager of DEES, discussed the outlook for hydraulic presses in Southeast Asia, key demand drivers, and markets where he sees growth.

Enhancing Cooperation in Southeast Asia

Founded in 1945 and with more than 2,900 members, TAMI is one of the most representative association for Taiwan’s machinery industry, and the organizer of international machinery exhibitions such as TIMTOS, TaipeiPLAS, and ShoeTech Taipei.

Jason Liu, product manager at TAMI, talked about key statistics from Taiwan’s machine manufacturing in 2019, key trade partners, and new strategies to further enhance Taiwan manufacturers’ cooperation with the ASEAN metalworking and machine tools industry.

Reducing Labour Costs and Downtime

Olivia Chen, sales representative of Gentiger Machinery Industrial Co. Ltd, gave a presentation on automation strategies to reduce labour cost and production downtime. She also discussed Gentiger’s latest machine, the GT-H2517F, and its applications and target markets; as well as their Smart Machine Industry 4.0, which was presented at TIMTOS 2019 and features status monitoring, production history, and mail notification, among others.

Taking Your Production to the Next Level

Stanley Yeh, Director for ASEAN Markets at TOYO Automation Co. Ltd, talked about how smarter manufacturing solutions can help take your production to the next level. He showcased the company’s solutions integrated in a COVID-19 RT-PCR test machine; in a USB assembly line; and the AGV application in an electric motorcycle production environment.

Forming Technologies for Lightweight Materials and Composites

Michael Wang is the vice president of Lien Chieh Hydraulic Industrial Co. Ltd (LCH). Established in 1947, LCH is said to be the most famous hydraulic press manufacturer with the longest history in Taiwan.

Wang discussed forming technologies to address the unique requirements of lightweight materials and composites. He talked about their tandem, deep drawing, trimming, hemming, die spotting, tryout, forging, and hydroforming presses, for applications in bicycle, automotive, home appliance, motorcycle, and aerospace manufacturing, to name a few.

Wang also highlighted LCH’s focus on reducing energy consumption through its innovative technologies, as well as how they are helping handle composites.

Smarter Bar Feeding

The last presenter was Edward Tsai, Overseas Sales Manager of GIMCO Giuliani Iemca Machinery Co. Ltd (IEMCA). Established in 1961, IEMCA is one of the leading manufacturer of bar feeders. It has four production plants—in Italy, Taiwan, China, and the United States—and has over 100,000 installations in more than 90 countries.

In his presentation, Tsai talked about smarter strategies to bar feeding for next-generation automotive manufacturing, and how bar feeders help manufacturers in their production.

Tsai also presented their first Industry 4.0 Bar Feeder, and its key features, including remote monitoring, control, and assistance; backup and restoration of machine parameters; and telecontrol by OPC-UA clients, among others.

 

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REGISTER NOW: The Future Of Additive Manufacturing In Southeast Asia

REGISTER NOW: The Future Of Additive Manufacturing In Southeast Asia

We continue our additive manufacturing (AM) webinar series with the future developments and outlook for 3D printing in Southeast Asia.

In Part 1, we featured different case studies regarding AM deployments in ASEAN. Click here to view its recap as well as watch the videos of the webinar.

On 15 December, we will explore the possibilities and look into what the future holds for AM in part 2 of our webinar series!

Register for the free webinar below!

Part II: Future Developments For Additive Manufacturing In Southeast Asia
Tuesday, 15 December 2020
3:00pm – 4:00pm (GMT+08:00)

Be part of the panel discussion with SLM Solutions, Markforged, Universal Robots and National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), who will discuss the unique opportunities of AM; what it can do to your design, manufacturing operations, and innovations; the latest technologies for AM; and future developments and outlook for the 3D printing industry in Southeast Asia.

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KUKA Webinar: Embracing Robotic Application In Boosting APEC Economic Performance

KUKA Webinar: Embracing Robotic Application In Boosting APEC Economic Performance

In collaboration with Netherlands-Thai Chambers of Commerce (NTCC), KUKA is hosting a webinar as part of the NTCC Industry 4.0 series: “Embracing Robotic Applications in Boosting Economic Performance within APeC” on Wednesday 30 September 2020 from 16:00 – 17:15 (ICT).

This sharing session will emphasise on Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing, Market Intelligence for Robotics and Trends for APeC countries, including case studies, opportunities and challenges. Guest speakers include; Mr. Alan Fam, Chief Regional Officer of KUKA Robotics – APeC, Mr. Neoh Sin Joo, Regional Sales Director of KUKA Robotics – APeC, and Mr. Tawiwat Reongpunyaroj, Chief Executive Officer of KUKA Thailand & Vietnam.

Event details

Date: Wednesday 30 September 2020

Time: 16:00 – 17:15 (ICT)

Platform: Zoom (webinar link will be sent to you after registration is completed.)

Register for this free webinar now!

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Upcoming Webinar: AM Deployment And Future Developments In Southeast Asia

Upcoming Webinar: AM Deployment and Future Developments in Southeast Asia

APMEN will be hosting a Webinar: Additive Manufacturing (AM) Deployment and Future Developments in Southeast Asia, on 24 Nov and 15 Dec 2020. 

3D Printing On Track For Growth

Additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, has been around for nearly 40 years, but it is the ongoing global health issue that has truly tested the speed, agility and efficiency of 3D printing to create and deliver the desperately needed healthcare equipment and devices. AM is proving in real time that it speeds production, allows flexibility, and brings new ideas to market quicker at lower cost.

AM or 3D printing technology is continuously growing at a fast rate due to its numerous effects on processing, and is supporting manufacturers to achieve a higher level of performance. According to Fortune Business Insights, the global 3D printing market stood at $8.58 billion in 2018, and is projected to grow at 25.8 percent annually from 2019 to 2026 to reach $51.77 billion at the end of the forecast period.

The 3D-printed materials produced are easy to modify as compared to the conventional production line, which makes this technology an advantageous choice in many aspects. 3D printing has been widely used across industries as it is cheaper, faster and more customizable, and hence reduces the cost associated with materials and labours. Increasing R&D activities in this field and growing demand for prototyping across industries such as healthcare, automotive, and aerospace and defence are some of the major factors driving the 3D printing market growth.

The Asia-Pacific market is projected to showcase fastest growth among the regions owing to government promotion of new-age technologies in manufacturing, rising demand for customized products, and the continued rise in foreign investments.

Challenges Remain

Despite having a rosy outlook, the 3D printing market is not without its set of challenges. While commercial 3D printing is gaining vital importance in the entire global manufacturing sector, the efficiency it yields is not without issues. A myriad of variables from machines to materials create production hurdles in AM. Also, parts built by additive processes today more closely resemble raw stock of a particular shape than they do machined parts. This means that secondary subtractive processes are almost always needed to achieve the final part.

In line with this, Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News (APMEN) will be holding a webinar on 24 Nov and 15 Dec 2020 aimed at helping manufacturers understand 3D printing better through different successful deployments, experiences gained during such deployments, and the way forward for AM in Southeast Asia.

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