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Embracing Automation In Manufacturing Processes


The manufacturing industry was greatly impacted by the disruption to business processes during the pandemic.


Harnessing The Power of Smart Manufacturing

Harnessing The Power of Smart Manufacturing


With the right technology in place, manufacturers can leverage the power of their data, make informed choices, and prepare for the future, now.


Business Continuity In Times of Crisis

REGISTER: Business Continuity In Times of Crisis


Register for IAA’s Business Continuity In Times of Crisis Webinar here!


Industrial And Manufacturing 2021: The Year For Additive, Digital Threads, And Industry 4.0

Industrial And Manufacturing 2021: The Year For Additive, Digital Threads, And Industry 4.0


In its new whitepaper, ABI Research identify 37 trends that will shape the technology market and 31 others that are less likely to move the needle over the next twelve months.


Composite 3D Printing: An Emerging Technology With A Bright Future

Composite 3D Printing: An Emerging Technology With A Bright Future


Composite 3D printing is a young technology, but one with huge, largely untapped, potential.


The Current Industrial Automation Paradigm is Flawed and Here’s What to Do About It!

The Current Industrial Automation Paradigm is Flawed and Here’s What to Do About It!


During today’s times of profound change, some manufacturing organisations are falling into the trap of trying to maintain existing processes


USI's Vietnam Facility Groundbreaking Ceremony.

USI Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony For Vietnam Facility


On November 14, 2020, USI held a groundbreaking ceremony for its Vietnam Facility in Dinh Vu Industrial Zone (‘DVIZ’) located in Haiphong City, Vietnam.


Coronavirus: How AI, 3D Printing And Blockchain Can Help Overcome Supply Problems In A Crisis

Coronavirus: How AI, 3D Printing And Blockchain Can Help Overcome Supply Problems In A Crisis


As the coronavirus pandemic evolves, the focus is now firmly on response. But the recovery may be even more challenging.


ABI Research: 2021 Transformative Technology

ABI Research: 2021 Transformative Technology


ABI Research has highlighted the lesser-known stats that illuminate the direction in which digital transformation is truly heading in a new whitepaper.


3D-Printed Medical Devices Can Remedy Supply Bottlenecks In Times Of Pandemic

3D-Printed Medical Devices Can Remedy Supply Bottlenecks In Times Of Pandemic


During the coronavirus pandemic, the 3D printing industry has successfully set up on-demand production facilities.


Siemens has launched its Advanced Manufacturing Transformation Centre (AMTC) intended to provide guidance, support and training to companies in Southeast Asia on their journey of adoption, transition and transformation towards advanced manufacturing.

Siemens Launches Advanced Manufacturing Competence Centre In Singapore


Siemens has launched its Advance Manufacturing Transformation Centre intended to provide guidance, support and training to companies in Southeast Asia.


Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, offers a unique solution to diversifying the modern supply chain, which due to Covid-19 is a much-needed resource.

A Resilient Supply Chain Through 3D Printing


Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, offers a unique solution to diversifying the modern supply chain, which due to Covid-19 is a much-needed resource.


JJ-Lurgi Debuts Its Twin-Track Sliding Cell Extractor In Its Largest Extraction Plant Project

JJ-Lurgi Debuts Its Twin-Track Sliding Cell Extractor In Its Largest Extraction Plant Project


JJ-Lurgi has successfully commissioned its largest oilseed crushing and solvent extraction plant for Sinograin Oils & Fats Industrial Dongguan Co. Ltd.


Keysight Survey Reveals True Costs of Time Delays Caused By Equipment

Keysight Survey Reveals True Costs of Time Delays Caused By Equipment


Keysight Technologies, Inc. has released the results of a survey that shows nearly all companies who develop electronic products, experience costly and preventable delays related to test equipment misconfiguration, maintenance or training issues.


Rising ICS Vulnerabilities In Energy, Critical Manufacturing And Water Sectors Of Critical Infrastructure Amid COVID-19

Rising ICS Vulnerabilities In Energy, Critical Manufacturing And Wastewater Sectors Amid COVID-19


More than 70 percent of ICS vulnerabilities disclosed in 1H 2020 can be exploited remotely, highlighting the importance of protecting internet-facing ICS devices and remote access connections.


The COVID-19 has highlighted the need for business continuity informed by technological trends. By Ravi Gopinath, Chief Cloud Officer, AVEVA

Manufacturing Sector Business Continuity In A Post-COVID-19 World


The COVID-19 has highlighted the need for business continuity informed by technological trends. By Ravi Gopinath, Chief Cloud Officer, AVEVA 


UK Manufacturers Positioned To Lead The Green Revolution

UK Manufacturers Positioned To Lead The Green Revolution


A new report, published by the MTA has found that if the UK moves towards Green manufacturing, we could see between £8–20 billion added to the UK’s GDP and 400,000 to 1 million jobs created.


Building Operational Resilience With The Right Partnership

Building Operational Resilience With The Right Partnership


We believe that digitisation is a way to resilience with remote monitoring, predictive and preventive maintenance, and remote operations all leading to ensuring productivity. 


Emerson Enhances Manufacturing Capabilities With New Laser Welder

Emerson Enhances Manufacturing Capabilities With New Laser Welder


Emerson has launched a new laser welder platform that provides high mix and batch manufacturers of plastic components with greater production capability


EU Automation Launches Resource Centre For Manufacturing Professionals

EU Automation Launches Resource Centre For Manufacturing Professionals


In response to the industry’s hunger for information on technology that can pull them out of the post-pandemic productivity lull, EU Automation has pooled all its resources into a new, free, online Knowledge Hub.


The Chain Effect On Manufacturing

The ‘Chain Effect’ On Manufacturing


While the manufacturing sector is set to restart faster than other sectors, it is necessary for businesses to adapt to the evolving situation.


Digitalisation, diversification and collaborative relationships are the key to supply chain resilience.

Three Ways To Foster Resilient Supply Chains


John Young, APAC director at automation parts supplier EU Automation, suggests three key ways in which forward-thinking manufacturing companies will respond to the current period of uncertainty.


Food Safety: 4 Technologies Changing The Game

Food Safety: 4 Technologies Changing The Game


Four technologies are explored that improve food safety across the global supply chain.


Reducing Emissions And Waste In The Manufacturing Process

Reducing Emissions And Waste In The Manufacturing Process


When it comes to effective waste management, manufacturers can look to implement process technology that delivers high yield at low operating costs.


5 Ways Technology Is Changing The Food & Beverage Industry

5 Ways Technology Is Changing The Food & Beverage Industry


Five technology developments will be looked at that improve the bottom-line as well as upping efforts in quality control and traceability in the supply chain for manufacturers.


HP Inc. Supports Communities Across Asia-Pacific In Responding To COVID-19

HP Inc. Supports Communities Across Asia-Pacific In Responding To COVID-19


HP Inc. is tapping its technologies and resources to help communities across Asia-Pacific respond to the challenges of COVID-19.


Reaching Customers Directly — An Investment Worth Making In Times Of Supply Chain Disruption

Reaching Customers Directly — An Investment Worth Making In Times Of Supply Chain Disruption


With global supply chains significantly disrupted, we are seeing more manufacturers bypassing distributors and retailers to sell directly to customers.


As the manufacturing process becomes increasingly complex, digitisation is enabling organisations to evolve traditional linear supply chains into interconnected digital supply networks

Building Trust in Your Manufacturing Supply Chain


Manufacturing supply chains are designed to save costs by moving the manufacturing process to the most efficient locations and by minimising inventory.


Predictive analytics in automotive manufacturing.

Increase Reliability And Production Quality In Manufacturing With Predictive Analytics


predictive analytics plays an important role in improving product quality and reliability across the manufacturing sector.


Hitachi Vantara Expands Digital Manufacturing Portfolio As Pandemic Exposes Industry’s Need To Modernise Operations

Hitachi Vantara Expands Digital Manufacturing Portfolio As Pandemic Exposes Industry’s Need To Modernise Operations


Hitachi Vantara has expanded its set of offerings to help manufacturers accelerate Manufacturing 4.0 initiatives and to assist with safely restarting production in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic


Manufacturing Operations Transformation

Manufacturing Operations Transformation


From optimising asset performance to raising productivity, to elevating quality, there are countless reasons to pursue Manufacturing Operations Transformation.


How Factories Are Tackling Traceability In Food Production

How Factories Are Tackling Traceability In Food Production


Traceability remains a major concern in the food production industry and thus the MES is being introduced into factories to track and record the production process.


Rockwell Digital Transformation Virtual Forum: How Manufacturing Operations Can Benefit From Embracing Technologies In 3 Key Areas

Rockwell Digital Transformation Virtual Forum: How Manufacturing Operations Can Benefit From Embracing Technologies In 3 Key Areas


We are living and working in unprecedented times. Companies must find new ways to keep business and system in operations through the current pandemic and continuously improve to better respond to business interruptions in future. Join us online and find out what our recommendations are.


Siemens Connects Healthcare Providers And Medical Designers To Produce Components Through AM

Siemens Connects Healthcare Providers And Medical Designers To Produce Components Through AM


Siemens is making its AM Network available to the global medical community to speed design and production of medical components in response to the COVID-19 crisis.


DKSH and HP Discuss Industrial Transformation Through 3D Printing

DKSH and HP Discuss Industrial Transformation Through 3D Printing


Robert Puschmann of DKSH and Mitchell Beness of HP speak about 3D printing, automation and Industry 4.0. Article by Stephen Las Marias.


COVID-19 Forces Companies To Evaluate How They Operate And Embrace Technological Investment

COVID-19 Forces Companies To Evaluate How They Operate And Embrace Technological Investment


The Coronovirus outbreak and the worldwide reaction to the pandemic will force companies to radically rethink how they operate and embrace technological investment.


Coronavirus Outbreak Reveals the Weakest Links In The Supply Chain

Coronavirus Outbreak Reveals the Weakest Links In The Supply Chain


The supply chain shock COVID-19 is causing will cut into the worldwide manufacturing revenue of US$15 trillion currently forecasted for 2020


Fuling Global has revealed plans to launch its largest manufacturing facility outside of China in Indonesia's Semarang City, creating 500 jobs.

Fuling Global manufacturing facility adds 500 jobs to Indonesia’s Semarang City


Fuling Global has revealed plans to launch its largest manufacturing facility outside of China in Indonesia’s Semarang City, creating 500 jobs.


HP: Eight Trends In 3D Printing

HP: Eight Trends In 3D Printing


HP has released its list of predictions for 3D printing and digital manufacturing in 2020.


How industrial IoT and consumer IoT can benefit from each other


Industrial IoT and consumer IoT can benefit each other, but actualising these benefits requires a deep understanding of the topics. By Dr. Johannes Bauer, UL Principal Security Advisor, Identity Management & Security


The Future Of Manufacturing: How Schneider And Microsoft Are Partnering To Address The Opportunities And Challenges Of AI

The Future Of Manufacturing: How Schneider And Microsoft Are Partnering To Address The Opportunities And Challenges Of AI


History teaches us that when you’re in the middle of sweeping technology-driven change, the struggle to simply keep pace can make it hard to maintain perspective.


Since its founding in 2015, OnRobot has been on a mission to simplify the barrier to entry for firms seeking improved efficiency through automation

How OnRobot’s growth is fueling regional competitiveness for SMEs


Since its founding in 2015, OnRobot has been on a mission to simplify the barrier to entry for firms seeking improved efficiency through automation; an important trait for Southeast Asia as traditional firms remain skeptical or persistent challenges remain such as a lack of skilled labour.


Singapore manufacturers receive a needed boost with the opening of digital manufacturing corporate lab, a joint initiative between global technology giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Nanyang Technology University, Singapore (NTU).

HP, NTU Corporate Lab A Boost For Singapore Manufacturers In Industry 4.0 Era


Singapore manufacturers receive a needed boost with the opening of the digital manufacturing corporate lab, a joint initiative between global technology giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) and NTU Singapore.


Mouser Electronics And Grant Imahara Showcase Contract Manufacturing In “Engineering Big Ideas” Video Finale

Mouser Electronics And Grant Imahara Showcase Contract Manufacturing In “Engineering Big Ideas” Video Finale


Mouser Electronics, Inc. and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara has released the final Engineering Big Ideas video.


Committed To Region’s Drive Towards Industry 4.0

Committed To Region’s Drive Towards Industry 4.0


Industrial Automation Asia managed to catch up with SMC Corporation (Singapore) Managing Director, Mr David Wong, recently during the Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific (ITAP).


[Video] Interview With Mr David Chia, Regional Managing Director, Beckhoff Automation


[Video] Interview With Mr David Chia, Regional Managing Director, Beckhoff Automation In the last of our exclusive interview series with professionals in the industry, Ahmad Alshidiq chats with Mr David Chia of Beckhoff Automation, regarding matters of the Internet of Things and the enablers of Industry 4.0


[Video] Interview With Mr Joseph Ting, VP, Digital Customer Experience, Yokogawa


Ahmad Alshidiq interviews Mr Joseph Ting, VP, Digital Customer Experience, Digital Transformation Platform Center, Yokogawa about the matters of the Internet of Things and the enablers of Industry 4.0.


[Video] Interview With Mr Tetsuo Kobayashi, Director, Business Development Group, Azbil

[Video] Interview With Mr Tetsuo Kobayashi, Director, Business Development Group, Azbil


In our exclusive interview series with professionals in the industry, Ahmad Alshidiq chats with Mr Tetsuo Kobayashi, Director, Business Development Group, Azbil, and delve into the matters of the Internet of Things and the enablers of Industry 4.0.


Manufacturing Sector Maintains Growth Trajectory Amid Challenging Market Conditions

Manufacturing Sector Maintains Growth Trajectory Amid Challenging Market Conditions


Manufacturing business growth has continued to rise over the past year, but at a much slower rate than the previous 12 months.


[Video] Interview With Mr Richard Habering, Head of Business Unit, igus Smart Plastics


In this exclusive interview series with professionals in the industry, Ahmad Alshidiq interviews Mr Richard Habering, Head of Business Unit, igus Smart Plastics, about matters of the Internet of Things and the enablers of Industry 4.0.


[Video] Interview With Mr Jonas Berge, Senior Director, Applied Technology, Emerson

[Video] Interview With Mr Jonas Berge, Senior Director, Applied Technology, Emerson


Ahmad Alshidiq interviews Mr Jonas Berge, Senior Director, Applied Technology, Emerson, during the Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific 2019. Watch as we delve into the matters of the Internet of Things and the enablers of Industry 4.0!


[Video] Interview with Mr Lim Khay Guan, CEO & MD of Endress + Hauser SEA

[Video] Interview With Mr Lim Khay Guan, CEO & MD of Endress + Hauser SEA


In this exclusive interview series, Ahmad Alshidiq chats with Mr Lim Khay Guan, CEO and MD, Endress + Hauser SEA during the Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific at the Singapore Expo.


[Video] Interview With Mr Bob Lahey, Global Product Manager, Advanced Digital Services, ABB

[Video] Interview With Mr Bob Lahey, Global Product Manager, Advanced Digital Services, ABB


Ahmad Alshidiq, Senior Editor for IAA, interviews Mr Bob Lahey, Global Product Manager, Advanced Digital Services, of ABB during the Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific on 23 October 2019 at the Singapore Expo.


Zebra Technologies Works with SP To Support Singapore’s Advanced Manufacturing Global Hub Vision

Zebra Technologies Works With SP To Support Singapore’s Advanced Manufacturing Global Hub Vision


Zebra Technologies Corporation has signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Singapore Polytechnic.


[Video] Interview With Mr Tommy Leong, Zone President, East Asia & Japan, Schneider Electric

[Video] Interview With Mr Tommy Leong, Zone President, East Asia & Japan, Schneider Electric


Ahmad Alshidiq interviews Mr Tommy Leong, Zone President, East Asia & Japan, of Schneider Electric during the ITAP on 22 October 2019 at the Singapore Expo.


TÜV SÜD And thyssenkrupp Innovations Sign MoU To Develop Additive-Manufacturing-Enabled Eolutions In APAC

TÜV SÜD And Thyssenkrupp To Develop Additive-Manufacturing-Enabled Solutions In APAC


TÜV SÜD has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with thyssenkrupp Innovations to establish the principles governing their cooperation in jointly developing the market for additive-manufacturing-enabled solutions in the Asia Pacific region.


Konica Minolta At ITAP 2019

Konica Minolta At ITAP 2019


Konica Minolta showcased a range Industrial IOT solutions at Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific (ITAP).


Coating Processes With Increased Material And Energy Efficiency

Coating Processes With Increased Material And Energy Efficiency


The key to reducing the unit costs of coating and painting metal parts is the optimisation of all steps along the process sequence. Article by Doris Schulz.


Zebra Technologies Celebrates 50 Years Of Innovating At The Edge

Zebra Technologies Celebrates 50 Years Of Innovating At The Edge


Zebra Technologies Corporation celebrates its 50th anniversary as it continues to empower the front line of business.


Modernising Emergency Shutdown Systems 7 Steps To Approval

Modernising Emergency Shutdown Systems 7 Steps To Approval


When modernisation takes over, what happens to existing industrial operation and safety systems?


Thyssenkrupp Releases White Paper On Additive Manufacturing Potential In ASEAN

Additive Manufacturing To Generate US$100bn In ASEAN By 2025: thyssenkrupp Study


thyssenkrupp has presented a white paper on additive manufacturing potential in ASEAN, a comprehensive research by the company as a prelude to the official launch of its AM TechCenter Hub in Singapore.


From the most recent smartphone to the latest fashion, keeping up-to-date with trends can be tiring. In the manufacturing industry...

Automation In APAC: Trends For 2019


From the most recent smartphone to the latest fashion, keeping up-to-date with trends can be tiring. In the manufacturing industry, future-proofing your factory may seem like a daunting task, especially as parts become obsolete as quickly as new advancements emerge.


The Peanut Butter Jelly Of Industry

The Peanut Butter And Jelly Of Industry


Can emerging technology and legacy equipment go well together?


Siemens And HP Deepen Additive Manufacturing Alliance To Advance Digital Manufacturing (1)

Siemens And HP Deepen Additive Manufacturing Alliance To Advance Digital Manufacturing


HP and Siemens have announced an expansion of their strategic alliance to help customers transform their businesses with industrial additive manufacturing.


Orthotic Devices Developed Using 3D Printing Technology

Orthotic Devices Developed Using 3D Printing Technology


Traditional techniques for creating an orthotic start with making a mold. Typically, this involved wrapping the subject’s foot in a plaster of paris cast.


Interroll Introduces New Oil-Free Drum Motor For Food Manufacturers

Interroll Introduces New Oil-Free Drum Motor For Food Manufacturers


Interroll is introducing a new version of its oil-free drum motor based on the new and improved Drum Motor Platform.


SAS is enhancing its automated, simple, and powerful analytics platform to help digital disruptors and emerging leaders blaze a trail forward.

SAS Enhances Platform To Accelerate Analytics Adoption


SAS is enhancing its automated, simple, and powerful analytics platform to help digital disruptors and emerging leaders blaze a trail forward.


Mitsubishi Electric Asia recently announced its collaboration with leading partners and experts to form the first strategic partnership in Singapore

Tapping On The Application Of Industrial Internet Of Things


Ahmad Alshidiq interviewed Soichiro Kuninobu, General Manager, ASEAN Strategic Marketing Group, Factory Automation and Industrial Division, Mitsubishi Electric Asia, about the e-F@actory Alliance and the application of the IIoT in manufacturing.


Tetra Pak unveiled its “factory of the future” where digital technology revolutionises the way food manufacturing plants operate. ​

Factory Of The Future For Food Manufacturing


Tetra Pak unveiled its “factory of the future” where digital technology revolutionises the way food manufacturing plants operate. ​


Guido Ceresole, Zone VP SEAP, Gebo Cermex, discusses how ‘The Factory of the Future’ can help enhance efficiency, while bringing unprecedented agility...

Building The Factory Of The Future


Guido Ceresole, Zone VP SEAP, Gebo Cermex, discusses how ‘The Factory of the Future’ can help enhance efficiency, while bringing unprecedented agility and greater business opportunities.


From advanced robotics in R&D labs to computer vision in warehouses, technology is making an impact on every step of the manufacturing process.

How Technology Is Transforming Manufacturing


From advanced robotics in R&D labs to computer vision in warehouses, technology is making an impact on every step of the manufacturing process. Article by CBInsights.


Blockchain technology is, in fact, poised to disrupt the manufacturing industry over the next few years with its potential to fundamentally redesign core manufacturing and supply chain processes.

Blockchain In Manufacturing: Risks And Benefits


First used in 2009 for the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin, blockchain technology has moved far beyond its initial adoption in the financial services sector and is being applied across many industries, including manufacturing.


HP Inc. has expanded its 3D printing portfolio in Asia Pacific with the introduction of its new Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series of 3D printers.

HP Accelerates Democratisation of 3D Printing in Asia Pacific With Breakthrough Full Colour Platform


HP Inc. has expanded its 3D printing portfolio in Asia Pacific with the introduction of its new Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series of 3D printers.


Jabil Launches Advanced Additive Manufacturing Solution

Jabil Launches Advanced Additive Manufacturing Solution


Jabil has introduced a complete solution for creating, integrating and validating custom engineered materials for additive manufacturing.


F&B Manufacturers Turn To Technology As Business Challenges Mount


Hygiene and food safety are serious business for companies in the food and beverage (F&B) industry and they are often faced with tremendous pressure.


Worldwide Spending On IoT To Reach US$745bn In 2019


Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) is forecast to reach US$745 billion in 2019, an increase of 15.4 percent over the US$646 billion spent in 2018, according to a new update to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide.


Additive Manufacturing: Outlook For 2019


Industrial Automation Asia is pleased to feature an article provided by Terrence Oh, Senior Vice President (Asia Pacific) of EOS Singapore on the future of additive manufacturing (AM) in APAC.


Honeywell_Utilises_Blockchain_Technology_To_Modernise_Trading_Of_Aviation_Parts

Honeywell Utilises Blockchain Technology To Modernise Trading Of Aviation Parts


HONEYWELL is bringing the ease of everyday online buying and selling to the aviation parts industry with GoDirect Trade.


Manufacturing Adds Up

Industrialising AM – Creating Predictable, Productive Processes


The recent emergence of the term Additive Manufacturing (AM) bears witness to an ongoing transformation in the use of additive technologies, away from low volume 3D printing and towards series manufacturing. This article by Renishaw explores the drivers behind this trend to industrial AM, and the technical developments that will be critical success factors in this transition.


Is Your ERP System Industry 4.0 Compatible?

The Promise Of The Edge In Asia’s Manufacturing Industry


The Promise Of The Edge In Asia’s Manufacturing Industry That is where the edge comes into play: the place where computing occurs, in between the data centre and the cloud.


Industry Outlook 2019

Industry Outlook 2019


In this annual market outlook, we find out from executives on what they have in store for the coming year and their thoughts about the trends and opportunities in the market.


Remote Monitoring For The Industrial Supply Chain


Globalisation has created sprawling supply chains, often encompassing multiple production sites and several countries.


ST Engineering, EDB To Develop Singapore Industry Ecosystems For Global Success


ST Engineering and EDB will work closely to identify and develop growth strategies for targeted industries, such as robotics, smart mobility and health tech, which could be globally competitive business areas for Singapore and ST Engineering.


BMW Group Prints A Million Automotive Components In 10 Years


The company produced a million automotive parts by this innovative method, and output from the BMW Group Additive Manufacturing Center is expected to reach over 200,000 components in 2018 – a 42 percent increase on last year’s total.


Blockchain Opens New Traceability Possibilities For Food And Beverage Industry

Blockchain Opens New Traceability Possibilities For Food And Beverage Industry


Blockchain functions through updates that are provided by multiple users that are present in networks. This removes the requirement for a central authority.


How Industrial Edge Applications Are Driving Much Needed Manufacturing Productivity Gains

How Industrial Edge Applications Are Driving Much Needed Manufacturing Productivity Gains


Consider how IIoT analytics and industrial edge concepts are being applied to productivity improvements in discrete manufacturing. One of the key components of the “smart” manufacturing process is predictive analytics.


Singapore-led Consortium Drives Open-Source Robotics Innovation in APAC

Singapore-led Consortium Drives Open-Source Robotics Innovation in APAC


Led by A*STAR’s ARTC and supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board and SkillsFuture, the Robot Operating System-Industrial (ROS-Industrial) Consortium Asia-Pacific has equipped more than 80 engineers and technicians with skills in industrial robotics.


CAN Bus Cable From igus Ensures Fast And Reliable Data Exchange


igus has developed a new CAN bus cable for highly dynamic energy chain applications, such as in machine tools.


Trade War Has Induced Investment Inflows Into Southeast Asia


The trade war between the US and China has caused manufacturing companies to shift operations from China to Southeast Asia, resulting in an investment boom in the region.


Schneider Electric Holds Innovation Summit In Singapore

Schneider Electric Holds Innovation Summit In Singapore


The event brought together Schneider Electric experts and industry thinkers to share insights and bold ideas on the challenges and opportunities of Powering and Digitising the Economy.


Tracer Advanced Laser System For Projection And Inspection By FARO


Tracer(SI) uses 3D CAD information to project 3D laser images onto a physical surface and provides a live, visually rich virtual template which assemblers can use to quickly position components with precision and complete confidence.


ASEAN Ministerial Dialogue Anchors Stellar List Of International Speakers

Asia Pacific All Geared Up For Inaugural Industry 4.0 Event


Solutions from more than 200 global industrial automation heavyweights, market leaders and startups, represented by over 10 countries, will be showcased, including six major country pavilions – Singapore, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Japan and Germany.


Azbil To Display Capabilities In ‘Super Smart Society’ With Opening Of Showroom In Singapore

Azbil To Display Capabilities In ‘Super Smart Society’ With Opening Of Showroom In Singapore


SINGAPORE: Azbil Corporation (formerly known as Yamatake Corporation) has announced the opening of the Azbil’s showroom in Singapore. The showroom will allow all the stakeholders such as Azbil’s customers in Singapore and Southeast Asia to learn about the Azbil Group and its capabilities, main products, solutions and reference projects in the region.


SP-Bosch Labs Aim To Advance Singapore’s Manufacturing Eco-System

SP-Bosch Labs Aim To Advance Singapore’s Manufacturing Eco-System


SINGAPORE: Bosch has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore Polytechnic (SP), to be a part of the tertiary education institution’s Advanced Manufacturing Partners Network. The signing ceremony took place at the Singapore Polytechnic campus, with Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry & Ministry of Education witnessing the formalisation of the partnership between Soh Wai Wah, Principal and CEO, Singapore Polytechnic and Martin Hayes, President of Bosch in Southeast Asia.


Despite Challenging Times, Global Business Growth On The Rise, Finds Epicor


Globally, manufacturing business growth has increased by 3.7 percent despite the fact that half of manufacturers admit they have grown under challenging circumstances.


Renishaw Launches Guide To Additive Manufacturing

Renishaw Launches Guide To Additive Manufacturing


The dedicated additive manufacturing content zone contains a collection of technical articles written by the company’s industry experts.


Machine Builders Take Initial Steps Towards Digitisation-Driven Support Services

Machine Builders Take Initial Steps Towards Digitisation-Driven Support Services


Today’s manufacturing environment is facing the challenge of rapid acceleration in both the speed-of-business and in the proliferation of new digitised technologies. These trends are impacting all of society and most workplaces. The amount of change taking place is breathtaking. Innovation is making its presence felt at all levels. Consider the fact that 48 percent of the organisations currently listed as Fortune 500 companies were not on the list in the year 2000. Innovators have displaced traditionalists and those that continue to succeed do so in large part thanks to their ability to reinvent themselves.


Bosch Sees Growth In Southeast Asia, Attributes To Strong Manufacturing Investments In Region

Bosch Sees Growth In Southeast Asia, Attributes To Strong Manufacturing Investments In Region


Connectivity is becoming a growth business in the region. Article by Bosch.


Zebra Introduces Next Generation Of Intelligent Printers

Zebra Introduces Next Generation Of Intelligent Printers


The ZD420 and ZD620 thermal transfer desktop printers are enabled by Print DNA, a software suite of applications, utilities and developer tools. Print DNA is comprised of visibility, productivity, development and management tools that differentiate the enterprise capabilities of Zebra mobile, desktop and industrial printers. The software enables businesses to easily install and upgrade next-generation printers into existing network infrastructures, integrate new technologies, allow for cloud connectivity and provide a common, customizable platform for custom application solution development.


EOS Promotes Integration Of 3D Printing Into Internet Of Things

EOS Promotes Integration Of 3D Printing Into Internet Of Things


Singapore: EOS, a technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, has joined the MindSphere World e.V. (registered association) that promotes the open, cloud-based IoT operating system MindSphere. This organisation comprises companies including Siemens, Festo and Kuka. EOS is to chair the organisation’s Additive Manufacturing work group.


Data: The Key To Unlocking The Value Of IoT In Manufacturing

Data: The Key To Unlocking The Value Of IoT In Manufacturing


2020 will be a big year for manufacturers. Deloitte predicts that Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia will break into the top 15 nations on manufacturing competitiveness, joining China, Japan, India, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. By Rick Scurfield, President, NetApp Asia Pacific.


EOS Launches New P 810 Polymer Industrial 3D Printing Platform, HT-23 Material

EOS Launches New P 810 Polymer Industrial 3D Printing Platform, HT-23 Material


Large frame, two laser system and high performance material meet the strict requirements for demanding polymer parts in the aerospace, electronics and mobility industries. EOS showcased its latest portfolio of industrial additive manufacturing (AM) solutions at RAPID + TCT 2018, hosted in Fort Worth, Texas, April 23-26. EOS launched the new EOS P 810 polymer platform specifically designed to process the new high-performance, ALM material HT-23. Developed in close cooperation with Boeing, this economic, high-temperature polymer AM solution addresses industry requirements for demanding high-performance parts. As such, this technology package is particularly developed for the aerospace industry but can also be applied for other industries.


RPA has many advantages, but its application to the manufacturing sector is one not covered enough. We explore several critical use cases of RPA for manufacturers.

Is It Time For The Manufacturer To Embrace RPA?


RPA has many advantages, but its application to the manufacturing sector is one not covered enough. We explore several critical use cases of RPA for manufacturers. By Mark Johnston.


Smart IoT Strategies: Enhancing Machine-to-Machine Integration And Enabling The Smart Connected Factory

Smart IoT Strategies: Enhancing Machine-to-Machine Integration And Enabling The Smart Connected Factory


Machine-to-machine integration and the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) are reinventing manufacturing as we know it, giving birth to the Smart Factory that is connected, intelligent and aware – enabling newfound levels of productivity and predictability. By Vincent Tang, regional VP, Asia, Epicor Software.


Automation Markets Across The Sea

Automation Markets Across The Sea


Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at obsolete industrial parts supplier, EU Automation explains the main differences between the manufacturing markets in the US and the Asia Pacific region. Did you know that it takes over twelve hours to fly from China to the US? With such a large distance between them, it is not surprising that the regions differ in many ways, from culture to industry. The fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, that brings the Internet of Things (IoT) to industry, first began in Germany. Manufacturers worldwide aim to compete with companies by investing in the technology introduced during this period. According to the Global Competitiveness Index, manufacturing is an important industry in both the US and Asia.


A World Without Downtime


How close are we to a downtime free age? By Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director, EU Automation


How Asian Manufacturers Plan To ‘Make It’ In Industry 4.0

How Asian Manufacturers Plan To ‘Make It’ In Industry 4.0


Many countries are looking to technology to ensure that they stay ahead in the manufacturing race whether they are focusing on low-cost or high-value goods. By Jason Low, APAC Lead for Specialty Printing Group, Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific


Digital Twinning: The Future of Manufacturing?

Digital Twinning: The Future of Manufacturing?


The term ‘digital twinning’ is gaining in popularity with the advancement of Industry 4.0, which is seen as the next phase of the digitisation of the manufacturing sector. By Terri Hiskey, VP Product Marketing, Manufacturing, Epicor Software


STUDY: Business Services, Financial Services, And Manufacturing In Singapore Will Benefit Most From Artificial Intelligence


Artificial intelligence can add up to US$215 billion in gross value added across 11 industries by 2035 in Singapore.


EOS: 3D Printing Of Polymers On An Industrial Scale

EOS: 3D Printing Of Polymers On An Industrial Scale


EOS, a technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, has introduced its EOS P 500 system for Additive Manufacturing (AM) at formnext 2017. The system addresses companies who want to mass produce polymer parts on an industrial scale in combination with premium part quality.


Coming To A Factory Near You…Google Glass Is Back


Advanced manufacturing is driving the need for increased connectivity and ever more sophisticated data-gathering and analytics capabilities. By Terri Hiskey, vice president product marketing, manufacturing at Epicor Software


Climbing The Ranks In Automation

Climbing The Ranks In Automation


Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at obsolete industrial parts supplier, EU Automation, explores the role of countries emerging as leaders in manufacturing.


Jabil Accelerates Innovation With The Launch Of The Blue Sky Centre In Singapore

Jabil Accelerates Innovation With The Launch Of The Blue Sky Centre In Singapore


Singapore: Jabil has announced the launch of its newest Blue Sky Innovation Centre in Singapore, extending Jabil’s network of Innovation Centres in America and Europe to Asia.


Schaeffler To Expand Manufacturing Footprint In Vietnam

Schaeffler To Expand Manufacturing Footprint In Vietnam


Schaeffler is continuing with the strategic expansion of its footprint in Asia Pacific with an investment of 55 million Euros to build a new Greenfield plant in Vietnam that will significantly increase its local manufacturing capacity.


IIoT Driving Manufacturing Innovations

IIoT Driving Manufacturing Innovations


New York, US: Artificial intelligence, cloud manufacturing, internet security, cyber-physical systems, smart sensors drive factories of the future.


Factory engineer maintaining record on clipboard in factory

Why Food And Beverage Manufacturers Should Embrace The IIoT


According to LNS Research, two of the top three strategic objectives for food and beverage companies are ensuring consistent quality and increasing production capabilities to meet rising demand. At the same time, limited capital expenditure budgets means these goals are ideally met using existing equipment.


Merging Real & Virtual Worlds In The Automotive Industry

Merging Real & Virtual Worlds In The Automotive Industry


In recent years, automobile manufacturers, large or small, have begun to realise the benefits of digital technologies, and how to leverage them. By Bisheng Liu, VP, digital factory services, Siemens


Industry 4.0 Held To Ransom

Industry 4.0 Held To Ransom


Digital technology, automation and the Internet of Things are dramatically improving manufacturing quality and reducing costs. By Cynthia Lee, Regional Director, ASEAN, CyberArk


EOS Founder Dr Hans J Langer Inducted Into 3D Printing TCT Hall Of Fame

EOS Founder Dr Hans J Langer Inducted Into 3D Printing TCT Hall Of Fame


Singapore: Dr Hans J. Langer, Executive Chairman of the EOS Group and founder of EOS, the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of Industrial 3D Printing of metals and polymers, has been inducted into TCT Group’s Hall of Fame, following the publication’s inaugural TCT Awards, held at Birmingham Town Hall.


Introduction to Machine Vision Applications and Benefits

Introduction to Machine Vision Applications and Benefits


Introduction to Machine Vision Applications and Benefits Cognex Corporation is the world’s leading provider of vision systems, vision software, vision sensors and industrial ID readers used in manufacturing automation.


Manufacturers To Gain Real-Time Visibility Of Shop Floor With New Cost-Effective, Rapid-Time-To-Value Solutions

Manufacturers To Gain Real-Time Visibility Of Shop Floor With New Cost-Effective, Rapid-Time-To-Value Solutions


Chicago US: itelligence NA and Seeit Solutions has announced a strategic partnership that provides manufacturing companies with rapid-time-to-value solutions that integrate easily with SAP® ERP and other plant floor systems for real-time visibility into shop floor performance and manufacturing assets. The two solutions developed by Seeit, RPM and ICE, are now available to itelligence manufacturing prospects and customers seeking cost-effective solutions for modernising their shop floor.


Classic Car Meets Future Technology: VW Caddy Fitted With 3D-Printed Front-End Structure

Classic Car Meets Future Technology: VW Caddy Fitted With 3D-Printed Front-End Structure


Krailling, Germany: Altair, APWORKS, csi entwicklungstechnik, EOS, GERG, and Heraeus have used the front-end structure of a classic VW Caddy to demonstrate the full potential of industrial 3D printing within the automotive industry.


Faro: Manufacturing Inspection And Alignment

Faro Manufacturing Inspection And Alignment


Faro has introduced the new Faro QuantumS FaroArm. The QuantumS is certified to ISO 10360 -12:2016, the most rigorous international measurement quality standard in existence.


3D Printing: A Key Technology For The Experts Of Tomorrow

3D Printing: A Key Technology For The Experts Of Tomorrow


Singapore: EOS is expanding its Academia program to promote powder-based 3D printing at universities and research institutions.


What Does Manufacturing 4.0 Mean For Asian Manufacturers?

What Does Manufacturing 4.0 Mean For Asian Manufacturers?


Asian manufacturers should see the Internet of Things (IoT) Manufacturing 4.0 as an essential tool that will allow them to benefit from data-driven decision-making and enhanced productivity. By Wayne Harper, Senior Technical Director, Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific


Breaking Ground In Nanjing: Bosch Plans To Build Asia Pacific’s First iBooster Plant Investment Of 100 Million Euros

Breaking Ground In Nanjing: Bosch Plans To Build Asia Pacific’s First iBooster Plant Investment Of 100 Million Euros


Nanjing/Stuttgart: The Bosch Group is further extending its manufacturing capacity in China. The supplier of technology and services is investing nearly 100 million euros in a new plant in the south-eastern Chinese city of Nanjing.


How Agile Technology Could Be The Key To Manufacturing Prosperity


With rising competition from developing low-cost manufacturers in the Mekong region due to low labour and operating costs, established manufacturers in Southeast Asia (SEA) are facing strong competition. By Frank McLoughlin, VP – Business Solutions Group, Epicor International at Epicor Software


Stratasys Expands Partnership With Ricoh To Drive 3D Printing Adoption In New Zealand


Auckland, New Zealand: Stratasys Asia Pacific, subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd., the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, has announced that it has expanded its partnership with Ricoh New Zealand Ltd. (Ricoh New Zealand), a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd. Japan.


Whitepaper Explores The Transformational Benefits Blockchain Will Have For The Manufacturing Industry


Blockchain shared ledger technology could deliver major advances in the manufacturing sector…


Metrology Software Vendors Set To Leverage IIoT-induced Boom In Manufacturing Automation


Santa, Clara, California: As Manufacturing 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) accelerate automation and in-line metrology adoption, the metrology software market will see strong growth.


Manufacturing 4.0 Navigating the Journey to IT Modernization & Transformation

Manufacturing 4.0 Navigating the Journey to IT Modernization & Transformation


Manufacturing 4.0 Navigating the Journey to IT Modernization & Transformation The manufacturing industry has entered an era of radical transformation where promising levels of agility, flexibility and actionable knowledge through the convergence of operational technologies and new Information Technologies.


Igus: Lead Screw Unit

Igus: Lead Screw Unit


The motion plastics specialist igus takes a completely new approach to drive technology: the SLTI3 lead screw unit offers customers the highest degree of variability in the design of their individual linear axis.


EOS: CAM Tool For Industrial 3D Printing

EOS: CAM Tool For Industrial 3D Printing


EOS presents EOSPRINT 2.0, the newest version of its Additive Manufacturing CAM environment.


3D Metalforge Launches The First Metal-Focused 3D Additive Manufacturing Centre In Singapore


3D Metalforge Pte Ltd (‘3D Metalforge’), a homegrown company specialising in metal printing, has unveiled its first end-to-end 3D Metal Additive Manufacturing Centre (AMC) in Singapore.


The Top Five Most Asked Questions About Calibration


Mark Johnston, from Industrial Automation Asia (IAA), spoke with Mitsuo Shimizu, Assistant Manager, and Yoshinori Sato, Manager, Quality Assurance Department, Hioki E.E. Corporation on the top five most asked questions about calibration.


Flexible Test Solutions For Handset Power Amplifier Module

Flexible Test Solutions For Handset Power Amplifier Module


The evolution of cellular communication standards from 2G to 3G to LTE as well as the increase in frequency bands has impacted.


Manufacturing Adds Up

Manufacturing Adds Up


Widely regarded as the future of manufacturing, additive manufacturing which has stepped into the limelight in recent years may offer the window of opportunity for the Singaporean manufacturing sector to stay competitive.


Modernising The Industrial Ethernet Network With Increased Visibility

Modernising The Industrial Ethernet Network With Increased Visibility


The factory of the future will be increasingly automated. Industry 4.0 will play an important part in this transition.