MiRXES Pte Ltd, a Singapore-headquartered biotechnology company, and A*STAR spinoff, focused on saving and improving lives with miRNA-powered cancer early detection tests, announced the opening of the first industry 4.0 (i4.0) in vitro diagnostic (IVD) manufacturing facility in Southeast Asia. This S$8 million facility at JTC MedTech Hub is the largest i4.0 IVD manufacturing site …
HKPC Attains Regional PR Accolade Winning the Best Corporate Affairs Strategy Award at PR Awards 2022 (Hong Kong, 17 May 2022) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) proudly announced that its PR campaign entitled “Make Smart Smarter” has been recognised in the Asia-Pacific region at the MARKETING-INTERACTIVE’s PR Awards 2022, winning a Bronze Award …
The world is digitally transforming at a pace that is accelerating every day. Across Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ), organisations are turning to digital technology to increase efficiencies and transform customer experiences.
Is leveraging on Industry 4.0 technologies key to remaining resilient in the manufacturing industry? Sandeep Bhargava from Rackspace Technology sheds some light on the matter.
The article takes a look at ten examples of real-world manufacturing examples from Asia Pacific (APAC) that have adopted digital manufacturing with varying success.
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has revealed its plans to build the industry’s most flexible and open additive manufacturing (AM) ecosystem to help overcome complexities in 3D printing processes and support customers in effectively building their product development and manufacturing workflows.
Here, John Young, APAC sales director at automation parts supplier EU Automation, assesses some of the latest research on manufacturer downtime and the steps manufacturers are taking to address the problem.
In 2020, the APAC region accounted for 43 percent of the global general manufactured goods market. With a strong focus and huge investment in the region, production systems and operations need to evolve and innovate to improve speed and productivity to meet this rising demand.
SSAB, a global steel company, is doubling down on its campaign to promote sustainability practices by continuously improving its current line of steel products, while pushing forward with the development of the world’s first fossil-free steel.
Powering Innovation –5G And Beyond: Mr Gan Kim Yong’s speech highlights confidence in Singapore’s abilities to be an economy that corporations and business leaders in the Semicon Industry could trust and depend on for growth opportunities that lie ahead.
Logotex, a subsidiary of Lee Bou International, will become a new business unit within Bemis Associates.
LG Chem develops a foldable cover window technology for foldable IT devices that is as hard as glass but folding areas are as flexible as plastic.
A*STAR and Singapore-based Arcstone have opened a joint laboratory at A*STAR’s Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre.
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.
During today’s times of profound change, some manufacturing organisations are falling into the trap of trying to maintain existing processes
On November 14, 2020, USI held a groundbreaking ceremony for its Vietnam Facility in Dinh Vu Industrial Zone (‘DVIZ’) located in Haiphong City, Vietnam.
As the coronavirus pandemic evolves, the focus is now firmly on response. But the recovery may be even more challenging.
During the coronavirus pandemic, the 3D printing industry has successfully set up on-demand production facilities.
BreadTalk Group and ADERA have established a joint venture to develop innovative fintech and digital solutions targeted at SMEs.
Siemens has launched its Advance Manufacturing Transformation Centre intended to provide guidance, support and training to companies in Southeast Asia.
JJ-Lurgi has successfully commissioned its largest oilseed crushing and solvent extraction plant for Sinograin Oils & Fats Industrial Dongguan Co. Ltd.
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.
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
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.
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 has launched a new laser welder platform that provides high mix and batch manufacturers of plastic components with greater production capability
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.
When it comes to effective waste management, manufacturers can look to implement process technology that delivers high yield at low operating costs.
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. is tapping its technologies and resources to help communities across Asia-Pacific respond to the challenges of COVID-19.
With global supply chains significantly disrupted, we are seeing more manufacturers bypassing distributors and retailers to sell directly to customers.
predictive analytics plays an important role in improving product quality and reliability across the manufacturing sector.
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
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.
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 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.
Robert Puschmann of DKSH and Mitchell Beness of HP speak about 3D printing, automation and Industry 4.0. Article by Stephen Las Marias.
The Coronovirus outbreak and the worldwide reaction to the pandemic will force companies to radically rethink how they operate and embrace technological investment.
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.
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
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; 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 the digital manufacturing corporate lab, a joint initiative between global technology giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) and NTU Singapore.
Mouser Electronics, Inc. and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara has released the final Engineering Big Ideas video.
[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
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.
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 business growth has continued to rise over the past year, but at a much slower rate than the previous 12 months.
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.
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!
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.
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 Corporation has signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Singapore Polytechnic.
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 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.
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.
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, future-proofing your factory may seem like a daunting task, especially as parts become obsolete as quickly as new advancements emerge.
HP and Siemens have announced an expansion of their strategic alliance to help customers transform their businesses with industrial additive manufacturing.
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.
SAS is enhancing its automated, simple, and powerful analytics platform to help digital disruptors and emerging leaders blaze a trail forward.
Ahmad Alshidiq interviewed Soichiro Kuninobu, General Manager, ASEAN Strategic Marketing Group, Factory Automation and Industrial Division, Mitsubishi Electric Asia, about the [email protected] Alliance and the application of the IIoT in 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.
Jabil has introduced a complete solution for creating, integrating and validating custom engineered materials for additive manufacturing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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(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.
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.
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.
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.
Among the Chinese companies that look promising, Bohui and Micropoint are two which have full capabilities for manufacturing their microfluidic-based products.
LYON, FRANCE: The Chinese government has created a strategic plan to comprehensively upgrade the country’s industrial sector and make China a major player that is independent from other countries. This plan, “Made in China 2025”, includes a focus on pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
Globally, manufacturing business growth has increased by 3.7 percent despite the fact that half of manufacturers admit they have grown under challenging circumstances.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Artificial intelligence can add up to US$215 billion in gross value added across 11 industries by 2035 in Singapore.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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 Cognex Corporation is the world’s leading provider of vision systems, vision software, vision sensors and industrial ID readers used in manufacturing automation.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Blockchain shared ledger technology could deliver major advances in the manufacturing sector…
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 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.
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.
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.
The evolution of cellular communication standards from 2G to 3G to LTE as well as the increase in frequency bands has impacted.
The factory of the future will be increasingly automated. Industry 4.0 will play an important part in this transition.