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Manufacturing’s Perfect Storm – US Manufacturing Supply Chain Unprepared for Record Surge in Demand

Manufacturing’s Perfect Storm – US Manufacturing Supply Chain Unprepared for Record Surge in Demand Manufacturing is forecast to come roaring back in the second half of 2021, according to many leading indices. This is fantastic news for the US economy but poses significant challenges for the manufacturing sector. M&A Is Poised To Be Tomorrow’s Manufacturing… Continue reading Manufacturing’s Perfect Storm – US Manufacturing Supply Chain Unprepared for Record Surge in Demand

First AI-Powered Industrial Cameras for Industry 4.0

Neurala has announced a collaboration with FLIR Systems Inc. to deliver a full software and hardware stack AI-based industrial imaging solution. Neurala’s vision AI software unlocks the power of deep learning with no-AI-expertise-required, and now supports the creation of neural networks that can be deployed directly onto FLIR Firefly DL cameras. As a leader in machine vision cameras,… Continue reading First AI-Powered Industrial Cameras for Industry 4.0

McKinsey Outlines Threats to Bangladesh RMG and What Will Drive Next-Level Growth

Bangladesh’s garment sector has experienced an “unprecedented blooming” over the past decade, a new report says, yet a one-two punch of pandemic pressures and sourcing shifts means the country is up against steep challenges and must “innovate, upgrade and diversify” more than ever to stay competitive. Ten years since McKinsey & Company published its last…… Continue reading McKinsey Outlines Threats to Bangladesh RMG and What Will Drive Next-Level Growth

Is Your Automation Automated? How Software Is Opening The Door For Increased Innovation In Manufacturing

All around us, our products are getting smarter. They respond to our touch and voice and adapt to our needs. They are responsive, flexible, and intelligent. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the factories that make them. Our factories are mainly analog; most are still populated by hundreds of people repeating the same task.… Continue reading Is Your Automation Automated? How Software Is Opening The Door For Increased Innovation In Manufacturing

New Wohlers Report 2021 Finds 7.5% Growth in Additive Manufacturing Industry Despite Pandemic

Wohlers Associates, Inc., announced the publication of Wohlers Report 2021. This marks the 26th year of publishing the undisputed, industry-leading annual report on additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing.

Automotive Supply Chains Are in Trouble, But There’s a Way Forward

Recently I set out to acquire a new Ford Bronco. Ford Motor Company’s marketing department had done a masterful job at whetting the appetite for pre-orders of the vehicle, and making the launch a draw for thousands of potential buyers. But could it deliver on the wish fulfillment? In December, I received the following e-mail… Continue reading Automotive Supply Chains Are in Trouble, But There’s a Way Forward

Turkey’s Currency Crisis Stabilizes as Polyester Producer SASA Expands

SASA, a major polyester staple fiber, filament yarn and polymer manufacturer based in Adana, Turkey, is investing $330 million to expand its production capacity. The investment would lead to an expanded capacity of 367,500 tons per year. SASA said the investment is planned to be commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2023 and its annual…… Continue reading Turkey’s Currency Crisis Stabilizes as Polyester Producer SASA Expands

Is Alba the manufacturing finance revolution businesses have been waiting for?

With major banks becoming increasingly centralised and reducing customer-facing personnel, and new challenger banks relying on automated algorithms, is business banking in need of a fix? Alba is aiming to fill a much-needed gap by combining dedicated relationship managers with a FinTech IT infrastructure. When it comes to financing, manufacturers (particularly SMEs) have four criteria:… Continue reading Is Alba the manufacturing finance revolution businesses have been waiting for?

Laser Tracker Verifies Lithium Battery Manufacturing Process

Since the invention of commercial lithium batteries, the technology has been applied to many fields of manufacturing, and they have rapidly developed, marking a milestone role in the progress of global human science and technology. Compared with normal batteries, lithium batteries have higher energy storage density, longer service life, higher rated voltage, better endurance of… Continue reading Laser Tracker Verifies Lithium Battery Manufacturing Process

Optimization of Production by Combined Metrology

SchmitterGroup GmbH manufactures innovative components for the latest generation engines and chassis. Based in Thüngen in southern Germany, the company’s high-quality products and rapid execution of new projects make it a trusted name for customers. The combinable measuring technology of ZEISS plays a key role in this, which has enabled, among other things, a time… Continue reading Optimization of Production by Combined Metrology