Industry 4.0 ? 3D Printing Robotics

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    LTTS?has launched its latest and enhanced version of the i-BEMS solution on Microsoft Azure to transform buildings into future-ready smart campuses.

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    GE Digital?introduced Remote Operations for Power Generation, a software and appliance solution that provides remote / mobile operator access to essential on-site monitoring and control functions.

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    TietoEVRY?has entered into an agreement with IoT services company Haltian for the sale of its Empathic Building business, which focuses on smart office solutions.

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    RAKWA?boosts water sustainability in UAE with?Infor EAM.

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    Trimble?announced the release of a real-time asset management solution for water and wastewater utilities. The solution, available as a subscription, allows utilities to leverage sensor data, location intelligence and analytics in their asset management strategies by combining Cityworks asset management software with Trimble?s Telog IoT recorders and the latest release of Trimble Unity Remote Monitoring Software-as-a Service (SaaS).

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    Shell?has selected its Pulau Bukom site in Singapore as the first site globally to pilot its digital twin virtual-manufacturing technology.

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    SEAT has transformed its prototyping operations with the launch of an upgraded Prototype Development Center (PDC) in Martorell, Spain Central to the new location?s operations is a new, cutting-edge 3D Printing Lab.

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    Semcon?has been engaged by?Powercell?to develop and deploy an entirely new robotic cell for testing new fuel cell production technology with the aim of making the fuel cells more efficient.?Semcon?will be using advanced vision technology to ensure that the assembly has the accuracy required and to assure the quality of the fuel cell after the assembly process. The robotic cell will also have full traceability through QR codes.

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    SEOJIN Industrial, which manufactures for Hyundai and Kia, among others, has placed a major order with KUKA: 185 KUKA robots, to be used in Korea for welding and handling tasks.

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    Printsys.Ai?launches AI-based pre-printing evaluation tool for 3D Printing. By first predicting a part?s probability of success, it makes suggestions for materials, print parameters, and geometries based on the intended application of the component. The AI enables instant, automatic and accurate pre-printing part analysis that could save more than 99% of the preparation time and cost.

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    Quartic.Ai?partners with?Sparta Systems?to bring forward next-level AI capabilities for early risk detection during the manufacturing process. The solutions will acquire production equipment data during development to create and train algorithms that detect product and process anomalies and identify performance ?drift? before nonconforming product is manufactured.

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    Otis?China opened its new escalator factory, which meets Industry 4.0 standards. The manufacturing facility incorporates intelligent manufacturing and advanced automation including real-time quality management that enhance product quality and operational efficiency.

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    SOLIZE?entered into a partnership agreement with?Predictronics?for the Predictive Analytics Software.

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    Kawasaki Robotics?will launch K-Virtual: A new platform for efficient plant engineering, robot simulation and offline programming. In developing the 3D simulation solution, Kawasaki relied on collaboration with?CENIT?and its FASTSUITE Edition 2 technology.

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    KUKA and T-Systems conclude partnership for Industrial Internet.

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    KUKA?was awarded the contract for the planning, delivery, assembly and commissioning of ten robot stations for automated seam sealing and insulation application, including material supply. Several?Audi?models will be sealed and damped in a wide range of variants on this production line.

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    Fiix, a Toronto-based asset management software provider, announced the launch of Fiix Foresight, the first and only AI engine for maintenance. The first solution is parts forecaster. Customers using the parts forecaster are seeing a 50% increase in parts forecasting accuracy and up to 40% reduction in stockouts. Additionally, some customers have seen a 50% reduction in working capital reserved for parts? a significant number for manufacturers who, on average, keep $3-5 million in MRO parts.

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    Etteplan?acquires TEGEMA and strengthens its production solution and Industry 4.0 expertise in semiconductor and electronics. Tegema is a 100 people firm in Netherlands with EUR 11 Million revenue.

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    Etteplan?has developed a free browser-based tool, Etteplan AMOTool, which allows companies to calculate the production costs of an object manufactured using a well-established metal 3D printing method quickly.

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    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is piloting four-legged dog-like robots for internal operations such as maintenance and quality assurance. The Spot robots, developed by?Boston Dynamics, are being trialled by DEWA for detecting faults, testing the connection points of high-voltage cables, pinpointing leakage in water pipes, conducting security and monitoring patrols, and ensuring construction works are aligned with specifications by using multiple-angle cameras.

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    Innocent Drinks?selects Atos as digital partner for carbon-neutral factory. The in-depth data gathering and analytics on power usage, will help innocent to monitor and adjust the factory?s energy consumption and drive resource efficiency to support its decarbonization objectives.

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    Innocent Drinks?selects Atos as digital partner for carbon-neutral factory. The in-depth data gathering and analytics on power usage, will help innocent to monitor and adjust the factory?s energy consumption and drive resource efficiency to support its decarbonization objectives.

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    Intive?joins forces with the?NETZSCH Group. The two companies will work on automating and optimizing the quality assurance of manufacturing processes at NETZSCH customers? production facilities. intive engineers are responsible for building a state-of-the-art cloud environment that will form the foundation of a new AI-enhanced quality control system.

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    GM?added 17 production-grade Stratasys FDM 3D printers to its fleet and has been turning to 3D printed tooling for speed, weight reduction and cost efficiency on its production lines.

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    Wabtec?Corporation in collaboration with HP and Redington, inaugurated an Additive Manufacturing Center focused on accelerating the design and production of integrated 3D-printed components in India. This CoE builds upon Wabtec?s additive strategy to leverage 3D printing to design and prototype 25,000 production parts by 2025. Good news for 3D printing ecosystem in India.

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    Wabtec?Corporation in collaboration with HP and Redington, inaugurated an Additive Manufacturing Center focused on accelerating the design and production of integrated 3D-printed components in India. This CoE builds upon Wabtec?s additive strategy to leverage 3D printing to design and prototype 25,000 production parts by 2025. Good news for 3D printing ecosystem in India.

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    Thyssenkrupp?and?Wilhelmsen?will collaborate on delivering maritime spare parts using 3D printing. Maritime fleets spend $13 billion USD per year on spare parts; with 50% of these vessels being older than 15 years, availability of parts are limited. This makes fulfillment of orders for maritime spare parts costly and complicated.

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    TCS?has successfully deployed TCS DynaPORT, a state-of-the-art terminal operating system at Tilbury2 Ro-Ro, Forth Ports? latest unaccompanied freight ferry terminal opened recently in London. TCS implemented this solution on schedule, 100% virtually during the COVID-19 lockdowns.

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    Eaton?s Vehicle Group is leveraging Industry 4.0 technology.

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    Innocent Drinks?selects Atos as digital partner for carbon-neutral factory. The in-depth data gathering and analytics on power usage, will help innocent to monitor and adjust the factory?s energy consumption and drive resource efficiency to support its decarbonization objectives.

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    BAE?unveils intelligent factory for military aircraft production.

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    World?s most sustainable furniture factory in Norway by?Vestre. Combining front end of selling and back end of manufacturing in a fully inspectable factory in middle of forest where customers and employees go on hiking. Add Industry 4.0 for efficiency, productivity, flexibility and renewable energy for sustainability. Is this future of manufacturing?

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    Alfa Laval?will use advanced digital twin technology when expanding capacity in the production of separators in Sweden. The technology supplied by?AFRY?will facilitate the operations development and reduce the time for ramp-up of the production substantially.

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    Kivnon?has launched a ?swappage scheme? for its warehouse robots ? its?automated guided vehicles as well as its autonomous mobile robots.

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    Lotus?announces a new advanced technology center at the University of Warwick?s?Wellesbourne?campus. The facility will house 130 engineers as the firm formalizes a new partnership with WMG.

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    ?KODA AUTO?has taken another step forward in implementing Industry 4.0 principles at its Vrchlab? component plant: new parts for the CNC processing lines are ordered automatically. They are then transported to the CNC machines by robots guided by IoT. Thanks to this system, the CNC machines are able to be supplied with more than 50,000 parts per day. And the costs of this automated process are expected to be covered in less than three years.

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    Infor?and?Nippon Systemware?forge alliance to market Infor CloudSuite Industrial ERP for Japan?s Manufacturing Industry.

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    QuEST Global?has enhanced its vision analytics and predictive maintenance solutions with Intel Edge Insights for Industrial. QuEST developed these deep learning solutions to help OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in the industrial and semiconductor sectors to automate security and monitoring systems and manufacturing tools used for making semiconductor chips.

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    ABB?opens robotic solution delivery facility in Bengaluru to support digital transformation of Indian manufacturing firms.

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    World?s first fleet of commercial autonomous robot exploration vessels to be powered by?Danfoss?Editron?s hybrid drivetrain systems.

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    A Grman drug store,?Dm, opens a new distribution center in Wustermark, Germany with robotics and software from Swisslog, a?KUKA?company.

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    Software AG?and the?ifm Group?have announced a partnership that will focus on cloud-based visualization and analysis of sensor data from industrial systems and machinery. The ifm edge portfolio consists of hardware as well as software sensor data that will offer connectivity to the Cumulocity IoT Cloud for basically any machine, system or device. The solution will also prepare data for further use. As part of the collaboration, both partners will also supply joint customers with direct plug-and-play solution packages including cloud-based services (SaaS) for the Internet of Things.

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    Accenture?to acquire technology consultancy?SALT Solutions?to improve manufacturing operations and logistics with Cloud-Based Industrial IoT Platforms.

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    The Brazilian motors and controls manufacturer?WEG, a $3 billion firm, is acquiring a controlling stake (51%) in?Mvisia, a Brazilian start-up that specializes in applying AI and computer vision systems for Industry 4.0

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    Tata?Steel is embracing Industry 4.0 and targeting $2 Billion EBITDA improvement. Projects include Cloud, AI, Analytics, IoT, Digital Procurement among others.

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    Wabtec?Corporation in collaboration with HP and Redington, inaugurated an Additive Manufacturing Center focused on accelerating the design and production of integrated 3D-printed components in India. This CoE builds upon Wabtec?s additive strategy to leverage 3D printing to design and prototype 25,000 production parts by 2025. Good news for 3D printing ecosystem in India.

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    With the new KR SCARA jointed-arm robots,?KUKA?is supplying reliable assistants for industrial production that that excel in applications like in small parts assembly, materials handling and inspection tasks. In the payload category up to 6 kg.

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    LS ELECTRIC, one of South Korea?s biggest providers of electric power equipment and automation solutions, and?Nokia?have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on creating intelligent and analytics-based platforms to evaluate the performance of utility assets. This platform will allow LS ELECTRIC?s customers to proactively manage mission-critical asset performance by identifying root causes and adapting to changing conditions in order to better maintain or replace assets quickly and efficiently.

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    Emerson?and?Integra CMS?are collaborating to provide life sciences customers with end-to-end support for continuous manufacturing processes.

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    AT&T?and?Microsoft?are teaming up to enable enterprises to seamlessly connect machines and equipment to the cloud with highly secure network connectivity across the globe. As part of the effort, AT&T is working with Microsoft to deliver an integrated IoT solution with Azure Sphere.

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    Australian EMS provider,?Elexon Electronics, has recently launched its new intelligent factory line in Brisbane. Reshoring in Australia.

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    AVEVA?buys?OSIsoft?for $5 Billion. With this acquisition AVEVA joins billion dollar revenue club (combined revenue of ?1.2 billion) of engineering ISVs.

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    Bosch?and?SAP?aim to simplify corporate processes with standardization and automation along entire value chains. Bosch contributes industrial expertise and experience with pioneering technologies for refining SAP solutions. Thanks to networks across companies and industries, external stakeholders will also benefit from increased efficiency and flexibility.

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    Combitech?signed a collaborative agreement with?Siemens Energy?regarding 3D printing for the manufacturing industries. Working together, the companies can assist with the entire chain, from design to development expertise for mass production.

Industry 4.0 ? 3D Printing Robotics

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