DirectIndustry e-Magazine - #53 - EMO & PRODUCTION MACHINES - DirectIndustry e-Magazine

SEPTEMBER 2019

SEPTEMBER 2019


#53 – EMO & PRODUCTION MACHINES




MANUFACTURING
Discover the new trends at EMO Hannover.

Machine tool innovation boosts manufacturing process sustainability.     The rapid development of information technology and its seamless integration within manufacturing processes is the main driving force behind today’s Fourth Industrial Revolution. With machine tools playing a unique and leading role in...


New technology, new materials, more integration and improved software – 3D printing has  seen some exciting new developments recently.   James Hunt is Head of Strategy Additive Manufacturing (AM), University of Sheffield AMRC. He reckons that AM has been considered a stand-alone process…until now. There’s an increasing...


Vietnam’s economic development is driving a burgeoning demand for machine tools.   It was 1986 when Hanoi introduced  its policy of doi moi (“new change”), initiating a process that would gradually see Vietnam embrace capitalism. Just over thirty years later, a burgeoning manufacturing revolution promises an equally...


Rather than decimate manufacturing jobs, new technology looks set to transform roles as it empowers people to work more effectively.   The Fourth Industrial Revolution will certainly see some manufacturing roles become redundant, due to new technology like robotics and artificial intelligence, but in the long run this...


INDUSTRY 4.0
New industrial sectors are adopting the concept of Industry 4.0.

What does the digital revolution mean for the mining sector? How do digital applications affect professions as old as geologists and metallurgists working in remote areas of Africa, Australia or Indonesia? At first glance, the concept of industry 4.0 seems far from the mining industry. But the digital revolution is...


With the launch of Forte Data Gloves from BeBop Sensors an immersive experience in virtual or augmented reality is now at the fingertips of a spectrum of industries.   The award-winning technology offers a hands-on experience and  sensation of “touch” within a VR environment, explains Keith McMillen, company...


What is edge computing? Edge computing supports AI and other forms of machine learning within connected sensors housed in machinery, buildings or vehicles.  It is attracting significant investment right now.   In April, Gartner named French semiconductor designer GreenWaves Technologies among the “cool vendors in...


IT
What's new in the IT world?

Understanding digital identity and joining the network can protect e-retailers and customers from fraud and ensure a frictionless purchasing journey, according to experts in cyber security.   Speaking at the EMEA Digital Identity Summit 2019 in London a couple of weeks ago, experts outlined how a cross-industry, global...


It’s all about people. Eventually, they are responsible for everything — from pricing to marketing, to customer support. Therefore, if you want to start optimizing your processes, the first thing which needs your attention is your team. Advanced retailers are testing AI-powered pricing analytics software to boost...


Autonomous AIs are becoming more and more common in industry.  Last June, Rockwell Automation released LogicsAI, an AI module capable of finding answers on its own without the intervention of a data scientist. We asked Sylvain TAVERNE, Solution Architect Team Leader at Rockwell Automation, 3 questions to find out...


SYLink Technologies have come up with a box that they say can protect your company from being hacked. Originally designed for small businesses, their solution could also find applications at home, where the number of connected objects is exploding. We spoke with the CEO David Legeay.   The story starts  with David...


Echangeur by BNP Paribas Personal Finance has been covering the main technology trends across the globe for 20 years. The company attends tech events, then delivers its tech analysis along with a prospective to its B2B customers, mainly in the insurance, tourism, banking and retail sectors. Following the 4th edition...


Last year, the European Aviation Safety Agency awarded Design Organisation Approval to Hybrid Air Vehicles, which builds aircraft combining aerodynamic and helium lift. The milestone puts the manufacturer one step closer to getting its Airlander 10 aircraft into production and in service with customers. Our reporter...


CONTRIBUTORS

Camille Rustici

Camille Rustici is a Video Journalist and the Editor-in-Chief for DirectIndustry e-magazine. She has years of experience in business issues for various media including France 24, Associated Press, Radio France…


Lindsay Clark

Lindsay Clark is a freelance journalist specializing in computing. He has won industry awards as news editor at Computer Weekly. He has also written for newspapers including The Guardian, The Financial Times…


Daniel Allen

Daniel Allen is a writer and a photographer. His work has featured in numerous publications, including CNN, BBC, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, National Geographic Traveller, Discovery Channel.


Abigail Saltmarsh

Abigail Saltmarsh is a freelance journalist with 25 years’ experience for industry publications (Packaging Europe) and national magazines (The New York Times, International Herald Tribune).


Adam Turner

Adam Turner is an award-winning Australian freelance technology journalist with more than 15 years of experiences in business and consumer technology in media like the Sydney Morning Herald.


Erin Tallman

Erin Tallman is an American writer and Deputy Editor of ArchiExpo e-magazine. She writes novels and contributes to several online magazines like DirectIndustry e-magazine.


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