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Category: R&D


Process, R&D

SK Telecom and Microsoft sign letter to jointly promote IoT business

May 13, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

The memorandum covers areas such as 5G, artificial intelligence and cloud computing. Microsoft says they will use their expertise in these areas “to jointly promote Internet of Things (IoT) business including smart factory; AI technologies and services; media and entertainment […]


Process, R&D

How Are Robots Changing Warehousing and Distribution?

May 3, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Transformation

Starting with Amazon Amazon is one of the biggest retailers in the world. In 2018 it came second only to Walmart, and that is in large part due to the tens of thousands of robots it utilizes in its warehouses. […]


Process, R&D

Huawei says launches ‘world’s first’ 5G communications hardware for autos

April 22, 2019

Via: Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Huawei Technologies launched on Monday what it said was the world’s first 5G communications hardware for the automotive industry, in a sign of its growing ambitions to become a key supplier to the sector for self-driving […]


Process, R&D

VW says China to become global software development hub to autonomous tech

April 15, 2019

Via: Reuters

As carmakers scramble to develop advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving functions, carmakers are struggling to find qualified engineers to build the software algorithms needed to teach cars the right reflexes. Volkswagen has 4,000 engineers in China, with an […]


Design &Planning, Process, R&D

Microsoft, BMW launch industrial cloud technology partnership

April 2, 2019

Via: Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp and BMW Group on Tuesday launched an initiative to create an Open Manufacturing Platform that seeks to stimulate innovation and accelerate the development of ‘smart’ factories. It’s the second alliance of its kind in a […]


Process, R&D

Five Ways AR Apps Will Enhance Industrial Work in Next Five Years

March 21, 2019

Via: Industry Week

There is a rightful excitement to augmented reality (AR) apps as the new technology is picking up the pace and getting wider adoption in business solutions. The name “AR” for these applications is somewhat restricted, as most industrial solutions include […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, R&D

BMW, Daimler seek to save $8B each from shared platforms, reports say

March 15, 2019

Via: Automotive News

FRANKFURT — BMW and Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler are in talks to cooperate in developing vehicle platforms for electric cars in a move that could save each automaker at least 7 billion euros ($7.91 billion), Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Auto Bild reported. […]


Process, R&D

Desktop Metal: embracing innovation with 3D printing

March 13, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

Revolutionising traditional sectors, such as healthcare, food manufacturing and most notably, the automotive sector, the global market for 3D printing and services is expected to grow to almost US$50bn by 2025. Metal 3D printing, in particular, houses widespread applications in […]


Process, R&D

TrakRap: Embracing industry 4.0 in the manufacturing industry

March 11, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TrakRap, Martin Leeming, believes that industry 4.0 is prioritised heavily at his company. “It’s massive for us. I suppose you can argue that we’re unfortunate because we’re coming into an already established industry of end […]


Industry Focus Areas, Process, R&D, Workforce Development

South Dakota: A city with huge manufacturing potential

March 8, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

In South Dakota, a symbiosis of leaders in education, business and state and local governments is harmonising to educate the next generation of savvy high-tech leaders and connect this eager talent pool to a new breed of companies that are […]