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Int'l Metalworking News for Asia
Int'l Metalworking News for Asia

Issue: 2020-04

The pandemic continues to grow. More than 175 countries and territories have reported cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Governments have launched unprecedented public-health and economic responses. The situation evolves by the day. In this note, International Metalworking News for Asia features some of our latest technical articles, starting with three technologies that will play critical roles in helping to safeguard people and companies as they shift to remote working. While it's difficult to predict what this current situation will mean long term, it will undoubtedly force most manufacturers to seriously rethink their operations. Steve Bell, general manager for ASEAN at Renishaw Singapore, explained the company’s Industry 4.0 concept and its role within the automotive industry in Thailand. Find out more in the Metrology section of this month’s issue. As virus-related recession fears escalate in South East Asia, it is important to stress that while automation is likely to surge in general, not everyone is equally vulnerable. James Taylor, APAC General Manager of OnRobot disclosed how its latest 3-Finger Electric Gripper product, can keep businesses in South East Asia operate smoothly during this time of crisis. Even before this pandemic hit our shores, Dassault Systemes is already preparing the use of technology to improve the lives of others. Learn the numerous new approaches the company created to accelerate innovations in R&D, manufacturing engineering and logistics, by fully exploiting virtual twin experiences online. Dassault Systemes empowers its large base of 3D users to collaborate from home plays a significant role in their morale as they can continue their projects and learn together with a positive horizon. Beyond coronavirus, we are also highlighting company interview profiles: one from is from Indonesia’s PT. Sanken Indonesia (SKI), which is a subsidiary of Japan’s Sanken Electric Co. Ltd. Manager Imanuddin shares what drives the company to deliver technological innovation and unprecedented level of quality and reliability, including its career and dealing with pressure. Second is a Germany-based recycling system expert, Erdwich Zerkleinerungs-Systeme GmbH, who is looking to South East Asia including India as key areas of growth for its business in the coming years. Given the magnitude of this evolving situation, we have compiled responses from businesses surrounding the metalworking industry to see how these companies are countering to the coronavirus crisis. They are also managing the crisis on behalf of their employees, customers, and stakeholders. In the meantime, stay safe and strong, as we all navigate this situation together!

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