Solid Edge University this year was conducted in Indianapolis. Siemens employees, developers, channel partners, and the press attended the 3 day gala event.
- International Plastics News for Asia 2016-6
- The biggest trade exhibition for the plastics and rubber industry in the ASEAN region remains InterPlas Thailand. As a stand-alone trade show, its successful move from the Manufacturing Expo, has been hailed as an effort to highlight the strength of the ASEAN industrial sector. With the integration of ASEAN into an economic community, the vast region becomes a single market which presents many opportunities. This issue carries a Special Supplement on InterPlast 2016. Similar to Ringier Trade Media’s Special Supplements for major exhibitions, the supplement aims to guide visitors on the highlights of the show and the products on exhibit. Stricter regulations for food packaging has given rise to various material solutions. Since ingredients in the packaging are as important as the ingredients in the food itself, the industry is not taking risk and is pro-actively l replacing any material that could shed any doubt on the safety of the materials used in food packaging.
- International Metalworking News for Asia - June 2016 2016-06
- Here’s what you can expect to find in this month’s International Metalworking News for Asia (IMNA). Enterprise Close-up features Reishauer’s Chairman of the Board Markus Wehrle. He has consolidated the company’s leading position in gear grinding, and has further expanded Reishauer’s presence across the globe. Without having a mechanical engineering background himself, Wehrle has nevertheless conceived and executed a series of crucial reforms, which have helped to set the benchmarks in this specific industry. Dialogue section presents Alexander Kliegl, Managing Director of DKSH Vietnam's Business Unit Technology. IMNA had a chance to interview Kliegl, during the Hurco and DKSH collaborative open house in Ho Chi Minh City. He talked about the newly opened precision machinery showroom in Binh Chanh district, its partnership with Hurco as well as the newly opened demonstration laboratory. Renishaw appears in our pages this month. Witness a bi-directional laser calibration run on just one linear axis of a CNC mill conjures up a completely different image. A short 1 m
- FoodPacific Manufacturing Journal 2016-6
- THIS month in boardroom connection, we feature one of Indonesia’s dairy producers, PT Greenfields. The company which operates out of East Java has its own farm of Holstien cows, a breed known for exceptional milk production. The Head of Dairy Manufacturing, Mr Darmanto Setyawan, talks to FPMJ about Greenfields and the dairy industry in Asia. In the past few months, we have shared many updates on food safety, but I’d like to point out one of interest, the use of molecular analysis. Clear Labs, a food-analytics platform for retailers and manufacturers, has shared its evaluation of 258 burger products. It’s astonishing what they find in some of those patties – see p27 for a few, and if you have the time, download their free report. In automation, we all know how robotics has become indispensable to the packaging industry. For palletizing, ABB Robotics and Bastian Solutions give us a glimpse of how they are addressing ease-of-use, speed, and other customer demands. We also share interesting developments in logistics and distribution, particularly on last-mile fulfilme
- Food Manufacturing Journal - Middle East 2016-5
- According to the World Trade Organization, imports to Iran accounted for some US$12.695 billion in 2014, while exports reached $5.564 billion. The opportunities to boost trade with Iran continue to grow as economic sanctions were lifted this year. Ireland for one, is prepared to increase its business in Iran where it recently sent a trade mission. According to Bord Bia, Ireland’s food board, the country's exports to Iran in 2015 reached €3.6 million for products like juices, butter, prepared foods, and meat. While Iran is a strong importer of many food and beverage products such as meat, non-alcoholic beverages, dairy, fruit and vegetables, cereal, curd, confectionery, grains as well as ready meals, it also aims to strengthen its own food and beverage processing industry. In order to do so it requires modern machinery, equipment and technology.
- FoodPacific Manufacturing Journal 2016-5
- Logistics and distribution: When you travel around countries in Southeast Asia today, you’ll see that much has been achieved to improve logistics and distribution. But then you’ll also see that it’s not yet enough to reduce food loss, food contamination, and even environmental degradation – risks associated with the lack of logistics management. Automated solutions are of course available to food and beverage companies, but with limited infrastructure, there remain time and cost issues as well. In an interview, Dean Eichorn, vice president for Retail at DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific said, “Development of infrastructure across the region is not keeping pace with the escalating logistics needs. Modern ports and road networks are essential to the fast and efficient movement of products, and although investment is being committed it takes time for these projects to be realized.” Food safety: In the area of food safety, this issue covers several reports including one on plant layout and construction, hot beverage processing, as well as inspection systems. Beverage: I
- International Metalworking News for Asia- April 2016 2016-04
- The April issue of International Metalworking News for Asia magazine is themed around advanced manufacturing and reflects the rapid pace of development we’ve seen in recent months. A number of technical articles explore how manufacturers can leverage, create and deliver powerful products quickly and efficiently. Leading off is how to choose the right aluminum saw. When cutting aluminium, cutting speeds must be higher and cutting forces lower. To ensure clean, exact cuts, it is especially important to have an optimum cutting geometry along with good lubrication and cooling. Chips can readily cause problems owing to the high speeds and must be removed in an effective manner. Users who saw aluminium on a regular basis are therefore advised to purchase a machine that is specially designed for this purpose. Up next is lasers. Whether tailored 3D print of lightweight construction components or precise bores using an ultra-short pulse laser, the range of applications stretches across all sectors of manufacturing. Bundled light is a core element of Industry 4.0, in which
- International Plastics News for Asia 2016-4
- This issue features a Special Supplement on CHINAPLAS 2016. The exhibition, currently the world’s second biggest and Asia’s number 1, gathers 3,300 exhibitors in Shanghai this year. The Special Supplement aims to guide visitors on the highlights of the trade show, the products on exhibit, and this time, we added some insights and market assessment from association representative and exhibitor. The exhibition, being a large-scale one, has served as the premiere of innovative products targeting not only China but the rest of the Asian market. Recycling carbon fiber has been gaining attention due to the rising demand for lightweight materials. This issue looks at the recent developments in this area. With renewable energy becoming a popular alternative, requirements for solar cells have also become more demanding, with weight and dimension being key factors. In this sector, plastics play a key role with future developments pointing toward enhanced study and research to come up with products that meet tougher target.
- FoodPacific Manufacturing Journal 2016-3
- What makes your product successful? It's a question with many answers. But in the food and beverage industry, the product that ultimately remains successful is one that consumers don’t easily want to or need to give up. Not easy, because consumers’ preferences change. They’ll make a switch when a better product comes along. You’ll always have to be ready to meet these changing preferences, which are now almost always related to health and nutrition. The process of reformulating products for this reason is of course not simple, but with the number of innovative ingredients available, suppliers try to make it easy for food and beverage companies. In product formulation, we feature the latest range of cocoa butter replacers. The products, used in compound coatings are low in trans fatty acid content. Moving forward, snack giant Mondelēz is expanding its portfolio of healthier snacks. According to Maurizio Brusadelli, the new president for the APAC region, the company is allocating 70 percent of its new product development budget to well-being snacks. Big! Read our
For the elderly, food must not only meet their nutritional needs, but the packaging has to be easy to open, reminds Jo Smewing*
Evonik Industries is driving forward its commitment to the attractive 3D printing market: The specialty chemicals company will participate in HP Inc.’s Open Platform program and introduce new customized powder materials to the market for HP Multi Jet Fusion technology.
LPKF is presenting a brand new technology on booth E04 in Hall 11 at K show 2016. "Wobbling" enables the LPKF PowerWeld3D 8000 to join large components of up to 100 cm x 70 cm with welds of between one and five millimeter width. It can also handle height differences.