Digital advances in manufacturing and supply chain technologies have allowed the many business adjustments and pivots that were required to keep things rolling this past two years. There are a lot of technologies that have been developed that really came into their own during the crisis. Technical features in this issue of International Metalworking News for Asia fits that pattern.
Industry 4.0 poses a new challenge for clamping technology manufacturers. Using robust, integrated sensor technology, they must now refine their products into cyber-physical production resources that can network with production systems. Find out more in the Tooling & Workholding section.
Transforming the prosthetics industry with Unlimited Tomorrow article in the Software & Control section showed that despite advancements in robotic prosthetics technology, there are still challenges to be met and new innovations necessary to disrupt the market – particularly for pediatric prosthetics. Unlimited Tomorrow, a leader in personalised, advance prosthetic technology, is seeking the solution to address these gaps.
To thrive, and in some cases survive, CNC machine operators are constantly driven to seek out new ways to reduce costs and improve finished part quality. However, many may be overlooking a significant opportunity to accomplish both mandates by focusing on improving the process of removing oil generated in the various stages of machining processes. Jeff Elliott wrote an article on “Oil Removal in Machining Operations: A golden opportunity for cost savings and improved parts quality.”
As incredible as all the technology advancements have been, this issue of International Metalworking News for Asia continues to share feature interviews to inspire you with encouraging stories.
Global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler announced late last year the appointment of Alfred Lee, as the President for Industrial Asia Pacific. In an interview, Alfred details his goals and what he can offer to help the company and customers to fulfil this goal.
John Tomblin, WSU NIAR executive director and senior vice president for Industry and Defence Programs and David Handler, GE Additive’s General Manager for Government business sat down to talk about their non-binding memorandum of understanding as the cornerstone of a new collaborative effort and how it came about.
Beyond the stories mentioned, nearly every piece of content in this issue is about finding new ways forward. Despite the challenges we are facing, 2022 is a fresh start and acts as a reminder that we must keep moving forward.
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