Why China could lead the next phase of globalisation

Why China could lead the next phase of globalisation

Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. Among his promises are a 45% import tax on Chinese products, the cancellation of the Paris climate agreement and the end of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. If he doesn’t go back on his plans for global trade and international affairs, Trump will give room […]

Pulsar deploys FactoryTalk software for OEE measurement solution

Pulsar deploys FactoryTalk software for OEE measurement solution

 Challenge Pulsar wanted to develop an OEE measurement platform for the very niche tissue industry, so it needed an off-the-shelf platform that was easy to modify and easy to integrate Solutions FactoryTalk View FactoryTalk Metrics FactoryTalk VantagePoint EMI FactoryTalk Transaction Manager Results Open, scalable software platform from an industry leader Easier to integrate with leading […]

Creating a new era of connected consumer products

Creating a new era of connected consumer products

by Diego Tamburini, Manufacturing Industry Strategist at Autodesk Every day, more and more connected devices are coming to market, from phones and home appliances, to cars and buildings. Their potential to make consumers’ everyday lives more efficient, convenient, and easier is endless — but they also present new challenges to the designers, engineers, manufacturers and […]

Warehouse Maintenance: The ‘Smooth Operator’ Factor

Warehouse Maintenance: The ‘Smooth Operator’ Factor

By Pedro Furtado, Projects Director at Efacec In today’s context, purchasing a brand new car can be a costly affair as newer cars are equipped with more capabilities, fuel-efficiency enhancements, and safety features that can meet international regulations. With the inclusion of taxes and insurance fees, the cost of ownership increases even more considerably, so […]

“Automotive suppliers must embrace faster innovation to adapt to new realities”

“Automotive suppliers must embrace faster innovation to adapt to new realities”

– Zhao Jizheng, Siemens PLM Software The automotive industry faces stricter fuel economy and emissions standards around the world, with varying deadlines for achievement through 2025. These fuel economy and emissions standards, along with improvements to safety, growth of intelligent mobility and customer desires for integrating their lifestyle into the vehicle, have automotive original equipment […]

Asia’s coasts to experience most extreme weather

Asia’s coasts to experience most extreme weather

Over the next 50 years, people living at low altitudes in developing countries, particularly those in coastal Asia, will suffer the most from extreme weather patterns, according to researchers. Unbearable heat waves, typhoons of unprecedented speeds and flash floods have been an increasing occurrence globally. It’s not just a coincidence that these extreme weather events […]

Omni Stop provides pedestrian protection

Omni Stop provides pedestrian protection

There are regular reports of incidents where vehicles have crashed into construction zones, bus stops, pavement cafes and retail shop windows. Protecting lives from potential injury or death is paramount for all authorities so after each of these incidents, there is an investigation to assess whether or not it could have been prevented.  One way […]

Composite helicopter made in New Zealand

Composite helicopter made in New Zealand

This years’ spectacular show centrepiece at EMEX 2014 is the New Zealand designed and built carbon fibre composite helicopter manufactured in Dairy Flat by the Composite Helicopter Co. It wasn’t a good look for the prototype machine to ditch into Auckland harbour, but that’s in the past, those days are gone and fine tuning and […]

Singapore Airshow 2014 nets deals worth US$32 Billion

Singapore Airshow 2014 nets deals worth US$32 Billion

Singapore Airshow 2014 wrapped up the trade segment of the six-day event with deals announced worth US$32 billion, surpassing the value of deals announced in 2012. Major announcements include contracts for Airbus, Embraer, Boeing and Rolls-Royce. This reinforces Singapore Airshow’s standing as one of the most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world. Singapore Airshow […]

Vietnam is Asia’s new tech manufacturing hub

Vietnam is Asia’s new tech manufacturing hub

It all started in 2010. Intel built its $1 billion chip manufacturing plant in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. Vietnam’s electronic manufacturing dream had arrived. Gone would be the days of textile and food exporting. People were saying hello to a hi-tech Vietnam. But later in 2011 and early 2012, the dream was dwindling, as […]