Building the case for manufacturing automation to drive business growth

Building the case for manufacturing automation to drive business growth

By Shermine Gotfredsen, General Manager SEA & Oceania, Universal Robots New Zealand’s manufacturing industry has continued to expand almost every month since October 2012, based on the Bank of New Zealand-Business NZ performance of manufacturing index[1]. The sector was lifted by a construction boom that started during the rebuild of Christchurch post-earthquake. However, manufacturing as […]

FARO: Outlook 2017

FARO: Outlook 2017

QUAH Beng Chieh, Head of Marketing, Asia Pacific, FARO Technologies How does FARO see the current business climate? The global business climate is expected to remain bearish in the months ahead, but we are optimistic about growth across Asia. In the past year, FARO has been expanding its capabilities and enhancing its product solutions through […]

FeatureScript lets 3D CAD users design faster

FeatureScript lets 3D CAD users design faster

Recognising that the design challenges for each industry and every company are different, Onshape is introducing FeatureScript, a new open programming language that lets CAD users create their own built-in parametric features or modify existing ones. Ever wish you could change the way your CAD system’s features work? FeatureScript lets you do just that. It […]

Better manufacturing using CAD

Better manufacturing using CAD

As we all know, manufacturing is the production of merchandise for sale; using labor, machines and tools. Manufacturing process management refers to the technologies and methods that determine how labor, machines, and tools are put to use during production. For manufacturers, planning manufacturing processes can pose some difficulties. Hence the need for large enterprises to […]

Shanghai manufacturing plant for Tesla

Shanghai manufacturing plant for Tesla

Tesla Motors wants to set up in Shanghai as the base for its manufacturing facilities in China. According to Bloomberg, Tesla is rumored to have signed a non-binding agreement with Jinqiao Group, a Shanghai government-owned company, on building production facilities in the city. Both parties would invest $4.5 billion toward the $9 billion project, with […]

World’s largest trade fair for robotics and automation has started

World’s largest trade fair for robotics and automation has started

Power machine – or intricate technician. At the AUTOMATICA in Munich you will find them all because the robotics business is booming worldwide. Every reputable manufacturer is present at this leading trade fair to present innovations from all areas of automation and mechatronics. AUTOMATICA has recorded a registration record. Exhibitors have already booked more space […]

Robot force sensors automate difficult manufacturing tasks

Robot force sensors automate difficult manufacturing tasks

   Seiko Epson Corporation has developed its S250 series of high-precision force sensors. The S250 series technology, which were rolled out worldwide from June, will be available as an option for the company’s six-axis and SCARA robots. Employing Epson’s proprietary piezoelectric quartz sensing technology, the new force sensors are durable and sensitive, allowing them to […]

The Interview: Sean Creswell, Manager – Design Office, Streetscape Limited, Tauranga , NZ

The Interview: Sean Creswell, Manager – Design Office, Streetscape Limited, Tauranga , NZ

What is Streetscape?  Streetscape is a New Zealand street furniture manufacturer based in Tauranga. The company is locally owned and operates with extensive knowledge and expertise in design and manufacturing, specialising in the fabrication and design of street furniture ranging from lighting, street bollards, fencing, shelters, bike racks and customised decorative features for the enhancement […]

From challenges to opportunities: favourable climate for the plastics industry

From challenges to opportunities: favourable climate for the plastics industry

The plastics industry in ASEAN remains unperturbed by global developments that are also impacting the growth path of key industries. With K 2016, the world’s largest trade fair for plastics and rubber, coming up in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 19 to 26 October, we take a closer look at this market.  The new norm of economic growths […]

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