First Pacific Patrol Boat launched

The Pacific Patrol Boat contract was awarded to Austal in May 2016, worth $305 million for the original 19 vessels and associated in service support, with a further contract awarded in April 2018 for two additional vessels for $29.7 million.

First Pacific Patrol Boat launched

The first of 21 Guardian Class Pacific Patrol Boats to be designed and built by Austal has been launched. The launch of the first vessel comes just two years after the contract was awarded to the Australian shipbuilder. The first vessel is now scheduled for delivery to Papua New Guinea in late October 2018. The […]

Will fine circuit traces soon become ubiquitous?

Will fine circuit traces soon become ubiquitous?

In the manufacture of industrial applications, more and more industry sectors are turning to a new technology as an alternative to classic PCBs. The revolution is called 3-D MID (Moulded Interconnect Devices or Mecha-tronic Integrated Devices) – injection-moulded plastic parts with conduc-tive traces integrated by using laser direct structuring (LDS). This technique adds power to […]

The Interview: FARO

Prospects for construction in the ASEAN region is generally bright. According to the Global Construction 2030 Report , the ASEAN construction market is expected to exceed US$1 trillion by 2030, with growth predominantly driven by labor intensive light manufacturing industries moving to Asia’s emerging markets. The analysts also expect the construction sector of ASEAN members — Indonesia, Myanmar, and Vietnam — to show growth rates of 6% per annum or higher, up till 2030.

The Interview: FARO

Spokesperson: CHEW Beow Kwan, Product Marketing Associate Manager, Asia Pacific, FARO Technologies. Please tell us what BuildIT Construction is all about? The BuildIT Construction software leverages on FARO’s cutting-edge 3D metrology capability. FARO is to first to offer this fully integrated building lifecycle Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) management tool empowering construction professionals […]

The promise of the edge and IIoT in Asia’s manufacturing industry

The promise of the edge and IIoT in Asia’s manufacturing industry

Dave Laurello, CEO, Stratus.  To remain competitive in today’s always-on world, organisations require near-instant access to data and resources. That’s where the edge comes into play: the place where computing occurs, in between the data centre and the cloud. In Singapore and Asia, edge computing poses a great opportunity to enable improved real-time decision-making – […]

 Delivering enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

They will do this by applying Fujitsu's AI and other cutting-edge technologies to Blue Prism RPA software through joint planning, proposals, and proof of concept creation for solutions, building on Blue Prism's proven record of delivering large-scale enterprise systems around the world.

 Delivering enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Fujitsu Limited and Blue Prism Group PLC  will be working closely together to deliver Blue Prism’s market leading Robotic Process Automation(RPA)(1) offering to enterprise clients across a wide range of industries. With the acceleration of digital transformation in recent years, the use of RPA has drawn attention in the context of automating processes to achieve […]

Vricon Precision 3D Registration (P3DR) available

Precisely locating geospatial data from different sources is a persistent challenge for the geospatial community. Imagery data is collected at different times, on different platforms, and with different look angles, sensor characteristics, and raw pointing accuracies.

Vricon Precision 3D Registration (P3DR) available

Vricon unveiled the next in a series of GEOINT solutions — Vricon Precision 3D Registration (P3DR) — at the year’s GEOINT 2018 Symposium in Tampa, Fla. Vricon P3DR is a software suite designed to automatically georegister imagery, regardless of collection platform, against the most accurate 3D geospatial foundation available, The Globe in 3D. P3DR can be […]

Robot see, Robot do: Bots learn by watching human behaviour

Understanding how and why people move the way we do when walking through a crowded space can be tricky. Teaching a robot to understand these rules is daunting. Enter Vázquez and Jackrabbot, CVGL’s social navigation robot.

Robot see, Robot do: Bots learn by watching human behaviour

Robots following coded instructions to complete a task? Old school. Robots learning to do things by watching how humans do it? That’s the future. Stanford’s Animesh Garg and Marynel Vázquez shared their research in a talk on “Generalisable Autonomy for Robotic Mobility and Manipulation” at the GPU Technology Conference recently. In lay terms, generalisable autonomy is the […]

Three game-changers for the manufacturing industry in 2018

A couple of developments point in that direction. The first is the improved scalability of 3D printing solutions. A new generation of 3D printing companies is moving into manufacturing traditionally dominated by injection-molding manufacturers, with new, faster, better connected automated systems that reduce some of the time-consuming pre- and post-processing that has been such an obstacle to wide-scale uptake.

Three game-changers for the manufacturing industry in 2018

Antony Bourne IoT being built into the product design, manufacturers adopting a more service-centric business model, and 3D-printing reaching the tipping point of realizing business benefits on a large scale. These are the three game-changing predictions that Antony Bourne, IFS Global Industry Director of Industrial and High-tech Manufacturing outlines for 2018. 1)      By the end […]

Konecranes strengthens its bulk handling presence in Japan

Konecranes strengthens its bulk handling presence in Japan

Konecranes Gottwald Model 4 Mobile Harbor Cranes handling bulk material. A similar crane will handle coal and coconut husk in the Japanese Port of Miike. Konecranes is supplying an eco-efficient, diesel-electric Gottwald Model 4 Mobile Harbour Crane to Miike Port Logistics (MPL). MPL will begin to operate the crane – which was ordered via Chikuho […]

BuildIT Construction can be fully integrated with 3D data

BuildIT Construction can be fully integrated with 3D data

.         Spokesperson: CHEW Beow Kwan, Product Marketing Associate Manager, Asia Pacific, FARO Technologies Please tell us what BuildIT Construction is all about? The BuildIT Construction software leverages on FARO’s cutting-edge 3D metrology capability. FARO is to first to offer this fully integrated building lifecycle Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) […]

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