Tanaka begins shipments of SJeva, a high-quality Au deposition material

Tanaka begins shipments of SJeva, a high-quality Au deposition material

Tanaka Holdings Co. Ltd. announces the start of sample shipments of SJeva, a newly-developed, high-quality Au deposition material, by Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo. The new deposition material has higher purity than earlier products, making it possible to reduce the amount of precious metals used, increase productivity and cut costs by reducing processing, and raise recoverability and […]

Business books 2017

Business books 2017

The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone by Brian Merchant This examination of the iPhone includes analysis of both the enormous cultural impact of the device and a history of its manufacturing process. It was on the shortlist of finalists for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year. “‘The One Device’ is a road map […]

These 5 industries will be first to do business in space

These 5 industries will be first to do business in space

Companies around the world – in transportation, exploration, energy, construction or hospitality – are all looking upwards for the next growth opportunity. Space is quickly becoming a place where the industries that power our global economy will conduct business. What do we call an economic area like this, that is not limited to a single […]

Innovative Visual Inspect for inspection and design

Innovative Visual Inspect for inspection and design

FARO, for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for factory metrology, construction BIM/CIM, product design, public safety forensics, and 3D solutions applications, announces the availability of the FARO Visual Inspect product family. This innovative platform enables large, complex 3D CAD (computer-aided design) data to be transferred to an iPad and then used for mobile visualisation and […]

AI needs to create jobs for all, not the few

At the same time, there will be fewer people qualified for high-skilled jobs, increasing wages in that segment. This dynamic, if unchecked, will hollow out the middle of the job market and lead to even greater polarisation.

AI needs to create jobs for all, not the few

Stephane Kasriel CEO, Upwork ‘For the majority of us, AI will take away the most repetitive and boring tasks’ Whenever I talk to people about the potential impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, it’s clear there is a lot of anxiety surrounding these developments. And no wonder: these technologies already have a huge impact […]

Continuing success for Konecranes mobile harbor cranes in South Korea

With this machine, PDCT, a joint venture of the two leading South Korean logistic groups KCTC Co., Ltd (KCTC) and Sebang Co., Ltd. (Sebang), has taken the next step in its long-term business relationship with Konecranes.

Continuing success for Konecranes mobile harbor cranes in South Korea

South Korean Terminal Operator Pyeongtaek Dangjin Central Terminal Co. Ltd. (PDCT) has put a Konecranes Gottwald Model 4 Mobile Harbor Crane into operation. The new diesel-electric crane handles bulk and general cargo in the terminal, situated around 80km south of Seoul on the west coast of South Korea. For particularly eco-efficient operation, it is equipped […]

Move Fast and Break Things

Move Fast and Break Things

-Jonathan Taplin (Jonathan Taplin is Director of the Annenberg Innovation Lab and a former tour manager for Bob Dylan and The Band, as well as a film producer for Martin Scorsese. An expert in digital media entertainment, Taplin is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and sits on the California […]

How to make robots that we can trust

How to make robots that we can trust

Can we trust a robot that makes decisions with real-world consequences?  Michael Winikoff, Professor in Information Science, University of Otago. Self-driving cars, personal assistants, cleaning robots, smart homes – these are just some examples of autonomous systems. With many such systems already in use or under development, a key question concerns trust. My central argument […]

Light curtain system improves flexibility and industrial safety

Light curtain system improves flexibility and industrial safety

As production processes become increasingly automated and robots play a larger role on the production line, manufacturers are looking for more ways to maintain and reinforce a safe work environment.  The new GuardShield 450L safety light curtain system is a flexible, cost-effective solution that enhances safety while improving productivity through innovative transceiver technology. Unlike traditional safety […]

High-Performance computing for industrial IoT

High-Performance computing for industrial IoT

By Remco Tolsma, Central Europe Regional Manager, RS Components The opportunities are many in the paradigm of the Internet of Things (IoT) and especially so in industrial IoT applications. Naturally all the major semiconductor vendors are making strategic forays into this arena, and among them is perhaps the best known of them all. Intel has […]