Archive for I4.0

IIoT: A New Cutting Edge for Machine Tools

It is usually not too difficult to locate the machine tool trade show halls in the typically expansive industrial exhibition complex. Just walk in the direction of that insistent whirring and earnest banging coming from machines milling, drilling, shearing and stamping metal parts. Indeed, when I recall my first visit to an international metalworking show, […]

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Infosys Talks Digital Workforce and Artificial Intelligence at Confluence 2017

ARC attended Infosys Confluence, which took place in San Francisco the third week of May, 2017.  From the opening remarks, Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka talked two major themes: digital workforce skills and artificial intelligence. In addition to the focus provided by Sikka, Infosys also touted new solutions delivered as part of their system integrator agreement […]

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Are Manufacturers in India Ready to Adopt Smart Manufacturing?

Are manufacturers in India ready to adopt smart manufacturing practices at the organizational level?  The short answer to that is “yes,” going in line with the words of technology experts at the recently concluded (February 24-25, 2017) Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA – a national association of machine tool and allied equipment manufacturers) symposium […]

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The Digital Factory: Seeing is Believing

The fact that manufacturing constitutes 20 percent of Singapore’s economy (by GDP) often comes as a surprise to visitors flying into this 277-square-mile tropical island for a vacation or to attend one of the many conferences and exhibitions that take place here. But indeed, drive a short distance away from the retail palaces on Orchard Road and […]

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Mercedes Moves to Smart Manufacturing

The automotive industry is currently undergoing its most dramatic changes since the invention of the automobile. That’s according to Eckart Mayer, president and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Taiwan, who spoke at this month’s inaugural TIMTOS Summit, themed Connecting to the Future and which was held in Taipei as an accompanying event to the TIMTOS exhibition, the second largest machine […]

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