SME, the professional association committed to advancing manufacturing and developing a skilled workforce, today recognized 20 successful female leaders working to broaden the use of robotics and automation in the smart manufacturing market globally.
ABB has inaugurated its new ABB Xiamen Hub in the city’s Torch Hi-Tech Industrial Park.
The new site integrates the full value chain of ABB’s activities, including R&D, engineering, manufacturing, sales and service, as well as supply chain management and corporate functions.
Constructed and equipped using the latest environmentally sound materials and systems, including ABB’s record-breaking fast-charging stations for electric vehicles, the site sets new standards in sustainability.
HP has opened its first smart manufacturing centre in the tiny city-state of Singapore.
The Smart Manufacturing Applications and Research Centre, or Smarc, is the first such facility HP has opened anywhere in the world, according to the Business Times of Singapore.
The 6,000 square foot facility – dubbed the “Asia-Pacific Japan campus” – is said to accommodate a team of engineers who oversee more than 50 manufacturing supply lines globally. [Read more…] about HP opens first advanced manufacturing centre in Singapore
CommScope, a provider of infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has opened a new advanced manufacturing technology centre at its Kessel Lo, Belgium site.
The centre will showcase a newly formed partnership with Yaskawa, one of the world’s largest industrial robot suppliers, to determine the feasibility of adding robot technology and greater automation to manufacturing processes.
The new Advanced Manufacturing Technology centre enables CommScope to develop automated manufacturing competencies and technology in a laboratory setting through cross-functional collaboration and partnerships with universities, knowledge partners and suppliers. [Read more…] about Yaskawa partners with CommScope on advanced manufacturing technology centre in Belgium
Audi bigwigs opened what the company claims is the first manufacturing plant to be opened in Mexico by a premium automobile manufacturer.
Moreover, the company says the facility is one of the most advanced in the world, and is classed as a “smart factory”.
The company says the new development represents the further expansion of its worldwide production network and enables Audi to continue along its path of global growth. [Read more…] about Smart factory: Audi opens advanced manufacturing plant in Mexico