A gloomy economic report forecasts diminished automotive tool spending and shop closures. The overriding concern of the moment, however, is the COVID-19 pandemic, which has temporarily shuttered some North American auto plants and thrown the economy into turmoil.
In a Wall Street Journal article last month, author Matt Ridley argued that "Innovation Can’t Be Forced, but It Can Be Quashed". After noting that innovation has been slower in hardware than in software, the article argues that this is mainly because "bits are lightly regulated and atoms are heavily regulated.
The second of three monthly surveys conducted by Harbour Results Inc. (HRI), the May poll shows that all mold/tooling and production shops (molders, die casters, and stampers) are open and operating at some level but that nearly every industry and manufacturing process has been impacted.
In a data-driven manufacturing environment, how to develop a secure, distributed automation architecture? The balance control between fog computing and cloud computing will help the Industrial Internet of Things to realize its full potential.
It can be described by the following description. Connect all kinds of equipment in the factory together, lay down the nervous system, absorb all information in real time, realize the visualization of factory activities, that is, make all activities transparent and visible.
IPF Japan 2020, scheduled to be held from October 6 to 10 at Makuhari Messe, has been canceled. In view of the latest development of the novel coronavirus pandemic and uncertainty about what will happen, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel IPF Japan 2020.
When it comes to recycling plastic waste, we have the quantity, but not the quality. Effective sorting of plastic waste is a requirement for a successful circular plastics economy, said Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE).