If you’re anything like me with my old iPhone 6s, you only used Siri to get information on trivial things like “Hey Siri, how many drams in a shot of Glenlivet?” and “Hey Siri, what movie is on the Hallmark Channel tonight?” She was a novelty at best and the only time you could use Siri hands free, with the 6s, was when the phone was plugged into a charger. What I never figured, until a few weeks ago, was what a huge asset Siri can be for a Road Warrior.(more)
The Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association’s flagship exhibition, IMTEX, took place in Bangalore this past January. The exhibition showcased technologies that are vital for moving the Indian manufacturing and machine tool industry forward in this transformative age. It was the 50th anniversary of the show and the corresponding golden jubilee activities made for an interesting event from both a technology and cultural standpoint.(more)
AMT and IMTS have a history of building a network of strategic partners to bring the best value to our members and events. A prime example is our relationship with the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in South Yorkshire, England, (a region referred to as England’s Silicon Valley) and the Manufacturing Technology Association (MTA), AMT’s equivalent in the U.K.(more)
It is no secret that e-mobility is a growing market. A current study by the consulting firm Strategy Analytics, predicts the production output of “electric vehicles” will increase to 25% of the global market by 2025. It should be noted that the study uses “electric” as an umbrella term that covers all aspects of e-mobility, i.e. hybrids, fuel cell drives, and pure electric vehicles, and that the markets are highly heterogeneous. It is expected that 50% of the production will take place in China, and the other 50% will be throughout the rest of the world.
Heterogeneous markets means multiple manufacturers, even more models, and diverse drive concepts. In addition, about three quarters of vehicles will continue to have traditional combustion engines. This puts production planners and automotive industry suppliers in a difficult situation: How do you manage this product diversity and increasing production volumes? For many years, EMAG has been providing answers to these questions with a broad range of production solutions for components used mainly in powertrain applications.
Digitalization and e-mobility—just one of these megatrends would already be enough to unleash massive transformations in the manufacturing and machinery industries. But when both occur at the same time, what should change and how should businesses prepare? These questions will be the main focus of the 2019 EMAG Technology Forum to be held on May 15 and 16 in Salach, Germany. The event takes a comprehensive look into the future and at the same time provides very concrete answers to these questions and more. It will also be an opportunity to bring together both science and practice. Renowned experts will talk about “Tomorrow’s Mobility” and “Big Data” in the manufacturing process and EMAG experts will show new production solutions for e-mobility in a variety of sessions within the theme area.
In 1979, Kent Industrial USA Inc started with a line of precision surface grinders focused on delivering quality, value, and service to the metalworking industry from small job shops to large manufacturing enterprises. Today, the company offers conventional and CNC models of knee mills, bed mills, tool room lathes, oil country lathes, bandsaws, sinker, and wire-cut EDM, in addition to surface grinders, cylindrical grinders, centerless grinders, and tool & cutter grinders – with more than 22,000 machines sold globally.(more)