Today we attempt to assess the European economies and their main challenges – apart from the Ukrainian war zone in Eastern Europe. Two areas of concern have emerged: energy sourcing and maintaining manufacturing levels in the face of changing demand.
The transition to smarter and more flexible manufacturing is an ongoing effort by these leading automotive suppliers.
Ben and Steve discuss maintenance woes; how AMRs/IMRs get their charge and Ford’s AMR, Javier; shot peening metal AM parts; Canada’s first North American-made collaborative robot; and F1’s implementation of the latest inspection metrology.
This week we look at the state of the energy and defense industries, two sectors singled out as clearly receiving widespread investments which resulted in opportunities for manufacturing technology. Take a break from the war news in the region and read on.