Sat.Jan 21, 2023

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2023 Predictions & Forecasts: Unwritten code

Robotics Automation News

Where would we be without computer code and code writers? And where will they take us next? Here, experts from of Celonis, Snowflake and Canonical comment on a range of topics and emerging technologies, such as process mining, data sharing, social robotics and the rise of “influencer-coders”.

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Business minister boasted Britishvolt was Brexit success story months before collapse

The Guardian Manufacturing

Electric car battery firm planned to build large facility in Northumberland with government funds if it found investors Ministers were using the electric car battery maker Britishvolt as a prime example of the government’s record for “securing business investment in the UK” just months before the scheme collapsed without any public investment.

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2023 Predictions & Forecasts: The future is bright machines

Robotics Automation News

Two senior executives from Bright Machines, a manufacturing automation company, give Robotics and Automation News their thoughts and forecasts for the year ahead. The predictions offer insight on manufacturing trends, supply chain evolution, the future of automation, and more.

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How metal fabricators can optimize plasma cut quality

The Fabricator

In plasma cutting, different gas combinations react with the cut metal edge differently and affect the weldability of the surface. Selecting the appropriate gas combination and amperage for the material types and thicknesses is key to ensuring high-quality welds

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2023 Predictions & Forecasts: Berkshire Grey expects RaaS to get bigger

Robotics Automation News

Insights from Chris Geyer, VP at Berkshire Grey Since Berkshire Grey designs and deploys AI and robotics technology to Fortune100 customers like FedEx, Target and Walmart, they have an expansive view of what’s happening across retail, e-commerce, grocery, package handling and logistics industries.

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Laser-based system focuses tube weld inspection on data

The Fabricator

It didn’t take long for Xiris Automation’s WI-2200 laser-based welding inspection system to make believers of even the veterans at Tata Steel’s Tubes Netherlands division

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2023 Predictions & Forecasts: European countries expected to be worst affected by automation

Robotics Automation News

When it comes to the workplace, developments in automation mean that the future landscape of work is changing and, in turn, the roles that we undertake. While many people fear that this contributes to a decrease in employment, many industries continue to grow and adapt despite automation.

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Transition planning for a company's entire enterprise

The Fabricator

Before an employee—any employee—departs, a business should have a successor’s arrival already booked. Making that transition plan can make your life much easier

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BIRD – Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial R&D Foundation to invest $8.4 million in 9 new projects

Additive Manufacturing

TEL AVIV, Israel/Jan. 19, 2023 — The Board of Governors of the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation approved $8.4 million in funding for nine new projects between U.S. and Israeli companies.

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Sleeve Cartoner by ÉLITER Packaging Machinery Goes to ENSURE in the United States

Manufacturing Tomorrow

ÉLITER Packaging Machinery, manufacturer of secondary packaging equipment, has completed a project with the nutrition drinks brand ENSURE in the United States to install a cartoning machine to wrap bottles of nutritional shakes with cardboard sleeve and in a 2x3 multipack

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Dennis Fehr, Seasoned Financial Executive Joins 6K as Chief Financial Officer and Rob Davies, Manufacturing Expert, Joins 6K Energy as Chief Operating Officer

Additive Manufacturing

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass./January January 19, 2023 — 6K announced Dennis Fehr as chief financial officer of 6K and Rob Davies as chief operating officer of 6K Energy.

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The Observer view on the free market thinking that failed Britishvolt | Observer editorial

The Guardian Manufacturing

The government’s hands-off approach meant the odds were against the EV battery startup from the start An essential pillar of Conservative party thinking has resulted in the collapse of Britishvolt, the electric vehicle battery maker and hoped-for saviour of the UK car industry.