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TÜV SÜD rallies manufacturers to embrace Smart Manufacturing with the launch of its Industry 4.0 portfolio

16-10-2018
TÜV SÜD, Smart Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 portfolio, Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific Conference

Munich/Singapore, 16 October 2018 – TÜV SÜD, the global safety, security and sustainability solutions provider, called upon manufacturers to start their Industry 4.0 journeys as it announced the launch of its Industry 4.0 portfolio today. Global figures1 show that Industry 4.0 has the potential to increase annual revenues by up to …

Editor’s pickDOMOTEX allows exhibitors to connect and network in cutting-edge style

29-08-2018
DOMOTEX, CREATE’N’CONNECT, "Framing Trends” showcase, furniture manufacturing

“CREATE’N’CONNECT” – the new lead theme for DOMOTEX 2019 – shines a spotlight on the megatrend of connectivity, with a special emphasis on flooring. Forming the literal foundation for the rooms in which we live and work, floors offer an endless array of design options. Preparations for the coming floor coverings …

Editor’s pickHow robots will win over the future

14-08-2018
ABB, Schuler Consulting, Malaysia, Robotics, Challenges in manufacturing, industry 4.0, Production Data generation, automated Business Processes

By Bjorn Henseler, Schuler Consulting   Malaysia’s furniture industry players spent a day at ABB to understand how robotics can facilitate challenges in production. Today, the end-consumer’s demand for customised furniture is what’s making up most of the orders. The number of furniture per order has also gone down, …

Global technologies being showcased at WoodTECH 2018

27-07-2018
WoodTECH 2018, global technology, robotics, automation, wood manufacturing, wood scanning, board optimisation, finger-jointing, cross cutting, timber gluing, timber laminating, kiln drying, material handling, timber standards

Leading global technology providers will be participating in WoodTECH 2018 series held on September 11 to 12 in Melbourne, Australia and September 18 to 19 in Rotorua, New Zealand. “Last year, we had a record turnout to the WoodTECH series in Australasia. Well over 400 attended. It was the largest gathering yet seen of sawmilling companies, …

Editor’s pickMifaco: Business with a heart

23-07-2018
Vietnam, Asia, Timber, Wood, Wood Industry, Industry, Material, Business, Manufacturing, Binh Duong, Machinery

Mr Dien Quang Hiep, Chairman and Director of Mifaco Mifaco’s business philosophy for success is simple with only two rules: Market and management. “Anyone who can solve these two points will see good outcomes,” Mr Dien Quang Hiep, Chairman and Director of Mifaco, said. Mifaco chooses its customers very carefully, offering …

Editor’s pickBIFA Wood Vietnam: In the heart of Vietnam’s furniture manufacturing cluster

20-07-2018
Vietnam, Asia, Timber, Wood, Wood Industry, Industry, Material, Business, Manufacturing, Export, Market

Vietnam’s woodworking industry is seeing significant growth in recent years. Just last year alone, the industry saw a revenue of US$8 billion, a 10 per cent growth from US$7.3 billion in 2016. The country’s phenomenal growth in the last decade has made it a serious contender to overtake China as the world’s manufacturing …

Editor’s pickA Norwegian company is transforming the way panel boards are made

20-07-2018
Argos, surface inspection systems, Norway, panels manufacturing, furniture manufacturing, precision enginerring, black spots detection

In an age where consumers place a premium on spotless surfaces, imagine technology that can identify the nature of each defect on every wood-based panel that glides out of the press. By inference, this data would then tell you how to reduce or eliminate imperfections. Across the industry, plant managers want this data, which is why Argos …