Frost.com - Industrial Automation and Process Control Research http://www.frost.com/c/10311/home.do http://www.frost.com/c/10311/home.do - Industrial Automation and Process Control Research Frost & Sullivan Advancements in Additive Manufacturing, Warehouse Management System, and Robotics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-54-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-54-00-00 This issue of Advanced Manufacturing TOE covers recent developments in additive manufacturing, warehouse management systems, robotic arms, and autonomous delivery robots. The Advanced Manufacturing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations and developments related to manufacturing and industrial automation on a weekly basis. Innovations are focused toward improving product traceability, energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprints, integrating product design and manufacturing aspects for reducing time-to-market. Research focus areas include rapid prototyping (additive manufacturing), lightweighting (multimaterial joining, plastics and metals manufacturing, carbon fiber-based composite manufacturing), smart robotics (agile robots, consumer robots, swarm robotics, cobots), monitoring and control (wireless control networks, human machine interface), and simulation and modeling (design and simulation software). The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Additive manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, robotic arm, delivery robot, industry 4.0 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Roll-to-roll Graphene Manufacturing, 3D Printing, and Welding Techniques http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-53-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-53-00-00 This issue of Advanced Manufacturing TOE highlights advancements in manufacturing of graphene, 3D printing in water, 3D printing of nanosensors, advances in consumer-grade 3D printers, and friction stir welding. The Advanced Manufacturing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations and developments related to manufacturing and industrial automation on a weekly basis. Innovations are focused toward improving product traceability, energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprints, integrating product design and manufacturing aspects for reducing time-to-market. Research focus areas include rapid prototyping (additive manufacturing), lightweighting (multimaterial joining, plastics and metals manufacturing, carbon fiber-based composite manufacturing), smart robotics (agile robots, consumer robots, swarm robotics, cobots), monitoring and control (wireless control networks, human machine interface), and simulation and modeling (design and simulation software). The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Roll-to-roll manufacturing, graphene; 3D printing, additive manufacturing, stereolithography, digital light processing, friction stir welding Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Movers and Shakers Interview with Chen Linchevski CEO & Co founder of Precognize, Inc. http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297776162 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297776162 Chen has vast experience in management, sales, and business development of industrial software. Chen is a true believer in the ability of the industrial sector to transform itself and increase efficiency as never before, by using Big Data. Fri, 4 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Additive Manufacturing, Robotics, and Joining of Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-52-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-52-00-00 This issue of Advanced Manufacturing TOE profiles innovations and opportunities in stronger 3D printing materials using carbon nanotube composite; soft, vine-like robots capable of growing; joining of challenging metals using wobble head technology and fiber lasers; digital packaging finishing technology; and cryogenic machining. The Advanced Manufacturing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations and developments related to manufacturing and industrial automation on a weekly basis. Innovations are focused toward improving product traceability, energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprints, integrating product design and manufacturing aspects for reducing time-to-market. Research focus areas include rapid prototyping (additive manufacturing), lightweighting (multimaterial joining, plastics and metals manufacturing, carbon fiber-based composite manufacturing), smart robotics (agile robots, consumer robots, swarm robotics, cobots), monitoring and control (wireless control networks, human machine interface), and simulation and modeling (design and simulation software). The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: 3D printing, additive manufacturing, social robots, personal robots, smart home, robot-human interfaces, autonomous robots, shelf auditing robots, polyurethane, silicone Fri, 4 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Digital Supply Chain IIoT Impact on Manufacturing Supply Chain http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297773647 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297773647 The Digital supply chain market research by Frost & Sullivan analyses the global impact of Industrial IoT (IIoT) on traditional manufacturing supply chains. Thu, 3 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Cybersecurity Initiatives in IIoT in Asia-Pacific, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P958-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P958-01-00-00-00 The study provides information on cybersecurity and the initiatives taken by governments and private organizations in Southeast Asia (SEA) and Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) to improve security in an industrial setting. It also considers the developments in the manufacturing space and technologies that will affect cybersecurity, besides focusing on the importance of security in the future. Key Target Audience Industrial automation and process control systems suppliers such as Honeywell, Rockwell Automation, Yokogawa, Siemens A.G, Schneider Electric Cybersecurity solutions providers such as IBM, Cisco, Belden Organizations offering niche services/solutions pertaining to cybersecurity Research Scope The study provides information on the initiatives taken by respective governments across Asia-Pacific to promote cybersecurity in a manufacturing environment that has been undergoing digitization. As there is a growing incidence of malware across critical installations, it is necessary to realize the level of vulnerability as it varies with each industry. This study discusses various end users targeted by malware based on the recent trends and the latest offerings from private participants. It also provides detailed information on critical errors in design and implementation of security and how companies must approach cybersecurity in the current scenario. These also help end users while approaching companies for cybersecurity solutions. As Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is seen as a major contributor to efficiency and optimization, it is likely that related technologies will be adopted by the manufacturing industry. However, the risks associated also grow correspondingly, making it important for all stakeholders to understand the implications of a breach. The study also identifies the spending on key industries that are vital to IIoT deployment as well as those that are targeted by cyber attacks. Cloud security, being a major development in the way data is managed, has also been discussed. Major drivers and restraints in the cybersecurity industry and the prevailing mindset toward foolproof security have also been discussed. As IIoT is closely tied to developments in security, the spending on IIoT will influence opportunities for cybersecurity in the region. It is also expected that investments in cybersecurity in the coming years will also influence, in part, the rate at which Southeast Asian countries move toward digitization. The study also calls for a collaborative approach between public/government bodies and the providers of cybersecurity solutions in the private sector, besides identifying why such measures are becoming important. The base year considered for the study is 2016. Key Questions This Study Will Answer 1. Which countries in the SEA and ANZ region are keen on adopting technologies that will be of interest to cybersecurity solutions providers? 2. Who are the major market participants (both public and private) and what are the initiatives taken to ensure cybersecurity? 3. Which end users in SEA and ANZ will be more vulnerable to cyber attacks? 4. What are the major drivers and restraints in the IIoT and automation industry that will impact the adoption of cybersecurity? 5. What are the typical errors committed while implementing a cybersecurity strategy and what should be the steps to ensure a successful implementation? Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Flexible Robotics, Material Joining, 3D Printing, Packaging, and Cryogenic Machining Technologies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-51-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-51-00-00 This issue of Advanced Manufacturing TOE profiles innovations and opportunities in stronger 3D printing materials using carbon nanotube composite; soft, vine-like robots capable of growing; joining of challenging metals using wobble head technology and fiber lasers; digital packaging finishing technology; and cryogenic machining. The Advanced Manufacturing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations and developments related to manufacturing and industrial automation on a weekly basis. Innovations are focused toward improving product traceability, energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprints, integrating product design and manufacturing aspects for reducing time-to-market. Research focus areas include rapid prototyping (additive manufacturing), lightweighting (multimaterial joining, plastics and metals manufacturing, carbon fiber-based composite manufacturing), smart robotics (agile robots, consumer robots, swarm robotics, cobots), monitoring and control (wireless control networks, human machine interface), and simulation and modeling (design and simulation software). The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Carbon nanotube composite, fiber lasers, soft robots, search and rescue, fused deposition modeling (FDM), 3D printing, cryogenic machining, package finishing Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Changing Trends in the North American Diaphragm Pumps Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297750723 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297750723 Diaphragm pumps are more energy-efficient than other types of pumps, using more motor torque on the foreword (power) stroke and far less on the back stroke. Owing to the pumps low initial costs, low repair and maintenance costs, Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Mega Trends Impacting North American Chemical Pumps Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297751471 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297751471 The advent and convergence of IoT with the process equipment industry is changing the face of the chemicals pumps market entirely, wherein technologies such as equipment monitoring and predictive analysis are eliminating challenges such as unplanned downtime and high unpredictable maintenance costs Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Desktop 3D Printing, and in Autonomous, On-demand, Industrial, and Home Robots http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-50-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-50-00-00 This issue of Advanced Manufacturing TOE identifies developments and opportunities in robotic arms for sewing machines, autonomous spray painting robots, 1D printing of on-demand robots, desktop 3D printing of larger objects, and smart home personal robots. The Advanced Manufacturing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations and developments related to manufacturing and industrial automation on a weekly basis. Innovations are focused toward improving product traceability, energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprints, integrating product design and manufacturing aspects for reducing time-to-market. Research focus areas include rapid prototyping (additive manufacturing), lightweighting (multimaterial joining, plastics and metals manufacturing, carbon fiber-based composite manufacturing), smart robotics (agile robots, consumer robots, swarm robotics, cobots), monitoring and control (wireless control networks, human machine interface), and simulation and modeling (design and simulation software). The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: 3D printing, stereolithography, desktop 3D printing, large volume 3D printing, sewing, autonomous robots, home robots, personal robots, spray painting robots Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Compressor Market: Economic Stability, Digital transformation, and Energy Efficiency are Driving New Business Opportunity http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297743687 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297743687 After two years of brutal environment further worsened by rising oil prices, the compressors market is poised to experience positive growth in select industries and regions in the short term. Furthermore, increasing demands from process industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, and power generation, new product innovation Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Movers & Shakers Interview with Mike McCalley - Flowserve s Technology http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297731422 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297731422 Frost & Sullivan Industry Manager Anand M Gnanamoorthy recently took the opportunity to speak with Mike about Flowserve s technology leadership and vision for the pump industry. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Transformation of Procurement Management A framework for partnership excellence http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297728737 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297728737 Effective vendor management is one of the imperative aspects of organizational success. In a progressively competitive market, vendor partnerships can offer significant advantages on multiple fronts which directly impact the organizational value offerings. However, ineffective control over vendor relationships may expose the organization to financial and notoriety hazard. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Future of Asset-Tracking in Industrie 4.0 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297726037 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297726037 With the advent of Industry 4.0 and smart factories, it has become a necessity for industries to adopt advanced technologies to improve their manufacturing processes. Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Bioprinting, Casting Techniques, Robotics, Graphene 3D Printing, and Lightweighting Technologies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-4F-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-4F-00-00 This issue of Advanced Manufacturing TOE describes advancements and innovations in low-cost 3D printing of metals, 3D printing of large-scale (35 cubic foot) objects, 3D printing of plastic combined with fabric, construction robots for stacking irregular objects, and cloud-based autonomous robotic inspection systems. The Advanced Manufacturing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations and developments related to manufacturing and industrial automation on a weekly basis. Innovations are focused toward improving product traceability, energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprints, integrating product design and manufacturing aspects for reducing time-to-market. Research focus areas include rapid prototyping (additive manufacturing), lightweighting (multimaterial joining, plastics and metals manufacturing, carbon fiber-based composite manufacturing), smart robotics (agile robots, consumer robots, swarm robotics, cobots), monitoring and control (wireless control networks, human machine interface), and simulation and modeling (design and simulation software). The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: 3D metal printing, additive manufacturing, large-scale 3D printing, autonomous robots, construction robots, stacking robots, cloud analytics, predictive maintenance, inspection, fused deposition modeling, fused filament fabrication, selective laser melting Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Cybersecurity in the Power Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297715450 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297715450 In today s environment of open software architecture cyber threats pose a challenge for companies. In the quest of becoming more open and collaborative, networks have made systems more vulnerable to attacks. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Metals, Large-scale 3D Printing, and Plastic-Textile Additive Manufacturing, and Autonomous Robots http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-4E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-4E-00-00 This issue of Advanced Manufacturing TOE describes advancements and innovations in low-cost 3D printing of metals, 3D printing of large-scale (35 cubic foot) objects, 3D printing of plastic combined with fabric, construction robots for stacking irregular objects, and cloud-based autonomous robotic inspection systems. The Advanced Manufacturing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations and developments related to manufacturing and industrial automation on a weekly basis. Innovations are focused toward improving product traceability, energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprints, integrating product design and manufacturing aspects for reducing time-to-market. Research focus areas include rapid prototyping (additive manufacturing), lightweighting (multimaterial joining, plastics and metals manufacturing, carbon fiber-based composite manufacturing), smart robotics (agile robots, consumer robots, swarm robotics, cobots), monitoring and control (wireless control networks, human machine interface), and simulation and modeling (design and simulation software). The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: 3D metal printing, additive manufacturing, large-scale 3D printing, autonomous robots, construction robots, stacking robots, cloud analytics, predictive maintenance, inspection, fused deposition modeling, fused filament fabrication, selective laser melting Fri, 7 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Role of Governments in Promoting the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in Asia-Pacific http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P95D-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P95D-01-00-00-00 The pervasiveness of digital technologies has reached a state of ubiquity in consumer products. Digitisation is gradually penetrating the manufacturing sector in order to produce cheaper and better consumer products. At times of uncertain and volatile economic conditions, manufacturers are seeking competitive advantages by modernising and upgrading their production methods. Industrialised nations such as Germany have paved the way forward in digitising their manufacturing capabilities through Industrie 4.0 or in broader terms, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This manufacturing transformation is rapidly catching on in Asia-Pacific with Japan, South Korea, and Singapore leading the way. Governments in APAC are looking to IIoT as a viable way to create sustainable manufacturing growth and affirm their role in the global supply chain. However, not all countries in APAC are ready for IIoT. In this study, Frost & Sullivan investigates the role of governments in promoting IIoT in APAC through initiatives, action plans, and funding schemes. As the manufacturing economies in APAC gradually embrace the fourth industrial revolution, bridging the gaps in infrastructure capacity is a prominent factor. Profiles of 8 export-intensive economies in APAC and their IIoT-readiness ranking are provided. The latter is a Frost & Sullivan methodology that utilises key economic indicators to objectively rank the Top 8 IIoT-ready countries in APAC. Specifically, this report addresses the following points: How are governments supporting Industrial Internet of Things initiatives? Which government agencies are contributing towards the development and deployment of the Industrial Internet of Things? How much funding is available to manufacturers seeking assistance from public institutions? Which countries in Asia-Pacific are ready to implement Industrial Internet of Things solutions? What are the necessary foundations for the implementation of Industrial Internet of Things solutions? How will the Industrial Internet of Things affect the workforce and what are the government s responses to this? The outcome of this research pinpoints these strategic imperatives for growth: IIoT adoption may lead to implementation of Smart Cities initiatives Solution providers should position themselves to address this opportunity Spending on IIoT solutions in emerging economies is likely to come from government agencies instead of the private sector Marketing and business development campaigns should be appropriately aligned. IIoT solutions need to be tailored Governments need to wholeheartedly follow through on their industrial digitisation plans, otherwise any prior investments will be futile Whilst the fourth industrial revolution is beginning to take shape, government agencies should keep abreast with innovative developments and prepare for the next paradigm shift Wed, 5 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Emerging Technologies for Industrial Automation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D835-00-1E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D835-00-1E-00-00 This Future Tech TOE covers recent emerging technologies in industrial automation. The issue covers technology overview, factors driving and hindering technology advancement. It also covers the application landscape and technology patents and funding trends. The TOE also encompasses profiles of key innovators and offers key strategic insights. The innovations profiled are an integrated module for problem identification and failure analysis in the manufacturing industry, an automation controller for real-time integration of machine control and artificial intelligence, an autonomous recycling machine, a smart robot for efficient inventory management, machine learning industrial robots, and artificial intelligence-based sorting robots. The Future Tech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures emerging innovations in research and development, or profile existing technologies which have seen a resurgence in terms of new markets and applications. It usually provides a technology overview, drivers, challenges, research and development, analyst insights and key patent information. In some cases, technology convergence scenarios and future growth opportunities are outlined. It covers innovations and technologies in a variety of industry spaces including manufacturing, sensors, electronics, information and communications technologies, networks, lighting technologies, healthcare, medical devices, materials and coatings, and developments in the energy sector that contribute toward a sustainable and greener world. The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Automation controller, machine control, artificial intelligence, autonomous recycling, machine learning, industrial robots, sorting robots, failure analysis Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advancements in Additive Manufacturing of Metal and Plastic Parts and Wearable Technologies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-4D-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-4D-00-00 This issue of Advanced Manufacturing TOE highlights advancements in metal and plastic 3D printing, smart glasses for solving problems using an off-site specialist. The advancements include 3D printing of large metal parts, dual extrusion nozzles for 3D printing with two materials simultaneously, ultrasonic additive manufacturing of metal parts using sound waves to merge layers of metal foil, and creation of functional 3D printed parts using digital light synthesis and the CLIP (continuous interface liquid production) process. The Advanced Manufacturing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations and developments related to manufacturing and industrial automation on a weekly basis. Innovations are focused toward improving product traceability, energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprints, integrating product design and manufacturing aspects for reducing time-to-market. Research focus areas include rapid prototyping (additive manufacturing), lightweighting (multimaterial joining, plastics and metals manufacturing, carbon fiber-based composite manufacturing), smart robotics (agile robots, consumer robots, swarm robotics, cobots), monitoring and control (wireless control networks, human machine interface), and simulation and modeling (design and simulation software). The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: 3D printing, additive manufacturing, smart glasses, ultrasonic manufacturing, direct metal laser sintering, fused deposition modeling, fused filament fabrication, continuous interface liquid production, digital light processing, digital light synthesis Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Wearable Technologies for Industrial Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7A7-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7A7-01-00-00-00 With the increase in accidents related to work, a safe and healthy work environment is needed and advancements in technology can minimize mortality rate. Industrial wearables (smart glasses and gloves, head mounted displays, cameras, audio devices, sensors embedded into clothes) are geared to transform the industrial sector by reducing error rate, improving efficiency and safety of workers. With Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), wearables are expected to have high growth opportunities in the industrial segment. The ability of wearables to provide real-time data, as well as perform monitoring and tracking functionalities will complement growth. Wearables establish a connection between workers and the digital platform. The technology and innovation report provides assessment of key wearable technologies, innovations and innovators profile (across different applications including the manufacturing shop floor, assembly line, quality checks, item pick up and movements, and delivery scheduling planning), and factors influencing adoption. The report also assesses the impact of various wearable devices on industrial applications and these include see-through glasses, head mounted devices, wrist bands that are intended for enhancing visual aid, assessing fatigue, strengthening protection, and productivity and efficiency improvement. Key questions answered in the report: 1. What is the significance of wearables in industrial sector? 2. What type of applications are enabled by wearables in a manufacturing set-up? 3. What is the patent trend and key focus areas? 4. What are the key emerging innovation themes and who is driving these innovations? 5. Who are the beneficiaries (implementation cases)? 6. What is the adoption potential of wearables in industries? 7. What are the factors driving adoption? 8. What are the growth opportunities beyond 2020 for wearables in industries? Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Developments in Delivery Robots, Cloud-connected Humanoid Robots, Grasping Robots, Construction 3D Printing, and Marine Drones http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-4C-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-4C-00-00 This issue of Advanced Manufacturing TOE profiles self-driving goods delivery robots; 3D printing for large-scale construction, including skyscrapers; cloud-connected humanoid robots with improved management programming systems; underwater drones for fishing; and improved robot grasping of varied objects by leveraging artificial intelligence; and studying a vast database of 3D shapes and grasp models. The Advanced Manufacturing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations and developments related to manufacturing and industrial automation on a weekly basis. Innovations are focused toward improving product traceability, energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprints, integrating product design and manufacturing aspects for reducing time-to-market. Research focus areas include rapid prototyping (additive manufacturing), lightweighting (multimaterial joining, plastics and metals manufacturing, carbon fiber-based composite manufacturing), smart robotics (agile robots, consumer robots, swarm robotics, cobots), monitoring and control (wireless control networks, human machine interface), and simulation and modeling (design and simulation software). The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Delivery robots, 3D printing large structures, humanoid robots, underwater drones, robot grasping, robot end effector, robot gripping Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100