Int'l Metalworking News for Asia
- As many countries slowly come out of lockdown, there is still going to be anxiety among many for a long time about going back to life as it was. Perhaps it won’t be the same as it existed, but one thing is sure: many people will want to feel assured when they go about their daily routines that they don’t face avoidable risks of picking up the virus and being part of the second wave. To address this, many technologies are now being fast-tracked to deployment. We’re in a new world where anything goes. Many processes and the manufacturing of products are still based on the expert knowledge of individual employees. But what to do if they leave the company, are sick or on vacation? Jürgen Kohler, Business Development Manager at Visual Knowledge, presented the topic: Digitisation of work instructions and checklists. He explained that manufacturing businesses must adopt digitised work instructions and checklists in order to speed up their recovery plans post COVID-19. The primary role of work instructions and quality checklist help users to carry out their work quickly in a non-penalising time. With product quality issues impacting scrap rate, production ramp-up, production rate, and downtime, ultimately affect production costs and overall profitability. Therefore, manufacturers need to rely on innovative 3D measurement technologies, like the MetraSCAN 3D, in order to refine their product development and quality control processes. Patrice Parent, Creaform’s Asia Pacific Territory Manager said that the speed, accuracy, versatility and overall performance of MetraSCAN BLACK can help manufacturing companies in South East Asia to deploy local or internal processes. For example, setting up metrology capability instead of using third party suppliers for their inspection needs. Tony Hemmelgarn, President and CEO of Siemens Digital Industries Software during his keynote speech at the recent virtual Siemens Media & Analyst Conference explained that the times of crisis have historically driven innovation. He mentioned the Xcelerator portfolio, which helps create a digital mindset, it speeds the digital transformation cycle and unlocks a powerful industrial network effect. Tony believes employees in the future will not only be users of technology, they will be shapers and even developers of it as well. Lastly, as face-to-face events cancelled or postponed to later dates, International Metalworking News for Asia is finding ways to communicate, connect and learn from industry experts in order to provide you with the latest and up-to-date news and technologies. We are all in this together! Keep safe everyone!
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