HP 3D Printing Technology

HP 3D Printing technology

Get ready for the future era of digital manufacturing

Transform part properties voxel by voxel enabling a future of limitless applications, materials, and colors. Imagine a future where we can produce ‘smart parts’ with embedded electronics and integrated traceability and intelligence.

In 3D design and printing, a voxel represents a value on a regular grid in a three-dimensional space. By controlling the properties of each individual voxel through agents, HP Multi Jet Fusion can produce parts that can’t be made by other methods.

Unlike other 3D printing technologies, HP Multi Jet Fusion technology prints each layer of new material and agents on top of a previous layer that is still molten – so that both layers fuse completely – delivering strong, quality, detailed, and functional 3D printed parts.

Learn more at: https://www8.hp.com/uk/en/printers/3d-printers/products/multi-jet-technology.html

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Omron will participate in GR-EX Virtual 2020 as Platinum Sponsor

Omron Industrial Automation will participate in GR-EX Virtual 2020 as Platinum Sponsor

Creating the future of manufacturing today – To improve lives and contribute to a better society.

Omron is a Japanese Multinational Company founded in 1933, leader in industrial automation. Omron Industrial Automation is a leading manufacturer of technologically advanced industrial automation products and application expertise. Omron Industrial Automation is dedicated to providing unrivaled automation products and customised expert solutions for any industry. The product portfolio includes: Factory Automation, Sensors and Safety, Mechatronics and Drives, Industrial Components and Vision Systems.

In GR-EX Virtual, Omron will present i-Automation! , a strategy designed to address the needs of the current manufacturers, and thus to provide integrated, intelligent and interactive solutions, with which Omron can address the various problems of flexible manufacturing, which mainly demands the production of many different types of products in small quantities, with flexibility, productivity and collaboration in harmony between humans and machines or robots; and all this without renouncing sustainable manufacturing with the highest quality, and operational excellence.

Through i-Automation Omron addresses technologies such as Serialization and Traceability, Inspection and Quality, Integrated Security, IIoT, Big Data, Database Connectivity, Intralogistics or Transport of Materials through Mobile Robotics, Flexible Production through Collaborative Robots, Edge Predictive Maintenance with Artificial Intelligence, etc.

Learn more at https://industrial.omron.eu/en/home

Meet Cyra Richardson from Microsoft who will be in GR-EX Congress

Meet Cyra Richardson from Microsoft who will be in GR-EX Congress

Cyra’s careers started at the tender age of 14 when she was part of a fledgling market research company in Philadelphia where she built cross tabulation software on the new IBM PCs.  She interned at RCA/GE and the Library of Congress.

Cyra specialized in data analysis and embedded systems at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania. At the National Board of Medical examiners, Cyra built an embedded system to assess physicians for licensure. Avery international leaned on Cyra’s development skills to write firmware for industrial printers in assembler.

Cyra has played a role in many of Microsoft transformations since she started in 1990. As a developer she helped to build Windows 3.0, to create Windows CE, created developer tools for Microsoft’s embedded operating system, Windows CE. She was part of the team that transformed the industry when they brought programming to the non-developers with Visual Basic. In the second part of her career at Microsoft, she became an entrepreneur. She pitched, built and brought to market new projects, including Windows Imaging, thin versions of Windows Server and MSDN.

From time to time, Cyra parted ways with Microsoft to build her own startups.  In 2010, Amazon recruited Cyra to re-imagine, build and operate their mobile web shopping business while onboarding Kiva. Though she realized substantive business success at Amazon, Cyra rejoined Microsoft as an engineering manager to help pitch, build and operate the Intelligent System Service (which later became Azure IoT Suite). She went on to GPM Windows 10 IoT.  Cyra pitch, got funding and built out 4 Microsoft IoT & AI Insider Labs in Redmond, Munich, Shenzhen and Shanghai.

In Business Development Cyra led the acquisition of Solair, participated in Microsoft’s acquisition of ML of Bonsai and lead partnerships that enhanced Microsoft IoT & AI portfolio on Azure. Cyra spearheaded strategy in Manufacturing that lead to material partnerships and customer engagements for Microsoft. Now Cyra Richardson is the General Manager for Microsoft’s cross company initiative on Automation (including IoT, AI and RPA).

Spanish robotics sector: situation and prospects

Spanish robotics sector: situation and prospects

  • For years, only great corporates have been able to afford cost-reduction Today, cost reduction can also drive modernization and re-industrialization of SMEs, the backbone of the industrial fabric.
  • Service robotics is the key sector where market is expected to see a commercial boom.

 

One of the principles of tech sector, a constant repeated over and over almost like a mantra, is that we are witnessing the birth of the so-called 4th Industrial Revolution, and Spain is no exception to it.

We are high up in the ranking of countries with the highest ratio of industrial robots per number of employees. According to the latest survey carried out by IFR (International Federation of Robotics), Spain ranks 11th globally and 4th at European level, only after Germany, Italy and France.

The biggest part of the robot stock is in the automotive industry, followed by metallurgic, plastics, chemical and food.

However, a survey carried out by SEPI Foundation (organization attached to the Spanish Ministry of Finance) showed that only one third of Spanish industry companies used robots during the 2014-2016 period. How’s that possible?

The difference between data provided by IFR and those published by SEPI Foundation lies in the fact that the former looks at units installed in the four main sectors, which are dominated by big corporates, therefore resulting in a high number of robots. Data from the SEPI survey, however, are drawn from the overall number of industry companies, of whom one third are SMEs. It is precisely in this market niche (small and medium companies) where the use of this technologies has great potential.

Democratization of robotics

In this revolution, there are two technologies that stand out above the rest:

  • Cobots, collaborative robots with industrial capacity and designed to work hand in hand with humans.

 

  • Autonomous mobile robotics, also with collaborative skills and several purposes such as: in-factory intralogistics transportation; warehouse management; workers’ assistance and, as shown by latest developments, a combined use with cobots which allows to perform operations in moving manufacturing lines.

However, the real game changer is cost-reduction, which, as far as cobots are concerned, yields acquisition and start-up prices that are much lower than those of their industrial brothers. This can drive re-industrialization and modernization of the backbone of the industrial fabric, leaving behind the years when only big corporates could afford robotics.

Spain stands out as a reference in these technologies.  In the case of cobots, is not the (rather low) number of manufacturers but the sheer number of companies that develop tools to give these robots the skills needed for their exploitation (artificial vision systems, palletizing, wielding, etc.).

The situation is a bit different as far as mobile robotics is concerned, for there is a high number of manufacturers in Spain and some of them are even market leaders.

Beyond the industrial environment, trends in the robotics sector are defined by the upcoming developments in the fields of aerial robotics, logistics, transportation, agro-food industries, security, infrastructure control and retail, as well as social, assistential and health robotics. It is in this new dimension known as service robotics (together with AI, 5G and the resto of the digital technologies) where the market is bound to see a real boom, something much bigger than in industrial environments.

In Spain, it is worth mentioning the great opportunity presented for the agro-food sector, where important developments are starting to take place regarding robotic system implementation.

Logistic robotics, in turn, is defined as the area that will experience the biggest absolute growth in upcoming years.

Project Alpha Startup Summit, the new meeting point for the entrepreneurial ecosystem within GR-EX

Project Alpha Startup Summit, the new meeting point for the entrepreneurial ecosystem within GR-EX

Tech-trade show Global Robot Expo has an important new future which will be launched in its fifth edition. Project Alpha Startup Summit is a new tech-entrepreneurial event designed as a B2B international platform for startups and big corporates in search of tech talent and solutions

This new platform is supported by Madrid City Hall, ICEX (Spanish Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism) and RED.es (Spanish Ministry of Industry and Economy) so it will also serve as a platform between startups, corporates and public institutions. Project Alpha’s goal is to generate an international community of open innovation where corporates can hunt for the best talent to face upcoming challenges, finding new technologies and services and increasing their competitiveness.

Project Alpha Startup Summit wants to become an internationally renowned brand and a benchmark event for tech entrepreneurship, and it has been designed as an event with its own identity within its parent fair, Global Robot Expo, something which guarantees the presence of big international corporates.

Startups, corporates and investors that attend PASS20 will work and cooperate to face current and upcoming challenges in the fields of digitalization, IoT, industry 4.0, artificial intelligence, robotics and aerospace.

The aim of PASS20 is to become a link between the most promising tech startups and corporates in search of disruptive technologies, and it will have a startup fair where the newest tech companies will showcase their products and services, a pitching competition, round tables that revolve around future and present challenges and networking activities designed to boost growth and foster internationalization of tech startups.

Project Alpha is designed to become an international benchmark event and it will gather tech startups, corporates, public institutions, investors and universities in Madrid on 1-2 April.

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Meet Domenico Raguseo of Exprivia, who will talk about cybersecurity in GR-EX Congress.

Meet Domenico Raguseo of Exprivia, who will talk about cybersecurity in GR-EX Congress

‘Cybersecurity has an intrinsic value’ is the title of Domenico’s conference. He will talk about the importance of Cybersecurity to protect Smart Enviroments.

Domenico is the head of cybersecurity in Exprivia | Italtel and Contract Professor at University of Bari where he is teaching cybersecurity. In the past, Domenico has been in IBM for 30 years covering several roles in development, product management, services and support, sales and sales support.

Great passionate about invention and innovation, Domenico got also the IBM Master Inventor Certification having several patents and patents disclosures released by many patent offices. He has wide experiences in cybersecurity and is an appreciated author and speaker, in national and international events.

Domenico says: the number of interconnected devices, sometime vital (like pacemakers), sometime less (ie camera), surrounding us, is changing the motivation of an attacker and therefore also the way we approaches cybersecurity. In an economy where everything seems to be driven by a return of investment, applying the same paradigm seems to be complicated and useless. We should start to consider to plan investments not to protect the service, but to keep the entire ecosystem alive and this requires a new model, a new approach, more deep collaboration and integration.

We are delighted to have the participation of Domenico in GREX20 and to learn from him!

Dominico Raguseo Exprivia

OnRobot, recently born of three international companies dedicated to collaborative robotics, joins the sponsors of #GREX19

OnRobot, recently born of three international companies dedicated to collaborative robotics, joins the sponsors of #GREX19

From Global Robot Expo we want to welcome OnRobot, a leading company in solutions for collaborative robotics, as sponsor of the event.

OnRobot is a company born global with headquarters in the robotic cluster capital Odense, Denmark. They provide innovative Plug & Produce End-of-Arm Tools that help manufacturers take full advantage of the benefits of collaborative robots: ease of use, cost-effectiveness and safe to use alongside human workers.

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Yaskawa becomes new sponsor of GR-EX 2019

Yaskawa becomes new sponsor of GR-EX 2019

The International event about Industry, Logistics and new technologies welcomes Yaskawa as the new sponsor of the event.

YASKAWA is one of the largest manufactures of industrial robots: it has 400.000 robots installed around the world. In addition to variants based on applications such as welding robots, palletizing, painting and material handling, its wide range includes robots designed for laboratory and cleanroom applications, as well as automated welding systems of the best quality.

YASKAWA Ibérica has facilities of its two divisions of Robotics and Drives, Motion & Control. The Robotics offices are located in Gavà and have more than 1,400 m2 including a Showroom and the YASKAWA Academy, the center where training is given about each product, while the facilities of Drives, Motion & Control are located in Sant Cugat del Vallés, where personalized Drives&Motion training courses are also offered and support and sales are offered throughout the Iberian Peninsula.

Enric Forner, CEO of GR-EX has spoken about the sponsorship:

That a company like YASKAWA decides to bet on GR-EX and therefore on innovation in Spain is a step forward for everyone in the sector and helps us to reinforce the innovative nature of the event, which serves as a focus of attraction for the leaders of the world industry.

GR-EX will be celebrate on 8th and 9th of May on IFEMA, Feria de Valencia. Don’t miss out the news and follow us in Social Media!

Ultimate guide about Industry 40

Ultimate Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Industry 4.0

The author of this article is Anna Kucirkova from IQS Directory.

In the late 19th century, the world was transformed by the Industrial Revolution and the introduction of the steam engine. In total, there have been four major waves of industrial revolutions.

The second was the introduction of electricity and assembly lines in the early twentieth century. The third, in the 1970’s, was computer powered automation that allowed people to program machines and robots to complete tasks.

Today, there is a fourth revolution that is quickly changing the landscape of industries: Industry 4.0.

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GR-EX Industry: the meeting point for industrial innovation

GR-EX Industry: the meeting point for industrial innovation

  • GR-EX Industry will be the meeting point for industrial innovation showing a wide range of technologies and trends for the coming years: automation, robotics, artificial intelligence and solutions for the Industry 4.0.

Global Robot Expo, the B2B international event on innovation, robotics and related technologies is a meeting point and a showcase of innovative technologies for industry professionals. Among the represented sector you can find Service Robotics, Logistics, Artificial Intelligence, Drones and Aerospace technologies.

The goal of the organization is to shift GR-EX into an event of reference in industrial innovation and, as in the last edition, in 2020 different areas of the event will be differentiated, with a special focus on GR-EX Industry and GR-EX Logistics, highlighting the importance of these sectors in the Spanish industry. The fourth edition of GR-EX has exceeded by far the past editions in terms of number of exhibitors, forcing the organization to expand the exhibition space, and moving the event to a bigger Pavilion – 12 in IFEMA – Feria de Madrid.

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