In recent years, automobile manufacturers, large or small, have begun to realise the benefits of digital technologies, and how to leverage them. By Bisheng Liu, vice president, digital factory services, Siemens

Singapore: Siemens, a provider of automation and digitalisation systems, and the Association of Aerospace Industries Singapore (AAIS), a non-profit organisation that promotes the development of Singapore as an aerospace hub, have signed a memorandum of cooperation to facilitate digital transformation in the nation's aerospace industry.

Components equipped with sensors are central to the drive systems used in machines and equipment. They record data and are key in facilitating digital services, and enable the reduction in machine life cycle losses and life cycle costs. Contributed by Schaeffler

Asia Pacific: By 2019, 86 percent of companies in Asia Pacific will have adopted the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, according to a report by Aruba—a subsidiary of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Complete machining solutions at component level are improving cost-efficiency for the aerospace industry. By Lim Gan Shu, Southeast Asia marketing manager, Walter AG

Digital platforms are being developed on the basis of which users can apply their tools more efficiently, cut back on waste, and minimise tasks that were previously carried out manually. By Walter

Manufacturing in the United States (US) would be the ninth-largest economy in the world, when taken alone. The manufacturing industry was valued at US$2.1 trillion in 2014, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, International Monetary Fund. By Jonathan Chou

Miñano, Spain: Lantek’s strong growth will be apparent in Europe and US, as result of its increased turnover in the digital solutions area.

Digitalisation of tool selection and assembly creation can increase machining efficiency. By Sandvik Coromant

LVD’s Synchro-Form automatically maintains angular consistency and the required geometric profile when handling, positioning and bending large parts with multiple bends. The system overcomes the problems of accumulative error and trial-and-error bending when forming large profiles.

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