Released by Bentley Systems, SACS is an integrated finite element structural analysis system of applications for the design of offshore structures.

At Metaltech 2017, APMEN discussed with Norbert Seo, Bystronic senior vice president, market division Asia and Australia, on Malaysia’s unique trends and challenges for the sheet metal industry.

The rise of new digital industrial technology, referred to as “Industry 4.0”, is transforming the business models of distributors, manufacturing plants and service providers throughout the world, and Southeast Asia is no exception. By Armin Stolzer, owner and chief executive officer, Kasto

When made possible by automation and digital connectivity, everything flows automatically.

Massachusetts, US: Laser systems maker IPG Photonics has signed an agreement to acquire Innovative Laser Technologies (ILT) for US$40 million. The acquisition is expected to be concluded in early July 2017.

Singapore: Bosch reported its 2016 fiscal year with revenue of SG$1.17 billion (US$884 million) in Southeast Asia, similar to the results from the previous year.

Robots designed to work side-by-side with humans are safe, user-friendly and are easily integrated into existing applications. By Shermine Gotfredsen, general manager at Universal Robots, Southeast Asia and Oceania

Eggelsberg, Austria: Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik GmbH (B&R) will be acquired by Swedish robotics and automation multinational company ABB.

Innovation in transmission design means that today’s transmissions are generally getting smaller, while simultaneously offering more gear ratios. In what ways have machining automotive gears improved? By Markus Isgro, marketing communications, Emag

From increased tool complexity to controlled micro geometry, modern applications of tool grinding have changed radically. What’s in store for the future? By Jeff Foregard, general manager, Anca Asia

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