Manufacturing Automation Asia,

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20-21 Feb, 2020 - Singapore, SINGAPORE




“Asia is the largest industrial robot market, with over 280,000 units installed last year.” ~ International Federation of Robotics (IFR)

With 87,100 operational robots, ¬Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia lead Asia’s industrial robot market – ranking among the 30 largest markets in 2018. The ongoing automation trends and continued technical improvements are all set to lead these countries to double digit growth - approximately 584,000 units in 2022 – as per IFR´s longer term outlook.

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Collaborative Robot (cobot), analytics, big data, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are already adopted in Asia – the world's leading manufacturing hub. The region is also fast adapting to "smart manufacturing" and "smart factories"!

“Industry 4.0 has a value-creation potential for manufacturers and suppliers of $3.7 trillion in 2025.” ~ McKinsey

Set to transform factories, industry 4.0 will open up new opportunities for growth and innovation. However, only 30 percent of companies have successfully captured value from Industry 4.0 solutions at scale today.

Singapore’s Industry 4.0 - lead by example?

Factories in Singapore are under pressure from mounting regional competition, rising business costs and a tight labor market. In addition, they face problems in identifying areas of largest impact and tracking these back to Industry 4.0 value drivers, unclear governance, poor organizational anchoring, integrating advanced technologies with existing systems, supply chain optimization, infrastructure readiness, etc. 

Can Singapore’s manufacturers revolutionize their production facilities by adopting advanced manufacturing technologies?

Already several private and public sector collaborative initiatives have been announced in order to fill the gaps in the manufacturing sector - in terms of advanced equipment, additive manufacturing, skills development and so on. 

Recent examples of Singapore leading in manufacturing automation:  

  • Singapore additive manufacturing cluster ties up with global network, Business Times - 7 May 2019
  • DENSO and DIP sign MOU to Promote Human Resources Development in Automation Field, Denso - 10 April 2019
  • $40m kitty set up for 5G trials to fuel Singapore's goal of leading in digital economy, Straits Times - 27 June 2019

Attend Manufacturing Automation Asia Summit to gain practical insights on real challenges, lessons learned and success stories of manufacturers’ industry 4.0 journey.

Key sessions: 

  • Single Use Technology for Biopharma Manufacturing by AMGEN
  • FOXCONN shares success stories & lessons learned in 5G+IIoT manufacturing
  • ROLLS ROYCE presents industry 4.0 trends for aerospace in 2020 & beyond
  • THYSSENKRUPP explains why additive manufacturing is critical for Asia manufacturing competitiveness
  • 3M highlights Japan’s approach in building automation ecosystem for sustainable growth
  • Smart factory case study by INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES 
  • TVS Motor Company’s perspective on revolutionizing manufacturing through IIOT
  • CHEVRON ORONITE on the future of chemical plant with technology integration

Panel discussions:  

  • Standards in the IIot: Paving the Way for A Sustainable Future of Smart Manufacturing
  • Worker 4.0 Panel: Developing and Nurturing Tomorrow’s Workforce




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A*Star, Rolls Royce invest $8 million to develop smart manufacturing technology in Singapore

Posted on : 05 Dec, 2019

As Singapore aims to be a leading hub for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul, Rolls-Royce and Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) are investing an additional $8 million in their joint lab that was set up in 2017 along with Singapore Aero Engine Services (SAESL). The new investment is in addition to the $60 million that was invested two years ago.
The new investment is expected to develop smart manufacturing technologies mainly those that repair high-value engine components.
Since its inception 2 years ago, the lab has worked on over 30 R&D projects and collaborated with about 100 companies. This includes about 40 Singaporean companies. For instance, KA Industrial Engineering and A*Star worked on developing robots that can spray protective coatings on fan blades of aircraft engines. This automated spraying system ensures consistent thickness for coatings, reducing defects and saving costs. It also boosts productivity and is less time consuming as a full batch of blades can be dried simultaneously, instead of one at a time.
Find out more about the lab and the new technologies in a session by Luc Scheffer, Chief of Manufacturing Technology, Rolls-Royce on ‘Industry 4.0 for Aerospace: Future Trends for 2020 and Beyond’ at CMT’s Manufacturing Automation Asia, on 20-21 February, 2020 in Singapore.
Email or call +65 6346 9147 for more details on the program.

thyssenkrupp launches Additive Manufacturing TechCenter Hub in Singapore

Posted on : 30 Sep, 2019

thyssenkrupp has inaugurated an Additive Manufacturing TechCenter Hub in Singapore. This is the first time that the German conglomerate has stepped outside Germany to build such a centre – that is expected to serve as a regional hub in ASEAN for its existing Mülheim TechCenter Hub in Germany.
Supported by Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB), the new tech facility will focus on additive manufacturing solutions in metal and plastic technologies for end users in marine and offshore, automotive, cement, chemical, mining and other heavy industries.
Additive manufacturing is anticipated to generate about US$100 billion of incremental value by 2025, impacting ASEAN's projected real GDP by 1.5 to 2 per cent, according to a paper by thyssenkrupp. In addition, additive manufacturing technology can create 3 to 4 million jobs in ASEAN by 2030, and reduce the region's imports by approximately US$30 billion to US$50 billion.
Abhinav Singhal, Chief Strategy Officer, APAC, thyssenkrupp presents on ‘Additive Manufacturing: From an Idea to Shop floor’ at CMT’s Manufacturing Automation Asia, on 20-21 February, 2020 in Singapore.
Email or call +65 6346 9147 for more details on the program.