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The World Economic Forum welcomes a further seven factories into its community of “Lighthouses”

January 14, 2019 • News, World NewsComments (0)

The World Economic Forum has welcomed seven new factories to its network of “Manufacturing Lighthouses” which have been designed to help industries adopt and integrate the cutting-edge technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  The new factories, which include BMW’s Regensburg Plant in Germany and Foxconn’s  Shenzhen factory in

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Daimler and Bosch to trial automated on-demand ride-hailing service in San Jose

November 14, 2018 • World NewsComments (0)

San Jose has been selected to be the pilot city for trials of the highly and fully automated driving (SAE Level 4/5) on-demand ride-hailing service recently announced by Bosch and Daimler. Targeted to begin during the second half of 2019, the trial will see

ABB to build a cutting-edge flexible robotics factory in China

October 30, 2018 • World NewsComments (0)

ABB will invest A$210 million to build the world’s most advanced, automated and flexible robotics factory in Shanghai. Located near ABB’s expansive China robotics campus, the new Kangqiao manufacturing centre will combine connected digital technologies,

ABB secures $18m transformer contract from Indian Railways

October 22, 2018 • World NewsComments (0)

Pioneering technology leader ABB will supply customised traction transformers to Indian Railways under a $18 million agreement announced last week. The project, which is part of the ‘Mission Electrification’ initiative of the Indian Railways, aims

Kleos, Airbus to collaborate on In-Space manufacturing technology

October 17, 2018 • World NewsComments (0)

ASX-listed Kleos Space and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the In-Space manufacture of structural elements. The MoU covers the companies’ agreements to collaborate on In-Space technology that was developed by

Austal wins LCS service contract from US Navy  

October 8, 2018 • World NewsComments (0)

Austal has secured a US$16.5 million contract from the United States Department of Defence to provide engineering and management services for the Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship, USS Charleston (LCS 18). Austal CEO, David Singleton said the company

ABB transformers to power the world’s tallest floating wind turbines

September 28, 2018 • World NewsComments (0)

ABB has been selected to supply its pioneering WindSTAR transformers for a floating offshore wind farm located 20 kilometers off the coast of Viana de Castelo, Portugal. A joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI),