Experts' Blog on Manufacturing

Experts sharing their knowledge, expertise, reflections, lessons learnt and more. As viewed through manufacturing, processing, IT, continuous improvement and sustainability.

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Mike James, ATS
Mike James
Group Managing Director, ATS International B.V.

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Electrical Engineering in the 21st century

Electrical Engineering in the 21st century
Back in the day we had to bring out our pencil and a ruler to create electrical schematics. Nowadays we almost fully rely on Electrical Computer Aided Design (E-CAD) software, fully-serviced part databases and automated functions like cross-references and intelligent symbol/part management. >>>

D+IIoT = IDIOT?

D+IIoT = IDIOT?
Manufacturers need to ensure buy in from across their organization in order to achieve success with their digital manufacturing efforts. >>>

Industrial Cyber-security v ICTCyber-security

Industrial Cyber-security v ICTCyber-security
The use of in-depth defence mechanisms and network architectures that limit the potential for damage as a result of malicious attacks is just one of the things we do in ATS Applied Tech Systems. Read further why you should pay attention to Industrial Cyber-security. >>>

Industry 4.0 and Smart Advisors

Industry 4.0 and Smart Advisors
In the second of a new series of articles, Mike James from ATS highlights how smart advisors are the perfect starting point for the journey into smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0. >>>

Industry 4.0 and the Smart Services Welt

Industry 4.0 and the Smart Services Welt
Visionaries predict that the factories of the future will be 30% more productive as a result of smart services. To achieve this, today’s manufacturers need to invest in building algorithms for small data. >>>

An Industry 4.0 Journey

An Industry 4.0 Journey
This article explores the success story at KMWE who are globalising at a rapid tempo. We are focussing on their global support group, the pitfalls and successes as their journey develops. >>>

Measuring Success

Measuring Success
Diesel-Holland is the smallest of the three companies I visited in writing these articles about the machining industry. I spoke to Frans Moerland, owner and Director. Diesel-Holland’s name comes from the days when they manufactured Diesel engines, nowadays its precision component machining including hydraulic components. Customers are primarily Dutch engineering companies. >>>

Turning Metals with Software into a Success

Turning Metals with Software into a Success
This article explores the success story at Landes. A business, which has thrived since 2010. How have they done it I wondered? Landes produces any shape in almost any material including complex free formed surfaces in metals such as high alloy steels or “Hastelloy”. The comprehensive production facilities include various robotised 5 axis machining centres and 10 axis turning machines. >>>

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