This webinar will focus on product design agility and the rapid creation of MVPs (Minimal Viable Products) using onsite 3D printing. We will be joined by Vitor Castro, Engineering Manager from Longveld to discuss how 3D printing is revolutionising the way the company prototypes new products and creates bespoke parts. Vitor will talk us through Longveld’s 3D printing journey and share examples of how it has leveraged technology to improve operational efficiencies as well as develop and commercialise bespoke parts in a highly flexible way. Read more.
Wayne Carson, Managing Director, Mike Thompson, IT & CAD Manager, and Gareth, Smart IT Support at D&H Steel Construction, will share their cross-business approach, reduced enterprise administration, and improved data accuracy and timeliness. Read more.
Hear from Dr Andreas Hauser and Jackie Tan of TUV SUD, original contributors to the Smart Industry Readiness Index Assessment. Along with Frank Phillips from LMAC, we will be reviewing the trends we have seen from companies who have been through the Industry 4.0 programme, look at some of the approaches we have recommended and compare them to global trends.
We will be exploring how both customers and suppliers gain extra value from embedded technology in their products. Hamilton-based Convex have been delivering bespoke packaging solutions in New Zealand and across the world for 45 years, with the pre-press process key to delivering perfect packaging. Plazmax are a plasma cutting and profiling machine builder that export from their base in Rotorua. Owen Embling, Managing Director at Convex Plastics, and Brad Johnson, Product Development at Plazmax will tell us more about providing equipment that has remote access support, and the benefits they have gained from this equipment. Read more about Convex and Plazmax.
Shop floor Intelligence is one of the 16 key dimensions of Industry 4.0 from the Smart Industry Readiness Index. It assesses the maturity of a company’s ability to collect and analyse data to provide actionable insights in real time to the shop floor. Shop floor intelligence has also enabled Griffin's to get better visibility of the issues arising during production. Vaibhav Tanksale, Head of Capital Investments and Continuous Improvement and Peter Richardson, Director of Operations and Supply Chain from Griffin's will take you through the journey they undertook to get real time critical data to the people who need it. Read more.
We hope you gained some valuable insights from Martin Vogel, Managing Director at Hansa Products Ltd, about the value of challenging the way systems operate and making them more efficient for the benefit of all. If you missed the session on the day or would like to revisit the recording to get a better idea of how Industry 4.0 technologies can be incorporated into your business, please see the video above. Read more.
We hope you enjoyed our second Industry 4.0 in Action webinar with Oasis Engineering as part of the Network Site Visits programme in the Industry 4.0 Demonstration Network. If you didn't manage to tune in to this session or would like to revisit the recording to get a better idea of how Industry 4.0 technologies can be incorporated into your business, please see the video above. Read more.
Results from a survey undertaken to understand the current uptake of Industry 4.0 (digital / emerging technology) solutions by New Zealand manufacturing/production companies. In addition to informing the Mobile Showcase design, this analysis seeks to provide sufficient information to allow people to broadly align the maturity of their own organisation against a spectrum and thus start to understand the activities needed to increase their maturity based on what is working for others. Read more.
Southern Spars is a world leader in the manufacture of composite masts, booms and spreaders - used on everything from super yachts to America’s Cup racing yachts. They underwent Industry 4.0 assessment in October 2020 and here is what they discovered about how a ‘learning first’ approach could take them from Industry 3.0 to Industry 4.0. Read more.