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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

AI, a turning point for europe?

Global machine tool

production trends

Cecimo’s latest estimates turned the lights

on the challenges that manufacturers of ma-

chine tools will possibly have to face over the

next few years. This research introduces the

economic outlook and trends and describes

criticalities such as Artificial Intelligence

and skills.

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Strategic KPI, tools

to improve productivity

In a manufacturing company, the constantly

updated picture of the processes status is es-

sential to identify the aspects that can be op-

timized to improve service level and product

quality. The strategic key Performance Indi-

cators can measure, to trace and to analyse

the production trend from the point of view of

efficiency, service level and process quality.

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Additive manufacturing

digital twins of materials

To ensure the digital networking of pro-

duction systems and the optimization of

material-specific requirements, we need to

measure, analyze and replicate the changes

in material properties in a process in which

“digital twins” of materials are created.

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Metalworking with

electromagnetic pulses

Magneto-forming represents an innovation in

the metalworking sector. It is a technology ide-

ated in military field, which has found industrial

outlets in several sectors, from electric batteri-

es to semiconductors and automotive. It is in-

novative because it allows forming metals only

with the use of electromagnetic pulses, with no

need for contact and heat dispersion.

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Product innovation

A review of the most important news in the

manufacturing industry, many of wich will

be presented at the 22nd EMO Hannover

that will take place from 16th to 21st Sep-

tember 2019.

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The European economy and European enterprises in general have been committed for years to the attempt

of fully exploiting the potential of digital instruments, yet not completely succeeding.

N

ow it is the time of doubling

efforts to manage the digital

transformation, expecially

cosidering that a new series of

digital technologies like arti

ficial

intelligence is becoming more and

more technically pervasive. Without a

faster and more complete involvement

in artificial intelligence, the gap

of Europe with regard to the most

advanced Countries might increase,

especially for those European nations

with a relatively low availability

of artificial intelligence. A recent

research by McKinsey Global Institute

has revealed that European Countries

are exploiting on average just 12%

of their complete digital potential

(defined as weighted distribution

of digital resources, manpower and

practices in all sectors, compared to

the most digitalized sector): only two

thirds of United States’. Although

the European Gdp is comparable to

United States’ and slightly exceeds

China’s, today the share of the Ict

sector in Europe represents only

1.7% approximately of the Gdp; less

than China’s (2.1%) and about half of

United States’ (3.3%)...

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