Hello everyone, here we go for another week in review.
This week we take out the big guns as the US army believes that AM is most certainly at the core of it manufacturing future. Along these lines, future nuclear endeavors will need to exploit AM capability to maintain and update current and future facilities in order to keep facilities up to speed. AM is revolutionary per-se but new industry 4.0 standard practices and IIoT know-how can really drive businesses (even whole countries) to better manage resources and plan operations optimally.
Additive manufacturing ‘big part’ of Army future, AMC commander says
Take a walk through Best Buy or Microcenter, and you’ll likely find a 3D printer there making some sort of bauble out of extruded plastic. Army leaders say that kind of additive manufacturing technology has a role in the future of Army logistics and supply. “I’m a huge advocate,” said Gen. Gustave Perna, the new commander of Army Materiel Command. “I believe that our two greatest things that we can really make advancement on are robotics and additive manufacturing. I think there is great strength in additive manufacturing.”
Read more about it here.
Improving Nuclear Security with Additive Manufacturing
The Pantex Plant, a federal nuclear weapon facility in Amarillo, Texas, has successfully incorporated additive manufacturing into its tooling operations to revolutionize the way the site pursues its critical mission. In a work environment with little room for error, additive manufacturing has delivered a whole new level of precision and consistency that is helping to ensure the safety of workers, the community and the nation.
Read the full article at Machine Design.
Northern Germany is going 100% renewable with Industry 4.0 know-how
As part of the NEW 4.0 project, the states of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein have been merged into one consistent energy region to serve as a joint showcase for Germany and demonstrate that a clean-energy transition is feasible. NEW 4.0 aims to prove that a region with 4.5 million residents can be supplied with re-generative energy as early as 2035 by using 100% safe, affordable, and eco-friendly power sources that can lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions by 50 to 70%.
Read about the project and how industry 4.0 fits here.