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Lasers cutting blanks for the Smart Press Shop

At the beginning of June, Porsche and Schuler started operation of a fully connected press shop in East German Halle (Saale). As well as a servo press line with an output of up to 20 strokes per minute, the Smart Press Shop also features a new Laser Blanking Line 2.18 equipped with two cutting heads for processing strip material with a width of up to 1,880mm.

Smart factory solutions

MRP, ERP and MES manufacturing software solutions support better resource planning, scheduling and tracking, as well as lean manufacturing operations. When considering an ERP system versus MRP for a manufacturing organisation, the core competences and historical pedigree of the system must match your business.

An eye on materials

Despite the economic downturn, Voestalpine generated revenues of 11.3 billion euros for 2020/21. We highlight the Group’s latest projects, new material innovations and strategy for growth in the July/August 2021 issue of ISMR.

Nissan unveils a £1bn Electric Vehicle hub

Nissan has unveiled Nissan EV36Zero, a £1 billion flagship Electric Vehicle (EV) Hub creating an electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing ecosystem. Centred around its record-breaking plant in Sunderland, UK, Nissan EV36Zero will, said Nissan, “supercharge the company's drive to carbon neutrality and establish a new 360-degree solution for zero-emission motoring.”

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