Germany's ELAU AG (http://rbi.ims.ca/3848-524) and Schneider Electric (http://rbi.ims.ca/3848-530) have formed a partnership to collaborate in the automation of packaging machines and to meet the packaging requirements of the leading global players in the consumer goods industries. According to the companies, ELAU can complement Schneider's targeting of the packaging OEM segment by providing capabilities in that domain. It also enhances Schneider's motion control technology—a key area of differentiation in the automation marketplace today—while exploiting Schneider's global infrastructure.
Imagine being able to illegally download a physical product the same way you can with music and videos. That’s basically what’s happening with 3D printing and digital manufacturing, with huge repercussions in the intellectual property domain.
Ford will be the first automaker to commercially use Alcoa's tough & fast Micromill aluminum alloy process and materials, debuting on several 2016 F-150 truck components. Alcoa will also license its Micromill process and materials technology to Danieli Group.
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