Will AI Revolutionize Manufacturing?

Smart industry robot arms for digital factory production technology showing automation manufacturing process of the Industry 4.0 or 4th industrial revolution and IOT software to control operation. Photo by istockphoto/NanoStockk

By John Davis
CTO, Global Shop Solutions

Few technologies have changed the manufacturing industry as much as ERP software. From automated scheduling to precision inventory management, automated purchasing, real-time job costing and more, ERP simplifies production processes so manufacturers can work faster and more efficiently while delivering a quality product on time every time. The next transformative technology is artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) and both are already having a significant impact on our industry by changing the way manufacturers collect, process and analyze data.

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Perlon Celebrates Opening of New India Plant

Perlon® – The Filament Company, a leading global manufacturer of synthetic filaments headquartered in Munderkingen, Germany, today celebrated the opening of its new plant in Goa, India. The event marked a significant milestone in Perlon®‘s global expansion strategy and underlined the company’s commitment to growth and innovation. The plant in Goa was made possible by the recent acquisition of Shaun Filaments, a renowned Indian manufacturer of filaments. The integration of the Shaun Filaments production facility into the Perlon® Group not only offers the opportunity to strengthen market presence but also to expand capacities and improve production processes.

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Celanese and Biesterfeld Announce Expanded Collaboration for 2024

International distributor Biesterfeld and leading technical plastics manufacturer Celanese are further expanding their collaboration in the new year. The partners have agreed to enhance their joint portfolio and to cooperate to develop new markets.

Biesterfeld will continue to hold exclusive distribution rights in most of the EMEA region for the Rynite® PETP, Selar® PA, Zytel HTN® PPA and Santoprene® TPV product ranges. The cooperation between the two partners will be significantly strengthened in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Ireland and the Baltic states.

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2023 FEIBP Congress Market Reports

The 63rd FEIBP Congress, held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in September brought together experts from the brush industry to discuss and provide updates on market conditions around brushware materials. Here is a summary of the challenges and opportunities in the market that were presented by four industry leaders in Europe.

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Wire Filaments: Filament Supplier Update Part II

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PART II: Wire Filament Suppliers

By Bob Lawrence

Ask anyone outside the brush industry what wire brushes are used for and most will cite menial tasks such as grill cleaning, having no realization that they’re essential in most major industries producing products and services ubiquitous in their lives, from aerospace and automotive to agriculture and telecommunications. As such, it’s a high-growth segment of the brush industry, according to a July 2023 Business Research Insights analysis of the global wire brush market. The findings: it’s expected to grow from over $553 million (USD) now to $784 million at a compound annual growth rate of six percent by 2028.

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Perlon at Cinte Techtextil China 2023

Perlon® will participate in the CINTE exhibition September 19-21, 2023, in Shanghai, China. CINTE Techtextil China is the leading trade fair for technical textile and nonwoven products in Asia. Due to the rapid growth of the Chinese market, the demand for technical textiles is enormous. As a subsidiary fair of Techtextil in Frankfurt, the fair covers a wide range of areas of application. In addition to existing products, Perlon® will also be presenting cutting-edge innovations.

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Wire Filaments: Brush Manufacturer Market Update Part I

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PART I: Wire Brush Manufacturers

By Bob Lawrence

Ask anyone outside the brush industry what wire brushes are used for and most will cite menial tasks such as grill cleaning, having no realization that they’re essential in most major industries producing products and services ubiquitous in their lives, from aerospace and automotive to agriculture and telecommunications. As such, it’s a high-growth segment of the brush industry, according to a July 2023 Business Research Insights analysis of the global wire brush market. The findings: it’s expected to grow from over $553 million (USD) now to $784 million at a compound annual growth rate of six percent by 2028.

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Global Shop Solutions Hits 15-Year Milestone with Friday Features ERP Training

How many software companies provide free advanced training to their customers dozens of times each year for 15 years straight? Global Shop Solutions, a leading provider of ERP software for manufacturers, does. In fact, they have been doing so for 15 years with Friday Features, a high-level ERP training webinar helping customers simplify their manufacturing by continually improving their ERP skills.

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