Discrete Manufacturing: Green and Lean yet?

Discrete manufacturing has a quite dynamic process flow. It doesn’t enforce an assembly line style strict and inflexible manufacturing process but a rather flexible one. Any process may run independently of others. This provides great scope for streamlining and reducing overheads in the process.   By being green, we mean a manufacturing process which is eco-friendly. On the other hand,...

Hybrid Additive Manufacturing: The Next Big Thing?

Hybrid Additive Manufacturing (HAM) is the recent entrant to the manufacturing processes scene and it is here to stay. Let’s understand why:   Bring Your Own Recipe   Hybrid Additive Manufacturing processes allow companies to create their own recipes of metals depending on their needs. This not only provides more flexibility but also reduces wastage and saves overheads.   The Bliss of Power...

How are Agile Manufacturing trends changing the face of Logistics and SCM?

Agile manufacturing is quite resources intensive. Keeping this fact in mind, one does wonder, in a world driven by outsourcing, why would anyone want to follow the completely in-house route? Well if you are in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management industry, You Do. What trends are we talking about here? Where did they come from? A highly spearheaded and customized...

Key Emerging Trends in Aerospace Manufacturing

Aerospace Manufacturing is a field which has strong prospects in the long-term but there are several emerging trends which are changing this industry’s foundations. Let’s have a look:   Radical Technological Advancements   Advanced avionics, noise reduction capabilities, operating efficiency, the wider use of composites and conversion to new electrical systems are some innovations that have taken this industry by storm and...

The UK-based autonomous robot manufacturer, Tharsus, has released a report predicting the future for robotics for the rest of the year

The IDC predicts that spending on robotics will grow at a rate of 22.8% per year over the next 4 years as technology advancements enable companies to deploy robots in new areas outside of the more traditional industrial manufacturing processes.  In parallel, the increased demand is incentivizing innovators in the field to invest in delivering robots that are capable of performing...

Team Eco Titans are the official super mileage team of VIT University

Team Eco-Titans, the official super mileage team of VIT University. We take part in the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia. The team targets to build a Super Mileage Vehicle that will represents VIT University and India, in Shell Eco-Marathon. As a super-mileage venture, Team Eco Titans lives up to its motto, 'dreams go a long way’ as it Endeavour's to build a...

Challenges in bringing in innovation into manufacturing

Mr. KRISHNAMURTHI VENKATARAMANAN  Chairman - L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Limited. Former Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director - Larsen & Toubro. Independent Non-Executive Director – Vedanta Limited. Past Chairman of the Board of Directors - Engineering & Construction Risk Institute Inc., USA. (First Asian appointed for this Post) Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), UK. Fellow of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers. Past Chairman...

Why Engineering education has to focus on Innovation: Thyagu Valliappa

Mr. THYAGU VALLIAPPA Executive Director - Sree Valliappa Textiles Ltd., Sona Valliappa Textile Mills Pvt. Ltd., Valliappa Software Tech. Park Pvt. Ltd., & Vee Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Founder & CEO - Sona Sports Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., Vice Chairman - Sona College of Technology & Thyagarajar Polytechnic College, President - Bangalore Chamber of Industries & Commerce (BCIC). Chairman, Textile Council – ASSOCHAM, India. Sr. Mgt. Comm. Member -...

Pressing need for Innovation

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Hear what Ms. Rajshree Pathy, Founder of the India Design Forum and MD of the Rajshree Group of Companies speaks about the need for Innovation...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4gDFDBl1ig

India’s exports will ride global manufacturing revival

New Delhi: India’s merchandise export growth of 30.56% for November 2017, compared with a year ago, looks wonderful until you recollect that November 2016 was the month when demonetisation started. Exports had dipped sharply then, and the very high year-on-year growth for November 2017, therefore, reflects the effect of this low base. It’s also possible that some exports deferred in October 2017...