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Since 2020 digital manufacturing has become the future and traditional manufacturing a thing of the past

LONDON, 15-Aug-2021 — /EPR INDUSTRIAL NEWS/ — Traditionally, when a procurement team is sourcing parts or products to be manufactured, the process is a long and complex one. After initial research, they then develop a short list of potential manufacturers which fit their desired criteria, and more often than not then make the trip to the factory location to see the facility. This initial research stage is extremely time consuming, not only to ensure the supplier of choice has the capacity to produce the parts, but also checking the qualifications and vetting the supplier itself.

Since 2020, this process has been made even more difficult. Unsurprisingly, digital manufacturing has become the future, and traditional manufacturing a thing of the past. Leveraging the benefits a digital manufacturing marketplace can provide when finding a supplier can bring huge cost and time savings. Eliminating the need to travel, the marketplace have pre-vetted suppliers in a range of specialisms so the buyer can quickly identify a shortlist of ones which would suit their needs.

With online manufacturing platform Haizol, an account is free. Once signed up you can be instantly match made with suppliers based on their manufacturing processes, industry, region, factory size, turnover, certifications, R&D, and employees. Shortlisting is simple, as Haizol have already pre-vetted the factory prior to them being on the website.

Once a request for quote has been securely uploaded into the system, suppliers that fit the requirements have the opportunity to quote on the project, which instantly arrive in the customer’s inbox. Haizol’s in house engineers are on hand to assist with communication, questions, and also design help and manufacturability.

Having been in the metal and plastic manufacturing market for almost a decade, Haizol are experts in CNC Machining, Injection Molding, Casting, Stamping, and Fabrication.

Join free today to unlock the power of digital manufacturing and bring sourcing to the comfort of your own home.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Haizol on improving supply chain flexibility

LONDON, 29-Apr-2021 — /EPR INDUSTRIAL NEWS/ — Supply chains worldwide have experienced some level of turbulence in the last 18 month. The pandemic continues to cause disruption, as well as other events such as the obstruction of the Suez Canal in March.

The countless obstacles encountered have been coupled by innovative development and novel means of working in all phases of the supply chain. Digital manufacturing, as a solution to mitigate supply chain risk, is being increasingly implemented by companies globally.

Many companies are looking at ways to improve their supply chain flexibility, here is what we recommend to increase agility.

1. Expect the unexpected
Being prepared for unforeseen situations will stand you in good stead should they occur. It is not uncommon for things to not go to plan. To combat this, planning is key, you know your business better than anyone else, and it will ensure your supply chain will continue working smoothly.

In order to plan ahead effectively, it is important to communicate often and in detail with suppliers. We need to adopt a proactive approach to supply chain, and consider likely future trends and market direction to make preparations for them. As the market and businesses alike are fluctuating at speed, interruptions are also going to keep happening, and likely more often.

2. Stock a little more than you need
Whilst being lean, reducing waste, and being as productive as possible is the aim, one should be conscious to not be too lean. It is beneficial to stock a little more than you need, to account for any eventuality. Having that extra material can still be lean, customers know they can repeat orders rapidly, they can rely on Haizol to produce at speed, and have adaptations to the design put in place which can reduce lifecycle cost.

3. Stay connected to the engineers on the ground
Technology has meant that we can acquire large amounts of data from machines, however having a close relationship to the actual machine operators and factory floor can prove invaluable. It is irreplaceable to be on the ground with the actual machine, to see what is happening, and help to solve the issue. Based on this, it is beneficial to ensure there is someone in manufacturing bases all the way through the supply chain. In this regard, relationships are crucial, supplier engineers are able to find problems that were not apparent to begin with, and they can report this information and adapt the plan when required.

4. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
Ensuring you don’t rely solely on a single-source supply will help in building a more flexible supply chain. Having more options will mean less of a risk that material will be unobtainable. Keeping your options open means if stock does run short will your supplier you can source from another supplier with ease. Using a manufacturer like Haizol, who partner with over 200,000 factories across Asia, mean risk is mitigated.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digital agility enables manufacturers to quickly pivot when faced with disruption

LONDON, 22-Feb-2021 — /EPR INDUSTRIAL NEWS/ — We are moving more and more into an on-demand world, where the companies who embrace digitalization and agility thrive. We have witnessed that the companies surviving in this new era of manufacturing are the ones who go digital, be agile, and mitigate risk.

The recent pandemic has resulted in new ways of working, highlighting the importance of getting immediate access to products and services. As manufacturers navigate the new normal, realizing digital agility has never been more important.

Having a responsive supply chain proves essential. Once you take a product to market, it is key to safeguard the supply chain. With a constantly changing market, your supply chain should be able to rapidly respond to satisfy demand where that means making more of the same product, or shifting focus to another more in demand item.

When done correctly, automation paves the way to digital agility. Agility results in lower cost and errors, whilst increasing productivity and sales. Digital agility enables manufacturers to quickly pivot when faced with disruption.

When manufacturers get it right, automation provides a path towards digital agility, which ultimately leads to the reduction of cost and errors, while improving productivity and raising revenue. Digital agility is especially important amid COVID-19 disruptions, as it allows manufacturers to quickly pivot.

Digitalization and technology help companies embrace new market trends. Market opportunity is evident in industry, the capture this, companies and their manufacturing partners need to push the existing boundaries and strive to push themselves and digitalize their processes. As products and services are moving more and more on-demand, only those that embrace this will gain competitive advantage.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Haizol’s digital manufacturing platform in the light of COVID-19 supply chain disruption

LONDON, 9-Feb-2021 — /EPR INDUSTRIAL NEWS/ — COVID-19 taught us numerous things when it comes to manufacturing. Throughout 2020, we saw countless industries and companies alike struggling to source materials, complete production, and get their product to the end user. When normal supply chains were disrupted, there was a challenge and difficulty sourcing alternative means to achieve supply chain stability during this time, and keep production going.

Despite the world having a magnitude of advanced manufacturing capabilities, these are difficult to find and access. What has become clearer than ever before, is that current supply chains and manufacturing processes are international, proficient, and well-organised, and at the same time, they are delicate and can struggle delivering transparency to its user when hit with unforeseen instability. This was demonstrated by the shortage of supplies in numerous industries, from medical, to automotive, to digital goods. Not only did raw material become a challenge to source, but key industrial component shortage led to issues with final assembly of goods.

The future of the manufacturing industry requires improved resilience, agility, and supply chain transparency in order to manage any future disruption more effectively. Breaking the existing mold, embracing new technology, and developing a digital supply network which is able to quickly respond and adapt to any situation thrown its way.

This industry requires visible and accessible manufacturing in a digital format. China, in particular, is a country which is at the forefront of this new vision. China boosts advanced manufacturing competences, resources, and has a transparent and accessible infrastructure. Agility and resilience is key, and digital manufacturing platforms, particularly ones that offer an online marketplace at the users fingertips of a multitude of capabilities, is key. This digital core allows high transparency, easy visibility, easy access, and agility when faced with disruption.

Having a digital marketplace which can be accessed at any point from anywhere for any kind of manufacturing requirement allows for a truly agile foundation of digital supply networks. A user can identify manufacturing resources and capabilities at the touch of a button from part designs, features, machine tools, capabilities and more. This essentially breaks down the barriers and reduces effort typically found when sourcing manufacturing resources and capabilities.

The future will see more complex and improved versions of this digital manufacturing marketplace, allowing a user to be able to search for diverse manufacturing resources and capabilities and multiple variables such as manufacturing capacity (such as machine tool / specification) and complex part design. A further development is likely to be a more inclusive service, allowing the user to source based on capability to manufacture components with specific requirements, such as 5-axis CNC turning with horsepower and x/y/z travel metrics with metal additive manufacturing as an option.

Manufacturing is an extensive and multifaceted sphere, therefore a comprehension platform with effective searchable options is something which needs to be continually adapted and upgraded. Haizol’s manufacturing platform provides users with over 200,000 suppliers in Asia with wide-ranging capabilities and the ability to filter based on a variety of criteria. In terms of supplier, the user can select based on manufacturing type, region, industry, factory size, employee number, annual turnover, certification, R&D capacity, and more. They also have the option to filter by product, choosing process, material, and region, to see examples of what factories have previously made, to guide their decision making.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Centaurus Diamond Technologies, Inc. Acquires The Autogenous Impact Mill Technology (“A.I.M.”) and prepares to manufacture and distribute initial units starting Q1 of 2016

LAS VEGAS, NV, November 24, 2015 — /EPR INDUSTRIAL NEWS/ — Centaurus Diamond Technologies, Inc. (The ‘Company’ or ‘Centaurus Diamond Technologies’ or ‘Centaurus’) (OTCPINK: CTDT) The Board CENTAURUSof directors, along with senior Management at Centaurus Diamond Technologies, Inc., is pleased to announce the acquisition and evolution of a new generation of crushing and milling technology machines that use Physics based innovation to “Autogenously” process materials. The technology succeeds in significantly reducing wear and tear on equipment while dramatically increasing the amount of crushing and milling capability to as much as 600 mesh in particle size. Due to the way the technology processes material, the surface area of the processed material is significantly increased, providing for greater efficiency in many industrial applications, particularly in the field of mining and mineral processing, pharmaceutical and chemical production. It is also synergistic in our overall R&D bench-marks in milling, mining, and numerous other applications and processes.

NeoDyne Research, Inc. produced the first generation of crushing and milling machines utilizing this technology in the 1990’s. Well over 100 base units (500lb/hr) were sold, in addition larger two and five ton units were custom made to order. Three of the largest units (20 tons/hr) were also custom made to specification and sold to a mining operation in Colorado.

Centaurus Diamond Technologies, Inc. has acquired this technology and is evolving and improving the design and refine the process, while also planning to file a new patent. The Company expects to generate $3mm in revenues from the AIM sales in the first year of rollout after initial launch. The scheduled delivery of the first units is scheduled for Q1 of 2016.

According to Alvin A. Snaper, inventor of the AIM technology and Chief Science Officer at Centaurus Diamond Technologies, Inc., “It is gratifying for me to see this technology back on the market, as it is by far and away the most effective and efficient process for the reduction of mining ores globally today.”

About Centaurus Diamond Technologies, Inc.
Centaurus has been established to fully commercialize its proprietary, cost-efficient and high-volume diamond production method to provide industrial quality diamonds. The Company’s patented technology enables the production of “cultured” diamonds that are chemically, atomically and structurally identical to natural diamonds. The Gemological Institute of America has tested the Company’s “cultured” diamonds and has confirmed they are diamonds according to their testing protocols.

For more information contact

Chas Radovich, President, Centaurus Diamond Technologies, Inc. at 714-323-1110 or visit us at www.centaurustechnologiesinc.com

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Singapore Options and Futures Exchange Announces New Copper Contract

A new contract was released to subscribers. This contract is for copper ore and the length and investment opportunity for subscribers is unique.

Singapore Options and Futures Exchange continues to expand its offerings of pre-sold commodities contract participations with the announcement today of a Copper Ore contract that has an approximate length of 100 days from inception to payout.

“We are excited about our new Copper Ore offering, not only because we have expanded into this potentially lucrative commodity, but also because we are continuing to lengthen our contracts, allowing us to maintain attractive risk-adjusted returns while increasing profitability” said Mr. Samuel D. Brown, SGOFX press officer.

The future holds that even more contracts will be available. From Coffee and Sugar; to Iron Ore and Copper Ore, SGOFX is working hard to offer investors a variety of investment opportunities so that they can realize a more varied investment opportunity.

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Dana Resources looking to Acquire Peruvian Silver Mines

Dana Resources (OTCBB: DANR) is a US-based precious metals development company with advanced stage gold and base metal properties in Peru. Management is pleased to announce progress on evaluating several potential silver acquisitions.

Dana Resources looking to Acquire Peruvian Silver Mines

Dana Resources is evaluating several opportunities in the silver sector in Peru. The company is looking for assets in production where it could make an investment in existing production situations to increase capacity to take advantage of current metal prices. The company is looking at three specific acquisitions.

Prospect one is a small scale Silver-Lead-Zinc mine. Dana believes with a minimum investment it could increase production from 50 tons per day to over 250 tons per day within 12 months time. Head grades are 25 oz/ton Ag, 7% Pb, 7% Zn and 2 grams/ton Au. Using the following numbers Dana could achieve the following cashflows.

Assuming an 80% recovery rate and a processing cost of $250 per ton, the company would be looking at an initial profit just under $6 million per annum on the initial 50 tons/day. Due diligence is ongoing.

Prospect number two is located in the Huancavelica Region. There is over 50 years of silver production in the area. The Huachocolpa Mine has produces approximately 25 million ounces of silver and the Julicani Mine produced approximately 80 million ounces. Major companies in the area include TSX listed companies Pan American Silver and Buenventura. Due diligence is ongoing.

Prospect three is an exploration project with several drill intercepts indicating a low-grade bulk tonnage deposit. Initial calculations by our geologist have indicated up to 30 million ounces of silver, although not in production yet, it could be brought into production in a short period of time with minimal capital expenditures.

The company continues with due diligence and hopes to conclude a transaction in the next several weeks.

Mr. Len DeMelt states, “Dana has implemented a plan to acquire producing precious metal assets in order to generate cashflows to leverage the current buoyant commodity prices. Our strategy is to acquire mines which initially require relatively small investments to increase production levels”.

About Dana Resources
Dana Resources is a precious and base metals exploration company with offices in the United States and Peru. Dana’s management team possesses local knowledge, extensive international connections, a wealth of experience and technical expertise in mining, mining finance, exploration and production. Dana Resources has acquired a portfolio of gold, silver and other precious & base metal properties located in Peru’s most prolific mining regions.

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The Chinese Pig Leather Industry in 2009

Due to the financial crisis, the export of leather has not been doing very well this year. The export value has decreased for the first time over the last 10 years. Some Chinese tanneries have to cut cost or scale down their production in order to get through the crisis, waiting for a comeback of international market demand very soon.

Pig leather industry is no exception. The production clusters have been shrinking and it is not hard to find some drums having stopped running for a while now.

Based on the analysis of our management team, we find some problems of the industry: 1) Excess capacity of certain kind of pig leather; 2) Frequent foreign trade frictions of the industry; 3) Product mix is too simple. Currently, some tanneries just produce one or two types of pig lining. They never think of upgrading their technology and producing value-added leather, such as vegetable-tanned leather.

Taili Leather Co., Ltd. has been aware of the above problems, trying to upgrade their overall technology and to extend their product range from pig lining, pig grain lining, pig split lining, pig grain lining and split rezined (glazed), pig suede and pig split suede to coated leather, embossed leather and so on. In the meantime, it managed to upgrade its technology and produce high quality vegetable-tanned leather. To avoid the risk from fluctuating market demand, Taili Leather Co., Ltd. extends their products range to leather belt, men’s belts, women’s belts, fashion belt, braided belt, cotton belt, ladies’ belts.

Most pig leather companies are labor intensive and highly depending on the export market. We are facing unprecedented challenges. As part of the pig leather industry, we should increase our competitive advantage with more know-how, try all the way to unite with each other and take full advantage of our resources, in order to fight against the hardship successfully.

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Total Chemicals have deployed an innovative method of delivering safety information in a more structured and timely way by their storage and manufacturing specialists

TOTAL Chemicals has developed an IT approach to reduce safety concerns associated with the manufacture and storage of chemicals.

The Total Chemicals operational team consists of experienced specialists from within the world of chemicals, blending, distribution and storage.

Total have the ability to manufacture and store a wide variety of chemicals including dangerous goods with Registration Categories covering clauses 3 to 6 and 8 as well as non-hazardous goods, all under cover in dry storage.

Within the chemical industry the ability to speak in a timely way with a suitably knowledgeable person in regard to chemical storage safety and planning issues has always been a problem with the potential for serious adverse outcomes.

To meet this problem head-on Total employed internet consultants WebStation Australia to research the various options available. WebStation chose the proven GObookings AppointmentDiary V9 system to manage the situation automatically by way of online appointments. This solution allows the online customer to firstly select a product range and day; available times are then displayed reflecting the availability of the chemicals storage specialist consultants. Customer appointments are then made for a preferred time in an easy, seamless and user-friendly way. The outcome; the customer is able to book the ‘right’ consultant to telephone them at a time which suits with confirmation by email. The Total consultant then calls back at the appointed time.

Chris Barton Co-Founder of TOTAL Chemicals commented – “Total now has an industry first; a measured and efficient solution to provide faster response times for critical advice for safety and planning issues.”

TOTAL Chemicals range of products include alcohols, chemical manufacturing, toll blending, flexographic solvents, hydrocarbons, oils, greases, lubricants, thinners, paint strippers, safety solvents, solvents, specialty chemicals and raw materials.

Web Resources -Total Chemicals – www.totalchemicals.com.au
GObookings Systems – www.info.gobookings.com

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Biomatdev – website for biobased and biodegradable materials

Biomatdev is a B2B website in both french and english entirely dedicated to the industry of biobased and bio-degradables: polymers and raw materials, additives, semi-finished products, intermediates, processing,equipments, research, distribution and services.

Until now, there was no B2B tool for all these “new” products such as natural and synthetic biodegradable polymers, bioplastics, green surfactants and green additives, biolubricants, biosolvents …

But a lot of industry players have already invested highly in the development and marketing of these bio-products and want to highlight their innovations. With Biomatdev, raw materials suppliers, manufacturers and converters, machinery and mould makers, distributors have a place which exactly aims them to promote their activities and get in touch with suppliers and customers.

It’s truly a business platform, focused on five large areas of applications: Plastics and composites – Paints, inks and coatings – Industrials products & intermediates – Roads, buildings and gardening – Research, machinery, tooling & services.

Free access for all visitors, Biomatdev is an entirely automatized website which allows users to list themselves their company and products and to advertise. Biomatdev gives to companies a large range of possibilities: listing in the manufacturers and products directory, advertisement – sell and buy offers – training and job classifieds. At last, everyone can find on Biomatdev market news and current regulations, a list of specialized links and a calendar of related events.

About Biomatdev owner: Biomatdev is a private and independent initiative launched by two French specialists in selling advertising space for B2B media. Their goal is to create a practical business tool for all parties involved in the increasing industry of biobased and bio-degradable materials and products.

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