HANNOVER MESSE 2018, 23 - 27 April
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Forum Dutch Industrial Supply

Flexible Manufacturing: the ability to switch between large and small series quickly

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Hall 4, Stand D44



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Industrial Supply, Industrie 4.0, Integrated Industry

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Batch size 1 and mass customisation - these trends represent a real challenge for manufacturing companies and their suppliers because they have to manufacture ever smaller series without increasing the cost per unit. That's where Dutch field lab "Flexible Manufacturing" comes in. One solution is the further integration of robots and smart sensors in production processes.
Manufacturing needs to be as fully automated as possible in order to minimise downtime due to conversion work. This is the only way to ensure that the market's requirements are fulfilled. In order to achieve that goal, researchers, companies and organisations work together in the Fieldlab.


  John Blankendaal

John Blankendaal

Managing Director, Brainport Industries Cooperatie U.A.

John Blankendaal (1961) is Managing Director of Brainport Industries. Brainport Industries is a network of 95 tier-one, tier-two and tier three suppliers in the open high tech supply chain in The Netherlands. ...

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