The last articles published in the DirectIndustry E-Magazine keep you posted on the latest updates about climate change, COVID-19, B2B Marketplaces, and more.


On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of DirectIndustry, DirectIndustry E-Magazine is celebrating 20 years of industrial innovations by giving the floor to the players that brought these innovations to life. We have the chance to discuss this with PTC and Stratasys.

Is Climate-Neutral Production Possible?

With the calls for climate action getting louder, the industry is coming under growing pressure to embrace greener manufacturing methods and reduce carbon footprints. But how achievable is climate-neutral production really? And could the coronavirus crisis put the actions towards a more sustainable industry on hold? Learn more.


How Drone Start-up Zipline is Helping Fight COVID-19 in Africa

Zipline is a Silicon Valley-based drone-delivery start-up that is already operating a fleet to convey blood, vaccines, and medical supplies to rural areas in Ghana and Rwanda. Today they are at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19 in Africa and could also soon be in the US. Discover how Zipline is helping Africa with medical deliveries.


Filtration, Leakage, Counterfeit: How to Make Sure an FFP2 / N95 Respirator Offers the Right Protection?

Respirators (FFP2/N95) are the masks offering maximum protection against viruses such as COVID-19. And if they do so, it is because they incorporate efficient filters that meet valid standards. But how to make sure those filters meet the binding requirements? Then, when worn, how to make sure the respirators do not leak? Finally, in the current mask shortage situation, how to detect counterfeits? Oliver F. Bischof, Director of Sales – EMEA at TSI explained to us how filter testers and fit testers make sure respirators offer the right protection.


Will COVID-19 Lead to More Automation?

Is automation helping manufacturing companies cope with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic? Will the current situation have longer-term implications for how industry utilizes relevant technologies? Could the pandemic accelerate the digitization and automation of industry? Read more info here about how automation technologies proved their efficiency during the pandemic.


The Race to Establish Coronavirus-Resistant Global Supply Chains

As global supply chains are battered by the short and long-term impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, new supply chain management techniques, and technologies are offering real-time insights to allow businesses to bypass roadblocks and better navigate the new normal. Get more details.


Manufacturers Go to Market With Vertical B2B Marketplaces

Vertical business-to-business marketplaces are shaking up traditional manufacturing supply chains, allowing manufacturers to buy and sell everything from machine tools to spare parts online just as easily as ordering office supplies. Check out how the concept of Vertical B2B Marketplaces is going to strengthen in some manufacturing giants’ strategy.


20 years of innovations – Interviews

  • PTC: “We Invested in AR and in IoT to Anticipate the Customers’ Needs”

In this interview, we focus on software. Kathleen Mitford, Chief Strategy Officer at software provider PTC, gives her insights into 20 years of innovations in the software industry.

  • Stratasys: “Manufacturers Now See 3D Printing as a Staple Part of the Industrial Production Floor”

In this interview, we focus on 3D printing. Eric Bredin, VP Marketing, Stratasys, EMEA, gives his insights into 20 years of innovations in additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology. Read the article.


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