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CECIMO: “The Big Revolution For the Machine-Tool Industry is Digitization”
DirectIndustry E-magazine celebrates 20 years of industrial innovation this year by giving the floor to the players that brought these innovations to life.
In this interview, we focus on machine-tools. Filip GEERTS, Director General, CECIMO – European Association of the Machine Tool Industries and related Manufacturing Technologies gives his insights into 20 years of innovations in machine-tools.


Machine Tool Innovation Boosts Manufacturing Process Sustainability
With machine tools playing a unique and leading role in manufacturing, digital innovation in machine tool technology is already playing a pivotal role in efforts to heighten manufacturing sustainability. Read more.


Industry 4.0 and the Luxury Industry
Speed, efficiency and high volumes – Industry 4.0 is transforming manufacturing, making strides in the world of mass production. But can smart technologies and digitization find a place in the luxury world of carefully crafted and often customized items? Discover more.


Looking for Business Intel on Corporate China?
DirectIndustry magazine is partnering with intelligence consultancy DCA to offer our readers key information to help you understand Chinese industry in order to accurately evaluate your business potential. On the occasion of this partnership, DCA is offering DirectIndustry e-magazine readers a free issue of its study: The China Industrial Monitor. Click here to get your free copy.


China’s Quest for Semiconductors: A Battlechip Strategy
September 15 marks the end of a transitory period, after which Washington will exert control over the sale of any electronic component containing US technology to China’s telecom equipment champion Huawei. This development, part of the wider battle centered around Integrated Circuits, comes for Beijing as a bitter confirmation of the diagnosis that led to the Made in China 2025 plan and challenges its whole industrial strategy. Learn more.


Beirut Blast: What Is Ammonium Nitrate?
Ammonium nitrate is the product suspected to be the cause of the two explosions that happened in Beirut, Lebanon last month. This oxidant has already been the cause of other tragedies. Learn how this product has to be stored under strict rules.


Amazon and the Just Walk Out Supermarkets
As retailers struggle to cope with the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, more supermarkets are preparing to encourage shoppers to “Just Walk Out” with their groceries – with customers paying automatically thanks to advances in artificial intelligence and machine vision. Discover this new concept.


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