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Turning challenges into opportunities

The year 2018 has been a year of transformation all round. We have seen the world’s economy shift. We have seen uncertainty in the markets brought about by various tariff wars. Nevertheless, as our Growth Index has shown, we have seen businesses continue to find ways to grow. Given this changing landscape, the task of looking in to the future and...

Bosch Rexroth offers new possibilities

Many machines and plants have still not entered the digital age. But they need to be networked in or ...

Leading Industry 4.0 players collaborate

In a new initiative targeted to launch at Hannover Messe 2019, Singapore Economic Development Board ...

Innovation is vital to embrace 4IR

Regional leaders attending the World Economic Forum’s Manama Meeting on “the Arab World ...

Labiba forms Bahrain JV for AI solutions

Dubai-based Labiba for Artificial Intelligence has partnered with Bahrain Fintech Bay, a major finan ...





Global advanced glass market to hit $110bn

The global advanced glass market is poised for solid growth and is likely to be worth more than $110 billion over the next six years, said a new study.  It should surpass 85 million tonnes at end of 2024. Rapid industrialisation and urbanisation rate in China, Brazil and India, along with favourable government schemes to boost infrastructure...

EFG achieves key milestones in 2018

Emirates Float Glass (EFG), a subsidiary of Dubai Investments, has achieved a major safety milestone ...

JA Solar supplies modules to SolarGrid

JA Solar Holdings Co, one of the world-leading manufacturer of high-performance photovoltaic (PV) pr ...





Demand continues to show resilience

The World Steel Association has doubled its 2019 forecasts for global demand growth for the material used in everything from cars to construction, but warned that the outlook was clouded by trade tensions. Steel demand is expected to rise 1.4 per cent this year to reach 1.681 billion tonnes, the body, commonly known as worldsteel, said at its annual...

Global steel output surges, Mideast upbeat

Global crude steel production reached roughly 1.81 billion metric tonne (mt) in 2018, up 4.6 per cen ...

Emirates Steel in refinance deal

Emirates Steel, the largest steel producer in the UAE, has refinanced $650 million of debt with a ne ...

Nucor to build $1.35bn plate mill in US Midwest

Nucor Corporation, a leading US-based producer of steel and related products, has announced plans to ...

Iran plans to boost steel output to 25mtpa

Iran is capable of producing 25 million tonnes (mt) of steel in the current fiscal year which ends o ...





The art of precision machining

Precision makes it possible to use materials that are difficult to machine. Glass is a very frequently used material today that is very difficult to machine on site. Entire facades are made of glass, but it is also used in interior design for large and often curved surfaces. Architects like to use the material in such a way that the fastening constructions...

Unique fire-resistant shelters

Novel outdoor equipment shelters from Intertec Instrumentation have been chosen to help a leading Eu ...





Analysing bearing damage in turbines

The symptoms of bearing damage known as White Structure Flaking, which occur in wind turbines as well as other drive systems, typically become noticeable very early, well before the end of the bearing’s expected service life. The causes have long remained unknown, but now, new findings are being made available by bearing specialist NSK, the results of...





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