Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Evolution of Solar Cells

Timeline: The Evolution of the Photovoltaic Cell
How solar photocell technologies have advanced during the past 40 years
By KATHY PRETZ 6 January 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Mobile Ironing Instrument in the shape of Gloves

22 July 2017

A group of students from Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), through the 2017 Student Creativity Program, has created the Iron Glove. The Iron Glove is the latest innovation in ironing to turn ironing into something more practical and economical.

Iron Glove is an ironing device in the form of gloves.

3D Printing of Houses

April 2017

March 2017

Apis Cor - 3D Printed House

uploaded 22 February 2017


November 2016

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

IoT Newsletter 2017

June 2017

Separating Ambition and Reality in Fourth Industrial Revolution: May 2017 KPMG Report

The 7 Principles of IoT

Bosch Software Innovations

Improve Maintenance with IoT

75% of First IoT implementations failing.

What to do to improve success?
Are you prototyping adequately? Have you checked the technical feasibility adequately? Is the business sure of the value of analytics results and the information generated? Are income and cost estimates done appropriately?

2017 - Top IoT Influencers

Autonomous E-Commerce - How IoT will facilitate?
(published on 13 September 2016)

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Innovations in Aeroplanes


April 2017

Cyborg server - A moving robot serving coffee and snacks instead of human hostess.
Germ Killing by ultra violet light
Flying Gourmet or Kitchen - To steam cook rice etc.
Windows being used for advertisement
Space maker - The chairs can be pushed forward or backward to make more space for movement of persons.

Wireless Sensors - Update

Advanced Wireless Sensor Technology: What’s What in 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Rs. 12 Device for Detecting Malaria

US Scientists developed a 20 cent cardboard centrifuge that detects malaria parasite in blood.

26 April 2017 paper news

Saturday, April 15, 2017

3D Printing Becoming a Popular Activity - Process in Design and Manufacturing

12 April 2017

Five Ways 3D Printing Is Transforming the Automotive Industry

A paper by Stratasys describes in detail five key ways 3D printing is changing the automotive industry, both today and in the near future.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Faurecia Unveils $64 Million Digital Factory - October 2016

Faurecia  Unveils  $64 Million Digital Factory  that Showcases the Future of Manufacturing

Columbus, Indiana -based  emissions control technologies plant  represents company’s digital transformation.

Auburn Hills, Mich., Oct. 4, 2016  –  Faurecia,  a leading  automotive  supplier,  today unveils  a $64 million  state-of -the art, data-driven  manufacturing  facility  in Columbus, Indiana.  Columbus South,  a 400,000  square-foot  facility,  will employ 450 people  and produce a new, high-tech  emissions control  product  for  the  commercial vehicle industry .

“This facility  represents our entry into  Industry 4.0, a revolutionary  concept  incorporating  connectivity,  automation, data  processing and hardware to advance the  manufacturing  industry,” said Mike Galarno, plant  manager of Columbus South.  “We are proud to be the  first  plant  to incorporate  many of these  leading  technologies  under one roof  to create  efficient  systems and an innovative  working experience for employees.”

With  this facility,  Faurecia is driving  forward  the  company’s digital  transformation  by ushering in technologies  that  are at  the forefront  of  modern-day manufacturing.
“Manufacturing  is sometimes stereotyped  as dirty  and requiring  few  skills,” said Dave DeGraaf,  president  of Faurecia Emissions Control  Technologies  North  America. “Columbus South  contributes  to  the shifting  landscape  of the industry  to one that  is modern, clean and technologically  advanced, and aimed at attracting  a new generation  of employees  with  different  and advanced skillsets.”

The  Columbus South  facility’s  digital  environment  will  feature  a variety of  new technologies,  systems and processes that  reflect  the  improvements of Industry 4.0, including:
  Quality  through  laser scanning and early detection  of variation
  Self -learning  autonomo us  intelligent  vehicles (AIVs) to transport   component   parts to  the assembly line
  Continuous  data  collection,  which enables  employees to predict  and prevent  equipment  failures
  A completely  paperless environment  keeping   employees connected  and informed  with  real time  information
  An open-concept  design  and digital  screens, laptops  and smartphones to encourage  collaboration

In addition  to  these advancements,  Columbus South  will also have a combination  of  collaborative  robots,  or “cobots ,” automated  robotic  vehicles and visual communication  techniques  designed  to foster  real-time  collaboration  and communication.  Collectively,  Columbus South  is expected  to  analyze terabytes  of  data  daily, requiring  a full -time,  on site  mathematician  to  continually  mine data,  cull insights  and forecast  an issue before  it  occurs.
“Columbus South isn’t only about  the product  and the  processes,” DeGraaf  said. “People have been an important part  of the  equation.  Ultimately,  these  advanced technologies,  like the AIVs and cobots,  will  enable  employees to work more efficiently,  experience less physical stress and improve work -life  balance.”

The new plant  will  be an addition  to Faurecia’s existing  presence in Columbus. It  will join  Faurecia’s Gladstone  Plant and Columbus Tech Center,  increasing  the number of employees in the  region  over 2,000.

About Faurecia
Faurecia is one of  the  world's largest  automotive  equipment  suppliers with  global  leadership  positions  in three activities:  Automotive  Seating,  Interior  Syst ems and Emissions Control  Technologies.  Its  strong technology  offer provides automakers with  solutions  for the  cockpit of  the future  and sustainable  mobility.  In 2015,  the  Group posted total  sales of $23 billion  and employed 103,000  people  in 34 countries  at 330 sites  and 30 R&D centers. Faurecia is
listed  on the  NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange and trades  in the  U.S. over -the -counter  (OTC) market. For more information,  visit

In North America, Faurecia had sales of  $6.4 billion  in 2015. It  employs more than  20,000 people  at  48 locations  in Canada,  Mexico and the United  States.

Press Release of Faurecia - You can download it from Web.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Internet of Things (IoT) - Global Adoption and Market Opportunity

April 2017

Faurecia Digital automotive factory is now in operations  Jan 2017)

State of the Internet Market 2016 Report

Feb 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) in smart cities market is estimated to grow from USD 51.96 Billion in 2015 to USD 147.51 Billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 23.2% during the forecast period.

IoT in smart cities refers to the modern human settlements with smarter utilization and deployment of available resources. IoT in smart cities can be correlated with economic stability and wise usage of natural resources to provide smart investments in human and social capital, along with transportation and modern communication infrastructures and a high quality of life to the citizens. The increasing adoption of IoT is driving this market; the IoT platforms segment is expected to grow higher than the IoT solutions segment during the forecast period. Presently, North America is the largest market for IoT in smart cities platform.

Dec 2015
Cisco Predicts Global IoT Market will be $14.4 trillion by 2022

Break up
Improved Customer Experience:  $3.7 trillion
Reduced Time to Market:               3.0 trillion  (Will it lead to reduced cost?)
Supply chain Logistics:                  2.7 trillion (Supply chain cost reduction)
Reduced costs:                                2.5 trillion (reduction in costs)
Increased employee productivity:   2.5 trillion (virtual reality etc.)

Healthcare Internet of Things Market to Reach $163B by 2020
by Staff Writer 10/27/2015
The global healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to grow from $32 billion in 2015 to $163. billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 38.1%, according to a new market report by MarketandMarkets.

02 Jun 2015
Explosive Internet of Things Spending to Reach $1.7 Trillion in 2020, According to IDC

The worldwide Internet of Things market will grow from $655.8 billion in 2014 to $1.7 trillion in 2020 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.9%.

Updated 10 April 2017
Started on 14 April 2016