Industrial property and industry collaborative April 2019
The industry is fostering collaboration between companies, to develop products and services more quickly and economically.
How can I protect industrial property in this new context, to avoid improper uses or copies?
The next day 9 of may 2019, at 9:30 in the 3D Factory Incubator, we will make an event and talk about these issues.
More information and registration at: event intellectual property
The secrets of the large consulting firms to ensure the success of your projects February 2019
Increasingly, companies manage more quantity of projects, both internal and external.
Resources to implement them are tighter, there is too much pressure in delivery and the quality of the work.
If a new person joins, they give you all the documentation and in a few days to prepare a report to the Steering Committee, where do you start?
In the next event of EADA’s February 20, 2019 at 7 p.m., I will explain a Decalogue with tricks that use large consulting firms, to make projects work Yes or Yes.
See you soon.
Retrofit: A second life for products 2018 December
The planet where we live is being filled with plastic, metal waste that takes a long time to be eliminated.
Being very simplistic, the ways to avoid this waste would be to use natural materials or reduce current production.
The earth has physical limits of size and with the world population on the rise, it is complicated to continue with the current and future requirements of the people, if the existing resources are not taken advantage of new technologies.
And reduce production would bring factory closures, layoffs.
The circular economy wants to solve these issues. It is being applied in the production and consumption of energy.
But it can also be adapted in the manufacture of products, repairing broken products, upgrading obsolete components, improving them, taking advantage of «hard» parts of materials that have a long lifespan. It is what we would call «retrofit», give a second life for products.
To retrofit, you need to study the product, its relationship with others, analyze the reason for its breakage, manufacture the component to be replaced and then install and run it.
The retrofit is a checkmate to programmed obsolescence (limiting the useful life of a product that could continue to operate with enough guarantees), to the interests of the manufacturers in increasing production at all costs and to the economic theories of scale economy that speak to reduce the cost of a product or a service by increasing its production.
Although it may not seem like it, there are currently many products that have this philosophy.
They are called in many ways, pieces of exchange, reconstructed, recycled, …
Some of the best known are clutches, turbochargers like those of the KBB company, car radiators.
LED lighting systems, restoring historic lampposts as Simon Lighting does.
In machinery, replacing old motors with electric motors, in packaging environments like the Bossar company, in additive metal fabrication with Renishaw.
Manufacturers of diesel engines that see that they either modify them to reduce polluting emissions, or they will have to eliminate them. Volkswagen and Audi are already working on it. Also the possibility of adapting diesel engines to gas.
And the interiors of the trains and the trains themselves, as Talgo is doing.
Comment that additive manufacturing is accelerating the retrofit process, producing parts quickly, economically, eliminating stocks and revolutionizing the world of spare parts.
Innovation is not only to invent and create, it is also to improve.
Who said sequels are never good?
Personal Deep Learning 2018 December
Do you want computing resources without using cloud?
Do you want 100 Gigaflops consuming only 1 W in an USB stick?
Do you want to implement your artificial vision, voice recognition solutions (applications of deep learning)?
Do you want to know more about Intel gadget named «Movidius Neural Compute»?
Intelligent Speed Assist 2018 November
Can you imagine a car that regulates speed automatically according to traffic signals?
Volkwagen has already made it happen with new Arteon.
It uses Computer Vision, image recognition and algorithms.
The end of car fines.
Innovation’s coupons 2018 October
Innovation vouchers are giving the Catalan Government to launch business initiatives to create the digital transformation of the same. See link.
These grants can be up to a maximum of 5,000 €.
These grants can be ordered until November 27, 2018.
Surf Engineering can help them perform consulting to define your needs for your projects. At the same time, we provide support in dealing with the coupon.
If you need more information on these grants, please do not hesitate to contact us at the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now more than ever, «Surf Engineering, design your future»
UdL job fair 2018 April
In order to give a better service to our customers, the past 19 April have been in UdL job fair, for recruiting talent of new industrial engineers.
I4MS – The EU initiative to digitise the Manufacturing Industry 2018 February
I4MS is an initiative of the European Commission to promote innovation in industrial SMEs in Europe.
It offers technical and economic support for Supercomputing (HPC), Cloud Simulation, Robotics, Cyberphysical Systems, IoT, Additive Manufacturing).
It’s time to make the virtual real More information in:
More information at: http://i4ms.eu/
SEAT, Telefonica and Orange connected 2017 November
SEAT, Telefonica and Orange are collaborating to develop connected car solutions using data generated in networks and services provided.
Industry 4.0 2017 November
Industry 4.0, or fourth industrial revolution, is the result of technological developments, globalization and global connectivity.
The impact that this new concept is having on companies mainly affects two areas of work; the business organization and the supplier – customer relationship, establishing more personalized relationships in after sales services.
To lead this industrial transformation, Surf Engineering has a highly experienced technical department.
PLM management applies to all phases of the life of a product, from its initial concept through its viability and development, after sales service and ending with the end of its useful life.
By incorporating these services in the process of industrial transition, companies that choose to rely on our know-how can ensure a correct jump to the new model to follow.
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