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TRUMPF - a guarantor of innovation in production technology. The high-technology company TRUMPF offers production solutions in the machine tool, laser and electronics sectors. The company is driving digital connectivity in manufacturing industry through consulting, platform and software offers. TRUMPF is the world technological and market leader for machine tools used in flexible sheet metal processing, and also for industrial lasers. TRUMPF Inc. is the North American subsidiary of TRUMPF SE + Co. KG. based near Stuttgart, Germany. The TRUMPF Group is a world leader in sheet metal fabrication machinery and industrial lasers. TRUMPF’s North American headquarters is located in Farmington, CT. “Trusting in brave ideas”​ – this is our promise to everyone who works for us. As a family business, we decide long-term and provide our people with the trust and stability needed to bring their ideas to fruition, even the unconventional ones. Being a market and technology leader in machine tools and lasers, we courageously shape the networked manufacturing of tomorrow, meeting every challenge with bold, fresh thinking.

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Unlocking new value in industrial automation with AI

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✍️ Author: Wendy Tan White

🔖 Topics: Foundation Model, Industrial Robot

🏢 Organizations: Intrinsic, NVIDIA, Trumpf, Google

Working with the robotics team at NVIDIA, we have successfully tested NVIDIA robotics platform technologies, including NVIDIA Isaac Manipulator foundation models for robot a grasping skill with the Intrinsic platform. This prototype features an industrial application specified by one of our partners and customers, Trumpf Machine Tools. This grasping skill, trained with 100% synthetic data generated by NVIDIA Isaac Sim, can be used to build sophisticated solutions that can perform adaptive and versatile object grasping tasks in sim and real. Instead of hard-coding specific grippers to grasp specific objects in a certain way, efficient code for a particular gripper and object is auto-generated to complete the task using the foundation model and synthetic training data.

Together with Google DeepMind, we’ve demonstrated some novel and high value methods for robotic programming and orchestration — many of which have practical applications today:

  • Multi-robot motion planning with machine learning
  • Learning from demonstration, applied to two-handed dexterous manipulation
  • Foundation model for perception by enabling a robotic system to understand the next task and the physical objects involved requires a real-time, accurate, and semantic understanding of the environment.

Read more at Intrinsic Blog

Norway’s deep tech firm sensiBel gets €7M from Sennheiser, others: Know more

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🔖 Topics: Funding Event

🏢 Organizations: sensiBel, Sennheiser, TRUMPF

Norway-based sensiBel, a deep-tech company developing next-generation MEMS microphones, announced that it has secured €7M led by Sennheiser. Existing investors, including TRUMPF Venture, Skagerak Capital, Investinor, SINTEF Venture, MP Pensjon, and Halden Kommunale Pensjonskasse, also participated in the round.

The company will use the funds to expand production and invest in scalability.

Led by Sverre Dale Moen, sensiBel has developed optical MEMS microphones that demonstrate a generational shift in sound quality despite their miniature size. sensiBel says its miniature microphones enable a new and improved experience in application areas such as consumer electronics, automotive, conferencing solutions, and medical devices.

Read more at Silicon Canals

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🚜 Inside John Deere Harvester Works: Think your iPhone is cutting-edge? Try driving an X9 combine.

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✍️ Author: Neil Steinberg

🔖 Topics: RFID

🏭 Vertical: Agriculture

🏢 Organizations: John Deere, Trumpf

”Supply chain was massively disrupted last year,” said Jim Leach, the factory manager in East Moline. “We had hundreds of machines that were partially complete. We still haven’t seen a return to normal yet.” One way to minimize the wait for parts is to make them yourself. The Harvester Works has eight industrial Trumpf fiber-optic laser stations turning sheet metal into combine parts, chassis components and grain tank sides, then molding them on 10 press brakes — large industrial presses — in a process that is almost totally automated. The only need for human hands is to transfer the components from the lasers to the presses. The plant turns 60,000 tons of sheet steel a year into combine parts.

As big a challenge as making the parts is then keeping track of where they go, spread across Harvest Works’ 71 acres of floor space. Two years ago, employees were manually conducting daily inventory of which parts and aborning combines were where. Now, a large, white refrigerator-sized autonomous mobile robot purrs its way through the facility, scanning the RFID chips in various components to map the inventory down to each bin of bolts.

Assembling and checking are often done simultaneously. Michael Churchill uses an impact wrench gun containing an RFID chip that talks to Deere’s central production computer system, which knows when Churchill has tightened any given bolt enough and tells him to stop.

Read more at Chicago Sun Times

Battery Resourcers Secures $70 Million in New Funding

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🔖 Topics: Funding Event

🏢 Organizations: Ascend Elements, Hitachi, TRUMPF

Battery Resourcers, a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and manufacturing company, today announced the closing of its latest mid-round funding totalling $70 million. The company will use this latest funding round to advance and expand the industry’s most sustainable, cutting-edge closed loop material production technology that accepts mixed input of scrap batteries and end of life batteries to produce cathode material. In response to increased demand for sustainable battery production, Battery Resources will also expand commercial plants that will be operational in the U.S. and in Europe by the end of 2022.

Hitachi Ventures became the newest investor to join the world-class syndicate of strategic and financial investors already backing Battery Resourcers’ approach and technology. Existing investors include Orbia Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s InMotion Ventures, Doral Energy, At One Ventures, TDK Ventures and Trumpf Ventures.

Read more at PR Newswire