May 16, 2020

Carbon fibre market worldwide predicted to grow at a CAGR of 10.9%

Carbon Fibre
lightweight
High-strength
Automotive
Fran Roberts
2 min
The globalcarbon fibremarketis projected to reachUS$6.36bnby 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research.

Valued at US2.25bn in 2015, the gl...

The global carbon fibre market is projected to reach US$6.36bn by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research.

Valued at US2.25bn in 2015, the global carbon fibre market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 10.9% from 2017 to 2025.

Increasing requirements for lightweight and high-strength materials across various end-use industries, primarily automotive and aerospace, is expected to be the key driving factor forcing the market growth over the forecast period.

Europe is anticipated to be the largest as well as fastest growing region owing to the presence of aircraft manufacturing giants and major automobile manufacturers such as BMW, Mercedes and Ferrari.

These companies are putting a significant emphasis on building low-weight, fuel efficient, low emission, environment friendly cars, which directly will lead to the increased consumption of carbon fibre in various applications.

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McLaren recently announced plans to open a factory in Sheffield to manufacture carbon fibre sports cars, and BMW’s i3 is fitted with a carbon fibre passenger unit – the first such mass-produced car.

However, the US carbon fibre market is expected to witness the highest growth from the automotive segment, growing at an estimated CAGR of 13.3% during 2014 to 2025.

The aerospace and defence segment holds the highest market share and is projected to grow at an estimated CAGR of 13.1% over the next nine years.

Increasing demand for commercial aviation on account of increased disposable income and globalisation has driven growth across the aerospace industry over the last few years, which is a key trend that is expected to continue over the forecast period as well. 

Global carbon fibre capacity is mainly contributed by Japan, Europe and the US. In 2015, the world's top five companies, Toray, Teijin, SGL, Mitsubishi Rayon and Formosa Plastics, shared 60% of the global carbon fibre capacity together.

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Jun 17, 2021

Siemens: Providing the First Industrial 5G Router

Siemens
5G
IIoT
Data
3 min
Siemens’ first industrial 5G router, the Scalancer MUM856-1, is now available and will revolutionise the concept of remote control in industry

Across a number of industry sectors, there’s a growing need for both local wireless connectivity and remote access to machines and plants. In both of these cases, communication is, more often than not, over a long distance. Public wireless data networks can be used to enable this connectivity, both nationally and internationally, which makes the new 5G network mainframe an absolutely vital element of remote access and remote servicing solutions as we move into the interconnected age. 

 

Siemens Enables 5G IIoT

The eagerly awaited Scalance MUM856-1, Siemens’ very first industrial 5G router, is officially available to organisations. The device has the ability to connect all local industrial applications to the public 5G, 4G (LTE), and 3G (UMTS) mobile wireless networks ─ allowing companies to embrace the long-awaited Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). 

Siemens presents its first industrial 5G router.
Siemens presents the Scalance MUM856-1.

The router can be used to remotely monitor and service plants, machines, as well as control elements and other industrial devices via a public 5G network ─ flexibly and with high data rates. Something that has been in incredibly high demand after being teased by the leading network providers for years.

 

Scalance MUM856-1 at a Glance

 

  • Scalance MUM856-1 connects local industrial applications to public 5G, 4G, and 3G mobile wireless networks
  • The router supports future-oriented applications such as remote access via public 5G networks or the connection of mobile devices such as automated guided vehicles in industry
  • A robust version in IP65 housing for use outside the control cabinet
  • Prototypes of Siemens 5G infrastructure for private networks already in use at several sites

 

5G Now

“To ensure the powerful connection of Ethernet-based subnetworks and automation devices, the Scalance MUM856-1 supports Release 15 of the 5G standard. The device offers high bandwidths of up to 1000 Mbps for the downlink and up to 500 Mbps for the uplink – providing high data rates for data-intensive applications such as the remote implementation of firmware updates. Thanks to IPv6 support, the devices can also be implemented in modern communication networks.

 

Various security functions are included to monitor data traffic and protect against unauthorised access: for example, an integrated firewall and authentication of communication devices and encryption of data transmission via VPN. If there is no available 5G network, the device switches automatically to 4G or 3G networks. The first release version of the router has an EU radio license; other versions with different licenses are in preparation. With the Sinema Remote Connect management platform for VPN connections, users can access remote plants or machines easily and securely – even if they are integrated in other networks. The software also offers easy management and autoconfiguration of the devices,” Siemens said. 

 

Preparing for a 5G-oriented Future

Siemens has announced that the new router can also be integrated into private 5G networks. This means that the Scalance MUM856-1 is, essentially, future-proofed when it comes to 5G adaptability; it supports future-oriented applications, including ‘mobile robots in manufacturing, autonomous vehicles in logistics or augmented reality applications for service technicians.’ 

 

And, for use on sites where conditions are a little harsher, Siemens has given the router robust IP65 housing ─ it’s “dust tight”, waterproof, and immersion-proofed.

 

The first release version of the router has an EU radio license; other versions with different licenses are in preparation. “With the Sinema Remote Connect management platform for VPN connections, users can access remote plants or machines easily and securely – even if they are integrated in other networks. The software also offers easy management and auto-configuration of the devices,” Siemens added.

 

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