Makino says the difficulty finding skilled employees is only one factor. The company plans to demonstrate various automation options at IMTS.
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Keeping these emerging trends and patterns in mind will help you see IMTS in a new dimension.
For two shops in northern Indiana, using MTConnect for machine monitoring was just the start. Both shops are now ready to implement other promising applications.
With a reading of 51.9, the July metalworking index showed that the industry grew for the seventh consecutive month and the ninth time in 10 months. While this growth was at its slowest pace of 2014, the index was still 7.0 percent higher than it was one year earlier, the 11th straight month that the month-over-month rate has grown.