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Investing in a Computerized Maintenance Management System

A computerized maintenance management system is a valuable tool to help automate preventive maintenance schedules on operational equipment.


Standard Software Addresses Common Machining Challenges

These low-cost VMCs come standard with a number of software features that enable them to compensate for machining’s inherent physical and thermal challenges.


The Employee-Owned Advantage

This Ohio shop is 100-percent employee-owned. Thus, both management and shopfloor employees recognize the importance of optimizing efficiency wherever possible. Thanks to a strong willingness to invest in and embrace new technologies, sales-per-empl...


Cloud Computing in Manufacturing

Cloud computing has potential to be game-changing technology in manufacturing for everyone from small shops to extremely large manufacturing plants.


The Case for Software-as-a-Service ERP

The owner of a die manufacturing business describes why he prefers to subscribe to ERP software rather than buying it.


Energy-Conscious Machine Tools

Energy costs are on the rise, and new regulations mandate that manufacturing facilities reduce their consumption levels and overall carbon footprints.


Statistical Process Control Goes Visual

In the world of manufacturing, there is a perception that Statistical Process Control (SPC) software is beneficial only to OEMs and large Tier 1 suppliers.


Tool Certainty

For GKN Aerospace to overcome tool-related variations on its largest milling machines, it had to confront error sources that go unnoticed in many shops.


MTConnect Is For Real

Introduced at IMTS 2008, this communications protocol for CNC machines and other manufacturing equipment is already helping shops and plants implement effective machine monitoring systems. Although these "early adopters" are motivated by the long-te...


Diagnostic Software Stimulates Accurate, Timely Decisions

This component-based troubleshooting and diagnostic system is said to consolidate large amounts of manufacturing information in a format that enables technicians to quickly find exactly what they need.


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