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Published: 6/10/2018

Manufacturing News of Note: June 2018
Esab collaborates on a podcast series, EuroBlech 2018 gears up for its 25th event, and other industry news. 

Published: 5/28/2018

Autodesk Introduces PowerMill 2019 and Fusion Production at Its Smart Manufacturing Celebration Event
Autodesk’s Smart Manufacturing Celebration showcased enhancements to PowerMIll  2019, the latest release of its flagship CAM programming systems, and demonstrated the integration of production scheduling, job tracking and machine monitori...

Published: 4/20/2018

Are Imprecise CAD/CAM Cycle Time Estimates Holding Back Efficiency?
A CAM provider with open postprocessor logic sees users employing that openness to realize more reliable predictions of machining time. There are various reasons why tighter estimates are becoming more crucial.

Published: 4/19/2018

Manufacturing News of Note: April 2018
Absolute Machine Tools turns 30, a new manufacturing cybersecurity hub in the works and other industry news.

Published: 3/13/2018

Now Is the Time to Digitally Connect Your Factory
People and processes will interact more effectively when digitalization makes it easy to share data on an internet-enabled network.

Published: 3/6/2018

Iscar Leader Describes Tool Technology for Machine Shops Acting on Data
As more sophisticated insight into machining performance reveals opportunities for efficiency gain, the value of tooling choices that save time will become increasingly clear.

Published: 2/26/2018

Smart Machining Starts with Smart Sawing
A CNC band saw manufacturer worked with a university corporate research center to develop a cloud-based predictive maintenance app to not only monitor blade life, but also to predict blade failure. It also monitors overall band saw machine health in...

Published: 2/22/2018

A.I. Will Become Our Inventor
We know how to engineer automation, but can we automate engineering? This possibility is nearer than we might expect, and it will have implications for manufacturing. 

Published: 2/16/2018

Machine Monitoring Both Challenges and Benefits Shop Culture
How does a shop deal with the “Big Brother” feeling that comes from implementing machine tool data collection? Part of the answer is the benefit to employee experience that this data collection will make possible. Watch video from the To...

Published: 2/3/2018

Cybersecurity for Job Shops
Small and medium-size machining job shops can take steps to protect computerized or networked assets such as CNC machines from cyber attacks.