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Published: 4/8/2016

Scannable Code Promotes Sharing of Cutting Tool Info in a Data-Driven Mfg. Environment
Learn how a dot matrix code on the body of a toolholder enables critical information about the cutting tool to be captured, moved about the factory safely and updated promptly on a central database.

Published: 3/11/2016

Secure the Future of the Digital Factory
The first step may be securing a spot at the [MC]² Conference, Workshop and Expo, April 19–21, at the Hotel InterContinental Dallas, Texas. Today is the deadline for early-bird conference rates. Read this story for more about the conference and why ...

Published: 2/26/2016

Cloud Computing’s Robotic Implications
Eliminating the need for individual robots to perform complex calculations on their own could facilitate the development of systems that are not only more sophisticated, but also cheaper and more accessible.

Published: 2/5/2016

Connecting Forklifts to the Industrial Internet of Things
ITAMCO, a manufacturer of precision-machined components and high-precision gears, has linked its forklifts to its network-based communication system. This connection to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) significantly reduces the time it takes...

Published: 1/15/2016

Winter Blahs Setting in? Watch this Video!
Andrew McAfee's presentation at the Opening General Session of Autodesk University in December made me feel pretty darn good. His message was simple: Technology, especially computer software, has done much to improve the human condition. The rec...

Published: 1/8/2016

A New Generation of Sensors Is Here
. . . and it is ushering in the next industrial revolution. In the interconnected world of the Industrial Internet Things, some of the most important data about connected machines and equipment will come from sensors the likes of which we have not s...

Published: 11/24/2015

Data-Driven Manufacturing Enabled with Tool Lifecycle Management
This video presents a lively and easy-to-follow scenario of how information about cutting tool availability links design, planning and production. Although TDM's tool lifecycle management software is brought into focus at relevant spots in this ...

Published: 10/30/2015

What's So Smart about the Mazak SmartBox?
The Mazak SmartBox was showcased at this machine tool builder's Discover 2015 event. The company wants it to be the smartest (and securest) way to connect machine tools to the Industrial Internet of Things.

Published: 9/4/2015

Cyber Security for Machine Shops and Manufacturers
Cyber security is now a major issue for manufacturers. Here's a handy list of guides, software and training centers offered by key U.S. government agencies to help companies lower the risk of cyber threats.

Published: 8/28/2015

Important MTConnect Deadlines Announced
Students have a new date to submit ideas for applications using the MTConnect interoperability standard as part of the MTConnect Student Challenge. It’s now December 15, 2015. Speakers interested in presenting at next year’s [MC]2 Conference on MTCo...