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Published: 12/16/2014

Marketing as a Real-Time Metric
Employees of this shop can look up from their work at any time to see how well the company is doing at both shipping jobs to current customers and reaching out to customers of the future.

Published: 11/21/2014

A Vision of the Data-Driven Factory
The Mazak iSmart Factory concept focuses on digital integration to achieve free-flow data sharing for process control and operation monitoring. This machine tool builder is implementing this vision in its factories now.

Published: 11/1/2014

Nothing But Design Intent
The way to save cost through additive manufacturing is not only to use it to eliminate unnecessary material, but also to apply it within a process that avoids unnecessary effort and interpretation by keeping all manufacturing information within the...

Published: 6/6/2014

Machine Monitoring Proves Its Worth
These three short case histories document the value of implementing a manufacturing execution system for machine monitoring. In each case, MERLIN hardware and software modules from Memex Automation led to productivity gains and improved overall equi...

Published: 6/5/2014

Video from the Machine Operator’s Point of View
Do safety glasses offer an opportunity for wearable technology? This footage was captured while an operator wore glasses equipped with real-time video streaming.

Published: 4/11/2014

Clemson U. Grad Student Wins MTConnect Challenge
Valerie Pezzullo won $100,000—the top prize in a national contest designed to promote innovative uses of the MTConnect open operability standard—for her application that monitors cutting conditions to reduce or prevent chatter.

Published: 4/9/2014

Experiences with ERP
Job shops reach a point in their growth when they need to face the issue of information management. Here are links to 10 shops’ experiences with enterprise resource planning software.

Published: 3/14/2014

Keynote Speakers for the MTConnect Conference Named
Top thought leaders in manufacturing will highlight the prime developments and most pressing challenges that face the manufacturing industry as it becomes thoroughly data-driven.

Published: 1/17/2014

Plan Now to Attend the [MC]2 MTConnect Conference
The [MC]2 2014 MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference will be presented in Orlando, Florida, April 8-10, 2014, by the MTConnect Institute. Registration is now open for this third annual event. The theme for this year’s conference is “Advanci...

Published: 10/18/2013

Indiana Takes on the World
Last month’s EMO machine tool show cast a spotlight on concepts such as Industry 4.0 and The Internet of Things. These advances are seen as essential to globally competitive manufacturing. This article examines the achievements of two companies in I...