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Published: 9/24/2013

Video: Machine Shop of the Future
Siemens produced this attractive video to illustrate what it sees as a likely representation of the machining facility of the future.

Published: 8/23/2013

An Insider’s Look at MTConnect-Enabled Applications
A new whitepaper from the MTConnect Institute is designed to help software developers create client applications that take advantage of the valuable data generated by manufacturing equipment but previously more difficult to access.

Published: 7/26/2013

Mazak Implements MTConnect Factory-Wide
Mazak’s Florence, Kentucky machine tool plant will use the MTConnect open communications protocol for equipment monitoring and other applications.

Published: 7/12/2013

MTConnect Challenge 2 Now Open
Developing software that uses MTConnect to add more intelligence to the manufacturing process can win you $100,000.

Published: 7/2/2013

MTConnect Aids Robotic Automation
MTConnect will make robots more flexible. That’s the implication of recent work by a team of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Published: 5/31/2013

Shop Floor Monitoring with MTConnect
A new white paper released by the MTConnect Institute demonstrates the benefits of monitoring a manufacturing plant using MTConnect to collect data and information from the shop floor.

Published: 4/26/2013

MTConnect in Perspective
Dave Edstrom, president and chairman of the board for the MTConnect Institute, has written a book about MTConnect, a communication protocol for manufacturing equipment and devices. It’s a readable, personal account of how (and why) the standard came...

Published: 4/19/2013

Dreaming About Shopfloor Connectivity
The U.S. Department of Defense wants your imaginative ideas for low-cost tools and applications to help American manufacturers take advantage of the shopfloor data unleashed by MTConnect, the communication standard that fosters greater connectivity ...

Published: 4/12/2013

Maximize Machine Tools with MTConnect
One of the highlights of this week’s MC2 conference was the introduction of this video, which features Joel Neidig, technology manager at ITAMCO. He talks about how machine monitoring and other MTConnect-enabled technologies have benefited this nort...

Published: 2/11/2013

Webinar Makes a Compelling Case for MTConnect
MTConnect is an industry standard that specifies a protocol for data communication between machine tools and other manufacturing equipment or systems. Mazak is an early adopter of MTConnect and a strong proponent of its benefits to improve overall e...