Industry News of Note: January 2019
MachineMetrics raises $11.3 million in financing, Vero Software rebranded under Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence and other industry news.
MachineMetrics has raised $11.3 million in Series A financing. With the new funds, the company intends to expand its data science and product development teams while accelerating global sales.
“Now is the internet moment for manufacturing,” says William Bither, CEO of MachineMetrics. “Because we’re pulling data from thousands of machines, we’re able to gain a unique understanding of their problems. These insights are delivered back to our customers so they can take action to gain a competitive edge.”
Tola Capital led the round of financing with participation from existing investors Hyperplane Venture Capital, Long River Ventures, Mass Ventures, Hub Angels and Firebolt Ventures.
“Manufacturers have to digitize if they want to remain globally competitive,” says Aaron Fleishman, Principal at Tola Capital. “Real-time shopfloor visibility is the first step toward digital transformation. MachineMetrics’ platform provides this and goes a step further by providing artificial intelligence (AI)-driven predictive analytics for manufacturers to make more informed real-time decisions. It’s no longer a question of if, but when manufacturers will adopt this technology.” Read more.
Here is more news of note:
- Sandvik Coromant Facility Recognized as Industry 4.0 "Lighthouse" by World Economic Forum – Sandvik Coromant’s Gimo, Sweden production unit has been selected as a World Economics Forum Lighthouse site to deploy Industry 4.0 technology and use cases.
- Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Rebrands Vero Software – Vero Software, FASys and Spring Technologies are adopting Hexagon’s corporate identity.
- Zeiss Breaks Ground on Facility in Detroit – Zeiss is combining four of its facilities into one state-of-the-art building in Detroit, Michigan. Built with the intent to offer system demonstrations and services to customers, the company says it hopes to broaden its market reach.
A database guru combined off-the-shelf technology with an elaborate proprietary shop management software to drive efficiency throughout all areas of a machine shop.
Cutting tool manufacturers have worked together to create a generic tool catalog format that helps link cutting tool information with applications supporting data-driven manufacturing.
Voice interface technology has come of age and is now found on a wide variety of products such as phones, tablets, PCs, TV remotes and many other devices. Why not on machine tools as well?