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Probing Feedback Keeps CNC Machining On Track

CNC machine tools that operate like self-contained, automated smart factories can be an introduction or an addition to digital manufacturing workflows.
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

Five 3D Printing Trends Mirrored in Machining

The underlying drivers of additive manufacturing’s advance are increasingly easy to spot on increasingly digitalized machine shop floors.
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

Manufacturing E-Commerce Expands with Expectations

Whether by automating on their own terms or joining a vetted network, manufacturers are responding to demand for easy online part ordering.
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

"Soft" Automation is Long Overdue

Digitalizing and systemizing the clerical work of quoting and quality control is more achievable and more urgent than ever.   
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

Digital "Fingerprints" Put Twins in Perspective

Unique identifiers keep the digital thread intact through design, production and quality control.
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

Wires Make the World Wireless

Leveraging 5G requires infrastructure grounded in physical wiring and thinking grounded in practical application.
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

Simulation Gets Real

Capability to generate something close to a true digital twin can significantly improve confidence in CAM program prove-outs.
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

What Makes Smart Robots Smart?

How manufacturing technology “thinks,” and the extent to which it should, are critical considerations in applying artificial intelligence intelligently.
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

5 Best Practices for Manufacturing Cybersecurity

A Department of Defense (DoD) push to protect data by vetting suppliers more thoroughly illuminates how any CNC machining business can improve. 
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

All Top Shops Are Winners

Standing out in one category is not enough to earn a spot among the highest-performing CNC machining businesses.
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

Talk About 5G Is No Idle Chatter

Near-real-time machining vibration compensation is just one advantage of the latest networking technology.
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

Machine Monitoring Circles Back to Basics

Deeper insights from more varied data are no replacement for manufacturing fundamentals. 
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

CNC Data Feeds Make Social Distancing Easier

Machine monitoring helps work remotely, avoid close contact on the shop floor and prevent underbilling for lights-out machining.
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

Adding Part Traceability to CNC Machine Monitoring

Focusing on what makes money puts CNC machine monitoring data in context.
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

Can Sharing CNC Data Lift the Machining Industry?

Masses of anonymous metrics arrive ahead of even the leading economic indicators and help machine shops benchmark performance.
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

Robots Get Hand-Eye Coordination

Artificial vision, touch and intelligence help collaborative robots cope with the unpredictable.
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

Manufacturing Blockchain Adoption Accelerates

A recent partnership exposes more CNC machining businesses to a technology that could automate the front office.
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

Machine Monitoring Provides an Objective Lens

Automatic, real-time shopfloor data collection tempers the bias that blinds manufacturers to the real reasons for downtime.  
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

Data-Driven Spirituality Provides Tangible Gains

Digital technology could help CNC machine shops put more heart and soul into their work.
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Data-Driven Manufacturing

5 Benefits of Sourcing CNC Machining Work Online

Machine learning saves time, makes pricing fairer, inspires improvement initiatives, and even insulates manufacturing businesses against economic shocks.
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