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Published: 11/1/2018

The Unattended Effects of CNC Machine Shop Automation
Automated machining and data collection have helped Custom Tool to not only grow its business through more lights-out production, but also to establish a continuous-improvement mindset that has enabled it to become more efficient in numerous ar...

Published: 10/1/2018

Can Blockchain Help Machine Shops Win Work?
The record-keeping system underlying cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin could automate the front office, secure intellectual property and plug data-driven manufacturers into increasingly data-driven supply chains.

Published: 9/10/2018

At IMTS, the IIoT Is Clearly at Hand
IMTS is a prime example of how the IIoT and digitalization have changed manufacturing.

Published: 4/3/2018

Machine Monitoring Enhances Human Resource Functions
Decisions about manufacturing processes are not the only business factors that can be improved by the insights derived from data collected by a machine-monitoring system. For this shop, using this information to strengthen and fine-tune its employee...

Published: 2/1/2018

Why Tie Payroll Hours to Machine Tool Hours?
J&R Machine uses machine-monitoring data not just to track machine uptime, but also to create a financial index that helps it shape decisions related to equipment, processes, staffing, sales and business in general.

Published: 1/1/2018

What Does It Take to Succeed at Machining Hogouts?
Beyond the machining capacity, other important factors relate to the people and the understanding of the process.

Published: 11/17/2017

Moving Toward a Smart Factory with Manufacturing Analytics
MachineMetrics Inc. claims to have identified a gap in machine monitoring, as manually tracking data can be inefficient to track, inaccurate, and reactive, but real-time data allows companies to make fast, proactive decisions to bring efficiency to ...

Published: 11/1/2017

3 Perspectives on Machine Monitoring
A panel discussion at the recent Top Shops Conference focused on various points of view regarding the value of connecting machine tools to a network for monitoring performance and recording results. Because machine monitoring helps a shop make ...

Published: 9/1/2017

How to Anticipate Machining Errors before Parts Are Scrapped in QA
In L&S Machine's system for data-driven manufacturing, the data describe a good day.

Published: 3/1/2017

Look Beyond Machine Utilization When Installing a Machine-Monitoring System
Connecting machines to a network for production monitoring almost guarantees that utilization will go up, but that’s only the first step toward data-driven manufacturing.