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Published: 3/25/2015

Digital Thread Boosts Data-Driven Manufacturing
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is initiating a project to demonstrate how a standardized 3D model of a product can integrate and streamline production from initial design through final inspection in a continuous, coherent ...

Published: 3/25/2015

Empowered by the Facts
The key to making better decisions about shopfloor activities is having access to reliable, actionable information. This is the promise of data-driven manufacturing and the reason we are devoting a new monthly column to this topic.

Published: 10/21/2014

Tool Data at the Cutting Edge
Visitors to IMTS 2014 may have noticed that some cutting tool manufacturers did not have row upon row of new product displays in their booths. Why? Because the emphasis has shifted to data about cutting tools.

Published: 3/17/2014

Data-Driven Manufacturing
Decisions that control the manufacturing process should be based on facts, not guesses, wishes, theories or opinions.

Published: 7/18/2013

The Internet of Things
The push to make manufacturing a fully integrated Internet-of-Things world is gaining momentum

Published: 2/14/2013

Big Data Is A Big Deal
Big Data represents a huge opportunity for metalworking manufacturers.

Published: 8/22/2012

Why I Love MTConnect
It’s got good people behind it. It’s got great shops as users. It’s got really neat applications. In short, it’s fun to write about.

Published: 12/22/2011

No Machine Left Behind
Connectivity protects legacy machines as production assets.

Published: 11/4/2011

An MTConnect Q&A With Brian Papke, President of Mazak
Mazak has taken strides to support MTConnect. I spoke with Brian Papke, president of Mazak, to find out why.

Published: 5/25/2011

Everything You Wanted to Know about MTConnect
I stand by my assessment that MTConnect is invaluable because it opens a world of possibilities for automating and streamlining shop operations.