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Published: 6/27/2020

Mapping the Optimal Path for Machinists
Using data from machine monitoring systems and CNC programs, OPS calculates the most efficient path for operators to take across the shop floor, improving uptime and increasing machines per operator.

Published: 6/9/2020

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.

Published: 6/3/2020

Adding Part Traceability to CNC Machine Monitoring
Focusing on what makes money puts CNC machine monitoring data in context.

Published: 5/27/2020

After Machine Monitoring, Is Machining Learning the Next Step? Getting Ready for AI in Manufacturing
Is artificial intelligence coming to machine shops? Automatically gathering data is already widespread. Automatically analyzing data is likely the next step. One book offers a useful perspective on what this will and will not mean.

Published: 5/25/2020

Video: What Will 5G Mean for Machining?
Faster wireless data transfer could bring new possibilities to machining processes. Modern Machine Shop’s "Data Matters" columnist Matt Danford talks about the manufacturing role for 5G.

Published: 5/18/2020

CNC Machine Shop Reaps Benefits of Hiring an IT Person
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.

Published: 5/9/2020

Data Enables Machines to Tell Their Own Stories
These examples reveal how a data collection system has minimized machine tool downtime and costs while simultaneously offering valuable insights into a shop’s processes.

Published: 2/20/2017

Developing a Platform for Data-Driven Manufacturing
With the eventual goal of adding machine condition monitoring, this company began by installing an ERP system as a foundation to build upon, flattening the learning curve with each step toward achieving increased process oversight.

Published: 4/21/2020

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.

Published: 4/18/2020

In a Machine Shop, the Labor of Lean is Data-Driven
Approximating single-piece flow in a job shop environment requires an ongoing commitment to analyzing and acting on evidence.