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Published: 2/17/2015

Large Machines and Capacity in Renovated Pfronten Facility
DMG MORI hosted its 20th open house earlier this month in Pfronten, Germany. The event featured 76 machine tool exhibits, including four world premieres, and nearly 8,800 attendees had the opportunity to tour the recently renovated and expanded faci...

Published: 1/16/2015

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: 12/19/2014

Get Smart about Manufacturing Intelligence
This white paper from Sandvik Coromant is a succinct, readable overview of the so-called fourth industrial revolution. The big message is: Get ready for it now because it is both a huge challenge and a fantastic opportunity.

Published: 12/16/2014

Marketing as a Real-Time Metric
Employees of this shop can look up from their work at any time to see how well the company is doing at both shipping jobs to current customers and reaching out to customers of the future.

Published: 11/21/2014

A Vision of the Data-Driven Factory
The Mazak iSmart Factory concept focuses on digital integration to achieve free-flow data sharing for process control and operation monitoring. This machine tool builder is implementing this vision in its factories now.

Published: 11/1/2014

Nothing But Design Intent
The way to save cost through additive manufacturing is not only to use it to eliminate unnecessary material, but also to apply it within a process that avoids unnecessary effort and interpretation by keeping all manufacturing information within the ...

Published: 6/6/2014

Machine Monitoring Proves Its Worth
These three short case histories document the value of implementing a manufacturing execution system for machine monitoring. In each case, MERLIN hardware and software modules from Memex Automation led to productivity gains and improved overall equi...

Published: 6/5/2014

Video from the Machine Operator’s Point of View
Do safety glasses offer an opportunity for wearable technology? This footage was captured while an operator wore glasses equipped with real-time video streaming.

Published: 4/11/2014

Clemson U. Grad Student Wins MTConnect Challenge
Valerie Pezzullo won $100,000—the top prize in a national contest designed to promote innovative uses of the MTConnect open operability standard—for her application that monitors cutting conditions to reduce or prevent chatter.

Published: 4/9/2014

Experiences with ERP
Job shops reach a point in their growth when they need to face the issue of information management. Here are links to 10 shops’ experiences with enterprise resource planning software.