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Published: 4/19/2018

Manufacturing News of Note: April 2018
Absolute Machine Tools turns 30, a new manufacturing cybersecurity hub in the works and other industry news.

Published: 3/13/2018

Now Is the Time to Digitally Connect Your Factory
People and processes will interact more effectively when digitalization makes it easy to share data on an internet-enabled network.

Published: 3/6/2018

Iscar Leader Describes Tool Technology for Machine Shops Acting on Data
As more sophisticated insight into machining performance reveals opportunities for efficiency gain, the value of tooling choices that save time will become increasingly clear.

Published: 2/26/2018

Smart Machining Starts with Smart Sawing
A CNC band saw manufacturer worked with a university corporate research center to develop a cloud-based predictive maintenance app to not only monitor blade life, but also to predict blade failure. It also monitors overall band saw machine health in...

Published: 2/22/2018

A.I. Will Become Our Inventor
We know how to engineer automation, but can we automate engineering? This possibility is nearer than we might expect, and it will have implications for manufacturing. 

Published: 2/16/2018

Machine Monitoring Both Challenges and Benefits Shop Culture
How does a shop deal with the “Big Brother” feeling that comes from implementing machine tool data collection? Part of the answer is the benefit to employee experience that this data collection will make possible. Watch video from the To...

Published: 2/3/2018

Cybersecurity for Job Shops
Small and medium-size machining job shops can take steps to protect computerized or networked assets such as CNC machines from cyber attacks. 

Published: 1/23/2018

Seeing Smart Manufacturing in Taiwan
A recent visit to Taiwan revealed new smart-manufacturing technologies being developed by the island’s machine tool builders as well as by its largest commercial and military aircraft manufacturer.

Published: 1/22/2018

For Titanium, Tool Monitoring Smooths Low-rpm Cuts
Caron Engineering’s TMAC MP has been putting tool monitoring to work for years, but its “sawtooth algorithm” now meets a specific challenge in airplane engine machining. 

Published: 1/4/2018

How Part Data Control Will Expand and Simplify the Supply Chain
Digital rights management for manufactured part files will enable OEMs to enforce manufacturing requirements at a distance, as an alternative to in-person certification of suppliers.