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Published: 9/23/2019

5 Impressions of EMO 2019, from Automated to Autonomous Manufacturing
The robot show? Not quite that. But automation and the expectation of processes that can run unattended if needed are clearly core to manufacturing now.

Published: 9/14/2019

Talk About 5G Is No Idle Chatter
Near-real-time machining vibration compensation is just one advantage of the latest networking technology.

Published: 8/31/2019

Merging Advances: Lights-Out Machining Combines Automation and Focused Process Improvement
One of the most significant developments in machining right now is easy to miss because it is the union of two different advances coming together.

Published: 8/23/2019

Using AI for Predictive Maintenance, Employee Development
Maximo from IBM Watson can use "true AI" software to implement predictive maintenance and AR-assisted repair using the sensors that come standard on CNC machine tools.

Published: 8/17/2019

3 Principles for Growing with Machine Monitoring Data
Following a few basic principles can help shops get a return on their machine monitoring systems without losing faith first.

Published: 8/3/2019

10 Takeaways on How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Influence CNC Machining
The Consortium for Self-Aware Machining and Metrology held a promising first meeting at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Here are my impressions.

Published: 7/13/2019

Breaking SPC Limitations Without Breaking Rules
Machine learning helps prove the merit of statistical analysis techniques that do not require plotting CNC machining quality data on a bell curve.

Published: 7/11/2019

Conference Highlights Hidden "Smarts" in Manufacturing Data
Hexagon’s annual conference in Las Vegas demonstrated how sensors and software can help manufacturers improve CNC machining and other manufacturing processes.

Published: 7/10/2019

News of Note: July 2019
New options for training young folks, NTMA offers blockchain services, a new partnership promoting additive manufacturing in aerospace work, and other industry news.

Published: 6/15/2019

ERP Helps Forward-Thinking Manufacturers Look Back
Enterprise-wide performance data and an understanding of which metrics matter form a foundation for the predictive analytics that characterize “smart” CNC machine shops.