DATA-DRIVEN MANUFACTURING

Datanomix Fusion Enables Eptam to Visualize Facility, Optimize Resources

Faced with rising customer demand for high-precision parts Eptam Precision Plastics used Datanomix Fusion to streamline data collection, improve quote accuracy and discover training gaps.
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Voice Control of Machine Tools has Arrived

Voice interface technology has come of age and is now found on a wide variety of products such as phones, tablets, PCs, TV remotes and many other devices.  Why not on machine tools as well?

Probing Feedback Keeps CNC Machining On Track

CNC machine tools that operate like self-contained, automated smart factories can be an introduction or an addition to digital manufacturing workflows.
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Hexagon Recreate Streamlines Reverse Engineering Processes

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s Recreate provides a single digital working environment for reverse engineering, from scanning to 3D CAD modeling.

Siemens Teamcenter Quality Aids Quality Management

Siemens Digital Industries Software’s Teamcenter Quality suite keeps quality, manufacturing and engineering teams in sync, simplifying continuous improvement efforts.

Datanomix Debuts Fusion GEMBA Functionality

Datanomix has launched its Fusion GEMBA product, which automatically gathers data from company ERP systems to produce a real-time GEMBA board.

GF Machining Offers OPC UA 1.0 Common Communication Solution

GF Machining now offers OPC UA version 1.0 as a cross-platform communication and connectivity solution, pushing closer to the Industry 4.0 ideal.

U.S. Air Force Makes Siemens Teamcenter System of Record

The U.S. Air Force has chosen Siemens’ Teamcenter software, part of the Xcelerator portfolio, as its product lifecycle management system of record.

Manufacturing E-Commerce Expands with Expectations

Whether by automating on their own terms or joining a vetted network, manufacturers are responding to demand for easy online part ordering.
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Moving Monitoring Closer to the Cut

A sensory toolholder can provide more accurate vibration data on the metalcutting process, helping to extend tool life and improve surface finish.

Red Lion Controls Expands SixTrak RTU Line

Red Lion Controls has added the ST-IPm-8460 to its SixTrak line of industrial RTUs. The company’s Red Lion Workbench software powers the device.

FactoryWiz Promotes Richard Hefner to Company President

FactoryWiz has announced that Richard Hefner, formerly its executive vice president, will now succeed John Hosmon as the company’s president.

"Soft" Automation is Long Overdue

Digitalizing and systemizing the clerical work of quoting and quality control is more achievable and more urgent than ever.   
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Starrett's Datasure 4.0 Streamlines Data Acquisition

The L.S. Starrett Company has introduced its Datasure 4.0 system, which uses new wireless technology to provide swift, secure transfer of measurement data.

LK Metrology's Metrology Gate Provides Remote Reports

LK Metrology has launched Metrology Gate, a web-based Industry 4.0 solution for monitoring and controlling inspection activities.

Digital "Fingerprints" Put Twins in Perspective

Unique identifiers keep the digital thread intact through design, production and quality control.
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Wires Make the World Wireless

Leveraging 5G requires infrastructure grounded in physical wiring and thinking grounded in practical application.
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IMCO ToolBot Resource Individually Tailors Feeds and Speeds

IMCO’s free, online ToolBot resource uses simple parameters to optimize users’ carbide end mill feeds and speeds.

Datanomix Fusion Maximizes J&W Swiss Machine's Efficiency

Datanomix’s Fusion software led J&W Swiss Machine to a 13% increase in cycle-time conformance and a 1.5 day improvement on its on-time delivery.
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HCL's MINTVIZOR Analytics Software Emphasizes Usability

HCL Technologies has launched its cloud-based manufacturing analytics solution MINTVIZOR, which it believes will prove cost-effective and user-friendly even to Industry 4.0-wary companies.

Simulation Gets Real

Capability to generate something close to a true digital twin can significantly improve confidence in CAM program prove-outs.
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How to Choose an ERP System for Your Data-Driven Machine Shop

Manufacturers with an ERP system in place should re-evaluate the system as the essential forerunner of and foundation for emerging data-driven manufacturing concepts.