Data-Driven Manufacturing

Data-driven manufacturing implies that decisions controlling the manufacturing process should be based on facts, not guesses, wishes, theories or opinions. Emerging technology is enabling both people and equipment to collect and process the facts they need to achieve better results. Driving manufacturing with data promotes integration and coherence across manufacturing organizations throughout the supply chain. 

Tim Rutkowski, milling team leader at Northwood Industries, uses the predictor to determine how workflow will shift with job threat levels in the future. Read about the shop’s application of PFM WHERE.

AI Demands Meaningful Metrics

Machine learning can identify patterns and trends faster than any human, but correlations are only as meaningful as the data driving the analysis. 

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.

New Product Announcements

NUMmonitor Software Enables Monitoring of Transfer and Multi-Process Machines

NUM’s NUMmonitor software is said to enable users of multi-process CNC machine tools such as transfer machines to implement process monitoring without incurring additional hardware costs. 



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