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Control Technology Provider Demonstrates How CNC Advances Factory Digitalization

How users and builders of machine tools can benefit from factory digitalization and integration is the...
09/18/2017

CNC Machine Tools Market - Top Trends and Forecasts by Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technavio’s latest market research report on the global CNC machine tools...
09/18/2017

Top 5 Digital Transformation Trends In Manufacturing

Like the Industrial Revolution impacted manufacturing, digital transformation is now responsible for...
09/18/2017

Big Data & Analytics Is The Most Wanted Expertise By 75% Of IoT Providers

75% are prioritizing big data and analytics expertise in their hiring decisions, stating that having...
09/18/2017

Three out of four food processing operations measure OEE (Overall Equipment Efficiency)

Unlike their peers in pharma, where less than half of operations measure OEE, the vast majority of food...
09/18/2017

Does OEE Apply to Digital Presses? This study says Yes

Lately it seems I have been hearing a lot about overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) as an important...
09/12/2017

Why It’s Taking Less and Less to Manufacture More of the Things We Want

Manufacturing productivity has been on a tear. It’s nearly doubled versus construction productivity...
09/12/2017

Utah manufacturing leaders using social media to attract millennials

Silicon Slopes is blooming, but as Clint Betts, executive director at Silicon Slopes, always likes to...
09/12/2017

Ready – or not – for Industry 4.0?

Some of the largest publicly traded U.S. manufacturers are extremely wary about Industry 4.0 and other...
09/07/2017

Industry 4.0: How the Internet of Things is Revolutionizing Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 might sound like the newest iteration of a SimCity-style tycoon game, but it's really...
09/07/2017

Five ways Walmart uses big data

Walmart is bullish on big data — especially when it comes to finding ways to better serve its shoppers. Big...
09/06/2017

Lean Manufacturing’s Biggest Hidden Challenges

Lean manufacturing is perhaps the most popular option for manufacturing operations seeking to improve...
09/05/2017

Mastercard's Big Data For Good Initiative: Data Philanthropy On The Front Lines

Much has been written about big data initiatives and the efforts of market leaders to derive critical...
09/05/2017

DRAWING ON BIG DATA FOR CUSTOMER INSIGHTS

he overall trend for retail sales volume is up, despite considerable disruption to the channels consumers...
08/15/2017

Find your niche in big data: Consulting, software, platforms

Channel partners looking for a niche in big data may find opportunities in consulting, predictive analytics...
08/15/2017

Presetters Provide Head Start on Industry 4.0

The dream of Industry 4.0 is for machines on a factory floor to be connected, able to communicate with...
08/14/2017

How to achieve Industry 4.0 goals

Industry 4.0 is the manufacturing buzz phrase and we’re told the road to digitalisation is the...
08/14/2017

Next Industrial Revolution

In the current age, Cloud Computing is already necessary for backing up data, Smartwatches monitor and...
08/14/2017

How BMW Uses Artificial Intelligence And Big Data To Design And Build Cars Of Tomorrow

BMW creates some of the most high-tech cars we have yet seen. The German giant builds 2.5 million vehicles...
08/10/2017

Scientists turn to big data in hunt for minerals, oil and gas

OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists searching for everything from oil and gas to copper and gold are adopting...
08/10/2017

Training Lathe Enables Switching between Eight CNC Systems

The Concept Turn 60 from Emco Maier is a high-performance, PC-controlled, two-axis CNC turning machine...
08/10/2017

Switching Careers Doesn’t Have to Be Hard: Charting Jobs That Are Similar to Yours

Justin Cornett’s story had been a 21st-century economic nightmare. He worked for 13 years on drilling...
08/03/2017

A CNC Machine Is Only as Good as Your Ability to Program It

The latest version, Router-CIM 2018, includes some handy new features for machinists and will be unveiled...
08/03/2017

Infographic: Emerging Technology In The Supply Chain

New Survey Results on the Factors Driving Strategies for American Manufacturers and Wholesale Distributors
08/02/2017

Six Key Internet Of Things (IoT) Trends To Watch For In 2018

Almost 250 years after James Watt filed his first patent in 1769, we have reached a turning...
08/02/2017

Big Data: Forget Volume and Variety, Focus On Velocity

When you think of Big Data, you may imagine the billions of rows and petabytes of data many companies...
08/02/2017

Life Of A Byte

Hi, my name is Brontobyte and this is my story of how I grew up from a Byte, to Megabyte, to Gigabyte,...
07/30/2017

5 BIG DATA TERMS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

This article is a continuation of my first article, 25 Big Data terms everyone should know. Since it...
07/30/2017

Finding Specialty Toolholders to Improve Cycle Time

For many machinists, the conversation begins, “If I could have this size tool with this attachment...
07/30/2017

Takt in manufacturing: production that doesn't miss a beat

Takt is one of lean manufacturing's most misunderstood concepts. Here Andy Owen, Managing Director...
07/30/2017

Manufacturing by state - a glimpse at production in the US

Research on trends in manufacturing and employment by state conducted by BOE (Bid-On-Equipment) show...
07/25/2017

Women and the Industrial Revolution 4.0

Industry 4.0 is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes...
07/25/2017

Small Farm, Meet Big Data

WASHINGTON — Researchers are aiming to bring artificial intelligence and big-data technology to...
07/25/2017

Is There Potential for 3D printing in the Manufacturing Market?

The world is evolving at a rapid rate. What seemed like new technology yesterday is quickly being outdated...
07/24/2017

Making it: Manufacturers confident about future of industry

Manufacturing is on an upward trend both in North Dakota and Minnesota, and regional companies say they...
07/24/2017

Top 5 Reasons Why Industry 4.0 Is Real And Important

As physical and digital worlds merge, manufacturing processes will change dramatically in the future....
07/24/2017

Big data on its own will not add to much

In today’s world where various factors affect customer experience, listening and adapting to customer...
07/18/2017

Cybersecurity Guidance for Industrial Safety Systems

With targeted attacks on industrial automation and control systems, which are increasingly connected...
07/18/2017

ROBOT DRAWS USING ROBUST CNC

While initially developed for use in large factory processes, computer numeric control (CNC) machines...
07/18/2017

Industry 4.0 for design engineers

When the Walkie Talkie skyscraper was constructed in 2009, it was supposed to be an up-market living...
07/18/2017

VIDEO: Deposition Nozzles for Additive Manufacturing with Standard CNC Machines

With additive manufacturing, it’s essentially a motion control problem. There are extruders, and...
07/13/2017

Is Your Maintenance Organization Caught in a 'Fitbit Trap'?

While numbers and goals are important, applying a well-rounded maintenance performance management system...
07/13/2017

4 Steps on Your Journey Toward Industry 4.0

Introducing new technology can be disruptive: upending the status quo is always challenging for businesses...
07/13/2017

Powering the rise of smart manufacturing

Increased competition, intricate regulatory requirements and heightened safety demands are all putting...
07/12/2017

Can Customer Experience Be Improved Using Big Data Analytics

When it comes to user experience, data is always the king. Since years, the marketers work hard to make...
07/12/2017

Having your head in the cloud prepares you for Industry 4.0

How is machine learning, big data and cloud technologies changing the manufacturing industry and how...
07/12/2017

Using IoT to Drive Lean Implementation

FMCG brands that once enjoyed healthy mid-single-digit growth or better have encountered challenging...
06/29/2017

U.S. manufacturing remained strong in May, ISM survey finds

U.S. manufacturing continued to churn higher in May, according to a survey of purchasing managers released...
06/29/2017

Megatrends pushing manufacturers towards Industry 4.0

Disruptive technologies and megatrends are shaping the future of manufacturing. The fourth industrial...
06/29/2017

Where Manufacturing Is Thriving In The U.S.

Throughout the dismal presidential campaign, the plight of America’s manufacturing sector played...
06/22/2017

Why you need to think seriously about Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is making its mark in the manufacturing sector, and medical devices are no exception. Lu...
06/22/2017

What you should know about CNC router maintenance

Every CNC router will come with its own recommended maintenance programme and whilst this may be conscientiously...
06/22/2017

China’s robot revolution and the boom in factory automation

Factories in China are replacing humans with robots in a new automation-driven industrial revolution. ...
06/20/2017

3 Steps Toward Industry 4.0

Whether you’ve embraced digital manufacturing or are wondering where to start, there are things...
06/20/2017

Global CNC Machines Market 2017: Yamazaki Mazak, TRUMPF, AMADA and DMG Mori Seiki

The Global CNC Machines Market Research Report 2017 offers a comprehensive study on CNC Machines Industry...
06/20/2017

Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit will focus on empowering manufacturing's...

Manufacturing technology executives will focus on ‘Empowering Manufacturing’s Future’...
06/14/2017

Old Machines Are Also Automation Candidates: 40-Year-Old Machine Adapted into Unattended...

Ask a manufacturer to point out its automated production system, and you are likely to see the most modern...
06/14/2017

5 Reasons a 5-Axis CNC Machine is Actually Good for Your Shop

The 5-axis CNC machine tool is a mainstay on many manufacturing plants and shop floors. While these systems...
06/14/2017

Three Ways To Avoid Potential OEE Pitfalls

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a metric that has become a go-to standard across numerous industries....
06/14/2017

6 Common Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Myths Debunked

It’s not uncommon today, if you visit a manufacturing plant, to see large digital displays peering...
06/14/2017

Top 5 CNC Machines for your creativity

Representing you universal CNC solutions. Turn your ideas into reality - CNC milling, 3D Printing, laser...
06/09/2017

Industrial automation no longer a nice-to-have but a necessity when it comes to retaining...

The industrial Internet of things is revolutionizing and streamlining complex industrial operations within...
06/09/2017

How Industrial Automation Promotes Job Growth

There's a widely held and erroneous perception that industrial automation is a job killer, but in...
06/09/2017

How to Make Use of OEE

You’re probably familiar with the term overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), but it means different...
06/09/2017

An Engineer's Guide to CNC Turning Centers

The lathe is one of the oldest manufacturing technologies on Earth. The earliest versions date all the...
06/09/2017

What Is CNC, Anyway?

With a ShopBot CNC tool, you use the included software to design your parts on your personal computer,...
06/01/2017

What's the difference between OEE, OOE, and TEEP?

In last week’s blog post, we discussed Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), the most commonly...
06/01/2017

The State of the Industrial Internet of Things

As the next industrial revolution gets underway, here are some of the key Internet of Things trends,...
06/01/2017

Reining in on industrial automation

Johannes Petrowisch discusses the benefits of cloud computing for the manufacturing industry The domestic...
06/01/2017

Improving plant safety with industrial automation

Jonathan Wilkins discusses how plant managers can improve safety by increasing automation Since the...
06/01/2017

Leaner Than Lean: How Digitalization Transforms Manufacturing

If you want to see the future of manufacturing, follow the Tama River about 45 kilometers upstream from...
05/19/2017

The Promises and Limitations of Big Data

Although many people claim we have entered the era of big data, research firms tell us that most collected...
05/19/2017

Manufacturers’ Slow, but Steady Migration to the Cloud

While businesses of all types make a steady march to the cloud, manufacturers are pursuing a hybrid strategy,...
05/19/2017

Tackling challenges in integrating Industry 4.0 into manufacturing operations

Industry 4.0 could be the next big thing for Singapore’s economy.
05/19/2017

Industry 4.0: It’s all about the people

The adoption of i4.0 will have a profound impact on the manufacturing workforce. Organizations should...
05/19/2017

OEE: A Management Strategy

Overall equipment effectiveness is most often seen as a tool for use in production operations. However,...
05/12/2017

Losing Sleep Over Your Digital Manufacturing Strategy? You're Not the First

Robots, digitization, manufacturing The digitization of manufacturing is a pretty big topic these...
05/12/2017

Three reasons why manufacturing jobs are suited to millennials

The manufacturing industry has a considerable employment hole to fill due to a looming skills gap. This...
05/12/2017

Building The Internet of Things: Bringing IoT Into Your Organization

People generally dislike change. It disrupts the familiar and the comfortable.
05/12/2017

Internet of Things And Predictive Maintenance Transform The Service Industry

The field service industry is huge, encompassing 20 million field technicians in vans spread across the...
05/12/2017

A Reason to Do Lean and Six Sigma Executives Will Embrace

What is the actual, demonstrated output of your organization’s system (production parts or service...
05/12/2017

Apple’s Billion-Dollar Investment Provides a Blueprint for US Manufacturing

Add Apple to the list of companies trying to make nice with the Trump administration.
05/12/2017

Revitalizing U.S. Manufacturing With Industry 4.0

Successfully leveraging the huge promise of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things will allow companies...
05/12/2017

How one company saved $1.5 MILLION in their first year of Machine Monitoring

Gary Bruner, the president of Carolina Precision Manufacturing, a contract manufacturer that specializes...
04/26/2017

HOW A FORMER MACHINIST IS SEEKING TO EMPOWER THE SHOP FLOOR: MACHINE MONITORING WITH...

Hello Metalworking Nation! Today we welcome Eric Fogg, Co-Founder and Partner of MachineMetrics,...
04/26/2017

How machine monitoring works

Our mission at MachineMetrics is to help manufacturers increase production efficiency...
04/26/2017

The $3T opportunity that isn’t: IoT opportunity ‘dramatically over-inflated’

Suggestions that the internet of things presents a $3 trillion market opportunity are unrealistic and...
04/26/2017

Industrial production climbed in March, while manufacturing output dropped unexpectedly:...

Overall U.S. industrial production rose 0.5 percent in March because of an 8.6 percent weather-driven...
04/26/2017

Industry 4.0 held to ransom

Digital technology, automation and the Internet of Things are dramatically improving manufacturing quality...
04/26/2017

Firms need to gear up to benefit from Industry 4.0

A new wave of technological change is sweeping across the global manufacturing sector, and factories...
04/26/2017