Digital transformation is fascinating because it acts quickly and gradually at the same time.  The main improvement in this year’s manufacturing digital transformation is that more companies are starting to realize its importance. They are also beginning to adopt it. The companies that concentrate on manufacturing acknowledge the effect of connecting with the Internet of …

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IIoT. while not well known or understood, is one of the top applications being used in manufacturing and industry today. It’s found in nearly every industry in the world including these: Agriculture-to provide for connected farms that can do things such as even tell the farmer when the cow is coming into season. Aerospace, to …

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Improving Manufacturing Cycle Times Machining center manufacturers are all looking for and touting the ability to reduce part cycle times by offering faster and more efficient machines. That is what the job shop and part production customers of these products demand, because their end-product customers are driving a purchasing philosophy of lower costs per part. …

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Intelligent Manufacturing – Part 2: Manu-Services–Something New or Something You’ve Always Known? We’ve taken a hard look at every aspect of manufacturing, including the items that are part and parcel of modern manufacturing and how those services have changed. The new label, Manu-services, however is something with which many of us are not familiar. It’s …

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The Factories of the Future-Already Operational and Making a Difference The factory of the future appears to be making its way into the here and now. Just as Captain Kirk and the trusty team of the Enterprise had their own method of recording and analyzing all of the data that was available to them, the …

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Intelligent Manufacturing: Machine to Machine (M2M) Communication The manufacturing industry has been changing dramatically over just the past few years. Advancements in technology have been rampant and the newest machines being built require absolute precision. The only way that we can get that today is by the use of intelligent manufacturing. Absolute accuracy and efficiency …

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