Can Connectivity Be Converted to Competitiveness?
Even as manufacturers are still preparing for the fully connected reality of the Industrial Internet of Things they should be prepare to make the next step to Smart manufacturing mdash the full digitization of sensors actuators devices and components within a manufacturing system
Vertical Machine Designs, Modular Filtration, + 6 More New Machine Shop Technologies, at IMTS 2016
New Mill/Turn Machine, Plus Five More New Machine Shop Technologies, at IMTS 2016
New HMC and Five More New Machine Shop Technologies, at IMTS 2016
At United Grindingrsquos Studer factory in Thun Switzerland a reconfigured production system incorporates all manufacturing operations for the entire product portfolio into one assembly line which the machine tool builder noted is improving its ability to meet specific customer demands and delivery requirements quickly and efficiently
While developers like Universal Robotics have pioneered collaborative robots for manufacturing Lockheed Martin has taken the position that autonomous or semiautonomous robots working with people will require technology that is capable of mastering ldquoperception processing power and planningrdquo  mdash the Four Prsquos
Today industrial machinery operators are typically educated well trained and encouraged to make suggestions Personnel throughout the organization need to be computer literate and able to make wellinformed decisions based on data and logic
IoT, Internal Cylindrical Grinding, Tool-Wear Optimization and 10 More New Ideas for Machine Shops
10 New Ideas for Machining, Tooling, Programming, and Machine Shop Operations