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Detecting defects

Detecting defects
A new system designed specifically for stamping operations offers sophisticated monitoring technology to otherwise outdated machines by Abbe Miller, editor-in-chief       At times, it feels like technology is advancing too fast. Just as soon as you invest in the latest and greatest smartphone, commercials for the next version are showing up on every channel. But in that same breath, we Read full article >>

Digital transformations

Digital transformations
The digital revolution has already disrupted media, finance, consumer products, healthcare and beyond. Manufacturing leaders can’t (and shouldn’t) escape it by Vivek Joshi, CEO and founder, Entytle       New data and computing capabilities – along with the introduction on the factory floor of innovations such as artificial intelligence, automation and robotics, additive technologies and Read full article >>

Making cars digitally

Making cars digitally
Automakers achieve greater efficiency and decreased costs with Industry 4.0-ready software solutions by Kip Hanson, senior editor       More than a century ago, Henry Ford flipped the switch on his factory’s first assembly line. The event signaled a new day in automobile manufacturing efficiency. Later, computerized machine control and then robots further streamlined the production process Read full article >>

Translating tech

Translating tech
Adapting to the complications associated with CAD data quality, sharing and migration while also evolving with changing technology by Jimmy Myers, senior editor   The advancement of technology is happening at lightning speed. This is a problem. Many global business leaders say the rapid rate of digitalization and technological innovation is among their biggest challenges. Responding to change Read full article >>

Factory flyover

Factory flyover
Ford Motor Co. implements Google Earth-like technology for enhanced visibility of the factory floor by Kip Hanson, senior editor       Whether it’s to fly over the Eiffel Tower, whiz through the Grand Canyon or see what the top of your house looks like, most of us have at least played with Google Earth. The software application displays 2-D and 3-D imagery of nearly every point on the Read full article >>

Innovating the future

Innovating the future
Taking risks and not being afraid to fail has helped Ford Motor Co. prepare as it embarks on its next century by Larry Adams, senior editor       At the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Mark Fields, president and CEO of Ford Motor Co., described broad ranging concepts that would help propel Ford into the next millennium. Delivered from the same stage where eight years Read full article >>

Automobility

Automobility
Innovations in smart mobility help Ford Motor Co. go further than ever before by Kip Hanson, senior editor       Mobility is defined as the ability to move freely and to travel without obstacles or interference. Someone who can easily switch jobs enjoys career mobility while upward mobility is often defined as keeping up with the Joneses living next door.   Yet folks are discussing an Read full article >>

Digital decisions

Digital decisions
Discovering how small fabrication shops can see improvements in their operations with real-time data by Frank Arteaga, head of product marketing, market region NAFTA, Bystronic Inc.       In this age of digital information, it is prudent to utilize the data generated by production machines to monitor processes in real-time and then analyze the collected data to determine opportunities for Read full article >>

Tracking Uptime, Downtime, and Why

Tracking Uptime, Downtime, and Why
Monitoring software puts your finger on your shop’s pulse. Knowing when a machine is running or not is a good start. Knowing why is much better. And knowing it now, in real time, lets you fix it now, rather than later. by Ed Huntress, Editor     The wired-up (or wireless) shop today may be running a variety of software that does a wide range of things to boost productivity, but, in terms of Read full article >>

Rescue by Acrobat

Rescue by Acrobat
Adobe’s Acrobat solves many problems with format compatibility in the 2D world. What many don’t know is how well it can do the same for you in 3D. It’s spawning a growing number of solutions for fabricators. By Ed Huntress, Editor   A straightforward use of Tetra4D is making service and support documents, such as this parts listing – with panning and rotating 3D images for additional Read full article >>

Catering to Every Crowd: Siemens CNC Controls

Catering to Every Crowd: Siemens CNC Controls
By Colin Carlu OlexaAssociate This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. source. It’s a technology movement in which the source code of computer software is made freely available and modifiable by its developers, leading to many different versions. It’s not something that you’d typically associate with manufacturing technology, but when I visited with Siemens at FABTECH last year, I was shown the company’s Read full article >>

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