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IMTS 2014: Moving Toward Smarter Factories

After making its debut at IMTS 2012, the Industrial Automation North America (IANA) pavilion is back for this year’s show, and it promises to showcase the best available choices in new factory automation controls, drives, motors and software that help manufacturers define state-of-the-art manufacturing processes.

Viewpoints Blog

Viewpoints: Think About IMTS 2020 Before You Attend IMTS 2014

IMTS is the manufacturing world’s “big box” superstore. For those attending, knowing your objectives in advance is wise. Before you prepare your IMTS 2014 “must see” list, I suggest asking yourself and your team: “What do we want to be working on five years from now? What types of parts? What industries? What technologies do we want in place by then? What do we want our factory floor to look like? How will we manage all the data?”


Quality Scan: The Time to Start Planning for Obsolescence is Now

So, your shiny new, state-of-the-art metrology system is up and running. What’s next on the agenda? Well, after you relax for a minute and admire your handiwork, starting some serious, in-depth planning for its replacement is probably not a bad idea.No, there is nothing wrong with today’s hardware and software, and your shiny new system will probably last for many years.

Controls & Software

IMTS 2014: Machine Controls, CAD/CAM Software Build Factory Efficiency

With new CAD/CAM and controls technologies, machine shops find the fastest, most efficient ways to cut metal and mold their manufacturing processes. At the Controls & CAD/CAM pavilion in the Lakeside Building at IMTS, visitors will see the latest CNC tools and manufacturing software aimed at refining part programming and improving machining processes.


GE Aviation Selects Auburn, AL for High Volume Additive Manufacturing Facility

GE Aviation, a global leader in jet engine and aircraft system production, today announced plans to bring high volume additive manufacturing to its facility in Auburn, AL. This facility will be the first of its kind to mass produce additive components for the jet propulsion industry.

Event Coverage

HELLER Announces Technology Days Open House, October 8 & 9

Heller Machine Tools, Troy, MI, will open its doors October 8 and 9 2014, 2-7 pm each day, to showcase its new machining centers and flexible systems for heavy-duty flexible production, and next generation crank milling and turning machines.

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