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Pratt & Whitney Searching for Products, Services to Ramp Up Monthly Engine Production

Editor Brett Brune, Smart Manufacturing


Pratt & Whitney is aggressively searching for smart manufacturing solutions that will allow it to successfully ramp up monthly production of engines for military and commercial aerospace engines, Kimberley Hagerty, Hot Section Module Center lean transformation manager, said yesterday at the 2nd Smart Factory World Symposium. In 2010 P&W delivered about 55 engines a month. In 2017, that number grows to about 100 engines a month. And in 2024, it continues to climb to about 158 engine deliveries a month, she said.  Full Article

PTC Adds to Its IoT Arsenal

Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


Amid all the hype over the Internet of Things (IoT), CAD/CAM and PLM software developer PTC (Needham, MA) has slowly created an IoT infrastructure that aims to offer manufacturing operations a platform for building the connected future factory. Full Article

EMAG's Laser Lab Support for Gear Welding Operations

Executive Editor James D. Sawyer


EMAG LLC (Farmington Hills, MI) is working to position itself so that no matter who—or what—drives a vehicle in the future or how vehicles are powered, the company will have a hand in the production of the gears and shafts that make cars and trucks move. To that end the company has opened a Laser Welding Laboratory to support the laser welding technology it is using as a quality and productivity enabler in some of its machines. Full Article

DMG MORI Expands Technology Workforce, Product Lineup

Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster


Executives from DMG MORI showed off new technologies, along with 33 running machine tools, to nearly 2,000 visitors at its annual Innovation Days event outside Chicago, where Dr. Masahiko Mori, President of DMG MORI Co., Ltd. outlined his view of the global machine tool market. Full Article

Haimer USA Opens New Chicago-area Headquarters

Advanced Manufacturing Media Staff


VILLA PARK, IL -- Haimer USA in mid-May opened a new North American headquarters featuring 25,000 square feet of space that revealed the new Haimer Customer Center, featuring a 60 seat training room and lounge that opens to a modern showroom, and executive offices. Full Article

As It Partners with Cisco, IBM Seen Showing the Way Toward the 'Internet of Everything'

Smart Manufacturing Editor Brett Brune


IBM may be the furthest ahead with the “Internet of Everything” (IoE), which is “a little bit beyond the ‘Internet of Things’ ” (IoT), Mohanbir Sawhney, director of the Center for Research in Technology & Innovation and of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, said today at the 2d Smart Factory World Symposium. In his talk at the conference, Sawhney made a passing reference to IBM’s Watson IoT business analytics technology but did not note that the tech giant today publicized the fact it is working with Cisco to “provide instant IoT insight at the edge of the network.” Full Article

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