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

Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


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. Full Article

Hexagon Buys CAD/CAM Developer Vero

Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


Measurement systems builder Hexagon AB (Stockholm), parent company of Hexagon Metrology (North Kingstown, RI), today announced that it has acquired UK-based CAD/CAM software developer Vero Software.Vero’s software portfolio consists of a wide array of CAD/CAM brands, including Edgecam, Surfcam, Machining Strategist, Visi, WorkNC, Radan, Alphacam, Peps, Cabinet Vision, Smirt, and the manufacturing resource planning (MRP) system Javelin. Full Article

Real-Time SPC Software Drives Bottom-Line Benefits

Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


Widely used by the automotive, aerospace and other mission-critical industries, statistical process control (SPC) software offers its users a simple way to monitor and analyze quality data from their manufacturing processes and machines using sophisticated statistical tools. Full Article

Software Update: Managing Big Data Improves Factory Processes with OEE, Other Key Metrics

Edited by Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


Mohamed Abuali is chief operating officer of Forcam USA Inc. (Cincinnati), developer of manufacturing execution systems (MES) and shop-floor management tools. Full Article

Solutions Come in Many Sizes and Shapes

Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


Manufacturers want to make parts and hit their schedules with a minimum of problems. Job shops, in particular, have their own need for a great deal of flexibility, enabling them to switch from one job to another with the minimum of wasted time. For medium volume, high mix production, manufacturers can benefit from the latest automation on multipallet single machines or in multiple machine cells. Full Article

BIG M 2014: Big Data Looms Large Over Manufacturing

Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


Big Data seems to be everywhere these days. The vast amounts of data compiled by manufacturing operations—and how to collect, analyze, leverage, and secure this invaluable data—pose a dilemma for manufacturers of all stripes. Manufacturing executives and users discussed the latest software solutions used to grapple with this vexing problem in “The New Digital Space: Future of Manufacturing Intelligence” panel discussion at The Big M conference at Cobo Center in Detroit. Full Article

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