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FABTECH 2014: Google, PwC Urge Manufacturers to Be Disruptors, Not the Disrupted

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


ATLANTA – Google Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers urged manufacturers at the Fabtech show in Atlanta to use cloud-based computer services to improve efficiency and tap into the knowhow of their employees. “What can we do so the people in this room are disruptors, not disrupted?” Mike Burak, a global tax services partner for PwC, said at the show’s final keynote address on Nov. 13. Full Article

Pumping Up Productivity with Waterjet Machining

Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


Abrasive waterjet technologies continue to advance with steadily improving speed and precision, cutting an extremely diverse range of materials. Today’s abrasive waterjet machines are used to quickly and accurately cut a wide range of parts ranging from large aerospace and automotive metal components to stone and granite as well as smaller parts with tiny feature sizes used in tools, implants and medical devices. Full Article

FABTECH 2014: Google Pitches the Benefits of the Cloud to Manufacturers

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Silicon Valley, meet Main Street. Google Inc., which has the world’s biggest search engine, is using this week’s Fabtech conference to reach engineers and small- to medium-sized companies to pitch the benefits of its cloud-based computer services. Full Article

Software Update: Okuma's App Store: Open-Source Problem Solving

Edited by Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


Brian Sides is director, technology, Okuma America Corp. (Charlotte, NC), a developer of machine tools and controls.    Full Article

Shop Solutions: Getting into Five-Axis with CAM Programming

Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


Hytech Machine transitioned in two short years from a G-code based CNC shop to a CAM-centric operation with five-axis capabilities. Out in the woodsy surroundings of Anderson, SC, the 22-employee job shop is leveraging its newly established CAD, CAM, and five-axis machining capabilities to satisfy a wide range of customers in the automotive, electrical device, heavy equipment, and many other industries. Full Article

Rethinking PLM

Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak


Change is good, but it’s rarely an easy undertaking. To fully realize the digital manufacturing vision, developers and users of product lifecycle management (PLM) tools must rethink how PLM is used today and find new ways to employ current and new software for manufacturing. Full Article

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