Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak
Will MTConnect ultimately succeed in its goal of connecting machine tool equipment on the factory floor with the Internet? Odds are that it will, but it’s going to take time. An executive of a shop-data management and networking company once told me that MTConnect would follow the path of wireless technology—it took quite some time before wireless gained a foothold in the factory, and he estimated it could take as long as 10 years for MTConnect to gain critical mass. Full Article
Methods Machine Tools
Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, automation and accessories, today announced they are hosting Metal Storm 2014, a major open house event that will take place June 11-12, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day at the company's recently expanded, renovated headquarters and corporate technology center at 71 Union Avenue in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Full Article
SME PRESS RELEASE Mfg4, sponsored by SME, is
one of the manufacturing industry’s trusted sources of knowledge and information, will return to the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Conn., from May 6–8, 2014.
igus will be presenting more than one hundred new products at this year’s Hannover Fair, the direct result of intensive company research and development. The plastics expert will be showcasing a wide range of product line expansions, and exciting world firsts, all in Hall 17 at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds April 7-11. Full Article
Validating the rising interest in additive manufacturing and 3D printing, the 2014 RAPID Conference & Exposition will have the largest exhibit floor in its 24-year history, and will offer a record number of presentations. The industry’s longest-standing event has added four additional topic areas to the previous nine; 20 new presentations for a total of 95 and new, hands-on demos and activities. Full Article