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Machine Vision Technology Advances Rapidly

Machine vision technology provides imaging-based applications like automatic inspection, process control, and robot guidance. Powered by artificial intelligence (AI) in both deep learning and more traditional rule-based methods, machine vision could be invaluable to the manufacturing industry. Smart Manufacturing’s Bruce Morey looks at machine vision, current applications, and its potential to impact our industry.
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Machine Tool Orders Start 2019 Strong

Machine Tool Orders Start 2019 Strong

Machine tool orders began 2019 with a strong January, said AMT-The Association for Manufacturing Technology in a monthly report. Orders totaled $396.31 million, the McLean, Va.-based group said. It was the second-largest January order figure in the 22-year history of AMT’s U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program.
Auto Suppliers Face Shakeout Amid Drive for Electrification

Auto Suppliers Face Shakeout Amid Drive for Electrification

Auto suppliers may confront a shakeout as the industry shifts to more “electrified” vehicles. Electrification refers to all-electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles. The industry is moving toward electrification to meet fuel efficiency and emissions regulations.
Optimization Module Tackles Tough Materials

Optimization Module Tackles Tough Materials

Most anyone who’s worked in a machine shop for any length of time has at some point attended a trade show or machine tool distributor’s open house. There they see canned demonstrations of CNC machines busily carving up chunks of brass, mild steel, or aluminum into business card holders and tic-tac-toe games.

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