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Smart Manufacturing: Coming Up Fast on the Inside

Executive Editor James D. Sawyer


Call it what you will—Industry 4.0 (Germany), Usine du Futur (France), China Manufacturing 2025, Manufacturing Innovation 3.0 (Korea)—smart manufacturing is happening and it’s happening fast. Why else would Rockwell Automation put on a full day of presentations and interviews to bring the business press and investment analysts up to speed on the topic the day before the company’s 24th Automation Fair opened to manufacturing practitioners? Full Article

Delcam Webinars On Value Of Measurement For Manufacturers


Delcam will hold two webinars on 24th November explaining how metrology can contribute to increased productivity and profitability at manufacturing companies.  The webinars will explain how measurement data collected with Delcam’s Advanced Manufacturing software can allow users to reduce cycle times and minimise rejection rates. Full Article

“AM Factory of Tomorrow” Opens Up a Great Deal of Potential with Modular Machine Configurations

Press Release - Concept Laser


Lichtenfels (Germany), November 17, 2015 - At formnext powered by TCT from 11.17 - 11.20.2015 in Frankfurt, Concept Laser presented a new machine and plant architecture. This is a real first which shows that the vision has already become firmly integrated in the company’s strategy. The new, integrated machine concept under the heading of “AM Factory of Tomorrow” promises a new level of Additive Manufacturing in terms of quality, flexibility and increase in performance. Full Article

EnvisionTEC Unveils New Vector 3SP 3D Printer at formnext

Press Release - EnvisionTEC


EnvisionTEC, a leading global manufacturer of professional grade 3D printers and materials, will be unveiling their newest 3D printing solution, the Vector 3SP, today in Hall 3.1, Stand E-80 at formnext powered by TCT in Frankfurt, Germany. The Vector 3SP joins EnvisionTEC's lineup of industrial 3D printers, filling a niche between the entry level ULTRA 3SP series and the large-frame family, consisting of the Xtreme 3SP and the Xede 3SP models.  Full Article

Hydromat Oktoberfest Is a Success; Introduces New EPIC GEN II Platform and Shows ICON Technologies Product Line

Press Release - Hydromat


Hydromat Inc. held its biennial Oktoberfest celebration at its St. Louis, MO campus on October 21st through the 23rd. The event was very well attended by both customers and agents alike. Many shops brought teams of staff members to get a first-hand look at the newest machine technologies. This year’s open house featured the latest advancements in Rotary Transfer Technology and Mill/Turn Productivity Centers on the main assembly floor which was crowded with projects in various stages of completion. Full Article

Mazak Puts High-Tech Prowess on Display, Launches SmartBox

Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster


As many as 3,000 visitors were expected at Mazak Corp.’s DISCOVER 2015 fall event, where the machine tool builder showcased its growing product line as well as its new SmartBox technology – the result of a new partnership with networking leader Cisco and machine-to-machine technology provider Memex Inc. In all, more than 30 machines and manufacturing technologies were on display, including the Integrex i-400AM, a hybrid additive-subtractive machine, and the new Mazatrol SmoothG CNC, both of which were being shown for the first time in North America. Full Article

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