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Focus on Efficiency at MC2

Assistant Editor Kristen Golembiewski

4/19/2016

At the MC2 Conference in Dallas, presentations focused on making the most of the Internet of Things while navigating the ever-changing world of cybersecurity. “The Internet of Things is morphing into the Internet of Threats," said Perry Pederson of Langner Engineering. “Your assets are a target, but knowledge is the key to prevention.”   Full Article

Two New Devices Focus on Securely Accessing Data in Legacy Machines



Smart Manufacturing Editor Brett Brune

4/20/2016

A trio of Mazak, Memex and Cisco is beginning to sell SmartBox, a device meant to securely manage manufacturing data—information on axes, spindles, temperatures, cutting times, downtimes and part counts, for starters—culled from machines that have been laboring in a sort of silence for decades. At the same time, a pairing of Forcam and Wago plans to release a similar device it calls the PFC100 Industrial MTConnect device before July. Full Article

FANUC Launches New IoT System for Smart Manufacturing Era



Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster

4/22/2016

TOKYO – An enthusiastic Yoshiharu Inaba, President and CEO of FANUC Corp., the world’s leading supplier of robotics and factory automation, on Wednesday unveiled a wide range of new products -- collaborative robots, CNCs and easy-to-use human-machine interfaces -- at an invitation-only event for engineering and other executives from American manufacturing companies. But the big highlight of the day was clear: an all-new Internet of Things technology called FIELD that will undergird the company’s vision for the smarter factory of the future. Full Article

Change at the Speed of Electrons



Contributing Editor Bruce Morey

4/19/2016

A number of discussions from this year’s SAE World Congress highlights trends that could geatly affect how vehicles are conceived and manufactured. If these projections hold true, the coming change could be as profound as the bankruptcies and disruptions of the Great Recession.   Full Article

Thought Leaders to Convene at NAMRC 44



Steven R. Schmid, PhD, CMfgE, PE2015–16 President, North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME

3/28/2016

During the week of June 27, researchers, educators, practitioners and thought leaders from around the world will congregate in Blacksburg, VA, for the largest annual manufacturing research conference in North America. Now in its 44th year, SME’s North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC), which is organized by the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME (NAMRI/SME), is a vital part of the organization with its important role in advancing the scientific foundation of discrete-parts manufacturing. Full Article

Straight from Chicago: US Manufacturing is Changing Pronto



Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster

4/1/2016

Manufacturing technology continues to advance rapidly, and the global impact of that change was a key subject this past week at the i3 Forum in downtown Chicago, where more than 200 people, including many of the leading thinkers in industry, convened to discuss the current and future state of manufacturing. The i3 event – Impact. Innovate. Integrate. – was attended by the Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Boeing President Marc Allen and Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, not to mention many other Presidents and CEOs of American and Italian manufacturing companies big and small. Full Article

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