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DMDII Announces Public Kickoff of Digital Manufacturing Open Source Software Project

Press Release - DMDII


The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), a UI LABS collaboration, today announced the public kickoff of its open source software project, the Digital Manufacturing Commons, DMDII-15-16. The Digital Manufacturing Commons (DMC) is a software platform that can be used to share and access manufacturing data and analysis tools. The project has the potential to generate millions of dollars of savings for small, medium and large manufacturers by democratizing the flow of innovative digital manufacturing data. Full Article

Hypertherm Expands Robotic Capabilities With Purchase of Jabez Technologies

Press Release - Hypertherm


Jabez Technologies, creators of software to simplify complex robotic programming, is joining Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of plasma, waterjet, and laser cutting systems, to make it easier for companies to utilize robots for manufacturing applications. Simple offline programming is a key barrier to the wider utilization of robotics in manufacturing. Hypertherm and Jabez believe combining Hypertherm’s cutting expertise with Jabez’s skilled engineering and support staff will make it easier for robotic programmers and integrators to achieve optimal results. Full Article

Ford Integrates Virtual Reality and 3D Printing to Advance Manufacturing

Executive Editor James D. Sawyer


What do you get when you combine full motion-capture video, 3D printing and immersive virtual reality software? Many, many things, it turns out. Ford Motor Co. is integrating these technologies to optimize how its employees assemble vehicles. Full Article

Of Manufacturing and Digital Revolutions

Contributing Editor Bruce Morey


Amidst the hype and hoopla, there is evidence that there is real opportunity in vastly improving manufacturing through common place and inexpensive computing coupled with connectivity. Full Article

Software Update: Efficiency Software for Any Machine, Any Control

Edited by Advanced Manufacturing Media Staff


Pete Tecos is Executive Vice President at 5ME LLC. Manufacturing Engineering: What’s new with plant-floor manufacturing software? Tecos: There is demand for scalable, configurable, and comprehensive plant-floor monitoring software that provides meaningful data to drive sustainable productivity improvements. Full Article

Shop Solutions: CAD CAM Puts Magic into Shop's Machining

Edited by Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


There is no magic formula that guarantees manufacturing success. However, the combination of hard work, knowledge, and advanced technology is about as close as you can get. That’s the formula employed by Andrea Cecutti, the owner of AC&A (Lake Forrest, CA). When he opened his small California startup, AC&A, Cecutti wagered everything on advanced machines, skilled and motivated people, and Tebis CAD/CAM software. Full Article

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