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  • Quit Making Excuses. Now is the Time to Digitize

    September 23, 2020
    Cloud computing has become more prevalent in our daily lives and the ability to access the internet nearly anywhere at any time has allowed for manufacturers to become more able to view real-time shop data across all departments. In this podcast, Bruce Morey, Senior Technical Editor for Manufacturing Engineering magazine discusses using cloud-based business systems with Kevin Must, Marketing Manager for Lantek Inc.
    By Bruce Morey - Senior Technical Editor, SME Media
  • Pandemic Makes Case for More Automation, Robotics

    September 21, 2020
    Listen to this Smart Manufacturing magazine article: Pandemic makes case for more automation, robotics. Outbreak poised to prompt changes in the way manufacturers use automation.
    By Ilene Wolff - Contributing Editor, SME Media
  • In the Thick of the ‘Herculean’ Vaccine Push

    September 21, 2020
    Listen to this Smart Manufacturing magazine cover story: In the thick of the ‘herculean’ vaccine push. Moderna is among the companies able to tackle the most urgent of matters precisely because of their digital strength.
    By Anastasia Ustinova - Contributing Editor, SME Media
  • Exactly How to Use Automation to Relieve Pressure

    September 16, 2020
    Catalytic CEO Sean Chou explains the difference between process automation and robotic automation, as well as what it looks like to use automation to augment existing workflows. Importantly, he describes how manufacturers can use automation to do more with less—to lessen supply chain pressures that have grown because of globalization and the Covid-19 crisis. And he details which processes manufacturers can automate to optimize resources and productivity.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing magazine
  • Autonomous Mobile Robots Drive Manufacturing Versatility

    September 3, 2020
    Robotics have come a long way since the first industrial robot was installed at General Motors. Denise Ebenhoech, Regional Head of Advanced Robotics Applications at KUKA Robotics, sits down with Chris Mahar, Associate Editor, to discuss recent developments within mobile robots. From cleans rooms to job shops to moving entire airplane assemblies, autonomous mobile robots are helping manufacturers succeed in today’s advanced manufacturing landscape.
    By Chris Mahar - Associate Editor, SME Media
  • Adopting AM to Drive Organizational Value

    September 2, 2020
    John Deere’s Eric Johnson discusses the company’s additive manufacturing journey—with an eye toward helping small and medium businesses get going in AM. Learn about the early days of getting one of the first AM parts, as well as unrealistic expectations of the technology and how John Deere is creating value with the technology today. Finally, Johnson provides tips on unlocking the value of AM for your business in five key applications.
    By Brett Brune - Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing magazine
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