When visiting some machine shops I hear PM, most commonly known as preventive maintenance, referred to as “postmortem,” as in, “We just run the machines until they die.”
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Mno-Bmadsen has acquired Walerko Tool and Engineering Corp. through its manufacturing investment vehicle Mno-DREK.
CNC Software Inc., developer of the Mastercam CAD/CAM software platform, has announced that its U.S. industrial channel will now also serve its educational customers throughout the country.
Recycling equipment manufacturer Harris Equipment Co., Cordele, Ga., saved 50 percent per job tapping Hardox 450 steel wear plates by switching to taps from Emuge Corp., West Boylston, Mass.
Hanwha Aerospace USA has been recognized by Raytheon Technologies for excellence in quality, delivery and operational performance.
NASA landed another rover on Mars in February, thanks in part to the work and leadership of Adam Steltzner. Smart Manufacturing interviewed him shortly thereafter—just as he got off the phone with U.S. President Joe Biden.
The adoption of smart manufacturing processes reminds Bob Willig of his “lean manufacturing journey, years ago,” he said.
To achieve a better world, we have chosen Society 5.0 as our key driver. The evolution of automation technologies in the context of Industry 4.0 and Industry 5.0 is fantastic, but the focus should be to benefit society, humankind and the earth.
The need for leadership in smart manufacturing cannot be overstated: Making revolutionary changes can be arduous.
In October, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, a smaller machine shop in Wisconsin needed a robot to deburr parts—and fast.