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The Growing Level of Automation in Fabricating Operations

In this episode, Alan Rooks, editor in chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine talks with Mark Scherler, general manager of FANUC America about the latest FANUC robot technologies for welding and cutting; how solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things may change how manufacturing operations are performed; and strategies for shrinking the Skills Gap in the U.S.

GE, GM Are Manufacturers to Watch in 2019

General Electric Co. (Boston) changed CEOs this year for second time since the summer of 2017. The company slashed its dividend to conserve cash. General Motors Co. (Detroit) announced immediately after the Thanksgiving weekend that it intends to close five plants in the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2019. It’s also moving to make making deep cuts in its salaried workforce.

Using Manufacturing Analytics to Drive Decision Making

Manufacturing analytics allows companies to use data to drive more effective decision making. In this podcast, Alan Rooks, editor in chief of Manufacturing Engineering, talks with Eric Fogg, chief operating officer of MachineMetrics, about the role of the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 in manufacturing analytics; key new apps from MachineMetrics (MachineMetrics Health and MachineMetrics Service); the results MachineMetrics is seeing with customers, including machine builders and manufacturers; and where the industry is heading regarding manufacturing analytics.

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