Creating an App to Simplify CNC Operator Processes

Because the fully open OSP control from Okuma allows for complete customization, Moser Engineering was empowered to innovate an app on their own.
Software: Articles

Ready for the Rebound

In the ultra-competitive oil and gas industry, this equipment provider weathers all business climates by minimizing waste and optimizing operations with cloud-based shop floor management software that seamlessly connects and monitors all of their manufacturing assets.

Connected Machining

As manufacturing moves toward Smart Factories that optimize manufacturing processes, great advances in machine connectivity are adding value to automation, production data management and machine intelligence like never before.

Synching Your Shop Floor: ERP and MES Integration for Better Planning, Insight and Execution

The integration of ERP and MES starts with a cultural change within a manufacturer that embraces Big Data, mobile and Internet of Things technologies. They must add new data and process integration capabilities to their operations and improve flow/use-of-data from the top floor to shop floor. By doing this now, they will avoid becoming overwhelmed and outflanked by their competition.

Overcoming Security Worries to Move Forward with Digitalization Tactics

Digitalization and Internet of Things technologies will likely increase the volume of cyberattacks. Connected devices, online portals, and sharing of data between enterprises create risks. What can a manufacturer do? Are there safeguards that can be taken? Of course.

Automating the Shop Floor

The Smart Factory connects and integrates real-time information, advanced technology and human ingenuity in the application of manufacturing intelligence to every aspect of the business. Welcome to competition in the Internet of Things.

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Software: Industry News

Okuma Completes Smart Factory

Their advanced Dream Site 2 Parts factory in Japan shortens lead times for parts used in machine tool production and for stocking service inventory.

ABB and IBM Partner in Industrial Artificial Intelligence

The shop floor says hello to IBM Watson Internet of Things.

Mazak Collaborates with Muratec on Smart Automation

They automate machining, high-density storage and retrieval with smart technologies to increase competitiveness in a connected environment.


Software: Products

Digital Work Instructions for Lean Manufacturing

Visual Knowledge Share is a multilingual and digital work instruction application that helps shops increase quality, profitability, and productivity and get the most out of their factory by displaying standardized, advanced work instructions while monitoring factory performance.

Cloud-Based ERP for Small to Medium Sized Custom Manufacturers

Version 9.0 VISUAL ERP manufacturing software from Synergy Resources helps custom fabrication shops of all sizes become more efficient and productive, particularly in the areas of pricing and cost visibility, scheduling, and managing quality.

CNC Hardware for High-End Machine Tools

Version 4.7 of Sinumerik Operate software from Siemens shortens program runtimes and simulates faster with quicker overall operation using more powerful CPUs and 15 in and 19 in “Blackline” panels in widescreen format for the Sinumerik 840D sl CNC.