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On this playing field, anything that can be connected, will be connected. Those who can adapt to connecting will thrive. Those who can’t, well . . .
Software: Articles

Big Data in Manufacturing: A Compass for Growth

Big Data analytics is taking over manufacturing and providing a totally new dimension to the value of research and trend analysis. Instead of only reporting past activities, data now predicts future events, foresees risk and helps shops build and deliver not only better products, but a richer overall experience for their customers.

Analytics: The New Frontier in Manufacturing

Data analytics is a key technology that is creating new frontier for manufacturers to uncover new insights that can speed their decision-making and improve their business performance.

Harnessing the Power of CNC Software for Plasma Cutting

What if you could get real time orchestration between the power source, the accessories connected to it and all of the other key elements of your cutting system? 

From Days to Minutes

To dramatically shorten design-to-manufacture time, this advanced 3D simulator unveils powerful real-time visualization with collision detection that speeds tube bending program development so that shops can optimize their computer-controlled bending machines.

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Software: Industry News

Epicor Acquires docSTAR

This deal adds collaborative cloud-based ECM and automated accounts payable solutions to Epicor ERP solutions.

Bystronic and Lantek Announce Partnership

Their goal is to pioneer software innovations for digitally-networked manufacturing.

Smart Manufacturing Systems Test Bed and the Digital Thread

This innovative digital factory will inventory and transfer advanced process information through MTConnect to manufacturers for competitive advantage in their business performance.


Software: Products

Bringing the Internet of Robotics to Life

KUKA Connect is a cloud-based software platform that securely leverages cloud computing technologies with big data analytics to provide maximum visibility into connected robots from KUKA.

FABTECH 2016: Metalform

Take a closer look at some of the metal forming and fabrication technologies that will be exhibited November 16-18 on the show floor in Las Vegas.

Shop Floor Automation Solutions

Predator Software updates from Shop Floor Automations provide specific solutions for machine monitoring, DNC communication, CNC program editing, document control and tool management.