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November/December 2021 Issue

Can You See Me? Augmented Reality for Maintenance & Training. By utilizing augmented reality for maintenance and training, users wearing headsets can see both virtual and physical realities simultaneously. By creating a digital overlay of equipment, manufacturers can immediately troubleshoot issues with technicians and experts located offsite, versus waiting for a technician to arrive. Augmented reality is also ideal when it comes to workforce training. This method keeps everyone in place at the shop and not on the road traveling to offsite training spots. Find out how augmented reality can assist your shop with not only maintenance and training but also mentoring and product development, among other functions.

Industry News

Snow Wins Resistance Welding Award

T.J. Snow, welding, Fabtech, Fabtech 2021, TJ Snow

Tom Snow, chairman of T. J. Snow Co. (Chattanooga, TN) was recognized with the Elihu Thomson Resistance Welding Award at Fabtech 2021, held in Chicago in September. 

Tom Snow, chairman of T. J. Snow Co. (Chattanooga, TN) was recognized...

Hexagon to Build Ecosystem to Help Overcome Challenges in Additive Manufacturing

Hexagon, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence, additive manufacturing, 3D printing, ecosystem, digital ecosystem

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced its plan to build a flexible, open additive manufacturing (AM) ecosystem to help overcome complexities in 3D-printing processes and to support customers in building their product development and manufacturing workflows.

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced its plan to build a flexible,...

GE Additive and Wichita State Team Up to Help Adoption of Metal Additive Manufacturing by DoD

NIAR, National Institute for Aviation Research, E Additive, GE, General Electric, Wichita State University, Wichita State, 3D printing, additive manufacturing, DoD, Department of Defense

GE Additive and Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding as the cornerstone of a new, collaborative effort aimed at supporting the U.S. Department of Defense‘s accelerated adoption of metal additive manufacturing technology.

GE Additive and Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research have...

Methods Machine Tools Set to Acquire Koch Machine Tool

Methods Machine Tools, Methods Machine, Koch, Koch Machine, Koch Machine Tool

Methods Machine Tools Inc. (Sudbury, MA) has signed an agreement with an intent to acquire Koch Machine Tool, a machine tool dealer and Methods’s avenue into the Texas machining market since 2010.

Methods Machine Tools Inc. (Sudbury, MA) has signed an agreement with an...

September 2021 Manufacturing Technology Orders Total $590 Million

manufacturing technology, machining, metal forming, fabricating, metalforming, fabrication

Orders of new manufacturing technology totaled $590 million in September 2021, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report, which is published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

Orders of new manufacturing technology totaled $590 million in September 2021, according...
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