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January 2019

Digital Issue

In this issue, we take a closer look at how simulation, augmented reality and integrated workflow automation are creating a digital twin of the factory floor that generates higher end-to-end productivity, from programming, optimization and simulation of parts to equipment maintenance, field service and customer support.

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Changing Business Models with the Internet of Things

How does your company create and deliver value? Guest columnist Jonathan Wilkins of industrial automation and controls equipment supplier EU Automation explains how technology is changing the way manufacturers provide customers with the reliability, efficiency and accurate cost prediction they need.

How does your company create and deliver value? Guest columnist Jonathan Wilkins...

Making the Switch from Negative to Positive Tool Offsets

With Video

This simple switch makes life much easier because it introduces more standardization to the shop floor, reduces the burden on operators, increases setup speed and dramatically reduces the chances of human error. All of which saves time and realizes return on investment – and each additional machine helps increase the rate of return.

This simple switch makes life much easier because it introduces more standardization...

Metal Stamping Industry Projections for 2019

The metal stamping business is still strong, the labor pool is depleted, pressrooms are busier today than yesterday, and growth should continue in the year ahead. But be prepared for the unexpected and the transition into the new economy of metalworking.

The metal stamping business is still strong, the labor pool is depleted,...

The Virtual Factory Becomes Real

With Video

Take a closer look at how simulation, augmented reality and integrated workflow automation are creating a digital twin of the factory floor that generates higher end-to-end productivity, from programming, optimization and simulation of parts to equipment maintenance, field service and customer support.

Take a closer look at how simulation, augmented reality and integrated workflow...

Cutting Systems for a Competitive Edge

With Video

Competing for new work is all about the type of material being cut and its thickness, how your customer defines a quality cut, and how fast they want the job done. For shops looking to invest in new cutting technology, here are some of the latest advances in laser, plasma and waterjet cutting systems, along with software and accessories that can help them ship parts more quickly, increase capacity and profitability, and become very cost competitive.

Competing for new work is all about the type of material being...

Changing Business Models with the Internet of Things

How does your company create and deliver value? Guest columnist Jonathan Wilkins of industrial automation and controls equipment supplier EU Automation explains how technology is changing the way manufacturers provide customers with the reliability, efficiency and accurate cost prediction they need.

How does your company create and deliver value? Guest columnist Jonathan Wilkins...

Metal Stamping Industry Projections for 2019

The metal stamping business is still strong, the labor pool is depleted, pressrooms are busier today than yesterday, and growth should continue in the year ahead. But be prepared for the unexpected and the transition into the new economy of metalworking.

The metal stamping business is still strong, the labor pool is depleted,...

Well Handled Operations: An Easy Path to Profitability

With Video

Shops are revisiting the use of material handling robots or human-collaborative robot (cobot) utilization for fulfilling diverse tasks with efficiency and accuracy – two things that are sometimes hard to find in human workers because of the growing skills gap.

Shops are revisiting the use of material handling robots or human-collaborative robot...

The Virtual Factory Becomes Real

With Video

Take a closer look at how simulation, augmented reality and integrated workflow automation are creating a digital twin of the factory floor that generates higher end-to-end productivity, from programming, optimization and simulation of parts to equipment maintenance, field service and customer support.

Take a closer look at how simulation, augmented reality and integrated workflow...

A Whole Lot of Holemaking

With Video

With metalworking business booming in all market sectors, both fabricators and machinists are drilling and finishing more types of holes than ever, faster, deeper and with more precision in a widening variety of materials. Here is some of the latest equipment and tooling to help them drill and finish more accurate and consistent holes, with higher reliability and longer tool life.

With metalworking business booming in all market sectors, both fabricators and machinists...

Changing Business Models with the Internet of Things

How does your company create and deliver value? Guest columnist Jonathan Wilkins of industrial automation and controls equipment supplier EU Automation explains how technology is changing the way manufacturers provide customers with the reliability, efficiency and accurate cost prediction they need.

How does your company create and deliver value? Guest columnist Jonathan Wilkins...

Well Handled Operations: An Easy Path to Profitability

With Video

Shops are revisiting the use of material handling robots or human-collaborative robot (cobot) utilization for fulfilling diverse tasks with efficiency and accuracy – two things that are sometimes hard to find in human workers because of the growing skills gap.

Shops are revisiting the use of material handling robots or human-collaborative robot...

Welding Systems for a Competitive Edge

With Video

Fabricators are searching for ways to maximize their welding performance and productivity. Here are some of the latest welding systems, consumables and accessories that can help them achieve greater deposition rates, more penetration, less spatter and higher weld quality while reducing their overall operating costs.

Fabricators are searching for ways to maximize their welding performance and productivity....

Well Handled Operations: An Easy Path to Profitability

With Video

Shops are revisiting the use of material handling robots or human-collaborative robot (cobot) utilization for fulfilling diverse tasks with efficiency and accuracy – two things that are sometimes hard to find in human workers because of the growing skills gap.

Shops are revisiting the use of material handling robots or human-collaborative robot...

Engineered Blowoff, Drying and Cooling Systems

Catalog 32 from EXAIR is a full color technical guide for compressed air solutions to common industrial conveying, cooling, cleaning, blowoff, drying, coating and static electricity problems.

Catalog 32 from EXAIR is a full color technical guide for compressed air...

A Whole Lot of Holemaking

With Video

With metalworking business booming in all market sectors, both fabricators and machinists are drilling and finishing more types of holes than ever, faster, deeper and with more precision in a widening variety of materials. Here is some of the latest equipment and tooling to help them drill and finish more accurate and consistent holes, with higher reliability and longer tool life.

With metalworking business booming in all market sectors, both fabricators and machinists...

Making the Switch from Negative to Positive Tool Offsets

With Video

This simple switch makes life much easier because it introduces more standardization to the shop floor, reduces the burden on operators, increases setup speed and dramatically reduces the chances of human error. All of which saves time and realizes return on investment – and each additional machine helps increase the rate of return.

This simple switch makes life much easier because it introduces more standardization...

Metal Stamping Industry Projections for 2019

The metal stamping business is still strong, the labor pool is depleted, pressrooms are busier today than yesterday, and growth should continue in the year ahead. But be prepared for the unexpected and the transition into the new economy of metalworking.

The metal stamping business is still strong, the labor pool is depleted,...

No Touch, Just Inspect and Go

With Video

Every time a part is touched adds cost to it. To reduce costs, improve the measurement process and optimize cycle time, here are some of the newest metrology systems, controls and tools that enable shops to inspect parts and tools and monitor machines without any unloading, reloading, repositioning or transfer of parts to a measurement station or lab.

Every time a part is touched adds cost to it. To reduce...

Making the Switch from Negative to Positive Tool Offsets

With Video

This simple switch makes life much easier because it introduces more standardization to the shop floor, reduces the burden on operators, increases setup speed and dramatically reduces the chances of human error. All of which saves time and realizes return on investment – and each additional machine helps increase the rate of return.

This simple switch makes life much easier because it introduces more standardization...
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