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November/December 2021

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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.

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The Right Toolholder Can Help Your Process Exceed Expectations

toolholder, toolholding, Schunk, Jeff Wills

Toolholding considerations are often one of the last thoughts during a setup process, but the toolholder determines the success of how the cutting tool performs. When was the last time your shop reviewed your toolholders?

Toolholding considerations are often one of the last thoughts during a setup...

Creating a Smooth Wire Feeding Path for MIG Welding

Andy Monk, MIG welding, Bernard, welding

Following best practices and utilizing reliable, high-quality wire feeders and consumables will reduce issues and costs regarding wire feeding challenges.

Following best practices and utilizing reliable, high-quality wire feeders and consumables will...

Eventful Year Creates a Multitude of Opportunities Heading into 2022

Fabricating & Metalworking, F & M, Institute of Supply Management, ISM, AMT, The Association for Manufacturing Technology, NAM

Despite obstacles, U.S. fabrication shops continue to invest in new machinery to meet demand and increase efficiencies to expand product lines and attract new industries. In addition, according to ISM, the fabricated metal products sector continues to register moderate to strong growth.

Despite obstacles, U.S. fabrication shops continue to invest in new machinery to...

Creating a Smooth Wire Feeding Path for MIG Welding

Andy Monk, MIG welding, Bernard, welding

Following best practices and utilizing reliable, high-quality wire feeders and consumables will reduce issues and costs regarding wire feeding challenges.

Following best practices and utilizing reliable, high-quality wire feeders and consumables will...

The Right Toolholder Can Help Your Process Exceed Expectations

toolholder, toolholding, Schunk, Jeff Wills

Toolholding considerations are often one of the last thoughts during a setup process, but the toolholder determines the success of how the cutting tool performs. When was the last time your shop reviewed your toolholders?

Toolholding considerations are often one of the last thoughts during a setup...

ZEROing in on Defects

Mitutoyo, Creney, Michael Creney, metrology, SPC, statistical process control, measurement, inspection

Dimensional measurement data provides operators with actionable decision making that first reduces, and then eventually eliminates defects.

Dimensional measurement data provides operators with actionable decision making that first reduces,...
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