Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) has been a leading manufacturing performance metric for decades. As Industry 4.0 has taken off, manufacturers now have a range of new tools and techniques that can improve their OEE scores.
The benefits of DNC software when it comes to managing your CNC programs, machine parameters, and offsets are well known. As a result, many businesses look to offer some form of DNC software or their own, ranging from thousands of dollars to absolutely free.
Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF) is central to its production of metal additive manufacturing (AM) parts. In this process, lasers melt and weld layers of metallic powder resulting in parts that are durable and can be polished.
Data comes at us fast and in many forms. These different forms can include structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data and many people do not realize that a data warehouse and a data lake handle the data differently.
With many maintenance operations still planned and performed manually, often by experienced operators performing sometimes basic yet time-consuming tasks, it is easy to see how manufacturers are sometimes swimming against the tide when it comes to achieving efficiency goals.
By addressing some of the most prominent pitfalls, leaders can adopt this growing workplace trend without compromise. Here are three critical challenges to a remote work transition and steps every manufacturing leader can take to mitigate those difficulties today.
While COVID-19 may have many legacies, one of them will definitely be an explosion in the amount of network capacity required. Most enterprises are experiencing the need for increased network capacity.
A Metal Laser Engraver is an essential tool for Automotive Industry and anywhere manufacturing requires Permanent Marking for compliance or enduring harsh processes on Metals. Portable Laser Engraver Marker benefits Manufacturing.
Besides being fast and capable of manufacturing complex shapes, binder jetting systems are also incredibly accurate.
The materials approved for use in biomedical implants are limited, but as new alloys and polymers emerge, the chances are high that many of them will prove to be biocompatible as well. These will help to shape the future of biomedical manufacturing as a whole.
A 2020 survey conducted by industrial automation provider Yokogawa revealed that 48 per cent of respondents valued productivity as a key focus in their digitalization strategies, while 40 per cent regarded operational efficiency as their main objective.
A recycling center customer was looking for a high-performance, industrial-grade Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution that could successfully function in harsh environments. The customer needed an automated solution to help identify certain materials on the recycling line.
Servitization is a business model, wherein manufacturers, i.e product-focused businesses aim to become a solution-based business. The goal of this transition is to create new revenue streams as well as to strengthen customer relationships.
There is a demand signal to produce a machine capable of Metal printing on the front lines. Phillips has developed a Hybrid technology that adds a Wire fed Direct Energy Deposition head to a Haas machine.
As someone who has spent his life engaged in driving growth at every level of business operation, it's always been evident to me that to be successful and meaningful to all stakeholders, a corporation needs positive purpose if it hopes to achieve sustainable profitability.
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Need to increase safety? Are you using light curtains? Is space a concern? Dynatect's Gortite® VF Automated Machine Safety Door combines safety technology, speed, and a physical barrier to isolate hazardous operations. Use of a physical barrier with safety sensors can save up to 30 square feet of manufacturing space. Using the ANSI minimum safety distance formula, the Gortite® VF Door limits the depth penetration factor and average approach speed, allowing closer location of the safeguarding device. Unlike light curtains, which can't contain process hazards, an automated machine safety door can isolate common workplace debris. This physical barrier is designed to contain process driven hazards such as weld sparks, UV flash, and light debris. Thus, the operator can maintain closer proximity to the work area improving ergonomics and productivity.