For this MMT Chat, my guest is Mark Gauvain, one of MMT’s newer Editorial Advisory Board members who has plenty to share as he recently made the move from working for some big manufacturers to working for himself as a consultant to moldmakers and molders on procurement and technology investment strategies.
Christina M. Fuges
Editorial Director, MoldMaking Technology
Desarrollo de Sistemas Informáticos’ (DIS) reselling of TDM’s tool data management systems will further a vision to fulfill customer’s needs to incorporate digitization into their manufacturing processes.
Moldex3D has been recognized by the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE) for demonstrated leadership and innovation in the plastics industry.
Head sizes down to the CKB1 modular tooling connection size are now offered by Big Kaiser. They will feature the same boring ranges and accept the same accessory products as their standard analog counterparts.
The Schunk iTENDO sensory toolholder seamlessly records the metal cutting process, monitors previously defined exact limit values and enables real-time adaptive control.
Enhanced model-based definition capabilities including improved color tools, expanded proprietary readers for STEP files and more round out Kubotek3D’s KeyCreator MfgCAD software.
Zeiss Industrial Quality Solutions introduces its Zeiss AICell trace, a dual, 7-axis robotic system that can be utilized in near-line, at-line or in-line applications.
Automated shop floor inspection and measurement technologies are leading mold builders to smart manufacturing.
The United Grinding Digital Solutions modular service suite features solutions including remote service, service monitor, production monitor, customer cockpit and IT security.
The Walter Helideck 3D is United Grindings’ latest non-contact 4-axis machine that generates 3D models of tools and production parts for the most demanding of industries.
The event will occur Oct.19-22, 2020 and feature FANUC’s latest automation and robotics technologies.
The line of 0B7 collaborative robots from Absolute Machine Tools’ partner Productive Robotics have been enhanced with 50 additional operational and ease-of-use features.
The organization’s new Smart Solutions are an initiative to address the competencies needed by today’s technology-driven manufacturers.
Heidenhain’s StateMonitor system avoids unnecessary downtime and bottlenecks, and enables machine data to be available on any device no matter the user’s location.
As the Internet of Things and 5G enable the creation of smart factories, manufacturers must prepare for the benefits and inherent risks.
PFA offers an enhanced user experience for all current and older versions of native CAD file formats, including Catia, Creo-ProE, Inventor and more.
HCL Technologies releases CAMWorks ShopFloor, which provides tools for companies to meet smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 initiatives by moving beyond 2D drawings or static digital files.
Absolute Machine Tools partner PCI SCEMM (a Tongtai company) introduces the e-Spindle, an electro-spindle that integrates sensors and actuators to monitor cutting processes and adjust parameters to optimize tool life and workpiece quality.
Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division announces it will host HxGN Live Smart Manufacturing Detroit 2020, May 19 – 20, 2020.
eNetDNC brings its Smart Manufacturing machine monitoring software and hardware to Amerimold.
EPS Flo-Tek and Moldex3D releases Moldex3D R17, the next-generation plastics molding simulation solution, helps users close gap between physical and virtual worlds.
One approach to smart manufacturing is using a single, cloud-based tool for production scheduling, job tracking and CNC machine monitoring.
Wittmann Battenfeld Inc. conducted a course for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) on IIoT and Implementing Industry 4.0 for Plastics and Beyond.
To address questions about Industry 4.0, eNetDNC has started a Smart Manufacturing blog called Ask the Machine Whisperer?
A team at TDM Systems will focus on Smart Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and new technology on the
Technology Power for Better Intelligence and Optimization at Autodesk Smart Manufacturing Celebration at Paragon D&E
Paragon D&E in Grand Rapids, Michigan, hosted Autodesk’s Smart Manufacturing Celebration last week to educate customers and fellow shops on how better intelligence for part and mold design can optimize overall manufacturing.
Sobel's talk will discuss how the digital transformation journey is enabling manufacturers to make better decisions resulting in optimized assets, labor, and processes to meet customer demands at the lowest cost.
Autodesk’s Smart Manufacturing Celebration is on April 26 and 27, 2018, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.