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Viewpoints: Standardized Tooling Data Enables Smarter Choices

Sean Holt, Vice President of Engineering, Sandvik Coromant


Engineers and machinists on the shop floor are constantly under pressure to problem-solve and reduce the time it takes to transform a design into a finished component. This can affect their ability to keep up with the equally rapid-fire advancements in machine and tooling technology. As CAM technology advances, manufacturers are turning to digital manufacturing solutions to seamlessly manage their entire product life-cycle. Now more than ever, the demand for fully integrated and connected manufacturing systems is growing, and it will only continue to grow. Full Article

IMTS 2014: Manufacturing’s New Virtuous Cycle

Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster


The bellboy at my hotel said it all. He told me there wasn’t a hotel room to be found in the city of Chicago, and many suburban hotels were sold out, too. He seemed a bit surprised: All of this for a manufacturing show?! Yes, with attendance at IMTS over 109,000 as of press time, and two days left to go, it’s clear that we’ve entered a new era of cutting-edge manufacturing technology that is ready to change the global economy in new ways. Full Article

Viewpoints: Advanced Solutions Can Overcome Challenges

Don Lane


There is no question that manufacturing in the United States is ramping up and driving demand for additional capacity. From automotive to aerospace, companies are seeking new ways to turn up capacity while simultaneously working to overcome shortages in skilled labor. This situation has left many onlookers asking, “Is the United States truly capable of meeting these demands?” The short answer is yes, and many of today’s leading companies are proving this through investments in sophisticated technologies and contracted engineering services. Full Article

UpFront: Modern New Connections for the Future

Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster


As you walk around the show floor at IMTS this month, it should be clear that the manufacturing industry—and the advanced technology that shapes it—is changing rapidly. The way we connect is changing, too. Full Article

Viewpoints: Think About IMTS 2020 Before You Attend IMTS 2014

Scott Walker, President, Mitsui Seiki USA Inc.


IMTS is the manufacturing world’s “big box” superstore. For those attending, knowing your objectives in advance is wise. Before you prepare your IMTS 2014 “must see” list, I suggest asking yourself and your team: “What do we want to be working on five years from now? What types of parts? What industries? What technologies do we want in place by then? What do we want our factory floor to look like? How will we manage all the data?” Full Article

UpFront: Warriors of US Manufacturing—Unite!

Editor in Chief Sarah A. Webster


Are you rrrrr-eady? … Let’s get ready to rumble! An event like IMTS 2014 needs that kind of introduction, with all of the new advanced manufacturing technologies slated to be unveiled at the big show. The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 will be held Sept. 8-13 in Chicago, and the show should be more exciting than ever, filling 1.2 million square feet of the sprawling McCormick Place. Full Article

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