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Disparate software systems increasingly are being integrated to provide more comprehensive solutions. Companies can gain an enormous advantage by linking enterprise resource planning, manufacturing execution systems and product lifecycle management systems as part of a greater Industrial Internet of Things strategy.

Plugged in Platforms

September 11, 2023
Discover how software integration is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry, breaking down data silos, and streamlining processes for greater efficiency and productivity.
Kip Hanson
By Kip Hanson Contributing Editor, SME Media
Theoretically, with enough data and the right algorithm, AI and machine learning could assess machine condition, adjust programs to improve throughput or quality, and perhaps more. But manufacturers must pick their AI battles carefully, based in part on what’s available from machine tool and control builders.

Machine Learning for Machine Tools

September 5, 2023
Explore the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and manufacturing, from generative design to AI-controlled production, process optimization, and predictive maintenance, highlighting the revolutionary potential and challenges of integrating AI into various manufacturing processes.
Ed Sinkora
By Ed Sinkora Contributing Editor, SME Media
Kane Robotics solutions, such as the GRIT-XL shown here, help enhance efficiency and productivity.

Let Cobots Take on the Dull, Dirty and Repetitive Jobs

August 29, 2023
3 Simple Steps to Incorporate Cobots
Alan Hiken
By Alan Hiken COO, Kane Robotics
ABB’s growing family of YuMi robots is part of a suite of collaborative automation solutions that help people and robots safely work closely together.

Work without Barriers: The Growing Appeal of Cobots

August 28, 2023
Cobots give smaller manufacturers a competitive advantage
Mattia Marconi
By Mattia Marconi Global Product Manager, Collaborative Robots, ABB
Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing Executive Council: A Vision to Democratize Digital Transformation

August 28, 2023
CESMII assembles a national Think Tank to advocate for the transformation of the U.S. manufacturing ecosystem
Amy Bryson
By Amy Bryson Contributing Lead Editor, Smart Manufacturing
Software-Defined Wide Area Network

Reigning in Uncertainty: Improve Predictability with SD-WAN

August 24, 2023
3 ways manufacturers can use SD-WAN to increase agility and resiliency
Eric Hyman
By Eric Hyman Vice President Corporate and Product Marketing, GTT
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