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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
As well as enabling operators to pick and return their tools properly, the software can also manage restocking and maintenance of inventory.

A Hero’s Journey: Automating Tooling Management

September 7, 2023
Unlocking Efficiency: Revolutionizing Tooling Management for Manufacturing Excellence. Discover how advanced automation software and hardware solutions are transforming tool inventory control, enhancing productivity, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness on the shop floor.
Andreas Nyberg
By Andreas Nyberg Tool Supply Specialist, Sandvik Coromant
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
Steve Plumb

Software & Soft Skills, Concrete Results

August 31, 2023
Uncover the changing terrain of manufacturing as digital transformation converges with the skilled worker shortage, resulting in a blend of technical expertise and soft skills to elevate efficiency and quality.
Steve Plumb
By Steve Plumb Senior Editor, SME Media
The Digital Signal Chain

Digital Signal Chain: Bridging the Supply & Demand Gap

August 29, 2023
The case for manufacturing cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to address customer-centric trends
Raj Badarinath
By Raj Badarinath Chief Product Officer, Rootstock Software
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Award-Winning Innovations in Additive Manufacturing

August 17, 2023
Learn how rising stars in additive manufacturing are changing the world and winning awards in the process
Jeff DeGrange
By Jeff DeGrange CC Chair, TCLC Past Chair, 2023 SME Industry Award Winner, SME Fellow, Bright Minds Mentor, Chief Commercial Officer, Impossible Objects Inc.
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