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How Manufacturers Use Augmented Reality on the Shop Floor

Emerging and Advanced Technologies for Manufacturing in 2020 The FABTECH Expo is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event. It was a pretty cool expo. There were large machines that demonstrated how they cut different material. I attended the panel, Leadership Exchange – Emerging & Advanced Technologies for Manufacturing in 2020. On […]

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The Digital Thread and MES

Smart Manufacturing, factory of the future, the Digital Thread, these are all terms being thrown around in the world of IT and manufacturing. But what does it take to get there? Since the 1980s technology has slowly been making its way to the manufacturing floor with MES. Now it is all about digital, open communication, […]

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Lessons Learned in Project Management

I originally wrote this post in 2015 after a particularly stressful project. It may be an oldie but it’s still good. Writing down Lessons Learned is an essential part to the end of a project. The best way to do it is to get the team together, and in a Sprint-like retrospective go over what […]

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VR, IoT, and Manufacturing

Virtual reality, augmented reality, and the general suite of XR technologies are empowered by the internet of things. Artificial intilligence, connected devices, and big data add another layer of value to VR and AR. With the help of IOT, VR and AR can improve business processes. VR/AR and IoT make a lot of sense in […]

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Why You Should Invest in MES

I recently attended a webinar asking the question, Has MES Come of Age? It is an interesting premise. It is commonly known now that implementing information technology for manufacturers is one of the keys to their success but are Manufacturing Execution Systems being recognized for their business value? Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is a term […]

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I have a Manufacturing Execution System, now what?

  Your company has implemented a Manufacturing Execution System or they have had one for a long time. What do you do now? Many companies use Manufacturing Execution Systems implementations as a catalyst for change. Implementing a MES forces people to think about how their plant runs and how it can be optimized. Whether there […]