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IMTS 2014 Conference: Smart Manufacturing

Manufacturing Group | August 8, 2014

Let’s have a look into the near future.

IMTS 2014 Conference: Smart Manufacturing

Chicago – Make plans to attend the IMTS 2014 Conferences to learn about Smart Manufacturing: Transforming the Way to Interact with CNC Machines.

DATE: Wednesday, September 10 from 11:00 AM - 11:55 AM   ROOM: W-192A

SPEAKER: Silvere Proisy, General Manager, Spring Technologies Inc.

Let’s have a look into the near future and see what manufacturers across several industries are preparing. In the automotive industry, for instance, cars are now connected to car manufacturers’ online maintenance, to improve pilots’ user experience, aircraft cockpits will become smart and “touch”, while in the consumer goods sector, Google glasses will allow us to make pictures in the twinkling of an eye. To assure the success of these innovations, and to make real and economically viable those smart products, embedding smart technology, we will have to be very smart and be able to build advanced manufacturing processes that will empower smart factories.

Ever-increasing CNC Machines complexity, production capacity or qualified resources shortage – particularly in the Aerospace industry - and cost-control within a global sluggish economy, place a premium on minimizing scrap from machining operations (avoiding shocks, tool breakage, collisions) and maintaining Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) at the highest possible levels and make your production tools as flexible as possible.

However, today’s context shows that in most workshops, there is a shortage of computers close to the machines, and in such cases, hardware is too often-obsolete which prevents from accessing to the state-of-the-art technologies that deliver the game-changing productivity gains. At best, CNC operators get to share a computer, forcing them to make endless round trips to attend their machine and lose valuable seconds worth thousands of dollars.

Within this context, the challenge is to enable manufacturers to set up a robust, streamlined and real-time controlled end-to-end machining process – from CAM output down to CNC machines. Today, CNC operators and managers need real-time NC data access to assure flexible production that will meet demand volatility. The next generation of CNC workers, so called mobile CNC workers, will benefit from rugged tablet PCs and will access the latest NC technologies. Ultra mobility offers a unique user’s experience where CNC realistic simulation, integrating all machine, tools, and material parameters, becomes a day-to-day part of a manufacturer's lifestyle.

SPRING Technologies will explain how latest CNC technologies are transforming the way stakeholders in the manufacturing process interact with CNC Machines, and fully address the upcoming challenges of the “advanced manufacturing” capabilities, paving the way to the 4th industrial revolution: “Industry 4.0”.

The educational and informative conferences run Sept. 8-11, 2014 in the West Building, Level 1. To register for this or any session, visit www.imts.com/education/imtsconference.html.

Source: IMTS

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