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Automation & Robots

Introduction to Industrial Artificial Intelligence

By: Jay Lee, director, IMS Center and Industrial AI Center, University of Cincinnati

The systematic implementation of Industrial Artificial Intelligence enables secure data sharing among manufacturers, remote monitoring and operations, managing geographically distributed assets and more.
#opinion #Industry40

Measurement

Measure 3D Parts Without Losing Time

By: Lori Beckman

This high-speed metrology and inspection system is said to process complex geometries faster than traditional inspection methods.
#techbrief

Parts Cleaning

The Basics of Cleaning with a Parts Washer

By: Mark Adams, Western Regional Sales Manager, Better Engineering

Better Engineering answers the question of “What do I need to know about an aqueous parts washer and its process?”
#opinion

IMTS spark: Women Talk Shop, but not Only for Women

By: Lori Beckman

Discussion with three precision machine shop women presidents highlights their career paths, why they are passionate about manufacturing, how they promote workforce development and more.

Four Human Capital Trends for 2021

By: Todd Palmer

One thing is for certain in 2021, changes around human capital are inevitable. In a competitive business environment, the key for leaders within our organizations is to embrace changes as effectively as possible.
#opinion

Parts Cleaning

Knowledge Center is Hub for Parts Cleaning Education

By: Lori Beckman

This knowledge center consists of updated articles and videos from manufacturing cleaning professionals. Find information about trends in cleaning, cleaning processes, corrosion protection, cleaning regulations, quality assurance and inspection for cleaning processes, and more.

Precision Machining Index Signals Slowing Expansion

By: Michael Guckes

Supplier deliveries reading keeps index above ‘50.’
#opinion

American Precision Museum Designing New In-Person and Digital Exhibits

By: Derek Korn

Here’s a chance to help preserve industrial history as the museum develops new exhibits explaining the beginning, evolution and direction of U.S. manufacturing.

Turning Machines

Mazak’s Virtual Campus Tour and New Equipment Now Available

By: Lori Beckman

Mazak Corp.’s new virtual campus tour teaches visitors about the company’s offerings and its manufacturing processes without leaving their desks. Also, get a sneak peek at the company’s latest machine tool offerings here.
#horizontal-and-vertical-lathes

What Do Jazz And Precision Machining Have In Common?

By: David Redfield, president of Fordsell Machine

Collaborative machining is more than just working together. It is a strategic choice that, over time, transforms our relationships with customers in unexpected and powerful ways.
#opinion

Interview with Cate Smith About PMPA’s Annual Meeting 2020

By: Carli Kistler-Miller

PMPA’s executive director, Cate Smith, shares her first experience at PMPA’s Annual Meeting which took place in person on October 22-25 at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgeville, Missouri.
#pmpa

The Most Common Types of Finishing Services for Precision Machined Components - Part 2

Cribsheet provided by PMPA member Pioneer Service Inc., Addison, Illinois
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