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At the helm

At the helm
IIoT and customer input help shape the laser machine controls of today and tomorrow  by Kaylee Swearingen, marketing specialist, Mazak Optonics Corp.       Fabrication shops are changing. Today, they rely on highly sophisticated processes and run state-of-the-art machinery that can deliver real-time analytics. Thanks to these modern approaches to manufacturing, operations are running at Read full article >>

Key insights

Key insights
When fabricators take advantage of KPIs to verify machine operation, overall production benefitsby Donald Angel, lead applications engineer, Murata Machinery USA Inc.     What’s my machine doing, and is it doing what it’s supposed to? That one seemingly simple question – which is asked by basically every business owner on a daily basis – is fully loaded. The answer depends on a range of Read full article >>

Laser display

Laser display
Design innovation for user displays in next-generation products is made possible by laser micromachining technology by Amir Harandi, director of research and development, and Mike Adelstein, president and CEO, Potomac Photonics Inc.       What do Tesla, Bang & Olufsen and Apple have in common? Although the companies’ common bonds are probably greater in number than one might imagine, the Read full article >>

Remote control

Remote control
Remote monitoring allows fabricator to reach new heights in productivity and efficiency by Doug Conroy, technical product supervisor, MC Machinery Systems Inc.       In the fabrication world, fast response times are essential for superior productivity and profitability. While laser machine reliability is extremely high, problems do occur. This requires fast action to get the machine back Read full article >>

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