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IIoT is a Journey, Not a Destination

The Internet of Things (IoT) is not a fad. Research provider BI Intelligence predicts the number of IoT devices connected to the Internet will more than triple by 2020, from 10 billion to 34 billion. Networking computers, devices and machines to collect and share data is transforming many industries, including manufacturing where it can help lower operating costs, decrease machine downtime and increase overall productivity. To realize the full benefits, however, manufacturers must view the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) like Lean Manufacturing – a long term initiative that creates an avenue for continual improvement and innovation.

What is SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY

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At IMTS Chicago in september, many manufacturers, media and others who visited the Mazak booth were very interested in learning more about SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY. Rightfully so because it is unique to the industry and helps keep shops of all sizes productive, efficient, competitive and at the forefront of innovation.

Kennametal Launches NOVO™ – Digital Intelligence to Accelerate Productivity in Customer Manufacturing Processes

Tool selection, tool configuration, and the best applicable tooling advice based on the customer´s part and process requirements are all at the touch of a few mouse clicks in Kennametal´s revolutionary NOVO™. CAD models, complete assembly lists, automated job report functionality and much more all promise new levels of process planning efficiency. Here, a model of an HTS Drill Assembly is shown with all associated inserts, adaptors, and spare parts. NOVO™ accomplishes in minutes what formerly took hours and yields an optimized solution backed by Kennametal expertise, every time.

(LATROBE, PA) – In a revolutionary development designed to address the critical need for improved productivity and process knowledge for manufacturing companies, Kennametal is launching NOVO™, a new set of digital tools that promises far-reaching improvements in manufacturing efficiencies. “This is a huge leap beyond simply providing a digital version of the tool and its…