Enterprise Software http://americanmachinist.com/taxonomy/term/6660/more en Epicor’s Content-Management Software Acquisition http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/epicor-s-content-management-software-acquisition <div class="node-body article-body">The current priority for manufacturing IT providers is to optimize the collection and management of data that would be shared among different enterprises, as envisioned for the Industrial Internet of Things or Industry 4.0. That is the most comprehensive way to understand Epicor Sofware’s purchase of privately held docSTAR, a developer of document-management software.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/epicor-s-content-management-software-acquisition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/epicor-s-content-management-software-acquisition#comments Enterprise Software News Shop Operations Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:47:00 +0000 43771 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>&ldquo;The acquisition of docSTAR supports our strategy to strengthen and expand our cloud offerings to continually enhance customer experience and the value we deliver to our customers,&rdquo; stated Kathy Crusco, chief operating and financial officer at Epicor.</p> Defining, Refining Technologies for Next-Generation Machine Shops http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/defining-refining-technologies-next-generation-machine-shops <div class="node-body gallery-body">Every machine shop needs to cut, turn, and finish faster – with faster set-ups and longer tool life. There are other, less obvious needs: 3D model testing, quick program access and editing, and more process design options. Add these to the inevitable need for more compact operations, more efficient cutting-tool materials and design, and you begin to see the scope of activities and objectives for the machine shops of the future.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/defining-refining-technologies-next-generation-machine-shops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/machining-cutting/defining-refining-technologies-next-generation-machine-shops#comments CAD/CAM Software Cutting Tools Enterprise Software Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:38:00 +0000 34881 at http://americanmachinist.com The Buzz on Manufacturing Technology from IMTS 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/buzz-manufacturing-technology-imts-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">After months of previewing new manufacturing technology — machinery and devices, tooling, automation, programming software, etc. — the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2016 is in the books, leaving some first impressions and lasting ideas that will shape manufacturing and technology going forward.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/buzz-manufacturing-technology-imts-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/buzz-manufacturing-technology-imts-2016#comments Automation IMTS 2016 Cutting Tools Enterprise Software Machining / Cutting Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:13:00 +0000 34441 at http://americanmachinist.com New Technologies for More Efficient Machine Shop Operations, at IMTS 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/new-technologies-more-efficient-machine-shop-operations-imts-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">IMTS visitors have the unusual opportunity to see new technologies that offer them ways to change the limitations of space and time, from compact turning machines to precision cutting systems, to new metrology concepts and advanced ERP and CRM modules.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/new-technologies-more-efficient-machine-shop-operations-imts-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/new-technologies-more-efficient-machine-shop-operations-imts-2016#comments IMTS 2016 Enterprise Software Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:04:00 +0000 34261 at http://americanmachinist.com 6 Ways to Increase Engineering Productivity in 5 Minutes a Day http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/6-ways-increase-engineering-productivity-5-minutes-day <div class="field-byline"> Tony Glockler, CEO / SolidProfessor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Staying productive during an eight-hour workday can be a challenge. Distractions and poor task planning are a few problems that can lower engineers’ efficiency. These six tips focus on better work habits, and will improve decision-making routines.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/6-ways-increase-engineering-productivity-5-minutes-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/enterprise-software/6-ways-increase-engineering-productivity-5-minutes-day#comments Enterprise Software QC and Inspection Shop Operations Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:47:00 +0000 33941 at http://americanmachinist.com <p><strong>&ldquo;</strong>Many people think that multitasking is an important skill for increasing productivity and efficiency. However, it&#39;s not the case, especially in engineering. Studies show that attempting to complete several tasks at once proves to be slower.&rdquo;</p> High-Precision, Multi-Surface Grinding, + 9 More New Machine Shop Technologies, at IMTS 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/high-precision-multi-surface-grinding-9-more-new-machine-shop-technologies-imts-2016 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Landis-Bryant RU2 Fuel MGMT multi-surface grinder, to be introduced by Fives Group at IMTS 2016, is among numerous new technologies in store for machine shop operators seeking difference-making capabilities.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/high-precision-multi-surface-grinding-9-more-new-machine-shop-technologies-imts-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/high-precision-multi-surface-grinding-9-more-new-machine-shop-technologies-imts-2016#comments IMTS 2016 Enterprise Software Machining / Cutting QC and Inspection Shop Operations Fri, 08 Jul 2016 20:59:00 +0000 33661 at http://americanmachinist.com Can Connectivity Be Converted to Competitiveness? http://americanmachinist.com/automation/can-connectivity-be-converted-competitiveness <div class="node-body article-body">For all the enthusiasm that industrial and high-tech analysts and theorists have over the Internet of Things, manufacturers are only tentatively embracing the concept of a universal operating platform: Cisco reports 92% of 64 million manufacturing machines in operation worldwide are not connected to any network.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/automation/can-connectivity-be-converted-competitiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/automation/can-connectivity-be-converted-competitiveness#comments Automation Enterprise Software Gold Wed, 06 Jul 2016 12:45:00 +0000 33591 at http://americanmachinist.com Versatile Precision Twist Drills, Plus 6 More New Ideas http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/versatile-precision-twist-drills-plus-6-more-new-ideas <div class="node-body gallery-body">Machine shop operators need new ideas to keep them engaged, aware, active, and competitive — and and new technologies to help them improve their performance. Here are seven product ideas we discovered this week to make machining, shop management, tooling, and quality control more effective and productive.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/versatile-precision-twist-drills-plus-6-more-new-ideas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/cutting-tools/versatile-precision-twist-drills-plus-6-more-new-ideas#comments Cutting Tools Enterprise Software Machining / Cutting Shop Operations Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:43:00 +0000 33361 at http://americanmachinist.com Relying on CMM to Keep IIoT’s Disruption Positive http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/relying-cmm-keep-iiot-s-disruption-positive <div class="field-byline"> Megan Ray Nichols </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Most manufacturers are still adjusting to the “positive disruption” brought by the Industrial Internet of Things, but advanced data gathering/management technologies like CMM is improving their opportunities to succeed on that scale. </div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/relying-cmm-keep-iiot-s-disruption-positive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/shop-operations/relying-cmm-keep-iiot-s-disruption-positive#comments Enterprise Software Shop Operations Thu, 09 Jun 2016 04:09:00 +0000 33091 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Perceptron GmbH &mdash; a developer of automated industrial metrology products and technologies &mdash; was selected by VW/Audi Group recently to provide inline measurement equipment for seven assembly plants in China, Spain, Hungary, Slovakia and Belgium.</p> Big Ideas Fueling Great Expectations for IMTS 2016 http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/big-ideas-fueling-great-expectations-imts-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">The return of the International Manufacturing Technology Show in September 2016 is fueling hopes for a rebound in activity for precision parts design and production— but the biennial event still will fulfill its traditional role of presenting new manufacturing concepts and designs to an in-the-know crowd of designers and manufacturers.</div> <p><a href="http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/big-ideas-fueling-great-expectations-imts-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americanmachinist.com/imts-2016/big-ideas-fueling-great-expectations-imts-2016#comments IMTS 2016 Enterprise Software Machining / Cutting Gold Wed, 25 May 2016 16:24:00 +0000 32871 at http://americanmachinist.com <p>Many thousands of attendees are expected for the six-day event that begins September 12 in Chicago. New product designs and new process technologies is what <em>they</em> will be expecting.</p>