Old Tech Is New Again at WIMTS 2019

Challenges: Technology, Watch

Last week, MakingChips made the trek to Milwaukee, WI for WIMTS! While this was a smaller show, it still had a lot to offer.

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Why Manufacturers Need to Get on Social Media

Challenges: Technology, Watch

Believe it or not, your manufacturing customers are on social media. In fact, that is one of the most powerful ways to connect with them.

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Humanized Automation Is Taking Over Metalworking Nation with Autocrib

Challenges: Technology, Watch

We got to drop in at Autocrib, where they create vending machines for the manufacturing shop. From solving the issue of lost tools and parts to supplying a charging station for electronics, industrial vending machines will help manufacturing leaders

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Meet Your Robotic Tool Crib Attendant

Challenges: Technology, Watch

Steve Pixley - Founder & CEO of AutoCrib - dives into why vending machines are the Metal Working Nation’s new best friend on the shop floor. From solving the issue of lost tools and parts to supplying a charging station for electronics, industrial

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MakingChips Live at the Okuma THINC Developers Group

Challenges: Leadership, Technology, Watch

We visited Okuma in Charlotte, North Carolina for an event for their THINC Developers Group. This podcast was recorded live onstage during the event! With so many automation systems available, it can be hard to know which to use to meet your

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Automation Is Not Just Robots

Challenges: Technology, Watch

Whenever we talk about automation in manufacturing, everybody always imagines robots picking, placing, and rapidly moving parts inside a safety cage. But, automation isn't just about robots!

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Cobotics Innovation Paves the Way of the Future

Challenges: Workforce, Technology, Watch

Cobotics are a current hot topic in the MetalWorking Nation. Innovation within the AI spectrum is opening new doors and possibilities for manufacturing leaders who are willing to embrace change. Guest speaker, Craig Zoberis, shares his “Aha!” moment

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Utilizing Artificial Intelligence for Efficient Data Collection

Challenges: Technology, Watch

Data collection has taken many forms in the history of manufacturing, and now is the time to embrace the most efficient form yet - artificial intelligence.

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Genchi Genbutsu for Manufacturing Success

Challenges: Growth, Technology, Watch

Knowing your logistics and supply chain are important, when it comes to manufacturing. Having the right stuff in the right place at the right time is essential to succeeding in the industry. But what about personal logistics?

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Are Cobots Useful in Manufacturing?

Challenges: Technology, Watch

Cobots have been around for a while now, but they long been relegated to testing, measuring, and other highly collaborative environments. So, are cobots really useful in the world of manufacturing?

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What's in Your Tech Stack?

Challenges: Process, Technology, Watch

Is your tech stack doing its job?

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Is MaaS Part of the 4th Industrial Revolution?

Challenges: Process, Technology, Watch

Just as software-as-a-service (SaaS) has been used to streamline the needs of businesses, manufacturing-as-a-service (MaaS) has started to emerge as a key element of the next industrial revolution.

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The Impact of LinkedIn Live with Danny Gonzales

Challenges: Growth, Technology, Watch

Danny Gonzales, founder of Optimum Productions and lead host of the weekly podcast Industrial Sage, chips in this week by introducing LinkedIn Live, a new live video broadcast service rolled out in February, and offering MakingChips listeners three

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Using Hashtags to Expand Your Reach

Challenges: Growth, Technology

Everyone knows what hashtags are. However, not everyone knows how to use hashtags well. Hashtags are the key to discovery on social media. With the right hashtags, you can get your posts in front of new, larger and more engaged audiences.

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Social Media Marketing for Manufacturers

Challenges: Growth, Technology

Hello Metalworking Nation! Welcome to the first episode of MakingChips TV -- On this episode, Jim Carr shares some quick tips on HOW to use social media in your manufacturing company, and WHY you should do it.

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