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SME Media is a leading source for news and in-depth technical information about advanced manufacturing in North America.

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SME Media is a leading source for news and in-depth technical information about advanced manufacturing in North America.

    Praemo EVP: Insight Right Under Our Noses

    Praemo EVP: Insight Right Under Our Noses

    A whole new layer of insight can be harvested inside factories with the data you already have, today. Companies are sometimes holding back from leveraging sensors and tools like AI and deep data analysis that would allow for it because of cultural gaps between, for example, IT and OT. Ownership issues can also be a problem if some are, say, building devices vs operating devices. Paul Boris, EVP at Praemo fights against using red herrings like security concerns inside the same factory to continue down the same old paths that limit performance. He understands how seductive risk avoidance can be. And he speaks frankly about this and other issues with Brett Brune, editor in chief of Smart Manufacturing magazine.

    • 16 min
    What CAD/CAM Can Do For You

    What CAD/CAM Can Do For You

    When it comes to machining, for as many opportunities as there are for amazing things to happen – there are just as many things that can go wrong. Dave O’Neil, vice president, SME Media, sits down with Don Davies, vice president, DP Technology Corp., the developer of Esprit CAM/CAD software to talk about how advancing technology is helping solve manufacturing challenges. Modern CAD/CAM systems are helping manufacturers increase productivity, cut waste, avoid disasters and boost profitability.

    • 18 min
    Marketing Automation for Manufacturers

    Marketing Automation for Manufacturers

    The manufacturing industry is on the precipice of a great remake where companies are accelerating from being merely producers of goods to producers of customer experiences. Digital processes has become a critical source of growth and a powerful way to increase brand equity whether its industrial, consumer packaged goods or anything in between. One way they are increasing effectiveness is leveraging consumer analytics, marketing automation and customer relationship management (CRM) systems. To discuss these trends and how best to take advantage of them, Bruce Morey senior technical editor for Manufacturing Engineering magazine is joined by Rishabh Dayal, Head of Digital Strategy, Enterprise and Claudia de Lavalle Digital Strategy Consultant, both of Adobe.

    • 29 min
    Automating Aerospace Manufacturing with FANUC

    Automating Aerospace Manufacturing with FANUC

    Aerospace is thought of as the industry with some of the most advanced technology, including automation. However, especially in automation, that may not be exactly true. In this podcast, Bruce Morey senior technical editor for Manufacturing Engineering magazine talks with Rick Schulz of FANUC America about some of the challenges and misperceptions in using automation more fully in aerospace manufacturing. Mistakes to be avoided, such as simply replacing humans with a robot, and how to use collaborative robots. The main message is that employing automation to its fullest requires a systematic approach to the entire manufacturing process.

    • 21 min
    Connected Workers Keep Operations Moving During COVID-19

    Connected Workers Keep Operations Moving During COVID-19

    As manufacturers work to keep critical operations humming along during the COVID-19 crisis, they’re tasked with protecting workers health while ensuring business continuity and operational readiness. Russ Fadel, CEO at Augmentir, talks with Chris Mahar, Associate Editor, about how connected worker technology can benefit operations during today’s pandemic and when things return to normal. Enabling manufacturers to maintain their critical operations even when key workers and vendors are unable to be on-site at a facility.
    *During the COVID-19 crisis, Augmentir is offering their Remote Assist tool free through the end of 2020.

    • 21 min
    Spotlight on Welding with AWS

    Spotlight on Welding with AWS

    April is National Welding Month and exciting things are happening within the industry. In this podcast, Chris Mahar, Associate Editor of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Monica Pfarr, Executive Director of the American Welding Society Foundation about what’s happening in the industry and what AWS is doing to celebrate. From the industry as a whole to the current market temperature and the workforce, this podcast is a welding one-stop-shop.

    • 32 min

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Great podcast

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Awesome show!

Everything plus more about manufacturing! Plus a great production. Thanks guys, keep up the great work!

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