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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.

    Autonomous Material Handling – The ROI and How AMRs Advance Your Operations

    Autonomous Material Handling – The ROI and How AMRs Advance Your Operations

    Jeff Huerta, Senior VP for Sales at Vecna Robotics, speaks on how successful companies are advancing their operations with fully autonomous material handling equipment, and how some facilities are achieving very quick ROI. He also describes the differences between an AMR and an AGV, and addresses the topic of safety. Lastly, he prescribes ways to get started with this equipment, including what upfront costs companies should be prepared for.

    • 7 min
    ZVerse brings design, engineering, manufacturing together in a live environment

    ZVerse brings design, engineering, manufacturing together in a live environment

    ZVerse, operates in the design collaboration space and works to make the digital thread a reality for OEMs. Dan Strong discusses the “critical gaps” ZVerse fills, including work-in-process (WIP) for design and converting 2D to 3D files using tech-enabled automation. His company is taking on the lack of real-time design collaboration and existing barriers impeding moving into the digital thread.

    • 19 min
    Bringing Automated Feedback to Machine Tools

    Bringing Automated Feedback to Machine Tools

    In this episode, Alan Rooks, Editor in Chief of Manufacturing Engineering magazine, talks with Scott Mahrle, director of business development for Q-DAS and Hexagon Integrated Solutions, and Frank Krazer, system engineer for Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, about what automated machine tool feedback is and how it impacts the manufacturing process.

    • 16 min
    Smarter Manufacturing Tools to Improve AM

    Smarter Manufacturing Tools to Improve AM

    John Keogh, LIFT’s engineering director, shares all the things the institute and its additive manufacturing partners are doing to develop methods and techniques to better understand the materials and their dimensions – in real time - as they undergo the additive process.

    • 11 min
    Tackling the Skills Gap: Leveraging Millennials and Gen Z

    Tackling the Skills Gap: Leveraging Millennials and Gen Z

    There is not a lot that all manufacturers of every type and size have in common, but all struggle with same challenge—the skills gap and a changing workforce. John Hindman, Director, Learning and Performance Improvement at Tooling U-SME, sits down with Chris Mahar, Associate Editor, to talk about how manufacturers can benefit from today’s multigenerational workforce. Hear John talk about best practices for training millennials and Gen Z workers to become high performers, and other workforce tips and tri

    • 22 min
    Is now the time to get a cobot?

    Is now the time to get a cobot?

    In this podcast, Bruce Morey, Senior Technical Editor for Manufacturing Engineering Magazine discusses collaborative robots, or cobots, with Steve Apel. He is a Regional Automation Manager for Acieta. In this role, he helps solve customer challenges through the adoption of new robotic automation technologies.

    • 15 min

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