Industry 4.0 and Collaboration in the Machine Tool Industry

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At IMTS 2018 Okuma America’s President and COO Jim King was invited to participate in a panel discussion organized by the folks at Making Chips. He was joined by Meghan West, President and CEO of CNC Software, Inc., makers of Mastercam software, and Andrew Benson, Chief Marketing Officer for ISCAR. Listen to the podcast and hear perspectives from these machine tool industry leaders on the meaning of Industry 4.0 and the value of collaboration, today and into the future.

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Podcast Topics

Time Topic

3:45 - How do you define the concept of “Industry 4.0”?

5:45 - How are CAD and CAM merging, and how does this impact the end user?

7:45 - Why will reconditioned tools become obsolete in the shop of the future?

9:35 - What key objectives do machine tool builders pursue as they continuously improve their products, and how does this relate to new developments in software?

11:05 - How do you decide when to use sensors in cutting tools?

14:58 - What are the latest developments in CAM technology?

15:40 - How does a machine tool builder put together complementary products to deliver maximum value to the end user?

22:10 - Why is it important to connect machine tools and collect data?

24:33 - What are the types of collaborations that take place between the machine tool builder, the CAD/CAM provider and the cutting tool manufacturer?

27:27 - How can shops keep up with the latest machine tool technology and make the best decisions to fulfill their needs?

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