Cutting-tool concepts a fit for Industry 4.0

02/7/2013 | American Machinist

Some answers to the question of how cutting tools will fit into the world of Industry 4.0, the new manufacturing concept with Web-based networking, became evident at the 10th Tool Conference in Schmalkalden, Germany. One example was a mechatronic tool designed for retrograde machining of large boreholes. GFE unveiled the device, explaining that it uses telemetry to acquire its ongoing status while cutting, incorporating the “Internet of things” in which all participants communicate as they would on the Web.

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