Lets technicians conduct remote "house calls" to cutting machines
This system allows factory service technicians to link up directly with the company's pipe cutting machines in the field over a secure broadband connection. Technicians can log onto the machine to observe, commandeer, exchange data files, update operating systems and diagram procedures or problems. Both computer displays offer a "John Madden" whiteboard illustrator and chat board. Real-time troubleshooting is possible using diagnostic routines to test PLC logic, tune digital motion controls, and review machine set-up parameters and program data.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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