From CHICAGO – Machining is catching up with the digital age. New apps for smartphones and tablets are now emerging. Some use Bluetooth technology to connect directly to a boring head, for example, to check tooling status. Others function as a hub for technical information, making it immediately available on a phone. This is just the first step toward the total electronic remote control of machine tools.
DirectIndustry e-magazine tested two such applications now available for free at any app store.