Robin Hartley

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Strategic Positioning for Machining Businesses

Are you trading time for money?  We ask a lot of machining businesses what they do, and they often tell us that they trade machining time for money. Whilst this is true, I believe they are selling themselves short with this description and missing a key strategic opportunity.  What they provide to their customers is …

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Machine Learning in Manufacturing

There is a well-known proverb… “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” —various attributions (Twain, Maslow, Kaplan, Unknown) … and in the last few years, a particularly advanced hammer has emerged – machine learning. Machine learning, which is a branch of artificial intelligence (AI), has a very simple concept: feed millions …

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