GM’s Closed Loop Set The Standards For The Industry


At the General Motors Power Train division, five casting plants pour a total of 26,000 blocks, 26,000 transmission cases, and 40,000 heads each day. The parts aren’t all the same. To make them quickly and accurately requires the most agile technologies available.

From Mike Edington’s perspective, GM accomplishes this by combining one of the world’s best privately owned global networks and home-grown mathematical wizardry with commercially available three-dimensional CAD software, LAN products, and client/server technologies. But Edington, the top IT executive for casting, could easily add a four- letter word to the formula: r-i-s-k–and the company’s willingness to continuously stalk the cutting edge of computer technology.

Now here’s what lies ahead: GM’s developing sensoring devices and special software that will allow it to collect data from each manufacturing cell, measure the performance of each tool or machine in the cell, and chart all of it on a computer in real time.

GM is also planning to replace its costly, …


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Is It Necessary To Hire Data Recovery Expert?

One of the things we haven’t really looked at lately is hard disk health. Let’s face it, we all have hard drives, and yet most of us don’t really have a plan in case they fail. And the issue is, of course, that they do. Every single day. When you least expect it. Which is exactly why I thought it was necessary to point this out to my readers. I’ve lost data before, and let me tell you, it’s a hard, hard thing.

Attempting to recover files that you have accidentally deleted may do further damage to your hard drive even if you have an idea how to go about it. You need to keep in mind that data loss may be due to a number of reasons and if you do not have a concrete solution to the problem, you might end up losing the files completely. This is why, instead of attempting a data recovery, why not hire …



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