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How 3D Printing Will Impact Industrial Automation
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How 3D Printing Will Impact Industrial Automation

Multiple technology approaches, the ability to print using many different types of materials, and decreasing costs are poised to make 3D printing a game changer for the global automation market. But is industry prepared for the potential negative impact on intellectual property rights?
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Schneider Electric Deploys Baxter
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Schneider Electric Deploys Baxter

Humanoid robot capable of working alongside humans is now testing circuit breakers at Schneider Electric’s plant in Missouri.
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Mining Data to Improve Downtime
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Mining Data to Improve Downtime

Your plant floor data is a repository of informational gold. Have you started digging yet?
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Manage Video Walls
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HMIs: Manage Video Walls Remotely with iPad App

Montreal based Matrox Graphics Inc., maker of control room and personal human machine interface (HMI) hardware has introduced its first free iPad app, the MuraControl for iPad.
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Internet of Things
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Interoperability Test for Internet of Things a Success

The IPSO Alliance (http://www.ipso-alliance.org/) announced the successful completion of a multi-vendor interoperability event showcasing Internet Protocol (IP) for smart objects.
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CHARMS Deliver Safety
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Emerson Users Exchange Turns On the CHARMs

The Emerson Global Users Exchange event descended on Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center the last week in October and brought record numbers with it, with attendee totals settling
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Invensys OpsManage’11 Conference Wrap Up

With more than 1,300 attendees in Nashville, Invensys Operations Management President and CEO Sudipta Bhattacharya emphasized the company’s continuity of leadership over the past three years as a majo
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Siemens Industry Makes CEO Changes, Acquires Software Provider Vistagy

In moves highlighting Siemens’ increasing focus on city infrastructure projects in North America, Daryl Dulaney has been named chief executive officer of Siemens’ newly-formed Infrastructure & Cit
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Laser Sintering
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Laser Sintering, Anyone?

An additive manufacturing process that accumulates a range of materials one layer at a time, laser sintering adds a special tool the engineer’s toolbox for manufacturing custom and/or highly complex p
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Building an Innovative Automation Team

In his new book “Growth or Bust: Game-Changing Secrets from a Leading Corporate Strategist,” Mark Faust describes how managers can participate in corporate turnarounds.
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Re-shoring or Rebalancing, U.S. Manufacturers Seek National Stability

Even the Web address of Kildeer, Ill.-based Reshore Initiative—www.reshorenow.org—communicates the urgency founder Harry Moser assigns to re-shoring.
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Scalable, Printed CMOS Memory Enables Internet of Things

Practically since its founding over eight years ago, Automation World has covered the technology and applications of the connected world, now dubbed the “Internet of Things.”
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SPS Show Recap
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SPS Drives Exhibition Recap

The annual German trade show SPS/IPC/Drives closed last week in Nuremberg after attracting record numbers of exhibitors and attendees. Final attendance was 56,321 people who visited 1,429 stands of companies from 39 countries. The local German companies in particular gear the bulk of their new product announcements for release there.
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