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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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Hannover Fair 2011: Industrial Technology Emphasizes "Smart Efficiency"

Editor in Chief Gary Mintchell was Automation World’s “mann auf der Straße” at the annual showcase of manufacturing and production plant technology known as Hannover Fair (www.hannovermesse.de/en).
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NEMA Economist Bullish on Trucking, Natural Gas

The U.S. economy is beyond recovery and actually into an expansion period, and manufacturing is leading the way.
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Bhattacharya Reflects on Two Years at Invensys Operations Management

Sudipta Bhattacharya is two years into his term as chief executive officer of Invensys Operation Management, the Plano, Texas-based process systems and software supplier (http://iom.invensys.com).
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Biotech Firm Seeks Extreme Automation

When creating a new polyclonal antibody production site, a biotechnology company has a lot of choices. One involves the level of automation and systems integration investment to make.
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Exxon Expands Drilling

According to a March report from Bloomberg News, oil industry giant Exxon Mobil Corp.
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Government Policy Handcuffs Oil Industry

Oil, oil everywhere—but too few new drops to refine! That’s the chief gripe of the domestic oil industry about being hamstrung by federal government policy.
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Schneider Applauds FERC Ruling On Market Based Demand Response

Paul Hamilton, senior vice president of Energy Efficiency Programs at Paris-based electrical and automation supplier Schneider Electric (www.schneider-electric.us), said his company applauds the May
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4 Questions on Successful Engineering Project Management

Whether engineering a process, building an interface or designing a product, you need a plan. You also need a way to collaborate, because nothing happens in vacuum.
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Processes Inhibit Industrial Energy Savings

An energy/automation disconnect inside manufacturing companies is restricting the amount of energy savings that can be realized, according to ARC analyst Barry Young, who spoke at the ABB Power and Au
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