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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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Driving for Growth at the RIA

Trevor Jones, a Canadian-based executive for Thermo Electron Corp., was elected last January as President of the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the North American robot industry trade organizat
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Software Simplifies PLC Programming

As 32-bit Windows certified programming software for the DirectLogic line of PLCs, DirectSoft5 has new features to make ladder logic programming faster and easier.
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Integrated Drive Terminals

Five new operator terminals provide access to drive data in power transmission and motion control applications, enabling operators to access, diagnose and optimize production processes.
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Cyber Security Still a Hard Sell with Management

Investments in cyber security are beginning to show hard dollar savings at some manufacturing plants, but many managers still don’t see the return.
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China's Growth Propels DCS Market

Distributed control system sales in China will grow at nearly 14 percent annually, thanks to broad industrial expansion, study says.
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Berkeley Inventors Launch Wireless Sensor Network Company

Arch Rock was founded to develop wireless sensor networks that leverage the Internet for ubiquitous sensing for industrial control and more.
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Automation Federation Established

WBF and OMAC are charter members of The Automation Federation, which aims to advance the automation profession.
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Roach and Wilson Named to OPC Board

Business and technical expertise of the new board members is seen as plus in helping push forward the OPC Unified Architecture.
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Fieldbus Foundation Scholarships Awarded

The scholarships honor the memory of James O. Gray, a long-time leader in the Fieldbus Foundation.
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John Engler, President, National Association of Manufacturers

Energy, Production Costs, Skills Shortage Top Concerns for Manufacturers

U.S. manufacturers are less optimistic than last year, according to a newly released survey by the National Association of Manufacturers.
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