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3D Printing Moves into the Manufacturing Mainstream
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3D Printing Moves into the Manufacturing Mainstream

Long viewed as a design and testing tool, 3D printing is quickly moving into regular manufacturing operations as evidenced by recent announcements from Renishaw and Stratysys.
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Shale Oil Needs to Virtualize Operations

At the Well Site Automation for Unconventional Oil & Gas conference this week in Houston, speakers urge shale operators to embrace the technology and philosophy of more automated production.
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HVAC vs. Industrial Automation—Lessons Learned and Perspectives Shared

At AHR Expo this week at McCormick Place in Chicago, the equipment is a bit different than what we’re used to talking about. But many of the conversations are the same.
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Continued Robust Growth Seen For Asia

Transporting oil by over-the-road trucking costs as much as $6 per barrel, while pipelines reduce the cost to 85 cents per barrel.
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Many Paths to Productivity

Upgrading control platforms to gain all the advantages of the latest technology can be done in several ways, but careful planning, and involving everyone affected, can assure success.
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Digital Manufacturing Software Upgrade

Tecnomatix Version 7.6 is the latest version of the vendor’s digital manufacturing software.
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ISA--Only Incremental Progress

ISA should make some bigger moves, starting with a clear change in governance.
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Frost & Sullivan Excellence Award Winners Named

At a formal reception and awards dinner held April 26 in Orlando, Fla., Frost & Sullivan (www.frost.com) recognized its 2006 Excellence in Industrial Technologies Award winners.
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Ball Screw Drive

The Ball Screw Drive Unit AGK from Rexroth uses a high-performance ball screw in a rigid aluminum housing to drive motion at speeds to 96 m/min, even in extreme environments.
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Synchronizing Servos

Liquid filling machines designed for pharmaceutical users benefit from 12 to 24 axes of servo control.
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Mining for Gold: A Novel Approach

“Many people try to apply lean tools without doing upfront thinking first.”
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SAP unveils its latest

Ease-of-use and business flexibility were among the watchwords at the SAP AG Sapphire ’06 international customer conference May 16-18 in Orlando, Fla.
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Continued Robust Growth Seen For Asia

IMF regional outlook report cites Asia's continued expansion, on the back of healthy external demand.
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