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3D Printing Moves into the Manufacturing Mainstream

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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UPS Multiplies Voltage

The UB10.241 24VDC-UPS offers a method of battery backup that incorporates a voltage multiplier circuit into the design.
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Wireless Sensor Network Startup Launched

The wireless sensor networking sector just got a little more crowded, with the formal launch of Arch Rock Corp. (
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Profile: Trevor Jones

Trevor Jones is the 2006 President of the Robotic Industries Association.
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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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