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Virtual Assembly, Real Results

Simulating assembly operations in a virtual environment is no longer a fantasy.
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Google Earth Connects Ford's Virtual Assembly

One of the biggest issues confronting global manufacturers like Ford Motor Co.
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Ultra detectable plastic polymer Hydex 4101 UD Blue PBT is made by Ensinger.
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New “Ultra Detectable Plastic” Designed for Food Equipment Components

Engineers designing parts for food processing equipment can better support quality control efforts aimed at detecting contaminants.
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Siemens Aligns Around Industry 4.0
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Siemens Aligns Around Industry 4.0

The keynote address at Siemens 2014 Automation Summit highlighted how the digitized vision of manufacturing, as prescribed by Industry 4.0, will play out in Siemens’ plans for the future.
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Autodesk Takes 3D Printing Open Source
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Autodesk Takes 3D Printing Open Source

Engineering and design software supplier Autodesk adds a new wrinkle to the developing 3D printing scene by positioning its 3D printing hardware and software as open source templates, much like Google did with the Android OS.
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Ford Uses Google Earth for Manufacturing Collaboration
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Ford Uses Google Earth for Manufacturing Collaboration

Using Google Earth technology, Siemens PLM creates the IntoSite cloud-based application for Ford to navigate global manufacturing sites and share best practice information.
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13 Suggestions for Control Systems Migrations

As anyone who has been involved in a control system migration will tell you, it’s never an easy process.
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PLC Lifecycle Management

Discussion of controllers in the continuous process industries typically centers on distributed control systems (DCSs).
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Four Considerations for Upgrades & Migrations

Regardless of whether you want to increase productivity or shorten time-to-market, attaining success in these areas depends on the application of suitable automation technologies in a batch processing
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A PLM Surge?
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Is PLM Use Expected to Surge?

Accenture expands its product lifecycle management practice with the acquisition of two PLM consulting and system integration companies in less than one month.
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