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3D Printing Core to GE’s Newest Advanced Manufacturing Facility
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3D Printing Core to GE’s Newest Advanced Manufacturing Facility

A new manufacturing facility, to be built by GE in Pennsylvania, will develop and implement additive manufacturing technologies.
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Airbus is Creating its Factory of the Future
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Airbus Creates its Factory of the Future

By leveraging the Internet of Things concept and commercial off-the-shelf tools, Airbus is reimagining its production processes through a research and technology project designed to improve its compet
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It Came From Outer Space…

Many of the technologies created for government programs have found their way into industrial applications.
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Internet of Things Gains Real World Traction
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Internet of Things Gains Real World Traction

The hype around the Internet of Things concept has been pulsing heavy for a few years now. Recent announcements make it clear that the Internet of Things is quickly materializing in real world industrial applications.
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PI: High Load Hexapod 6-Axis Parallel Positioning System

The H-850KMLD hexapod system handles loads to 500 kg (1000+ pounds) and provides 1 µm minimum incremental motion over a 100 mm travel range in XY and 0.5 µm in the Z direction.
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Control System Security Lessons from Boeing
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Control System Security Lessons from Boeing

Virtual Presentation: An insider's look into Boeing's development of best practices for securing industrial control systems in the face of increasing use of remote access technologies.
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Boeing’s New Approach to Fuselage Assembly
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Boeing’s New Approach to Fuselage Assembly

Advanced Integration Technology combines motion control, servo drive platforms, failsafe CPUs, distributed I/O, and Ethernet networks to design a fully automated positioning and joining system for the
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Alliance Sensors Group Partners with Spacex on Falcon 9 Rocket
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Alliance Sensors Group Partners with Spacex on Falcon 9 Rocket

Technology incorporated in the ground systems for the Spacex Falcon 9 Rocket--a rocket designed to be cost-effectively re-usable--includes LVDT signal conditioners.
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Friction Stir Welding
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Welding Innovation Improves Manufacturing Versatility

A new friction stir welding technique gives manufacturers the ability to weld complex, three-dimensional shapes.
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How Machine Vision Helps Air-to-Air Refueling
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Beyond Manufacturing: How Machine Vision Helps Air-to-Air Refueling

Massive amounts of position and flow visualization data produced by high-speed machine-vision cameras have helped to explain the behavior of hoses that trail behind aircraft used in air-to-air refueli
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