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NIST engineer Jeremy Marvel adjusts a robotic arm used to study human-robot interactions. According to a NIST economic study on advanced robotics and automation—one of four reports on advanced manufacturing—Marvel’s work is the type of research needed to fortify and facilitate this emerging field. Credit: F. Webber/NIST

How Automation Can Measurably Boost U.S. Industry

Jan. 26, 2017
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has identified several areas that, if addressed, could save industry more than $100 billion annually and boost growth. It’s ...
A Standard for Sustainable Manufacturing

A Standard for Sustainable Manufacturing

July 19, 2016
The new ASTM E3012-16 guide provides a science-based, systematic approach to capture and describe information about the environmental aspects of any production process.

3 Questions: Raising Student Interest in Manufacturing

Sept. 6, 2012
The SME Foundation, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), has been at the forefront of stimulating interest in manufacturing among students of many ages. ...

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Communication: Choosing the Right Tool for the Job

Sept. 8, 2017
Among MQTT, OPC UA, RESTful APIs and other protocols and standards, which is the best to use for IIoT applications? The answer is yes.
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NIST Releases Cybersecurity Framework

March 6, 2014
Following President Obama’s executive order and presidential policy directive on cybersecurity in February 2013, NIST has formally announced the initial version of the Framework...
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Executive Order on Cyber Security, Smart but Too Vague

Feb. 14, 2013
President Obama’s executive order aims to facilitate information sharing on cyber security issues for critical infrastructure dependent on industrial control systems. Many believe...

Layers of Clouds Defined

Sept. 7, 2012
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has defined three levels of cloud computing:

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