The AW Top 5: Pulse for July 12, 2013

July 15, 2013
Our top stories of the week are led by a look at how three manufacturers are getting good results by managing their energy waste.

Half of the companies in the U.S. have never made a serious effort to factor energy waste into the cost of doing business. The leading story on this week describes three manufacturers that are walking the walk of energy management and seeing good results. Other hot topics this week included 3D printing, simulation, Internet-connected machines, and the control room of the future. Here’s the AW Top 5 Pulse for July 12, 2013:

  1. Take Steps to Reduce Energy Consumption
    By Jeanne Schweder, Contributing Writer, 7/9/2013
  2. Rethinking Industrial Manufacturing Through 3D Printing
    By James Robbins and Sunny Webb, Accenture, 7/9/2013
  3. Simulation Brings Training to Life
    By Dave Gehman, Contributing Writer, 7/9/2013
  4. Automation Technology Futures
    By Jim Pinto, Technology Futurist, 7/8/2013
  5. Honeywell Offers Peek at Control Room of Future
    By Aaron Hand, Executive Editor, 6/21/2013

Though big industry trends tend to move slowly—evolving over several years—if you’re interested in taking the pulse of the automation industry’s interest at any given moment, check out Automation World’s Top 5 post every Monday. Statistics are based on visits to all articles posted on for the previous seven days.

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