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Has IIoT Become the Norm Across All Industrial Sectors? Industry Experts Say

Larry Turner for Industry Week: Industry experts agree, it makes sense to start now and to make small steps towards the big idea of IIoT. Partnerships can help the process.

Special Tradeshow Coverage for PACK EXPO Las Vegas

PACK EXPO will be held from September 25th - 27th in Las Vegas. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

IIoT Monitoring Finally Included with AGVs

Too much data, little of which can be accessed and used effectively. From tuggers, AGCs (Automated Guided Carts), and AGVs, there is a real need to include IIoT monitoring.

The SKF Smart Manufacturing Transformation

SKF is building a new generation of manufacturing systems, which embrace the power of today’s digital technologies to achieve a further step-change in speed, efficiency and flexibility.

4 Process Trends Changing Manufacturing

Although some manufacturing leaders and their employees are hesitant to embrace new technology and hardware on the job site, these innovations are here to stay. Those who adapt to these new standards sooner rather than later will be ready to tackle Industry 4.0 and reap all

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Small Town America's Newest Product: Advanced Manufacturing

Harold L. (Hal) Sirkin for Forbes: People with skills and talent typically gravitate to “superstar cities,” such as New York and Los Angeles, or to “knowledge and tech hubs” like Boston, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., not to small towns in the South.

Defending 3D Printers From Hackers

Charles Q. Choi for IEEE Spectrum: Researchers reveal three methods of verifying that 3d-printed parts have not been compromised by someone hacking the printer itself.

Space-Based 3-D Printing Reaches Milestone

Mike Wall, SPACE.com: A 3D printer built by the California-based company Made in Space churned out multiple polymer-alloy objects — the largest of which was a 33.5-inch-long (85 centimeters) beam — during a 24-day test inside a thermal vacuum chamber (TVAC) here in Sili

Foxconn's Wisconsin plan raises skepticism as well as hope

Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: The magnitude of Foxconn Technology Group’s proposal for a $10 billion electronics factory in southeast Wisconsin is matched by the gravity of the questions it has raised

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Sight Machine Introduces Digital Readiness Index for Manufacturing

DRI Guides Manufacturers Launching Digital Transformation Initiatives

Experienced 3D Printing Service Bureau Adds Industrial 3D Printer from EnvisionTEC

-Realize, Inc. has purchased a Vector 3SP printer from EnvisionTEC to beta test new engineering materials under development with Somos -EnvisionTEC's proprietary 3SP technology uses a laser to process photopolymers in a way that is faster and less costly than traditional SLA systems

Fisher Unitech Expands 3D Printing Footprint with a Partnership with Cimquest Inc.'s Stratasys-Focused Busines

Leading provider of 3D printers continues its march across the country on its mission to revitalize manufacturing in America

Last Call for Creators: Maker Faire San Diego 2017 Entry Deadline is September 8, 2017

Now is the time to enter your project, invention, creation or design for Balboa Park's Maker Faire San Diego 2017, October 7-8. The entry deadline is just days away, visit our entry page to register.

CNC Machining and 3-D Printing: Complementary Techniques Shape the Future

3-D printing has gained a great deal of traction in the past few years. Its popularity is expected to grow as the techniques become more refined and focused. Unlike some experts warned, though, 3-D printing is not poised to replace CNC machining. Forward-thinking companies combine the properties of both techniques to develop strategies that meet their clients' needs.

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Emulate3D Inc.

Emulate3D develops virtual commissioning, throughput simulation, and industrial demonstration products