Three promising IIoT platform options aim to improve manufacturing

Linda Rosencrance for TechTarget: Given the exploding industrial internet of things market, surveying the choices can be overwhelming. To get you started, here's a look at three platforms and their focus areas.

ZVerse: The 3D Printing Giant Looking To Design A New Content Category

Julian Mitchell for Forbes: LAYR is a cloud-based, end-to-end 3D printing software that makes creating and printing 3D objects easy and efficient.

IIoT And The CyberThreat: A Perfect Storm Of Risk

Chris Grove for MBT Mag: Some organizations have a false sense of security and believe their industrial control systems cant be easily compromised.

A 3D-printed rocket engine just launched a new era of space exploration

Candice Majewski for Independent: Members of the team behind the Electron rocket at US company RocketLab say the engine was printed in 24 hours and provides efficiency and performance benefits over other systems.

The factory of the future is here, and it's digitized

Scott Kirsner for Boston Globe: The revolution is about three things: more advanced software for designing things; devices like 3-D printers that can quickly crank out a prototype; and robots and other technologies that will make the factory floor more efficient and flexible.

Could Pittsburgh become the Silicon Valley of 3D Printing?

OZY.com: In Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and Robert Morris University are at the forefront of additive technology.

Formlabs Brings SLS 3D Printing to the Desktop, Mass SLA to Industry

Michael Molitch-Hou for Engineering.com: At Formlabs Digital Factory event in Boston, Mass., the firm unveiled the Form Cell, a system for batch production using Form 2 SLA 3D printers, and the Fuse 1, its desktop selective laser sintering (SLS) machine.

How Team Penske Uses 3D Printing To Get An Edge In Racing

Alex Knapp for Forbes: That push for innovation is one reason why Team Penske signed a deal with 3D printing company Stratasys earlier this year for technical support and services.

UMN researchers create new 3D printing method

Sydney Baum-Haines for Minnesota Daily: The method has the potential to print tactile sensors onto prosthetic limbs or surgical robots.

DeVry University Offers Advanced Manufacturing Bootcamp

Addresses need for tech skills in manufacturing workforce

3D printer inks from the woods

This technology can be used to fabricate microstructures with outstanding mechanical properties, which have promising potential uses in implants and other biomedical applications.

Robots May Help Defuse Demographic Time Bomb in Japan, Germany

Anirban Nag for Bloomberg: Robots to offset negative impact of slower labor force growth. Emerging markets wont be so lucky, Moodys report says

APM 4.0 will sustain Industry 4.0

Dan Miklovic, LNS Research via Plant Services: On the road to smarter manufacturing, do not confuse sophistication with maturity.

State of 3D Printing 2017

Sculpteos 3rd annual report on 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing

Maker Cities: If You Can Imagine It, You Can Build It

Peter Hirshberg and Marcia Kadanoff for US News: Maker Cities are remaking America for the future.

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