Smart Factories Need Space and Time Anchors

GIM International: Spatiotemporal referencing can be used to enhance contextualisation of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) data and information flows within 'smart factories, according to Studio iSPACE in Austria.

The U.S. and China Invest Heavily in Industry 4.0 Technologies to be the World's Largest Manufacturer

The United States, the world's second largest manufacturer, with a 2017 industrial output reaching a record level of $2.2 trillion, will apply Industry 4.0 technologies to replace China as the world's largest manufacturer.

First Solar Is Using Robots to Better Tap the Sun

Chris Martin for Bloomberg Business Week: Even before Trumps tariffs, the U.S. panel maker underpriced Chinese rivals with a spray-on, energy-absorbing metal and largely automated factories.

Why China's hollowed-out manufacturing hub is pinning its hopes on a hi-tech revival

He Huifeng for South China Morning Post: Dongguan looks to become a smart manufacturing base focused on the emerging mainland market, banking on the rise of domestic tech brands and booming domestic consumption.

Analysis: Four smart factory trends to watch in 2018

Jessica Twentyman for Internet of Business: Internet of Business presents four key technology trends that will help the smart factory deliver on its efficiency and responsiveness goals in 2018.

How Industry 4.0 will be impacted by technology

Diogo Costa for KnowTechie: There are several aspects that characterize Industry 4.0, including (but not limited to): automated robots, additive manufacture, simulation, horizontal and vertical system integration, industrial IoT...

The Enterprise Factory And The Smart City

Adi Gaskell for Forbes: Such a network ensures you not only have the technological skills required but also the cultural and softer factors that are so important.

HP unveils S$100m campus, home to its first advanced manufacturing centre

Jacquelyn Cheok for Business Times: Smarc, a 6,000 sq ft facility, allows engineers to design, experiment and implement solutions to improve HP's manufacturing processes. The target is to boost productivity by at least 20 per cent.

Huawei Wireless X Labs Sets up Connected Factory SIG to Explore 5G Applications in Smart Manufacturing

The Wireless Connected Factory SIG has brought together partners in the field of smart manufacturing to conduct further research and promote extensive applications of 5G communication technologies in Industry 4.0.

Kuka Showcases Robotic Demos at TechCenter Grand Opening

Candace Roulo for SME: The grand opening featured 13 live robotic automation demonstrations, tours of the new TechCenter, and presentations on new technology.

Stanley Black & Decker To Open Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Downtown Hartford

-Names Sudhi Bangalore to lead center that will eventually house approximately 50 Industry 4.0 professionals. -Announces launch of STANLEY+Techstars Additive Manufacturing Accelerator to bring start-ups to Hartford

The Industrial IoT Risks You Must Not Ignore in 2018

Scott Allen for Sys-Con Media: Security, therefore, will ultimately be the limiting factor on how much IoT technology is deployed.

What We Can Learn From the Second Life of Google Glass

Thomas Hornigold for Singularity Hub: The difference here was the specific audience: workers in factories who need hands-free computing because they need to use their hands at the same time.

SCADAfence Secures $10 Million in Funding to Protect Smart Manufacturing and Critical Infrastructure Networks from Cyber Attacks

Investors include JVP, NexStar Partners and Japan's Global Brain; funds will be used to boost go-to-market efforts and expand research and development operations

Emerson sweetens bid for Rockwell Automation to $29 billion

Greg Roumeliotis for Reuters: The new offer follows Rockwells rejections of Emersons overtures for much of this year.

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