Republican-Leaning Cities Are At Greater Risk Of Job Automation

​ By Jed Kolko for Five Thirty Eight:   More and more work activities and even entire jobs are at risk of beingautomated by algorithms, computers and robots, raising concerns that more and more humans will be put out of work. The fear of automation is widespread — President Obama cited it as the No. 1 reason Americans feel anxious about the economy in his State of the Union address last month — but its effects are not equally distributed, creating challenges for workers and policymakers. An analysis of where jobs are most likely to face automation shows that areas that voted Republican in the last presidential election are more at risk, suggesting that automation could become a partisan issue. So-called “routine” jobs — those that “can be accomplished by following explicit rules” — are most at risk of automation. These include both “manual” routine occupations, such as metalworkers and truck drivers, and “cognitive” routine occupations, such as cashiers and customer service reps.1 Whereas many routine jobs tend to be middle-wage, non-routine jobs include both higher-wage managerial and professional occupations and lower-wage service jobs.   Cont'd...

DeWys Manufacturing Inc. Creates "One of a Kind" Automated Fastener Insertion Machine

DeWys Manufacturing Inc. Creates "One of a Kind" Automated Fastener Insertion Machine

The making of: BionicANTs

What do ants and Industry 4.0 have in common? What challenges faced the engineers when it came to developing these delicate technology platforms? Take a look behind the scenes and dive into the world of the Bionic Learning Network... ( cont'd )

Evana Automation Launches New Validation Program to Assist Healthcare Product Manufacturers with Meeting FDA Regulations during the Implementation of Automated Manufacturing Equipment

The Evana Validation Process (EVP)℠ helps healthcare product manufacturers avoid costly mistakes, bridge departmental silos, and expedite time-to-market

Lee Contracting Growing 30% in 2016

Lee Industrial Contracting Inc., a premier company in "Providing Turn-Key Solutions for Plant Projects" is expecting to hire almost 100 employees in 2016.

Global Motion Control Shipments Contract 3.9% in 2015

Global shipments for motion control products declined by 3.9% to $2.9 billion in 2015, according to new statistics released by the Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA), the industrys trade group.

Becoming the Factory of the Future: How to Prepare Now for the Industrial Internet of Things

The Internet is not going to hit the factory all at once; the transition to global connectivity will be gradual. In the meantime, businesses have a chance to prepare their operations to integrate seamlessly with this new era of industry by taking steps now to implement digital, automated, connected devices and services.

AUTOMATICA 2016: INNOVATIONS IN MACHINE VISION

VISION: THE EYE OF AUTOMATION

Top 50 Industrial IoT (IIoT) 5G Industrialists and Innovators

RCR Wireless News recognizes inaugural list of leaders fueling the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

New White Paper from Okuma Details Energy-Efficient CNC Machine Tool Technologies

Machine shops of any size can apply these technologies on their shop floor to keep energy costs down.

IronCAD Announces New Mechanical Add-on

IronCAD Mechanical - Mechanical Utilities to Improve Design Efficiency

Industrial IoT Market Nears $132 Billion in 2020: Technavio

Pedro Hernandez for Datamation: The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to have a major, efficiency- and productivity-enhancing impact on how manufacturers and other companies in industrial settings conduct businesses. A new forecast from market research firm Technavio paints a rosy picture for IT vendors that specialize in industrial IoT. According to the analyst group, the market for industrial IoT software and services will reach nearly $132 in 2020. Between now and then, the market will expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7 percent. In terms of demand, Technavio has identified the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region as the largest market for industrial IoT. Last year, the industrial IoT market generated $38 billion in sales in the region, a number that will reach $54 billion in 2020. APAC countries are investing heavily, including South Korea, which plans to pour over $3.6 billion into the IoT by 2020. Cont'd...

MVTec optimizes machine vision with new HALCON release

 HALCON 12.0.2 will be released on February 29, 2016  Bar code identification significantly improved  Latest interface technology speeds up machine vision processes

Pro Mach Acquires Stork-Texwrap, a Leading Manufacturer of Automatic Shrink Wrapping Systems

Pro Mach adds Stork-Texwrap to their End of Line Group to expand product line and strengthen distributed products portfolio

Diversified Machine Systems (DMS) Announces Industry Changing Quick Change Fixture

Diversified Machine Systems announces revolutionary new fixture design to reduce fixture swap times. Through the quick change fixture design, production cycles can be improved without incurring additional labor costs.

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