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Results Are in: 43% Still Don' t Get IoT

Approximately 43% of 175 industrial respondents still do not have a full understanding of IoT capabilities or applications, whereas over 20% had made some form of investment in IoT to date.

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Is There A Way to Close the STEM Gender Gap?

Women may fill almost half of the jobs in the U.S., but when it comes to STEM-related occupations, they only fill about 25 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Holiday gift ideas for the robots (and engineers) in your life

From end effectors and software to machine simulation, it's no small wonder what you can find when no one is looking

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Hear ye, Hear ye - Competitions for New Manufacturing Innovation Hubs and Apprenticeship Grants

President Obama announced that several hundred million dollars of funding will be made available for two new Manufacturing Innovation Hub Competitions that are intended to help spur manufacturing innovation and give U.S. workers more opportunities to improve their skills for middle class jobs.

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The Great Kanduski

Innovative HART communications specialty company ProComSol announced earlier this month that they now have an Android based application that when combined with their Bluetooth modem allows any Android Ice Cream Sandwich based system to be used as a handheld communicator for any HART 7 or earlier device.

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Quality Behavior Means Industrial Companies Are Doing Something Right
It Sounds Odd to Say, but the Good News Is that Only 12% Self-Described Their Overall Quality Programs as World-Class.

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Manufacturing Workers - the Next Generation
Would Our Future Workers be Robots or Humans?

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Machine Builder’s Machine Builder
Mitsui Seiki's pursuit of ultimate precision enables innovations in aerospace, power generation and machine building

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Simulation Saves Time and Money
It's Not Always Easy to set up a Proper Software Simulation of a Complex System, but the Benefits of Doing so are Manifold.

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IPCs Pack More Punch
Modular, Smaller and More Energy-Efficient, Industrial Computers Sport Increased Processing Power

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Future Machines
How Technology Pushes Machine Builders and Integrators to Design Smarter Machines, and Why Processes Have Become Better and More Efficient

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