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Submitted by Joe Feeley on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 09:23
"Wearable technology" brings a new view of data collection to the shop floor.
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Tue, 07/02/2013 - 08:41
Here in Chicago, at the moment, Lord Stanley's Cup is all the rage, but I just watched a bit of the Confederation Cup final in which Brazil let the soccer (football) world know it won't be ignored in World Cup 2014, by blowing out World Number 1 Spain.
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Submitted by Joe Feeley on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:22
During a few recent vendor visits I've seen more examples of automation suppliers promoting aesthetics of design in what I'd consider non-customary places, and the use of contemporary social media-influenced interfaces.
Category: digital technology new technology trends Green Technology innovation Future Tech IMTS Green Manufacturing Technology Tradeshows
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 17:18
Here's a quick update about two of the many exhibitors that caught my attention at September's IMTS 2012 in Chicago. I'll do more as I can. The event now includes an Industrial Automation North America (IANA) conference and exhibitor component produced by Deutsche Messe, the folks who do the Hannover Fair.
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Submitted by Joe Feeley on Wed, 05/09/2012 - 11:43
As I assemble our 15th anniversary issue, which looks back and excerpts our content over the years, I reread the first issue of Control Design. The leading industrial PC technology of the time had 200 MHz Pentium processors, 512 MB RAM, powered by Windows NT.
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 15:18
We received this press release recently from SME: Society of Manufacturing Engineers Unveils Its Annual Innovations List
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Submitted by Joe Feeley on Thu, 03/24/2011 - 15:39
PLANTVILLE--An Innovative Online Game Simulates a Plant Manager's Experience Challenging Players to Increase Productivity, Sustainability and the Overall Health of an Industrial Plant
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Fri, 02/25/2011 - 16:31
To finish out the week: This is nothing more than an expensive VW commercial, but you have to admit, it looks like a pretty slick place to build cars.
Category: new technology trends Green Technology innovation Future Tech IMTS Energy Efficiency Sustainability Green Manufacturing Custom Machines
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Wed, 10/27/2010 - 12:52
Got this response to my post about MAG's "no coolant" machining center. I'll repost the link to it below Dal's comments if you don't know what this about
Submitted by Joe Feeley on Tue, 10/12/2010 - 14:34
After doing a bit more snooping around to try to confirm the freshness of the joint project between MAS-IAS; Creare, the cryogenics experts; and the U.S. Navy, to build a titantium machining center that doesn't use tool coolant [that's what I said, it doesn't use coolant], and doubles the rate...