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Rob Spiegel

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The Top 10 Degrees for Earnings Are All STEM
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
8/27/2015  2
Here's a peek at the top 10 bachelor's degrees for career earnings. All of them are STEM degrees, and seven of them are engineering degrees. The stats were compiled by PayScale, ...

Al Bredenberg, Contributing Writer

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Design Can Escape the Silo Through Closed-Loop Quality Systems
Al Bredenberg, Contributing Writer
8/26/2015  0
Enterprise quality management systems (EQMS) are helping manufacturers avoid the disconnect created by the homegrown, siloed quality systems that tend to get developed within ...

Rob Spiegel

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IBM and Cisco: Progress on Cyber Security, But Not Enough
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
8/26/2015  1
At NIWeek earlier this month, executives from two tech heavyweights – Cisco and IBM – weighed in on the status of cyber security. Their conclusion? We’re making ...

Rob Spiegel

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Walmart Partners with Reshoring Initiative as Made in USA Gets Real
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
8/25/2015  3
The Reshoring Initiative is partnering with Walmart to help retailers and suppliers manufacture more of their consumer products in the US. Walmart has committed to increase its ...

Tracey Schelmetic

Electronics News
Avnet Upgrades Development Kit for Motor Control and Industrial Networking
Tracey Schelmetic, Contributing Writer, Design News
8/25/2015  0
Avnet Electronics Marketing already produces an Analog Devices intelligent drives kit for motor control and industrial networking development that’s used in a variety of ...

RP Siegel, Contributing Writer

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This Device Delivers Electricity and Clean Water Simultaneously
RP Siegel, Contributing Writer
8/20/2015  3
Sometimes (maybe most of the time), when it comes to design, simplest is best. That’s especially true when creating utility devices for off-the-grid environments in developing ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

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More Must Be Done to Overcome the Challenges to Reshoring
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
8/19/2015  10
Despite reports that reshoring efforts are bringing manufacturing back to the US, the manufacturing sector is still seeing a net deficit of jobs since the recession. And more must ...

Al Bredenberg, Contributing Writer

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Hyundai Demos Robotic Exoskeleton at NIWeek 2015
Al Bredenberg, Contributing Writer
8/18/2015  0
In one of the latest examples of mechatronics implementation into medtech, research engineers from Hyundai Motor Group's Central Advanced Research and Engineering Institute in South ...

Greg Philbrook, AutomationDirect.com

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HMIs Bridge Different PLCs and Communication Protocols
Greg Philbrook, AutomationDirect.com
8/17/2015  0
In most industrial plants, it's not uncommon to have programmable logic controllers (PLCs) from different suppliers, often on the same production line. Each PLC may come with a ...

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Writing for Design News
5/6/2015
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Design News serves the biggest community of design engineers working in all manufacturing industries and end-markets. Design News, therefore, offers contributing authors the biggest exposure anywhere for your thought leadership. We welcome contributed articles from engineering professionals, consultants, as well as industry vendors.

Check Out What Went On During National Robotics Week 2015!
4/10/2015
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In case you missed it, here are the highlights from National Robotics Week 2015.

Highlights From DiscoverE's 2015 Engineers Week
3/3/2015
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In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights from DiscoverE's 2015 Engineers Week.

Today's AC Servo Systems Are Smarter and Faster
2/18/2015
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Technology advances boost positioning accuracy and stability at high speeds, while simplifying set up.

Managing Product Costs in the Face of Complexity and Globalization
2/17/2015
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Manufacturing organizations have faced a growing challenge of delivering products on time and to cost over the past decade, as product lifecycles and value chains have become increasingly complex. Even in the face of constant pressure to drive down costs, globalization and competition have led the design and manufacture of any given product or assembly to become distributed geographically as well as across organizational boundaries in the extended supply chain.

A CNC Machine OEM Pushes the Limits of Repeatability
2/3/2015
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The current generation of CNC machining systems has features that significantly improve metalworking operations from what they were only a few years ago. These machines are generally faster and quieter than ever, more resistant to mechanical noise, have powerful controls and extensive automation capabilities, and fabricate a wider range of metals.

Megatrends Shaping PACs & PLCs
12/30/2014
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Machine controllers have always played a pivotal role in manufacturing performance. Now the focus is on simpler integration, more connectivity, and harvesting the benefits of information-enabled operation.

Implementing Adaptive Segment-Based Cams
12/29/2014
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By integrating event-driven strategies into motion control schemes, automation systems may be optimized beyond what’s possible with traditional electronic cams or motion profiles.

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