Rockwell is making some much needed progress in the area of Programmable Micro-controllers. Now if we can get them to step into the 21st century and make their entire platform of controllers and processors accessible by using USB and/or Ethernet protocol and shy away entirely from the serial connections, that they seem to be so fond of, we will all be better off.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
Automakers are adding greater digital capabilities to their design and engineering activities to promote collaboration among staff and suppliers, input consumer feedback, shorten product development cycles, and meet evolving end-use needs.
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