Wireless is the way to go for sensing applications. The infrastructure is there, used daily, and robust. In some cases, the networks are self-healing. It's a no-brainer that the trend is going wire free. Some companies are even taking the data logging and analysis burden away from some companies. Placing it all in the cloud. Not having to lay an infinite distance of wire, in these cases, also saves the planet for vital resources. It's the way to go.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
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.
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