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Rob Spiegel
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Who Needs a Smart Staff When You Have Remote Monitoring?
10/24/2016  Post a comment
Remote monitoring now looks beyond the individual motor or conveyor and instead views the process from end to end.
Aras and Zuken Blend PLM and EDM
Product News 
10/24/2016  Post a comment
In an move to ease the use of multiple product design tools, PLM provider Aras and EDM company Zuken have integrated their products.
The Extraordinary Tale of the Raspberry Pi 
10/11/2016  5 comments
Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton will deliver a keynote Oct. 26 at the ARM TechCon conference in Santa Clara, Calif.
Save a Stroke Victim, Help the Blind, and Get Some Peace and Quiet
Gadget Freak 
10/7/2016  1 comment
This collection of practical Gadget Freak projects includes a walking stick for the blind as well as an indicator that calls for help for stroke victims.
Skills Shortage in Manufacturing Prompts Rings Contest
10/6/2016  2 comments
Rotor Clip's student engineering contest sends it winners to the Atlantic Design and Manufacturing show.
Did You Attend One of the Top 20 US Engineering Schools?
10/4/2016  8 comments
This list of top engineering schools combines a wide range of criteria that make up a quality engineering program.
Flexible Manufacturing Reduces Costs, Increases Variety ... Think Oreo
10/3/2016  Post a comment
Creating product variety in the manufacturing process has been costly. Yet the high cost of variety is coming down now that advanced manufacturing equipment is modular and flexible.
Automation Vendors Validate the Importance of IoT
9/30/2016  Post a comment
Two studies by leading companies show that energy plants are bullish on deploying IoT. They’re using connectivity for planning, productivity gains, and safety.
Critical Security Controls Could Thwart 70% of Cyber Attacks
9/29/2016  1 comment
Most cyber attacks could be avoided by adopting a list of Critical Security Controls that were created by the Center for Internet Security. That’s the message from Steve Mustard of the Automation Federation.
Tipping Point for Virtual Reality Is Content
9/27/2016  1 comment
At the Design and Manufacturing show in Minneapolis last week, Myst creator Chuck Carter spelled out the future for Virtual Reality: content.
These Kickstarter Gadgets Deserve to be Funded
9/26/2016  5 comments
Kickstarter offers a gazillion ideas for businesses that are seeking start-up funding. The crowdfunding site also features new gadgets from companies struggling to get their product out to customers. We took a look at the gadgets currently featured and found a number of cool ideas that are seeking funding angels.
Human Error Causes Most Engineering Disasters
9/23/2016  24 comments
A study by the Swiss government determined the type of human errors that lead to engineering disasters and ranked those errors by percentage.
In the Zombie Apocalypse, People Scream for the Internet
9/21/2016  2 comments
According to Cambium Networks, the top choice of help during a widespread emergency is the Internet.
Do You Have the Classic Traits of a Great Engineer?
9/20/2016  10 comments
Here are the 10 traits of a great engineer. check to see how many of these traits you possess.
Big Data and Cloud Computing Have Moved into Design
9/20/2016  Post a comment
Design engineers are using big data to gather product usage information from the field and circulate it into design decisions. Much of that data is now processed in the cloud.
New Automation Technology Requires New ROI Calculations
9/16/2016  Post a comment
A new study from MAPI suggests that automation technology can change production so significantly, it requires a new ROI calculation.

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Remote monitoring now looks beyond the individual motor or conveyor and instead views the process from end to end.
BASF is partnering with Hyundai on a high-performance concept car that showcases both eco-friendly, sustainable materials and materials to enable lighter weight cars.
In an move to ease the use of multiple product design tools, PLM provider Aras and EDM company Zuken have integrated their products.
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