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Top 10 From IMTS 2014

September 13, 2014 11:15 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

This year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2014) has shown optimistic numbers, and the Manufacturing.net staff was part of the thundering traffic cruising through McCormick Place in Chicago. There was more to see than any normal human could take in within the six-day show ...

Demystifying The Manufacturing Crystal Ball

September 11, 2014 3:30 pm | by Diane Palmquist | News | Comments

The year 2020 seems to be the magic year for the Internet of Things. According to Gartner,...

Intel CFO Talks About Internet Of Things

September 10, 2014 3:02 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Intel Executive Vice President and CFO Stacy Smith talks about how Intel has been a good steward...

An Outlook Into The Future Of Manufacturing

September 8, 2014 2:34 pm | by Sandvik Coromant | Videos | Comments

We’re living in a time of rapid digitization, where computers and robots are performing tasks...

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Trimble Selects Digi-Key to Distribute its Embedded UHF RFID Modules

September 4, 2014 10:49 am | by Trimble | News | Comments

Trimble has announced a global distribution agreement with Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, to offer ...             

4 Factors Driving The Emergence Of Digital Manufacturing

August 28, 2014 2:47 pm | by Maria Montenegro, Verizon Enterprise Solutions | News | Comments

The powerhouse combination of mobility, cloud computing, security, and predictive analytics is becoming the ‘holy grail’ across the manufacturing industry, according to Kevin Martin and Michael Kotelec with Verizon’s manufacturing practice. With an empowered consumer base now dictating supply and demand, manufacturers need...

The IoT Uplink: Making Use Of All This Data

August 28, 2014 11:03 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This latest episode of The IoT Uplink, a new video series examining all the factors driving, influencing and adding to the complexity of the Internet of Things movement, focuses on the data that is produced and how it’s analyzed, interpreted, and shared throughout ...

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Scientists Review New Ways To Analyze Big Data

August 26, 2014 11:33 am | by Jianqing Fan, Science China Press | News | Comments

Big Data presents scientists with unfolding opportunities, including, for instance, the possibility of discovering heterogeneous characteristics in the population leading to the development of personalized treatments and highly individualized services. But ever-expanding data sets ...

The Factory of the Future Will Be Shaped by the Internet of Things

August 19, 2014 5:11 pm | by Andrew Dugenske and Alain Louchez, Georgia Institute of Technology | Articles | Comments

The Factories of the Future (FoF) multi-annual roadmap for the years 2014-2020 under Horizon 2020, the European Union (EU) Framework Program for Research and Innovation, sets a vision that echoes ...         

5 Tips For Manufacturers To Protect Against IP Theft

August 19, 2014 9:24 am | by Salo Fajer, CTO, Digital Guardian by Verdasys | Blogs | Comments

When the Justice Department issued indictments for five Chinese military officers in May it only reinforced the importance the Obama administration has placed on cyber security. He was, after all, the first U.S. President to ...      

Report Shows Adoption Of M2M On The Rise

August 15, 2014 12:57 pm | by Vodafone | News | Comments

Vodafone has announced findings for the Americas from its second annual ‘M2M Adoption Barometer’, a global survey of the machine-to-machine (M2M) market. The study finds that M2M adoption has increased by more than 80 percent globally in the last year and predicts that ...

Survey: One In Five Manufacturers Have Lost IP To Security Breaches

August 15, 2014 12:28 pm | by Kaspersky Lab | News | Comments

According to a survey of businesses IT managers worldwide, 21 percent of manufacturers suffered a loss of intellectual property (IP) within the past year. Malware was the most common cause of data loss incidents for manufactures, although other types ...

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The Internet Of Things Meets Big Data

August 14, 2014 12:39 pm | by Big Think | Videos | Comments

Chris Curran describes the evolution of The Internet of Things, its adoption by the business sector, and the inevitable merge with big data. Curran is the Chief Technologist at PwC ...           

The IoT Uplink: Standards And Security In The Expanding Internet Of Things

August 14, 2014 9:57 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This latest episode of The IoT Uplink, a new video series examining all the factors driving, influencing and adding to the complexity of the Internet of Things movement, focuses on the growing need for standards and security in the IoT realm ...

GE & Pivotal Pioneer New Approach To Industrial Data

August 11, 2014 12:18 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE and Pivotal said they built the first industrial-scale “data lake” system that could supercharge how companies store, manage and glean insight from information harvested from machines connected to ...         

The IoT Uplink

August 8, 2014 10:53 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

The IoT Uplink is a new video series examining all the factors driving, influencing, and adding to the complexity of the Internet of Things movement, and the advantages and challenges that this technology brings to the manufacturing space ...

The Internet Of Things, Robotic Manufacturing, And The End Of The World

August 5, 2014 4:26 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

While most minds go to jarring images from movies like I, Robot and Terminator (and rightfully so), the robotic apocalypse may not make its presence known in such a blockbuster-style war of intellect and brawn, but rather as a subtle emergence from an unexpected area: manufacturing. The term Internet of Things ...

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HP: Most IoT Devices Lack Security, Open To Attack

July 31, 2014 3:18 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

A recent study from Hewlett-Packard reveals that 70 percent of Internet of Things (IoT) devices — including sensors and connected infrastructure — are seriously vulnerable to attack. The Internet of Things State of the Union Study from HP’s Fortify on Demand division came ...

The IoT Uplink: The Source Of $90 Billion In Added Value For Manufacturers

July 31, 2014 10:01 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This latest episode of The IoT Uplink, a new video series examining all the factors driving, influencing and adding to the complexity of the Internet of Things movement, focuses on remote monitoring, and the advantages and challenges that ...

Open-Source Could Be A New Avenue For Manufacturers

July 23, 2014 2:11 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Have you heard about the open-source revolution? Like 3D printing, it only recently made its way into the mainstream, but like the additive manufacturing machines, it has been around for a while. Open-source technology (hardware, firmware, software) has been the spur of ...

The IoT Uplink: Connecting With A $12 Billion Technology

July 10, 2014 10:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This latest episode of The IoT Uplink, a new video series examining all the factors driving, influencing and adding to the complexity of the Internet of Things movement, focuses on the growth and expansion of industrial wireless connections, M2M communication and sensor integration.

The IoT Uplink: How Secure Are Our 14 Billion Connected Devices?

June 26, 2014 10:46 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This episode examines the growing concerns manufacturers face in keeping connected devices secure, with projections taking machine-to-machine communication platforms impacting as many as 18 billion devices within the next five years.        

Google To Show Off Smart Home Gadgets

June 25, 2014 8:12 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

An Android update, wearable gadgets and so-called smart home devices are just some of the innovations Google is likely to show off at its two-day developer conference, which begins Wednesday in San Francisco.             

Tap Into The Data Dividend To Compete In The Age Of IoT

June 24, 2014 3:51 pm | by Sanjay Ravi, Microsoft | Blogs | Comments

With the rise of these connected operations, manufacturing executives are not only finding new ways to automate and create efficiency, they are also focusing on a big new opportunity for revenue growth: services.                

Grant To Expand Additive Manufacturing Research At Cleveland State

June 13, 2014 2:33 pm | by Cleveland State University | News | Comments

The $293,500 award will fund the purchase of electronic and polymer 3-D printers, to be housed within the college’s Additive Manufacturing Instructional and Training Laboratory.                     

How IoT Continues To Transform The Industrial Sector

May 8, 2014 10:54 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

The Internet of Things has already been a positive disruption for U.S. manufacturing, and a number of indicators show that we’re just getting started.                                     

Building The Industrial Cloud

April 29, 2014 4:00 pm | by Moxa America | Articles | Comments

Until the lack of specialized platforms is overcome, the building of IoT clouds for industries like traffic management or the smart grid will continue to be delayed.               

AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM, Intel Band For A Better Internet

March 27, 2014 2:26 pm | by Industrial Internet ConsortiumTM (IIC) | News | Comments

An ecosystem of companies, researchers and public agencies is emerging to help drive adoption of Industrial Internet applications, a foundational element for accelerating the Internet of Things. The IIC is a newly formed not-for-profit group with an open membership that will take the lead in establishing interoperability across various industrial environments for a more connected world.

Could Open Source Be An Engine For The Internet Of Things?

March 4, 2014 12:13 pm | by Jeff Evans & Alain Louchez | Articles | Comments

Whether it is an innovation engine, or the actual level playing field (as argued during the above ITU conference), open source is growingly viewed as a credible game changer for IoT. The open source movement has progressively engulfed IoT, which did not have even have a name when Linus Torvalds released the source code for Linux in 1991.

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