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The IoT Uplink: Connecting With A $12 Billion Technology

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

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Nissan Autonomous Drive Car Tackles New Highway

July 8, 2014 12:24 pm | Comments

Kanagawa, home to Nissan's Global Headquarters, technical and logistic centers, and multiple production plants, will host an Autonomous Drive proving ground near Nissan's Oppama factory.           

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The Chemistry Of Fireworks: Fourth Of July Science

July 2, 2014 3:00 pm | by The American Chemical Society | Comments

Millions of Americans will soon enjoy eye-popping fireworks displays around the country. These dazzling light shows are actually carefully crafted chemical reactions.              

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

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

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Hover Bikes To Start Selling In 2017

May 21, 2014 10:10 am | by MSN | Comments

Aerofex has been posting videos of its hover bike prototype in action since 2012, but the company has recently announced that the machine will go on sale in 2017.                           

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10 Tips for Successful ERP implementation

May 9, 2014 5:49 pm | Comments

While there are numerous outlets offering thoughts and guidance on ERP implementation, Columbus offers this definitive list focused on time-tested approaches that they feel can help an enterprise save time, cut costs and ensure all goals are met.

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Automating Purchasing, Production & Customer Service on Three Continent

April 21, 2014 9:57 am | Comments

IDT uses Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP software, implemented by Edgewater Fullscope, to support new products and market expansion, as well as address traceability requirements. IDT processes over 25,000 products per day and has over 86,000 customers around the world.

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MBT Manufacturing Newswire: Wireless Electricity, Digital Paper & Airbag Jackets

April 3, 2014 2:30 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Comments

In this episode of MBT's Manufacturing Newswire, we'll discuss the latest on wireless electricity and Sony’s Digital Paper. We'll also talk about the new auto safety regulation and take a look at airbag jackets.          

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mcaConnect Helps Streamline Global Implementation of AX

March 31, 2014 9:53 am | Comments

In addition to bringing a number of new companies into the fold during an acquisition-fueled growth surge, GSE Environmental also saw their infrastructure balloon to include five different, unintegrated ERP systems. The one common trait amongst these platforms was an inefficient way of sharing new or recent data. In most cases GSE was dealing with a 30-day lag time for accessing key data sets.

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A Look Inside The World's Best Search Plane

March 26, 2014 3:03 pm | by CNNMoney | Comments

The Poseidon P8 is designed to hunt submarines, but the Navy is using the aircraft to locate wreckage from the missing Malaysian Airlines flight.                              

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Implementation Savings, Single Data Source Lead to Columbus & Dynamics AX

March 14, 2014 4:15 pm | Comments

Met-Pro was relying on multiple ERP platforms for analyzing data and assessing operations. As the company grew and evolved, it needed a single solution that provided better data visibility, allowing employees to see and understand how geographical, environmental or operational issues were impacting inventory levels, deliverability, etc. Targeting this type of access would also allow for more fluid responses and simplify changes.

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Tesla Model S, On Ice

March 14, 2014 10:50 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Teslas are most often associated with California weather, right? All that sun, nice temperatures, clean and wide roads. But what about the ice and snow much of the rest of the world sees?                   

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PFI: 'A Game-Changer For My Business'

March 13, 2014 10:44 am | Comments

Are you feeling more stressed and less productive that you did a few years ago? Are you struggling to grow your account base? Located at booth #8937 during MODEX 2014, PFI will demonstrate how working with them to increase operational efficiency and lower operating costs can mean big gains for your business.

Racking: You Depend On It

March 13, 2014 10:38 am | Comments

Located at booth #8527 during MODEX 2014, Spacesaver Industrial will showcase a new interactive app that helps visitors visualize their storage potential.                          

Visibility, Structure Allow For Quicker Reaction, Improved Customer Service

February 28, 2014 1:46 pm | by Microsoft Dynamics | Comments

When Boa-Franc, a leading North American manufacturer of pre-finished hardwood floors, was looking to enhance its ERP and CRM software, it partnered with Edgewater Fullscope for help with Microsoft Dynamics AX and Dynamics CRM.

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Marlin Steel: Why I Automate

January 15, 2014 11:23 am | by Robotic Industries Association | Comments

Watch and listen to Marlin Steel CEO/Owner Drew Greenblatt as he discusses how automation allowed him to transform his business.                                             

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MBT Manufacturing Newswire: CES, A Solar Hybrid & Smart Socks

January 10, 2014 2:12 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Comments

In this episode of MBT's Manufacturing Newswire, we’ll discuss some big business problems, as well as some innovative technology from Ford and GM. We'll also talk to inbound marketing agency Guavabox about what manufacturers can do improve their online presence and take a look at a surprising use for RFID.

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ISM: November Numbers Recap

January 10, 2014 1:28 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Brad Holcomb, chair of the ISM Business Survey Committee, talks to Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology, and Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net, about November's PMI and explains what's behind the numbers. 

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Busting Slime For More Sustainable Ships

December 23, 2013 11:37 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

AkzoNobel has released this rather fascinating video about how it has worked with Newcastle University to improve the sustainability and fuel economy of the world’s largest ships. Professor Mehmet Atlar, Professor of Ship Hydrodynamics at Newcastle University, says that he “hates the slime” that builds up on the hulls of these cargo shifts, because it increases the frictional drag as they move from one port to the next.

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Inside Hammond's Candy-Cane Factory

December 23, 2013 10:29 am | by CNNMoney | Comments

Watch how Hammond's Candies has been handmaking candy canes for the last 93 years. They started as a small confectioner in Denver, and over the years, they've grown into a global candy-making company. It starts with 70 pounds of sugar cane and water in an open kettle, and goes through a pretty interesting process that isn't like many others you would see in manufacturing.

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