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The Multiscale Integrated Technology Solutions team works in the lab. Courtesy: Indiana University
Safety August 5, 2020

Copper used to make reusable masks safer, easier to use

A patented technology is being used to manufacture reusable face masks using copper, which can help improve filter performance and disabling airborne virus particles.

By Indiana University
Courtesy: AutomationDirect
HMI, OI August 5, 2020

Embedded HMIs excel in automation applications

Delivering the right human-machine interface (HMI) experience is critical whenever people need to interact with automation.

By Bill Dehner
Courtesy: PTC
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 August 4, 2020

COVID-19 accelerates digital transformation

Industrial organizations are realizing digital transformation value during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes rapid production changes, enterprise-wide connectivity, and a shift from proof of concept to proof of value for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) implementations.

By Sean Callahan
Inspired by the work of Japanese snowflake researcher Ukichiro Nakaya, materials scientists from Rice University the University of Pennsylvania created a Nakaya-like diagram of 2D crystal shapes of molybdenum disulfide produced via chemical vapor deposition (left) and a complete morphology diagram of molybdenum sulfide (right). Courtesy: MSNE/Rice University
Process Manufacturing July 30, 2020

Mapping crystal shapes could fast-track 2D material production

Mass production of 2D materials like graphene and molybdenum disulfide helps map crystal shapes and is urgently required by materials scientists.

By Jade Boyd
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Business of Engineering August 3, 2020

Manufacturing index grows for third straight month

By Chris Vavra
A graphic demonstrating how a material can go from stiff to soft when it is made as a thicker versus a thinner film. The effect occurs when the atomic bonds within a material are disrupted. Courtesy: Joshua Knobloch/JILA, University of Colorado Boulder
Discrete Manufacturing July 31, 2020

Ultraviolet lasers used to examine tiny nanomaterials

By Daniel Strain
Courtesy: Siemens
Wireless August 1, 2020

What industrial wireless network should I use?

By Ford Cheeseman
Courtesy: Alvarez Research Group/Rice University
Process Manufacturing July 21, 2020

Graphene shield improves wastewater protection

By Jade Boyd
Courtesy: Rice University
Educational July 22, 2020

Health students not hampered by distance, COVID-19 in innovation

By Mike Williams