Workforce Development May 22, 2019

Control Engineering Career and Salary Survey, 2019

Engineers are getting paid more, although fewer expect to get increases in 2019; top factors for determining job satisfaction are feeling of accomplishment, technical challenge, and financial compensation.

By Mark T. Hoske and Amanda Pelliccione
Workforce Development May 22, 2019

Research: More skilled workers are needed; outsourcing, STEM initiatives may help

Think Again: The 2019 Control Engineering Career and Salary Survey includes questions on topics of concern, such as outsourcing, workforce, process improvement, cybersecurity, automation, and threats.

By Mark T. Hoske
Robotics May 23, 2019

Smart robotic system developed to sniff out pollution and toxic leaks

Duke University researchers are using the physics of airflows to locate gaseous leaks more quickly in complex scenarios for processing and chemical applications. See video.

By Ken Kingery
Workforce Development May 22, 2019

Continue education, improve attitude, use engineering tips, communicate effectively

Career update: Top areas of advice offer by respondents to the 2019 Career and salary survey from Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology, are education, attitude, engineering tips, and communications.

By Mark T. Hoske and Amanda Pelliccione
Business of Engineering May 23, 2019

How to retain and recall what you read

Follow these three steps to remember what you’ve read or learned.

By Syed Peeran, Ph.D., PE, Boston
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Orders received by the German machine tool industry in the first quarter of 2019 were 21% compared to the same period last year. Orders from Germany fell by 10% whereas those from abroad were down by 27%. Courtesy: VDW
Machinery and Equipment May 23, 2019

Machine tool industry orders expected to drop in 2019

Orders received by the German machine tool industry in the first quarter of 2019 were 21% compared to the same period last year due to a cooling global economy and other challenges.

By VDW
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
AI and Machine Learning May 23, 2019

Agreement signed to develop AI accelerator for prototyping and research

The MIT-Air Force AI Accelerator, will conduct fundamental research directed at rapid deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) innovations in operations, data management, cybersecurity, and vehicle safety.

By Rob Matheson
Atom Power announced its digital circuit breaker technology has been listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Courtesy: Atom Power
Electrical, Power May 22, 2019

Digital circuit breaker certified for commercial use

Atom Power announced its digital circuit breaker technology has been listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), which is the first time a digital solid-state circuit breaker has been listed by the group.

By Atom Power
The standard way to test new battery designs is time-consuming and expensive. A new research method from Stanford University, MIT, and the Toyota Research Institute aims to change that. Image courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Energy, Power May 21, 2019

Battery solutions company acquires high-voltage battery systems from manufacturer

American Battery Solutions, Inc. (ABS) has signed an agreement to acquire manufacturing and testing assets for high-voltage battery systems from Robert Bosch Battery Systems.

By American Battery Solutions, Inc. (ABS)
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 May 21, 2019

Overcoming Industrie 4.0 challenges to improve connected manufacturing

There are a number of roadblocks preventing manufacturers from achieving true Industrie 4.0 processes, and at the same time, there are a number of emerging solutions bringing production further into the future.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
A study from Flow Research projects the worldwide flowmeter market will grow to almost $9 billion by 2023. Courtesy: Flow Research, Inc.
Sensors, Actuators May 21, 2019

Flowmeter market growth expected thanks to oil & gas industry recovery

A study from Flow Research projects the worldwide flowmeter market will grow from $7 billion to almost $9 billion by 2023 as the oil & gas industry continues recovering.

By Flow Research, Inc.
Clients should assess the capabilities and maturity of the business and its processes with the use of the capability maturity model, which consists of five levels. Courtesy: Ultra Consultants
Manufacturing IT, MES May 21, 2019

Maximizing the investment in manufacturing IT

Getting the most out of an investment in manufacturing IT seldom produces the desired results unless a simultaneous review and redesign of business processes is undertaken.

By Ultra Consultants