Top 5 Control Engineering articles, June 6-12: Additive manufacturing, Big Data and virtualization, engineering career advice, more

Articles about 3-D additive manufacturing, Big Data and virtualization, engineering career advice, statistical computing in manufacturing, and an IIoT Webcast Q&A were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 6-12. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra June 13, 2016

The top 5 most read articles online, from Jun. 6-12 for Control Engineering covered 3-D additive manufacturing, Big Data and virtualization, engineering career advice, statistical computing in manufacturing, and an IIoT Webcast Q&A. Link to each article below. 

1. 3-D additive manufacturing advancements

Advancements in 3-D printing have made the technology more sophisticated and affordable. The automotive, aerospace, and medical industries have made some major strides recently, and 3-D printing is expanding as a means of engineering education.

2. Virtualization: A real solution for filtering Big Data

Some pioneering oil and gas producers find it easier to extract value from operational data on platforms that mimic data warehouses.

3. Engineering career advice from the 2016 Control Engineering salary survey

Many subscribers taking the 2016 Control Engineering salary survey provided write-in advice about engineering careers; education, workplace strategies, and project management are among engineering tips and reminders.

4. Statistical computing in manufacturing through historians

Statistical software packages allow high-level analysis of production data by connecting through historians.

5. IIoT Webcast Series 2016, Part Two: Information Management for IIoT: Your questions answered

More answers about information management for IIoT, the topic of a June 2, are provided by speaker Sal Spada. Topics include single-phase circuits and power generation.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, June 6-12, for articles published within the last two months.  

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.