Production challenges do not wait on IT developments, and getting to the root of a problem does not always have to be rocket science, says George Walker.
The Institute for Supply Management's purchasing manufacturers' index reported a 1.6% increase to 54.2%, which is the third straight month of growth.
Variable speed drives offer savings, if used properly
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CU Boulder researchers are working on a silicon chip – with no moving parts or electronics – that improves the resolution and scanning speed needed for a lidar system while making them less expensive and more efficient.
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