Sensors are on the front line of the data gathering process, which is vital for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Having correct and accurate drawing sets are a common challenge for plant engineering and information technology (IT) departments, but there are ways to make it easier.
The key to selecting an industrial drive is to understand how that drive has been designed and constructed to operate in conjunction with other machines and control systems.
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The recent broadening in knowledge and understanding about 3D printing and additive manufacturing have generated new business ideas and opportunities ranging from home hobby machines to printing buildings on other planets.
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Companies should be looking to benefit from the potential of technologies such as artificial intelligence and edge computing for business success and competitive advantage.
Rice University researchers are developing 2-D transition metal dichalcogenides, which could be useful for optoelectronic applications and quantum computing.