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Business of Engineering July 1, 2020

Manufacturing index rises in June as industry rebounds

The Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) purchasing manufacturers' index (PMI) registered at 52.6% in June, which is up almost 10% from May's reading of 43.1%, as the industry rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic and look to pick up where they left off.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation
Automation July 2, 2020

Modular window film application system reveals high precision, throughput

PDS IG Equipment doubles window film throughput compared to the industry standard by using EtherCAT and PC-based control.

By James Figy
Smart watch study expands by providing devices designed to detect COVID-19. Courtesy: Duke University
Mobility June 23, 2020

Smart watch study expands to identify COVID-19 symptoms

Researchers at Duke University are helping establish a more comprehensive method of early-symptom detection. Data collection, analysis, and alarms parallel industrial human-machine interface (HMI) mobile software applications.

By Duke University
At the Department of Energy Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL, this part for a scaled-down prototype of a reactor was produced for industry partner Kairos Power. Credit: Kairos Power, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Business of Engineering June 27, 2020

3D printed reactor boots nuclear industry

A transformational challenge reactor (TCR), a microreactor built using 3D printing and other innovative approaches, should be up and running by 2023.

By Gregory Hale
HAMR-Jr stands next to its (bigger) predecessor, HAMR-IV. Courtesy: Kaushik Jayaram, University of Colorado Boulder
Robotics July 2, 2020

Cockroach-inspired robot designed to work in applications with limited space

By University of Colorado Boulder
Please help create the Control Engineering 2021 editorial calendar. Your input is requested by end of business on June 19, 2020. Courtesy: CFE Media
Business of Engineering June 26, 2020

Control Engineering editorial planning 2021

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: Inductive Automation
HMI, OI June 22, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles June 15-21, 2020

By Keagan Gay
Research involving Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Spallation Neutron Source demonstrates crystal-like heat conduction in a solid-liquid hybrid, AgCrSe2. Courtesy: Jill Hemman/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy
Energy, Power June 30, 2020

Spectrometry research advances could lead to safer rechargeable batteries

By Oak Ridge National Laboratory