Speeds of over one gigabit per second and response times of a few milliseconds offer ten times the performance of existing infrastructures and opportunities for new wireless applications that can process massive amounts of data in real time, including robotics, augmented reality (AR), and edge computing.
A primary government incentive to reward innovation.
An industrial engineer applies science, math, and engineering methods by solving problems and eliminating waste for a company.
Adopting new technology such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) will help train younger employees faster without comprising safety on the plant floor.
A study by Workcred, an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) affiliate, found credentials have uneven use in the manufacturing industry and are not routinely required or used as a major factor in hiring or promotion decisions.
Engineering education can help with motors, drives, and lightning control in industrial and commercial applications in retrofit and with new designs. See five misconceptions in applying motor controls.
Siemens and Festo Didactic teamed up to create the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMSCP), which is designed to help students, instructors, and learning institutions address the skills gap in the manufacturing industry.
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Career Update 2018: Engineers are getting paid more and a greater percentage expect to get increases in 2018, but the technical challenge and a general feeling of accomplishment remains the highest factors for job satisfaction.
Control Engineering career and salary survey advice is offered by those taking the 2018 survey and education and workplace strategies were the biggest topics, followed by engineering tips.