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Why Particle Physics Matters to Manufacturing

August 13, 2014 10:16 am | by Mike Collins, Author, Saving American Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

When you look at big scientific questions, it’s hard to see the manufacturing implications at first. Author Mike Collins explains why particle physics has been transformative for the manufacturing sector.              

Obama Takes Step To Improve Government Technology

August 12, 2014 10:02 am | by Julie Pace & Stacy A. Anderson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The move is aimed at avoiding a repeat of the website debacle that marred the rollout of...

Samsung, Apple To Drop Lawsuits Outside U.S.

August 6, 2014 2:54 pm | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung and Apple Inc. have agreed to end all patent lawsuits between each other outside the U.S...

Bringing 3D Printing to Your Hand

July 31, 2014 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

3D printing is a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things. Enter the...

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Escaping Email: Inspired Vision Or Hallucination?

July 31, 2014 3:48 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The 30-year-old entrepreneur has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago, and that knowledge is fueling an audacious attempt to change the way people connect at work.  

Providing 3D Printing to the Masses

July 29, 2014 2:02 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Peter Weijmarshausen, CEO of Shapeways, a 3D printing company that lets consumers dream up products and sell them on-demand, says that a manufacturing revolution is coming.                          

Amazon Offers 3D Printed Products

July 29, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The moves come as organizations ranging from libraries to retailers adopt quickly evolving 3D printing technology. Recently eBay launched its own 3D printing store via an iPhone app called eBay Exact.              

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28 Years of Windows in 60 Seconds

July 28, 2014 1:59 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

A look back at Microsoft's Windows operating system from 1985 to today.                                                    

The Next Big Thing in Aviation Is Small

July 16, 2014 1:17 pm | by Danica Kirka, Associated Press | News | Comments

With some no bigger than a hummingbird, the hottest things at this week's Farnborough International Airshow are tiny compared with the titans of the sky, such as the Airbus 380 or the Boeing Dreamliner.              

5 Manufacturing Business Benefits of Shifting Paper Forms to Mobile Apps

July 7, 2014 1:21 pm | by Jason Peck | Articles | Comments

Your business can now rapidly and affordably shift from paper forms and experience five key cost saving, productivity and customer experience benefits that a cloud-based mobile app solution delivers.               

Food Makers Bet U.S. Wants Drinkable Food

July 2, 2014 11:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The demand for portable, easy-to-eat foods has been growing, and Hormel isn't the only company hoping that can include liquid food that comes in the convenience bottle.                        

Tier 1 Chrysler Supplier KTPO Creates Intelligent Production

June 27, 2014 1:49 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

The Internet of Things is not a futuristic technology; it’s here today.                              

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NSA Fears Prompt Germany To End Verizon Contract

June 26, 2014 1:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The German government is ending a contract with Verizon over fears the company could be letting U.S. intelligence agencies eavesdrop on sensitive communications, officials said Thursday.                   

Trend Detection: All Things Infrared

June 24, 2014 3:33 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO - @IndustrialAnna | Articles | Comments

Thermal imaging technology has become ubiquitous in industry, emergency services, DIY and municipal applications. Here’s the latest on all things infrared.                           

Toyota Teams Up With IBM To Improve Driver Experience

June 24, 2014 11:26 am | by IBM | News | Comments

The project is part of Toyota’s new telematics service, called T-Connect, and aims to accelerate application development and deployment as well as enhance in-car services that will shape the future of connected vehicles.           

Robot Valet To Park Cars at Airport in Germany

June 23, 2014 1:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Plane to catch and don't feel like hunting for parking? Travelers at Duesseldorf airport in Germany can soon leave the job to a robot valet.                                 

MakerBot, TechShop Join GE's Collaborative Innovation Strategy

June 23, 2014 1:39 pm | by Microfactory, Inc. | News | Comments

GE announced two new partnerships with MakerBot and TechShop that will harness the global brain of the maker community to bring innovative new products to market faster.                       

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June 2014: Manufacturing Jobs Report

June 23, 2014 11:04 am | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue of IMPO, we investigate the current state of manufacturing in the U.S. and abroad, and we explore technological advancements in infrared applications and conveyor systems.

Report: Apple Smartwatch Coming This Fall

June 23, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple is likely to launch a computerized wristwatch this fall that includes more than 10 sensors to take health measurements and other data, according to a published report.                       

Data Shows iPhone 'Kill Switch' Cuts Thefts

June 19, 2014 4:49 pm | by Michael Virtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

New crime data show Apple's addition of a "kill switch" to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday.                

E-Cigarette Makers Under Fire In Senate

June 19, 2014 3:12 pm | by Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press | News | Comments

E-cigarettes with fruity flavors like "cherry crush" ignited an intense Senate debate Wednesday about whether manufacturers are trying to appeal to youngsters similar to the way that Big Tobacco used Joe Camel decades ago.     

Harley To Introduce Electric Motorcycle

June 19, 2014 1:06 pm | by M.L. Johnson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Harley-Davidson will unveil its first electric motorcycle next week, and President Matt Levatich said he expects the company known for its big touring bikes and iconic brand to become a leader in developing technology and standards for electric vehicles.

Musk Takes On Carbon With Solar, Battery Bets

June 18, 2014 9:58 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

Musk, chairman of the solar installer SolarCity, announced Tuesday that the company would acquire a solar panel maker and build factories "an order of magnitude" bigger than the plants that currently churn out panels.      

The State & Future of the Global Electronics Market

June 17, 2014 10:34 am | by David Mantey, Editor-in-Chief, Product Design & Development | Blogs | Comments

At EDS 2014, Dale Ford, vice president of IHS Technology, offered some eye-opening predictions, particularly for the consumer electronics market, in his presentation, “The Big Picture, Ideas, and Opportunities.”            

Lincoln's Nifty Parking Trick

June 16, 2014 3:58 pm | by USA TODAY | News | Comments

The Lincoln MKC can not only park itself, it can get you out of a tight parking spot, as shown here by Sandeep Khatiwala, its program manager.                               

Grant To Expand Additive Manufacturing Research at Cleveland State

June 16, 2014 9:59 am | by Cleveland State University | News | Comments

The $293,500 award will fund the purchase of electronic and polymer 3-D printers, to be housed within the college’s Additive Manufacturing Instructional and Training Laboratory.                     

Meet Manufacturing's Latest Recruit

June 13, 2014 2:09 pm | by Financial Times | Videos | Comments

Rethink Robotics thinks its latest creation, Baxter, will redefine how robotics are used in manufacturing.                                         

Conveyor Solutions That Keep Your Products Moving

June 13, 2014 11:21 am | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO - @TalesFromTia | Articles | Comments

Following is a sample of some of the newest conveyor technology that’s available on the market right now, including food-safe options, control system and maintenance kits.                       

Tap Into The Data Dividend To Compete In The Age Of IoT

June 13, 2014 10:59 am | by Sanjay Ravi, Microsoft | Articles | Comments

With the rise of these connected operations, manufacturing executives are not only finding new ways to automate and create efficiency, they are also focusing on a big new opportunity for revenue growth: services.           

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