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Rapid Prototyping is having a profound effect on manufacturing according to reports

An increasing number of observers and industry insiders are now stating that we’re officially approaching a shift in global manufacturing. 3D printing and other new manufacturing techniques have moved far beyond expressions of creativity and novelty. They’re now impacting the manufacturing sector as a whole, although creating prototypes using these …

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50 Years of Instrumentation

This year marks an important milestone for Instrumentation magazine. For 50 years, the magazine has explored all aspects of the test, measurement and control markets through technical articles, product overviews and case studies. To celebrate 50 years, we have redesigned the magazine. It has a new design, new size, new …

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Industry 4.0 and the regulation of artificial intelligence

In this article, Oliver Rickett, solicitor, and Caroline Churchill, partner, at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson, discuss regulation, AI and Industry 4.0. “Everything is true… everything anybody has ever thought.” – Philip K. Dick – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep It is impossible to escape from the fact that technology, and …

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Yokogawa addresses major threat to flow assurance with on-demand Hydrate Risk Management Solution for oil & gas production

Yokogawa has introduced an on-demand hydrate risk management solution that helps offshore oil platform operators to maintain production levels, protect plant assets, and minimise operating expenses and downtime by optimising pipeline chemical injection. The new solution integrates simulation software from KBC, a wholly-owned subsidiary, with Yokogawa’s flexible supervisory control and …

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ABB to deliver fastest upstream start-up for Aasta Hansteen’s first gas production

ABB is set to deliver what it believes to be the world’s fastest start-up when Equinor’s Aasta Hansteen gas field begins operating and produces its first gas later this year. ABB is in the final phase of providing a suite of innovative ABB Ability digital technologies for Aasta Hansteen, which …

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Anritsu announces the passing of Gerald Ostheimer

Anritsu has announced the passing of Gerald Ostheimer, senior vice president Anritsu Corporation and Managing Director EMEA, on 21 August 2018 at the age of 61. “Gerald enjoyed a long career in the Test and Measurement industry.  During his fourteen years at Anritsu he made outstanding contributions to the company’s …

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ABB launches guide for oil and gas operators transitioning to a new energy mix

In an evolving energy mix environment, ABB makes recommendations for preparing a digital strategy that will help overcome potential hurdles. A robust digital strategy will avoid risks of creating technology silos that lead to fragmented working and poor performance, says ABB in a new guide for oil and gas operators …

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5G, data centres and IIoT spur demand for gigabit Ethernet test

The buzz around 5th Generation (5G),  cloud computing and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is getting louder as customers become aware of the benefits to be had from the use of these advanced technologies. These technologies require intensive R&D spending, high-speed network testing and broad bandwidth infrastructure, which soars up the demand …

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Analog Devices breaks ground on new global headquarters

Analog Devices announced it has officially broken ground on its new global headquarters in Wilmington, Mass. The expanded facility will feature state of the art laboratories, design and manufacturing and cross-functional group collaboration space. In addition to 13,700 additional square meters for research and development, the global headquarters will include …

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ABB’s YuMi comes to Smartech Selfridges

High street shops meet high tech manufacturing as Smartech Selfridges customers enjoy a cup of coffee served by ABB’s collaborative robot, YuMi. The Selfridges store in London’s Oxford Street has long been known for showcasing the latest innovations. Throughout its 109-year history the famed department store has played host to …

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