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AMT: US Manufacturing Tech Orders End Sour 2015 With a Gain

US manufacturing technology orders surged in December while posting a sizable decline for all of 2015, the Association for Manufacturing Technology said today.

Viewpoints Blog

Making 3D Sensing Even Better

Three dimensional, non-contact metrology devices are as good as they have ever been. However, the conclusion from industry is they need to get better. Wide area, large part sensing and metrology is going to get a boost from the recently formed PrecisionPath Consortium for Large-Scale Manufacturing.

Quality

Making 3D Sensing Even Better

Three dimensional, non-contact metrology devices are as good as they have ever been. However, the conclusion from industry is they need to get better. Wide area, large part sensing and metrology is going to get a boost from the recently formed PrecisionPath Consortium for Large-Scale Manufacturing.

Controls & Software

Cisco Buying IoT Developer Jasper for $1.4B

With its $1.4-billion move this week to purchase Internet of Things (IoT) software developer Jasper Technologies (Santa Clara, CA), networking giant Cisco (San Jose, CA) will add a major asset to its arsenal in the race to compete in the world of enterprise IoT software.

AeroDef

GKN Aerospace Goes with the (Natural Laminar) Flow: Company Delivers Clean Sky Wing Structure

Less drag, less fuel burned. That’s the argument for “natural laminar flow” (NLF) wing designs on future fixed-wing aircraft. A successful NLF wing is expected to reduce wing drag by 8% and improve fuel consumption by approaching 5%. That argument is now a step closer to being put to the test in Europe. In January, GKN Aerospace announced the delivery of novel wing components to be used on an Airbus A340-300 flight test aircraft.

Event Coverage

CIMdata to Host Free Webinar on The Internet of Things

CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces an upcoming free educational webinar, “Internet of Things – Hype or Value?” The webinar will take place on March 10 at 11:00 a.m. (EST) and will cover the issues and concerns related to the Internet of Things (IoT) and how best to achieve value while avoiding the pitfalls and hype.

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