Manufacturing Technology
March 16, 2012
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10 Tips for Building a Solid Cybersecurity Strategy
Ernst & Young's advice on how to keep your industrial control system safe.
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The IndustryWeek Additive Manufacturing Resource Guide
A comprehensive listing of some of the most prominent global producers of 3D printing machines and materials.
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Strong Start for Manufacturing Technology Orders in 2012
Though down 26.5% from December, 2012 began strong with an 8.4% increase over Jan. 2011
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AccuLazr AL5010 Laser Barcode Scanner

An industry first, the AccuLazr AL5010 laser barcode scanner from Accu-Sort Systems, Inc. now offers user access via the iPhone and iPad. A smartphone or tablet PC can now be used to remotely monitor and diagnose warehouse operations by accessing a web page hosted on the laser barcode scanner. A cable connection to the scanner is no longer required in order to monitor the performance of the system.


Cybersecurity on the Plant Floor

To remain competitive in today's fast-paced, global environment, manufacturers are adopting newly designed, high-speed wireless networks to help take better control of plant operations. Engineers and operators are being armed with iPads, laptops and high-speed scanners running on these networks to bring their facilities up-to-date with instantaneous, real-time communication. For many, this is a critical investment to increase productivity, cut downtime and streamline operations for an unprecedented level of efficiency. Though these potential benefits sound tempting, they do come with a serious complication attached: cybersecurity.

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Additive Manufacturing Goes Mainstream

An intricately designed nylon mesh egg large enough to have been hatched by a dinosaur may portend the future of custom manufacturing. Prominently displayed in the window of the Hugo Boss store in Sloane Square in the Knightsbridge section of London, the 24-inch-tall egg was created using additive manufacturing.

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The Tablet Gets Tough

There was a time when good business meant monitoring activity from behind a desk and when good data was provided in spreadsheets and formal reports.

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In Volatile Times Like These, Sales & Operations Planning is Crucial

In the past 5 years, market dynamics and natural disasters have caused rising demand and supply volatility. Sales & Operations Planning can help companies cope with these acute variations. During this free IndustryWeek webinar on Mar. 29, you'll hear from guru Dick Ling, author of the first book on S&OP nearly two decades ago. "S&OP geek" Patrick Bower, senior director for personal care product maker Combe Incorporated, will also speak. Sign up now.

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