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    WHAT’S NEW WITH 3D PRINTING?

    For all the benefits of 3D printing and additive manufacturing, industrial use is frequently restricted to rapid prototyping. This is set to change as industrial pioneers master the art of printing with raw materials such as liquid metal, glass and silicone. The experts we interviewed at MIT and well-known 3D printing companies believe we’ll...

    Offering previously unimaginable complex designs, additive manufacturing holds the promise of the next industrial revolution. But for mass production, speed needs to improve.   The production floor of the future will be strangely quiet. No hissing welder machines, clanging hammers or buzzing milling machines. Instead,...

    Bring-your-own-device policies are ever more common at work. But companies allowing this practice are not always aware of the cyber threats. Cyber vulnerability was a major theme at Mobile World Congress. How can companies protect themselves from risks posed by the use of personal mobile devices at work? Here are some...

    Rather than sticking with traditional plastics, industrial 3D printing is pushing technological boundaries to work with liquid metal, silicone and even glass. For all the benefits of 3D printing and additive manufacturing, industrial use is frequently restricted to rapid prototyping rather than manufacturing due to...

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    #28 February 6, 2017

    FIGHTING DRONE THREATS

    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are becoming the eyes in the sky for farmers, oilrig workers...

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    #27 January 12, 2017

    AGRICULTURE 2.0

    What will be tomorrow's farming? From vertical farms to robotic farmers...

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    #26 December 15, 2016

    SPS SPECIAL

    Our reporters roamed the aisles of the German fair in search of the latest news on cyber security, dark data and robotics....

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    #25 December 1, 2016

    Head in the Clouds or Feet on the Ground?

    Industry is definitely floating on a cloud. Manufacturing is upgrading with new cloud ERP solutions. Other industrial sectors also...

    #24 November 10, 2016

    Industry is on Cloud Nine

    Industry has its head in the clouds. Analysts expect that in the next five to ten years, 95% of companies will use some...

    #23 October 6, 2016

    IMTS Special Issue

    Our journalists roamed the aisles of Chicago's International Manufacturing Technology Show, in search of coming innovations in the industry - from 3D printing to self-driving...

    #22 September 8, 2016

    EYES ON AUGMENTED REALITY

    News coverage of virtual reality has exploded since Facebook’s Oculus Rift was released earlier this year.

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    #21 August 24, 2016

    Industry Enters Virtual Reality

    Virtual reality is here and we’ll have to get used to it. Initially touted as the future of video gaming, cinema or journalism, VR headsets are now...

    #20 July 21, 2016

    The End of Lubrication?

    More and more manufacturers are looking for less or even no more lubrication. Is it time for a lubricant-free industry?

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    #19 July 7, 2016

    For a Well-Oiled Industry

    Concerns about the environmental impact of fluids and lubricants have resulted in new eco solutions. From cryogenics to MQL and oil-based lubricants, DirectIndustry e-magazine...

    #18 June 16, 2016

    KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR PLATFORM!

    With hazards ranging from explosions to fire, oil&gas companies employ different tools to improve safety. Also in this edition our interactive infographics...

    #17 May 26, 2016

    Hannover Messe Special Issue

    One year after the official launch of ABB's cobot YuMi, what's left of the announced cobolution? What's Industry 4.0 made in USA? In this...

    #16 April 28, 2016

    Hannover Messe LIVE Special Issue

    Our journalists roamed the aisles of the biggest industrial fair in the world, in search of coming developments in the industry - from...

    #15 April 14, 2016

    Drones and Deepwater: The Future of Oil & Gas

    From laser 3D mapping to identifying pipeline corrosion onshore and offshore, drones are on the rise. Also, don't miss...

    #14 March 10, 2016

    The Robotic Packers are on the Lines

    Robotics is playing an increasing role on the packaging lines, while eco-packaging gets attractive and good-looking. Don't miss our latest innovations...

    #13 February 25, 2016

    Packaging is getting smarter

    Our journalists explore some of the latest smart packaging innovations. Also, don't miss our special tour of San Francisco’s SPIE Phononics West...

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    #12 January 28, 2016

    HMI: New Ways to Chat With Your Machines

    Our journalists present the new ways to converse with your machines. Also, don't miss our recommendations to get started with 3D...

    #11 January 14, 2016

    SPACE: A TESTING GROUND FOR INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

    Our journalists present striking industrial space spin-offs. Then, check our infographics to learn more about the Mars Rover's technologies...

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    #10 December 17, 2015

    SPACE EXPLORATION: THE BIRTH OF NEW HORIZONS

    Our journalists take you to the ISS for 3D printing 100% “Made in Space.” Then, prepare to board a reusable...

    #9 December 3, 2015

    WHAT'S NEXT FOR AUTOMATION?

    Our journalists roamed the aisles of the German fair in Nuremberg in search of coming developments in the industry — from magnetic levitation to...

    #8 November 5, 2015

    Looking at the future of Machine Tools

    This 8th issue of DirectIndustry e-magazine, an EMO Special, focuses on innovations in the machine tools industry....

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