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    THE NANOTECH REVOLUTION

    Are we on the verge of a carbon-based revolution? Around 100 times stronger than steel, with high levels of electrical conductivity, carbon nanotubes are now being integrated into everything from batteries to airplane wings, and may soon drive the development of faster computers, ultra-efficient smartphones and all manner of miniature energy-harvesting devices.

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    Since carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were discovered in 1991, numerous challenges have prevented them from fulfilling their industrial potential. But today’s carbon-based revolution may change that. Around 100 times stronger than steel, with great electrical conductivity, they are now found in everything from batteries to...

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    Lower production costs are boosting the use of nanomaterials in packaging and textiles. Nanominerals can improve food conservation while nanocoatings block microbial contamination of textiles. Exploiting the full potential of nanotechnology, however, remains a key challenge.   The most commonly analyzed natural and...

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    Bitcoin’s popularity displays few signs of abating. The crypto currency’s value peaked above $5,000 for the first time in September. But the digital currency’s underlying and rapidly evolving technology known as blockchain, is also drawing attention. The tech community is discovering many potential industrial...

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    #35 October 19, 2017


    SPECIAL MULTILINGUAL EDITION: SELF-DRIVING CARS

    NEW! Feature articles available in 9 languages. When will we see the first fleets of self-driving vehicles? If technology is maturing, challenges...

    #34 September 21, 2017


    NEW ROBOTICS AT YOUR SERVICE

    Rather than simply taking jobs on production lines, the new generation of service robots is finding its place alongside humans, boosting both...

    #33 July 6, 2017


    IMMEDIATE BOARDING FOR THE AERONAUTICS OF THE FUTURE

    Fully embracing Industry 4.0 is vital to the aerospace industry. At Paris Air Show we saw that VR has...

    #32 June 8, 2017


    WELCOME TO THE FACTORY OF THE FUTURE

    We went to Saclay, near Paris where French researchers and manufacturers are developing and testing tomorrow’s industrial technologies in two...

    #31 April 27, 2017


    HANNOVER MESSE VIDEO SPECIAL

    Our journalists are spotlighting some tremendous industrial and robotic developments from the fair. Watch our video reports.....

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    #30 April 6, 2017


    CNC MACHINES ON YOUR PHONE

    CNC machines as close as your phone? With new, simplified CNC interfaces, machine information now can be read remotely on devices as...

    #29 March 2, 2017


    WHAT'S NEW WITH 3D PRINTING?

    Additive manufacturing holds the promise of the next industrial revolution. But for mass production....

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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...

    #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...

    #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...

    #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...

    #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 -...

    #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...

    #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...

    #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... ...

    #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...

    #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... ...

    #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...

    #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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