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HANNOVER MESSE announces cancellation of 2020 event

HANNOVER MESSE announces cancellation of 2020 event


It is the first time in HANNOVER MESSE’s 73-year history that the event will not take place. However, the organizers will not let the show completely vanish.

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Siemens makes additive manufacturing capabilities, 3D printers available to medical community

Siemens makes additive manufacturing capabilities, 3D printers available to medical community


The Siemens AM network is available globally and covers the entire value chain – from upload and simulation to checking the design up to the printing process and associated services.

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Opto 22 announces continuation of support and services

Opto 22 announces continuation of support and services


Opto 22 supports the manufacture of materials and products needed for essential medical supply chains, transportation, energy, communications, food and agriculture, chemical manufacturing, nuclear facilities, the operation of dams, water and wastewater treatment, emergency services, and the defense industrial base, all deemed vital by CISA

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HANNOVER MESSE announces cancellation of 2020 event

It is the first time in HANNOVER MESSE’s 73-year history that the event will not take place. However, the organizers will not let the show completely vanish.

Siemens makes additive manufacturing capabilities, 3D printers available to medical community

The Siemens AM network is available globally and covers the entire value chain – from upload and simulation to checking the design up to the printing process and associated services.

Opto 22 announces continuation of support and services

Opto 22 supports the manufacture of materials and products needed for essential medical supply chains, transportation, energy, communications, food and agriculture, chemical manufacturing, nuclear facilities, the operation of dams, water and wastewater treatment, emergency services, and the defense industrial base, all deemed vital by CISA

ISA announces Quick Start Guide: An Overview of the ISA/IEC 62443 Series of Standards

The guide explores how and why IT and OT/ICS need unique types of protection against cyber threats and offers recommendations on patch management.

In Memoriam: Richard “Rich” Merritt, 1943-2020

Richard “Rich” Jesse Merritt died Saturday, February 8, 2020, at his home in Cedar Rapids. He was 76. He was a giant of industrial automation and control technical communications, serving countless publications and clients over his long career, including Automation.com and ISA’s InTech magazine.

How Manufacturing Can Attract the Best and Brightest Next Generation Workers

As more experienced workers retire from the manufacturing workforce, the sector faces a future with a growing skills gap and a greater number of unfilled jobs.

Demystifying Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

To stay competitive, manufacturers must continually reinvent themselves and find new ways to improve—whether by delivering differentiated products, controlling costs, or improving quality.

PTC announces LiveWorx as digital event in response to COVID-19

The virtual event for PTC’s products and strategy will include some examples of how customers are using PTC technologies in the war against COVID-19.

Superior Controls announces Matt Lyles as Senior Business Development Engineer

In his new role, Lyles will use his extensive experience in process control applications to assist customers in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

ARC Report: Optimism still strong about growth for APM market

Despite the current social and economic turmoil surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, ARC Advisory Group remains optimistic that the global market for industrial asset performance management (APM)-related solutions will rebound strongly over the long term.

GE Digital announces free Remote Monitoring and Control licenses to iFIX and CIMPLICITY users

The web-based solution gives plant operators and management teams real-time monitoring and control access to plant operations and performance over a secure-by-design connection such as VPN. This allows critical infrastructure to operate with a reduced crew on site, while being able to coordinate with their wider teams remotely.

Bentley Systems and DiscoverE announce Indiana students as winners of 2020 Future City Competition

The competition finals, held at the Hyatt Regency Washington in Washington, D.C., is organized by DiscoverE and sponsored in part by Bentley. Sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students from 1,500 schools in more than 40 regions, as well as teams from Canada, have imagined, designed, and built cities for the 2019-2020 Future City Competition.

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